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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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Out-dressing your superiorsI get that you're not supposed to out-dress your superiors by wearing anything flashy like cufflinks, noticeable pinstripes, etc. while still in a junior role, but are you also not supposed to out-dress them in the sense that your suit is just made better/tailored better (even if it's still a basic ...
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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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Mira Dual Retrograde Watch for 1st Year AnalystI'm getting ready to purchase my first watch and I am considering a Mira (http://www.mirawatch.ch/onlineshop/odyssee/M106SBK). A friend that is in the business has told me that it is the best quality watch that you can get fro the money, but is it acceptable for banking? I am able to purchase one fo...
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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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Black hair adviceThis summer I am embarking on an internship at a large investment bank as a Summer Analyst in Technology. I have thick hair currently styled in a high top (think Fresh Prince). I realise this is probably too indie for the conservative banking world and so I am looking for advice on how my hair shou...
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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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Wedding Attire?So I will be attending a semi-formal wedding on Saturday (no tux required). I have a charcoal suit I am for sure wearing, but I wanted to ask about the combinations of shirt/tie that I should wear. I believe I should just go conservative and wear my white Brooks Brothers button down with a dark bl...
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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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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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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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Ledbury 40% OffThese guys make some quality shirts - a notch above Brooks Brothers, Charles Tyrwhitt and Thomas Pink in my opinion. Almost their entire website is 40% off using the promo code: MEMBERSONLY. The code expires tomorrow at midnight. http://www.ledbury.com/ Enjoy!...
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best fashionable gift itemi have a marriage anniversary next week , could anybody suggest me Which is the best fashionable gift for my wife on the occasion of 1st marriage anniversary ...
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Shaved Head Looking through all the threads on this topic, it appears that there are not many serious answers to this question, so I'll ask it here. What are your opinions on a student completely shaving his head when applying for SA/FTA positions? I normally keep long hair, but recently cut it short a few mont...
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Socks that don't sag?On a new kick where I'm buying new socks every 6 months. My last go around I grabbed a bunch of pairs from the Tie Bar, because they're decently priced, and I like their ties. Problem is, they're like 50/50 on staying up for even the most basic walks to the water cooler. Any recommendations for sock...
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What do I need to take in my briefcase to work?I am due to start my first corporate job in a few months once I have graduated and I am looking for a briefcase that is suitable for a 23 year old but is still professional. Also, what do people actually carry in their briefcases I don't want to feel like I am walking round with nothing but a wallet...
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Interview in Golf Course (France) for boutique investment firmHi, I am having a job interview in a golf course / 5-star resort for a boutique investment firm (which is located in London though). Interview is on a Friday at 9 AM, so that people is clearly staying at the hotel resort there. Location is in France, not far from Monaco. According to the secretar...
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Networking Event : What to Wear??I have a day-long diversity networking event at a huge financial firm coming up and I wasn't told about what to do about attire. I've looked on WSO but most of the tips are for guys and I'm a girl. Should I lean towards something more conservative like a pant suit/skirt suit or something a bit more ...
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Are these shoes okay for a first year analyst?Hi all, I just accepted a Credit Research analyst position. I have a pair of Allen edmonds park avenues that I will be wearing, but I want to alternate it with other pairs of shoes. The picture is one of the pairs. Are these squared toes? I don't think they are , but want to get everyone's input. Th...
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Shoes for Casual FridayI'm looking for something that I could wear at work (casual Friday) and on days off as well... I think I like these, but any advice on which of these are more versatile (ie, could match with almost anything)? I felt like I could pull off wearing the grey ones on weekends but maybe I'm wrong? http:...
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HELP! Interview w/ F500, Nothing to Wear!I'm a girl and currently a sophomore and I have an on-campus interview with a F50 company for a summer finance internship. No clue on what to wear and it's my first interview so I don't actually have anything suitable to wear, atm. Hoping to do some shopping this weekend but I'm on a tight budget. I...
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Custom Suit OptionsFor those who have purchased custom (bespoke) suits before, where did you go and how was your experience? I have gotten a few recommendations for Enzo Custom Clothiers and J Lucas Custom Clothiers. They offer the full custom tailoring experience at very reasonable price points. Has anyone had an ...
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Fit of SuitFor business, should a suit be on the looser side or the tighter side? I have a charcoal suit that's perfectly fitted for the upper part of the torso (correct fit for shoulders), but it might be too long towards the bottom of the suit jacket (the suit extends too far down). I've heard that for b...
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SmartwatchesDoes anyone wear a smartwatch? If so, which one? How do you like it, what reactions have you gotten from it?...
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Sock GameA lot of people at my firm are getting into the sock game i.e. colorful/patterned socks. Anyone here have good sock game and have any recommendations as to where to purchase these stylish socks?...
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Best Time KillersI know there's alot of "down time" at the office while waiting for various reviews or other trickle down work. How do you kill time while waiting for these workflows to come down? BTW...I created a site called ibswag dot com to curate the coolest swag for the IB lifestyle. Check it out in your ...
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Proper attire--Business School Interviews in Singapore and BangkokI've only ever worked for NGOs and I have never gone on a B school interview before. What is the proper attire? Would a businessy dress and a blazer work or a pants suit?...
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Dress for the job you want not the job you're in... sound advice?Hi All, A topic that seems to crop up fairly regularly when I'm at work is the concept of 'dress for the job you want, not the job you're in'. I'm often on the receiveing end of incredulous looks when I tell friends that I often wear blue chinos no tie into the office despite the fact that most oth...
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Clothing for College StudentsWhat are some brands that make high quality clothing at prices that are affordable to college students?...
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CT Shirts Salectshirts.com/scout Enjoy!...
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Is a man bun appropriate for IB?I wear my hair like this. The hairstyle honestly suits me more than anything else I've ever had. However, would I be turned down for internships, and what are the chances of getting a job offer down the road? I'm a first year at university, and currently I get a D/HD average - roughly equivalent ...
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Looking for contributors for men's lifestyle blogMany of you might have seen the CNBC article or segment on TV today about YUMmies (yes, it's kind of a shitty acronym), or Young Urban Males as a growing group of the luxury retail and travel industry. While the CNBC article points out the highlights of YUMmie culture, they portray 20-to-30-someth...
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Should I buy a expensive watch? Like Breitling Super Avenger watchFor me I think I should not. What about you?Should you buy it?...
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Is the automotive sector consulting firm does good in business?Running a automotive sector is not a small thing. With the advance technology and strategies facing more difficulties. Therefore is there any way to overcome the new challenges of the automotive sectors?...
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Buy a Watch Before Prices RiseFigure lots of people just got paid / know their number and given the CHF move and how the watch stocks responded they will have to try and take pricing soon. So probably a good time to buy a watch. Let's not make this a brag thread but what do you have your eye on and how pressured are you to buy n...
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What type of shoes do you wear out?What do people rock for kicks outside of the office? I'm talking about for a Saturday night. Probably something leather. Include link pls....
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How to Live Out of A Carry On for a Week Long Business Trip?I'm taking a week long trip to the east coast to check out business schools in a couple cities. I'm going to be doing a ton of traveling, and ideally will be able to fit everything into a carry on suitcase and messenger bag. I'll also be interviewing at one school and attending a professional netw...
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Want to buy a tie as a gift to impressNeed to get my friend a really special tie as a thank-you gift. Was thinking of Hermes because he wears them a lot, but I heard that Seigo Katsuragawa makes really nice ties and are worn by those in the know. Also considering Ferragamo or maybe Brioni. I'm a female government lawyer, so I know no...
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Nordstrom/DD Brand TiesWas gifted some Nordstrom (1 normal and 1 John W brand) and David Donahue ties for Xmas. Used to wear Nordstrom and DD ties for high school and they seemed lower quality, although the ones I received seem much nicer. Normal patterns/colors/widths (i.e. would be appropriate in a banking setting). How...
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Suits & shoesSo every Jan/Feb it seems I end up going out and buying new clothes essentially for the next year. This year I am looking to get 4-5 new shirts, 1-2 new suits, and 2-3 new pairs of shoes. Brand recommendations on shirts? I normally get thomas pink, which are on 50% sale right now. Shoes? The defa...
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dress code at BBsWhat is the specific dress codes for the various BBs?...
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Shirt colour no tieThe company I work for do not wear ties. I want to get a bunch of new shirts - not sure which colour. With no tie the shirt comes under greater scrutiny. Any suggestions on style or colour? I'm entry level and so would prefer to be understated....
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Business Fashion MagazinesWas looking for free magazines on business fashion and found this site: facebook/JaimeMintIntl Hope there's more dedicated columns on shoes...
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RolexI know that there are a few threads on watches in general but I wanted to hear your opinions about this. Submariner or GMT Master II SS with black or white? Or even a different Rolex model?...
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Horn-Rimmed Glasses as a SAI currently wear tortoise horn-rimmed eyeglasses, and have for awhile. They take the same shape as Patrick Bateman's. I was wondering if I should avoid wearing them to SA interviews.. How would they be seen from an interviewer's perspective? Thanks ...
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Goldman Sachs Pride SummitHey guys, Next Friday I'm attending the Goldman Sachs Pride Summit where I'm able to visit GS headquarters and learn more about the firm. I'm just wondering, what should I wear to this one-day event? Full suit? Khakis and collared shirt? with or without tie? Thank you, P.S. Also, if anyone has be...
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Indochino suits?In the need of a few more suits ... have seen a lot of hype about Indochino. 1. How do these suits compare to ... brooksbrothers or Jos A Banks? - Quality and Fit wise? 2. Has anyone ordered them online? Apparently they walk you through how to do the measurements, you plug them online, then the s...
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How should business students dress in College?The title really asks it all - i'm just curious whether business students should dress normal ( jeans t shirts) or should business students be in business casual clothing?...
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What kind of person wears a bow tie to work?I feel like theses guys are all part of a cult and secretly meet on weekends...
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Wear a suit to back-office interview?I did my undergrad in statistics. I now have an interview for a BB trading operations role, not located in NYC. I'm planning on wearing a dress shirt, no tie, like everyone else in the office. Is it better to blend in, or put on the suit? Is the back office relaxed in this manner?...
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Wall Street AttireWhat's a good watch brand that lets all the other bankers at other firms know you're the shit. Please don't comment with tier 1 rolex, cartier, patek, etc. ...
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Shoe adviceI am currently a sophomore in college and am looking for a relatively inexpensive pair of black dress shoes. Preferably they would be under $125. My current ones are a couple years old and I need a new pair. Any recommendations are helpful! Thanks....
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Your last purchase onlineHi All! If you want to show off in front of everyone - that's your chance! The thread that is called "Your last purchase online" What was your last purchase online? Share a small story of yours with everybody here. Recently I've bought the wallet http://www.realmenswallets.com/product/ostrich-skin-...
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Monk strap shoes?What are your thoughts on monk strap shoes with a suit for work? What about these shoes in particular? http://m.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5313_1_40000000001_-1?style=5315...
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Has anybody ever dared to pull off wearing a clip-on tie in the office? Surely you can find one that looks like the real thing. Besides, why go through the extra 10 seconds of your life when you can do it in 1? Time is a very valuable commodity to waste in the world of high finance. The perfect knot comes from a clip-on tie, but if caught with one you may or may not be ...
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Help! Need business casual pants & shoes for new job but can't find any! (Tall/Skinny) Hey everyone. Just got a new position and it's business casual attire. My problem is I am tall and skinny with long legs lol. I'm only 6'1" but currently underweight at 156 lbs. Usually I am 165 lbs.-170 lbs. which is still skinny though. I will be getting back to my normal weight once I started wor...
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Clean, minimalistic watchHi I'm looking for a minimalistic watch face with a strap. I've been looking at Junghans - what do people think of this? I like the clean style and it must be under 1000....
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Filson Briefcase: too casual?Hey all, I'm interested in the Filson original briefcase, either tan or navy: http://www.filson.com/products/original-briefcase.70256.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage/briefcases-and-laptop-bags&fmetaProduct=1019/ I'll be starting at a mid-tier consulting firm - mostly financial services clie...
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Frederique Constant Watches - Friends and Family Salefriend of mine is helping run this so thought I'd throw it in the fashion forum in case you guys in NYC this Friday are interested in joining :-) Looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one? Perfect timing! Frederique Constant, Swiss watch Manufacture, known for its classical designs and in-hous...
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Adderal Just wondering if anyone else uses adderal at work? I'm an analyst at a mm and wouldn't be able to do that shit without it ha...
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Do your Cole Haan shoes wear out quickly?I've been a loyal Cole Haan guy since starting my career - love the styles and affordability, and have owned about 5 or 6 pairs. However, have recently noticed that my Cole Haans wear out really fast relative to other brands (even lower-quality brands). The problems are primarily with the sole - i...
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Do I have to wear a different suit for different rounds?1st round yesterday, final round next monday. I wore a dark gray suit the first time, and I only have 1 other that is light gray (pretty light). Would it be ok to wear the same one? If not, is it ok to wear the light gray one? This is for MBB, if that matters. Thanks!...
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Could you wear this to an interview?Let me rephrase: Would it be equivalent of wearing a standard blue or grey suit or is it more bold? http://www.blacklapel.com/suits/solid-charcoal-blue.html Charcoal Blue Suit...
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CFA Level 1 before final year of graduation?Can I take the CFA Level 1 before the final year of graduation? ...
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Example Power Point Elevetor Pitch StartupHi, I'm a student and i must do a power point pitch for a group of investor. I don't need a advice but a example of business plan pitch.. Where can I find a example? or someone can send it in mp Max 10 slide Thank you very much...
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100% Current and up-to-date Trending Wall Street Fashion GuideHello! I need some advice - fast. I'm moving into a portfolio role in China - I have been here for some time. I consider myself fairly clued-up on general fashion but I'm sure that what I own NOW is NOT going to cut-it. Obviously the Chinese fashion IS different but I want to look like I walked o...
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Winter coat suggestionsGuys, Any suggestions for a decent winter coat / jacket? Both for work and leisure? Thanks!...
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Keeping your suits and shoes from getting wetHello I was wondering what kind of suggestions you gentlemen had about this. I am looking for something under $100 that i can carry around easily. Also, are shoes generally water proof when there is only light rain? ...
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What shoes do you wear when it rains/snows?All of my leather dress shoes came with warnings saying not to get them wet (even the ones with rubber soles). What shoes do you all wear in inclement weather?...
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Hesitating between 2 watchesHey guys, I've been wanting to buy an automatic watch for a few months now and am hesitating between the two following models: http://www.longines.com/watches/la-grande-classique-de-longines/L4.708.4.72.2 http://www.junghans.de/en/junghans-collection/watches/maxbill/maxbill-maxbillautomatic/027-350...
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What perfume do you wear?Hi everyone, I was wondering what king of perfume people are wearing in IB? During several internships, I can't remember people smelling especially good or wearing perfume. Is it something which is avoided before a certain level (VP, MD) ? ...
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Do you think I can wear this parka to work everyday??Hey guys, As cold winter is fast approaching in NYC, I am thinking about buying this parka for everyday jacket. Do you think I can pull this off with a suit? or is this too casual? http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/burberry-brit-richford-down-parka?ID=1070700&CategoryID=11548&LinkType=#fn...
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Does looking older help you in finance?I am in my early 20s but due to shitty genetics and poor maintenance by myself you wouldnt belivie it, I can get away with anything between 27-35 (it does suck at times but meh). I seemed to notice that when I was interning or wherever I work I never get stuck with the bitch tasks and am generally g...
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3 Piece Suit or not What's everyone thoughts on a three piece suit in the office for investment banking, Harvey Spector Style....
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Burberry or Armani?Im going to an intern at an hedge fund..I have two options for my suit: Armani and Burberry. Which brand would better suit "the finance world"? Im also probably gonna buy a coat from the brand that i choose..I know that i should make decision of my own opinion, but i seriously cant decide..Please g...
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Should I cut my hair for a recruiting event?I'm sikh and I basically have my hair and facial hair like this http://38.media.tumblr.com/41f8fc0c72236cf3fac31d76d4421924/tumblr_n3811fzz1Z1rssouco1_500.jpg From the research I've done here only very conservative hair cuts, and no facial hair is acceptable in the banking world. Will it hurt me...
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Judging people based on their attire.So I live in NYC and my friends and I go to battery park often (where Goldman Sachs is located), and very often we'll catch the afternoon rush of people leaving GS and we have a game on guessing what position someone is based on what they're wearing, do you think someones sense of style accurately p...

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