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New Tudor Heritage Back Bay 36 vs Rolex Oyster Quartz 1979 vintage I'm looking to splurge a little bit, both watches are about $3,000 the Rolex is an Oyster Quartz 36 mm stainless steal case and bracelet with a blue face vintage from 1979 listed on ebay with box and papers the Tudor was released earlier this week, it is a 36 mm stainless steal case and bracelet w...
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Invited to meet investment bankers for "coffee". What to wear?Hey all, I cold called a boutique investment bank in my area and managed to get a phone interview for an internship a few weeks ago. Didn't hear anything for a while but they just emailed me to invite me to come over to the office to "have some coffee and chat". I take it this is basically like a m...
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Velasca Shoes Anybody heard of this company Velasca? Looks like an Italian start-up shoe company using very competitive pricing (compared to AE) to break into the market. I haven't been able to get a good review though. The oxfords and loafers look great. They also have a pretty sweet single monk-strap (not reall...
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Brogue Dress Shoes okay? Are these okay for interviews and the office? http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1 http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8808_1_40000000001_-1 Or should we stick to something more plain?...
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Patek Philippe Nautilus vs Audemars Piguet Royal OakHi! I´m going to by one of those. I´m really at a point where I like them both exactly the same amount... So I could really use your opinions and expertise. Which do you think suits better finance/ banking environment, which is better quality (durability wise.. I work a lot), which do you prefer ...
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Buying a Tissot Watch, which one do you think is better?Hello, The title says it all. I stuck equally between them. Please let me know which is a better buy and which you think looks better. Thanks. http://us.tissotshop.com/tissot-tradition-chronograph-quartz-6.html?gclid=CjwKEAiA2ve0BRDCgqDtmYXlyjkSJACEPmdwxeojAwRRSZy63x0Vn6kz4z7a6CHW9kY4ezsYuytWQRoCy...
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Pleated vs. Flat Front PantsI was speaking with a salesman about a suit over the weekend. I told him I loved the jacket but wasn't as crazy about the pants as they were pleated. It was higher end, and he stated that pleated pants are a telling sign of any well made suit. I didn't believe this to be true as I preferred flat fro...
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watch for first time SAHey guys, first time SA from a non-target. I'll be at JPM this summer and I'm wondering what the status quo is on SA attire. I'm obviously not trying to overstep my boundaries and definitely not trying to flaunt my accessories. I currently have a black on black Citizen EcoDrive but was looking for a...
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Canada Goose - uniform of finance?what's the deal with these jackets here in NYC? Is it like a status thing? Why does everyone in my firm, including girls have one? ...
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Looking for Dark Brown Double Monk Strap ShoesLooking for Dark Brown Double Monk Strap Shoes. Looking to spend between $100-$200. Any good deals out there? / Suggestions?...
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Suits from India?I have an insanely rich uncle who has bragged on numerous occasions how he always stocks up on custom made suits whenever he makes business trips to Thailand. I've seen them myself and the quality is impeccable and he gets them for no more than $200 a pop. He even has Brioni tags thrown on (not so...
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World's Top 10 Super Luxury Watch RankingI came accross the top 10 super luxury watch ranking at http://www.watchesranking.com/news/Ranking-World-Top-10-highend-Luxury-Watch-Brands.html what do you think? Rank #1 Patek Philippe Rank #2 Blancpain Rank #3 Vacheron Constantin Rank #4 Breguet Rank #5 Audemars Piguet Rank #6 A.Lange&Soh...
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Benefits of Wearing the Same Thing Every Day?Today, Mark Zuckerberg made a joke about which outfit he should to wear for his first day back to work after the birth of his child. The joke of course is that he has over a week's worth of grey t-shirts and charcoal hoodies that he wears every day. Steve Jobs popularized this idea originally with h...
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Wearing Black Suits in InterviewsI am a Junior at a target and I have summer analyst interviews with a few BB banks for Investment Banking and Public Finance roles. I have researched the topic and found that black suits are a big no-no in interviews. I come from a pretty humble background and I spent pretty much all of my money o...
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Alternatives to AE?I am looking for a monk-strap pair for more casual settings, but I have only ever worn AE (since internship) and I dont like AE monk-straps. I was wondering if someone here can recommend me some monk-straps that are in the same price range and have really good construction and comfort. ...
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How To Fix Shoe WrinklesGuys, any tips of fixing or eliminating shoe wrinkles in the future? Some of my shoes get them, some don't. Fix Creases in Leather Shoes Our users shared their thoughts below. Generally speaking, the best way to avoid the wrinkling is prevention. You should purchase shoe trees and put shoe trees ...
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Leaving your ties tied?Normally, I tie my ties and store them in my closet already pre-tied so when I have to put them on, I just loosen and tighten the smaller end. Saves time and it looks good. A lot of people I know tie and untie their ties every time they wear them. What's the point of this? I don't understand the b...
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How many times a week do you wear the same suit?I only have two suits... one navy and one charcoal. At max I'll wear the same suit 2 times a week. Was just wondering what are your thoughts on this are. If you have a staple, solid navy suit, is there anything wrong with wearing it multiple times in the week?...
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So, Who Wears Galoshes?Now that it is impossible to set foot in Manhattan without encountering the mysterious slush puddle of death, snowbanks, or a combination thereof, what is everyone's preferred method of protecting one's shoes? The way I see it there are no real good options: - Boots with a suit/slacks, change in...
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Glen Plaid SuitMonkeys, What do you think of a light grey glen plaid suit for IBD. Appropriate or no? See attached image....
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Dressing above your business cultureHi all! I just started a job as an accountant at IBM. The dress code there is stated as business casual. I had my first day today and showed up in a suit and tie. I noticed that almost nobody in the entire building wore a tie, never mind a suit. MY manager actually just wore khakis and a polo. ...
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Ongoing sales for upcoming internship?I have an upcoming off-cycle internship coming up and was wondering if anyone had any tips on any ongoing sales or deals to build up a solid wardrobe. Was looking for a few solid business casual-appropriate shirts, slacks, and ties and also a pair of dress shoes. I see a few ongoing sales at the usu...
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Is there a Nordstrom equivalent in NYC?Hi all, Anyone who has shopped at Nordstrom (not Nordstrom Rack) before knows that it is an amazing, well run store and you can find business clothing in all reasonable price ranges. Has anyone come across an equivalent store in Manhattan or Brooklyn? I know there are boutique clothing shops like C...
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Baume and Mercier Clifton vs. Tag Heuer Aquaracer vs. Tudor stainlessI've looked at the black leather baume and Mercier clifton but also the Tag stainless aquaracer. Finally the Tudor stainless with red dial turns me on. I don't want to offend other people at work however. Is stainless steel too much unless you're senior or should more junior people stick to somet...
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Suit fitting: pinching in chest material and how to fixHey everyone...first off I'd really like to add the disclaimer that I am well aware that this post looks terrible and however much it may seem like a humble brag, that's REALLY not my intent. I've been looking to add another suit to my wardrobe for B-school, and I've been having the same problem ...
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Wearing a Backpack vs. Briefcase to the OfficeI will be starting next month at a BB and I was wondering if it would be unprofessional if I wore a backpack to the office. Is It Unprofessional to Wear a Backpack to the Office? In finance, having a clean appearance can be important especially when you are walking onto your floor for all your grou...
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Best place for custom-made dress shirts in NYC?I need some custom-made, slim-fit dress shirts. Do you know of any good places in NYC to get that done? Thanks...
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Spending $600 on a Suit, Sophomore Student in CollegeCurrently, I only have 1 suit, and its a black shitty one. I am looking at buying my 1st real suit for professional purposes and will most likely get one from suit supply. I m looking at getting a navy one, it should be ~$500 + tax + tailor will be around $600. Am I spending too much on it?...
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What Undies You Rock?I normally wear boxer briefs, but they ride up my thighs eventually and constrict my nuts as I sit. And I have to sit there tugging at the ends through my slacks. But boxer shorts just... don't seem right to wear with business clothes. But I still do sometimes and it feels niiiyce. I just feel too ...
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Dress code in Houston I am in college and plan to work as an IB analyst in Houston. What would be the standard dress code in that area for someone of my position? Is a blazer and slacks fine, or should I get a full-on suit? Do I even need a jacket at all? ...
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Axis Capital Business Funding Review: Breakthrough in Credit Card DevelopmentsDespite the recent growth and fast development of different industries around the world, we have not yet fully recovered from the global recession 7 years ago. Those who have fallen deep down the pit of economic pyramid have not yet fully regained their standing and disposition. Small businesses are...
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Watches by Industry?Good evening everyone from where I am, first-timer here. I tried googling watches by industry and all I got was results about which industry to WATCH for i.e investment topics. What I'm looking for is a list of watch companies that are suitable for what industry one is working in. From what I read...
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Shirt patterns?I tried searching for this but surprisingly couldn't find any clear answers. What sorts of shirt patterns are acceptable for IBD office wear? My current guess is just plain white/light blue for formal offices (+tie)? What about business casual? Are shirt patterns like gingham, pinstripes, windowpan...
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Wedding AttireI know this is a bit off topic, but wanted to ask anyway. Have a couple of weddings I will be attending here shortly. Was wondering if a blue/navy or grey/charcoal check sport coat would be suitable. Thanks in advance. ...
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Ferragamo or Gucci Loafers?They're basically the same price. Thoughts?...
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Scott Smiley Wyckoff UMassScott Smiley from UMass Wyckoff he's a great guy...
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Kamakura Shirts - Japenese Charles Tyrwhitt ?Anyone heard of this place? It looks like a Japenese version of Charles Tyrwhitt. Wondering what the quality of shirts are. Looks like no chatter about them on WSO, they opened NYC store only this year. ...
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Thomas Pink Dress Shirts ComparisonI'm new to business fashion/suits so I have a few questions. What do you guys think of Thomas Pink shirts and suits as far as quality say compared to Brooks Brothers? Also do they have regular sales or anywhere to find out? Any other recommendations in the Thomas Pink/brooks brothers category would...
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Is this Tag Heuer watch too flashy??I got a bargain on this watch from my best friend. I like it a lot and get compliments all the time. Although, sometimes it seems a little loud. Someone has offered to trade me a very plain, yet classy, baume and mercier watch and I am debating on whether or not to take it. I like my watch a little ...
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Thoughts on Dressing for Bay Street at various levels in Capital MarketsIs it just me? Or do Bay Streeters tend to dress extremely conservative? Been monitoring what I've seen for awhile and more likely than not have I seen plain navy/grey/black colored, double button, notched lapel suits. It isn't too often but you'll see pinstripes and/or peaked lapels. Is it taboo t...
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Associate Shoe GameAs a seasoned veteran getting ready to assume an associate position, I can't help but notice that my shoe game, while strong, is not up to par with other associates on my team. I currently own: 2x Allen Edmonds Park Avenues (Black/Black) 1x Gucci Loafers (Black) 1x Zara Loafers (Casual, average lo...
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Allen Edmonds' Rediscover America Sale - 15-30% offPark Aves and Strands are $279...
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Which Ferragamo loafers?Picking up a pair for the boyfriend ... which are better? Are leather or rubber soles better? I thought leather but the Rigel bit are rubber soles. Love the quality on the Monaco Split toe but don't like the split toe detail. Love the style on the Mestre Studio but I think he prefers black. Than...
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Charles Tyrwhitt shirts and suits LivingSocial Deal - $100 for $50 (offer expires 9/3)Hey everyone- thrifty IlliniProgrammer here. I know it's that time of year where new analysts are still sort of stocking up on suits and shirts, so I figured I'd share this deal, which isn't quite the cheapest I've seen Charles Tyrwhitt, but is pretty close: (link inside the post) Tyrwhitt is so...
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Brown Loafers at Business Frat rush?Hi guys, I'm trying to make a good impression at my business frat rush and while I do have black dress shoes, I think my plain brown loafers look better (plus I can show off my socks). Is it considered unprofessional to wear loafers with my suit to an event like this?...
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Are these loafers too casual?http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-howland-penny Would something like this (in black) be too casual for the office? I would have a pair of AE oxfords for client meetings and such, but was wondering how these would work for day-to-day wear since they're more comfortable....
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Which Suit should I get?Navy: http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/suits/napoli-navy-plain/P2778I.html?q=+navy+suit Blue: http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/suits/lazio-blue-plain/P4757I.html?cgid=Suits&srule=PriceAsc&start=0&sz=24 Is this the best bang for my buck?...
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FTI Consulting Global: Shunsuke ItoShunsuke Ito is a Managing Director and the Japan representative of the Global Risk and Investigations Practice of FTI Consulting, he is based in Tokyo. Mr. Ito specializes in conducting complex investigative assignments involving fraud, corruption, business intelligence and due diligence investigat...
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Where to get a 1952 Omega Seamaster repaired?Hey there Monkeys, About a year ago, I bought an 1952 Omega Seamaster (I can confirm the internal mechanism is all original complete with jewels) off of eBay and two months after arrival, the watch stopped working. After some back and forth with the seller, I gave up trying to get it repaired for f...
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Where to find a good dress shirt to wear under a suit with a tie?I am looking for an all white dress shirt to wear under a suit. I've had numerous in the past but they look sloppy and I never bothered to buy a new one. They looked sloppy because the ties didn't get a close fit with the shirt collars near my neck. A right shirt would probably prevent this and allo...
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Wearing a yellow tie with a dark navy suit for an interview??I tried on 4 different ties and people say that the yellow silk tie looks the best. It's a glossy type yellow with some slight patterns. Anything bad about wearing a yellow tie to a finance interview?...
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Combat Gents Review?Has anyone tried on their suit and can say something about their quality/fitting? ...
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Thoughts on Short Sleeve Dress Shirts?What are your thoughts on people who wear short sleeve dress shirts on a casual basis. E.g. We are going out for drinks or something and a friend shows up wearing one? Is it a crime against fashion? Personally, I think they are horrible. What do you guys think?...
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Paul Evans Shoes?Has anybody had experience with these? Looking at getting their bit loafers and possibly their brogue cap toe. Thoughts? http://www.paulevansny.com/collections/loafers/products/bit-loafer http://www.paulevansny.com/collections/oxfords/products/the-brando...
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Long days in the same shoesFirst off, thanks to everyone who helped me pick out some decent shoes. We wear our shoes for like 12-16 hours per day. How do you keep your feet from sweating and ruining your high end shoes? Thicker socks?...
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Thoughts on these Ferragamo Loafers?Thinking of picking up my first pair of ferragamo loafers and was wondering what you guys thought on these in brown? http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-muller-bit-loafer-men/3965748?origin=category or these is black? http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/salvatore-ferragamo-...
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Shoe Advice - Black Entry Level ShoesLooking for some advice on black cap toes. Would these be appropriate for in interview and/or FT position. (lets focus on firms in LA / SF, but want feedback for NYC too) mercanti fiorentini cap toe oxford (cant post links) I have Cole Haan's (Caldwell) that I've never worn, mainly because I thin...
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Female Interns: How to Accessorize? I'm a girl in her early 20s starting a London-based BB internship soon. For the most part, I've got the dress code figured out, and as an intern I know I won't meet any clients, so I'm not stressing out too much. However, since I don't live in London and don't want to take more than two suitcases th...
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Blue Suit For Accounting/FInance Interviews Hello all, I am a third year student studying Commerce at the University of Virginia. This fall I will be interviewing for a summer internship, so it's time to buy a suit. I'm a relatively thin guy, so I decided to purchase the suit above. Unfortunately, this cut doesn't come in either Navy or Ch...
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Hamilton Shirts - HoustonAnyone own any shirts made by Hamilton out of Houston? Apparently they have been in business since 1883. Their OTR start around $250, made to measure start around $300 and the bespoke start around $350....
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Peep Toe ShoesAre peep toe heels appropriate for the office? For an interview? For an informational interview? ...
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Linkedin photo.......formal or business causal?I actually prefer business casual over the typical suit and tie just because there's more of a personal touch to it. I doubt anyone would look down on you just because you don't have one of those cookie cutter photos (by business causal i'm not referring to cocktail attire or anything too inappropri...
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IBM Unica Campaign Module online trainingIBM Unica Online Training in India. 21cssindia offers best IBM Unica training course in USA,UK,Canada,Australia and UAE Training is an costly Affair …….But what if it is done Online at the convenience of the Trainer & the Trainee sitting in any part of the World………. ...
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Brooks Brothers Dressed Shirt? Buy 4 for $60 Each?Is that a good deal? I have to spend $240 but I get 4 dressed shirt. ...
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Park Avenues on Sale!Nordstrom has their semi-annual sale, and they have included the AE Park Aves, along with some other models. If you haven't bought AE's before, I recommend going to an AE store to get fitted - they will match the price. If you don't have a nordstrom or an AE store in your town, what worked for me wa...
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Shoes Advice From previous posts I've seen the majority recommend AE's or Johnston & Murphy on the lower end. But was curious to see if anyone has had good experience with the following: - http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=6013 - http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?...
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My shoulders look like Bacon.Random title, but I bought three solid suits from Brooks Brothers about 6 months ago. Two are a really nice Madison fit. All very nice quality in terms of the material and craftsmanship. The only thing bugging me is that the tailor may have screwed up on the shoulders a bit. He did put in the shoul...
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Colorful socks, who wears them?i noticed some younget guys are wearing those super colorfull sox, along with their 3K$ suits and Lanvin/Rosetti shoes. Most are Europeans, and Brits... anybody else sporting those? ...
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Suits/Tailors in Los AngelesGuys, I noticed a number of threads regarding suits/shirts/tailors floating around, but wanted to create a discussion unique to LA. I've been looking at Requisite Clothing (whose website looks sketch) and Art Lewin (which is a bit out of my price range). Anyone know of a quality place in LA to ge...
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Cases for new MacbookGood morning monkeys, Just received the new 12 inch Macbook today, but I was looking for a reasonable case/sleeve and have had no luck finding any. Wondering if anyone had some good suggestions. Thanks in advance....
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Meeting with an Assistant VP at Federated InvestorsOn Wednesday I will meeting a VP at Federated Investors that I connected with through LinkedIn. We have only corresponded via LinkedIn messages and are meeting at a Starbucks for coffee. What do you suggest I wear to this?...
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Where do you get your bespoke suits?Where you guys go to get you custom suits in NYC/London/HK? *I kind of want to pick up tailoring/designing as a hobby and have a particular interest in menswear. Don't have any design experience so was hoping to land an apprenticeship somehow...* ...
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Thoughts on Suits for SAHey Guys, Just wanted to hear a couple opinions on these suits for a SA. http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-grey-plain/P3752I.html?start=6&cgid=Suits&start=0&sz=135&srule=PriceAsc http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-blue-plain/P4119I.html?start=10&cgid=Suits&start=0&sz=135&srule=...
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Thoughts on this pinstripe suit?http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=55819026&cp=1760781.35256186&ab=ln_men_cs_suits%2Csportcoats%2C&parentPage=family subtle stripes...
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(Too) blue suit?Hi everyone, I just got a new suit this morning and while I absolutely love it, I am starting to wonder whether it's too blue for an IBD environment (this is not for an interview). It is close to the following in terms of color: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/64/0a/bf/640abfe532b70edffa9...
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Old school tailors perspective on how a suit should fit.Evening all, I recently had two suits tailored by a lovely old lady who runs her own tailoring shop. I can tell she's old school in her ideals on how a suit should fit, but I'm wondering what you all think. She insisted the arms length should reach the middle of my thumb knuckle, and the length o...
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Dress Shirts on a BudgetWhat are some decent dress shirts that will not break the bank for us that don't have a ton of zeros in our bank accounts?...
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Intern Question - Business Pro no tie ???Hello Everyone, I will be working in NYC this summer within FP&A with some risk and forecasting. I recently reached out to my manager about dress code, and he responded - "Business pro is fine. No ties." I'm just confused about exactly what this is , because I've never heard of it. Thank you fo...
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Is this shirt too flashy?I bought this shirt awhile back and although I love it, I was wondering if you guys think it's conservative enough for work. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/121878733640314815/...
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How are these Shoes? Worth its value?Brown Oxford: http://www.stevemadden.ca/catalog/search.cmd?cm_sp=globalheader-_-search&form_state=noResultssearchForm&keyword1=dallas&keyword=dallas For this price range, can I do better?...
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Dress Shoe ColoursDo Black dress shoes with brown soles go well with a grey suit for work? Or should I stick with black dress shoes (with black soles)? ...
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Savile Row tailors in town 28-30th MayTraditional Savile Row tailors Norton and Sons will visit Manhattan on 28-30th May 2015 to discuss bespoke options and perfectly tailored suits, jackets, dress wear and casual wear. Prices starting from $4950 (2 piece suit) fully bespoke, handmade in london. Based in a hotel suite in midtown west we...
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Ties - Fashion advice I have Solid white and Solid Light blue shirts. I have a navy and charcoal suit. What do you guys think of the following ties. I am required to have a tie on majority of time at work this summer so I need about 5-10 ties. I really value my appearance but have no taste in ties at all. http://www.th...
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Mens Bagshttp://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/product_6648201_1_40000000001_-1_98690A?categoryId=&top_category=&defaultStyle=98690A I really love this bag but as an intern this is obviously too expensive. Any recommendations? Maybe something that looks similar?...
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How to dress for the buy side?Hey Guys, I have an internship in a PE shop in NYC this summer. I am starting to buy my wardrobe for this summer, but I am unsure how to dress for the buy side. There are lots of threads regarding what to buy as a SA, but they are all for IBD. I had 4 interviews at this firm and none of the peopl...
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As a consultant going into a bank to sell, am I allowed to wear Hermes?Hermes is a touchy brand in some banks. Is it frowned upon by upper bank management to see it worn by others?...
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Female intern: What bag to wear?I am starting a corporate internship and was wondering what bag interns typically wear? (ie the brand) I know there are lots of topics on this subject, but I can't seem to find one that gave me clear answers. ...
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Tie brands similar to Ferragamo?We all know that Ferragamo ties represent the gold standard for ties in Wall Street. However, what are some brands with similar designs (small, repeating patterns), aside from Vineyard Vines and Hermes? Thank you....
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White Tee under dress shirts?I've always thought it looked tacky, but it would save a lot of effort getting shirts to and from dry cleaner. What do y'all do?...
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Best Late Night Ebay FindsAs an incoming intern, its important to me to look sharp, but in a reasonable budget. I was so excited that I scored a pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenues for 50.00 tonight !!! I call that a steal. What are some of your best steals?...
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What are your thoughts on this Ralph Lauren suit?http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=56000546&cp=1760781.35256166&ab=ln_men_cs_suits&parentPage=family Black label is pretty good quality, just wondering what you think of the design. Too "out there" ? I'm in between the one I linked above and this more, a bit more conservative ...
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Peak lapel for an intern job? Apparently I have only two suits: one navy notch lapel and one grey peak lapel. The notch lapel one is already 4 years old and has grown a bit small for me. That being said, I might only have one suit left and it has peak lapel. I likely will get in internship in IBD or consulting and wonder if peak...
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Pinstripe Suit - Subtle enough for analyst?Hey Guys, Just got an a new navy pinstripe suit here: http://www.indochino.com/product/premium-navy-pinstripe-suit Do you guys think it is fine for a first year analyst in IB to wear this? Thanks...
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dyed hairI'm a girl and I dyed my hair in high school. It's platinum blonde right now, but should I dye it back to black?...
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