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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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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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SpanxHas anyone ventured into trying Spanx for men undershirts? ...
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Skinny ties at work?Are skinny ties frowned upon at work? Is it ok to wear them for normal office settings?...
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10'' drop. Where to get a suit?I wear a 40R jacket but have a 30'' waist. According to American clothing retailers I'm some kind of freak, I guess. Most suits are sold with a 6'' - 7'' drop. I can't find any brands that offer a 10'' drop. Any suggestions from the more athletic among us?...
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Annual / semi-annual salesDoes anyone know the dates of the big department stores (Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms, Saks 5th Ave, etc.) annual or semi-annual sales? I know most of them have them once or twice a year, so was wondering when I can stock up my wardrobe for the year....
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LinkedIn Restriction?This morning, I found out that I got banned by LinkedIn to send invitations without providing emails. It says that some recipients have claimed that they don't know me and the number of them has reached the threshold. I already removed the restriction by declaring that I understand the policy. Has t...
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Are these ties appropriate for equity research interviews?Looking at getting the following ties for equity research internship interviews at bulge bracket banks. Any suggestions would be a big help. I plan on wearing a plain navy blue suit with a white shirt. Attached are the images of each Kent Wang tie. ...
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Cheap Alternatives to Rolex Submarinerstraight to the point, a diving watch (at least 100m depth) has the look of Rolex Submariner below USD 500 not a replica my favorites so far: Christopher Ward C60 Trident or Seiko Sumo series what's yours? thanks for the inputs, be blessed......
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Undershirts for tall dudesI swore I would never ask a fashion related question on WSO, but fuck it. I have a tall/lean build and I'm looking for v-neck undershirts that: 1) that are extra long and don't come out of a waistband 2) can't be used as a fucking parachute. Any suggestions?...
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Going Without UndershirtsThere is an observable trend toward men not wearing undershirts, particularly among younger guys. To see how that would work I made an experiment, not wearing a t-shirt under my dress shirts for a week. I found it much more comfortable. I wear good quality oxford cloth button downs for work, not she...
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WINTER: Is this kind of Suit OK for Trading Analyst in BB?Starting as Analyst in BB in Trading FO in EUROPE (London) Would it be ok to wear a grey/and blue flannel (thick) suit 3 months into the job during the week in WINTER? For example combined with a white shirt + tie. I am worried it could look too casual? FYI I already possess formal navy suits etc...
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Hairstyles - Hair Wax and GelDo any of you guys know if people wax their hair everyday throughout the summer for work? Is having a normal un-styled r formal / professional enough for an SA stint? ...
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Read this Apple Watch Review (from a Watch Guy instead of Tech Guy)A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hodinkee-apple-watch-review (Damn, I forgot to add the link when I originally posted it) This makes me seriously considering buying one. "The overall level of design in the...
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Is this suit appropriate for an intern? Or do I make myself ridiculous?Guys, I'm soon starting an internship. Since I already have navy blue and charcoal suits I bought today one which is from the colour similar to this one: http://just-for-the-boys-berlin.de/fotos/img30449/640/50_1_B-0030_foto04_640px.jpg (Of course not with an orange tie..) Thanks for the advice...
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Can we talk pants? *Serious*OK I will preface this all by saying I am a bigger dude (6'3'' ~270lbs) I go to the gym at least 4 times a week but I also enjoy my food, while not a land whale I am definitely larger than average. I spend at least 10-12 hours a day sitting at my desk. In order to stay comfortable I have to buy p...
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Private Banking Analyst Attire?What are analysts expected to wear on a daily basis in PB? Obviously if you are in front of clients you would be in a suit but are the entry-level positions also suiting up each day? Question mainly for the New York offices. Thanks....
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Attending a panel on ER/PM, what to wear etc.I'm attending an after hours panel on equities and portfolio management with some of the area's best boutique managers. Ideally, a future employer is moderating and two more are on the panel. Is this a full on suit event? Tips for networking without seeming like im begging for a job?...
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Selling an almost-new pair of shoes that are a bit too small for meJust got hired in IB in NYC and bought the requisite slick black shoes but after a month have come to find they might be half a sz too small. Winston, To Boot New York, sz 9. Please check out my craigslist post. http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/clo/4651317228.html Thanks!...
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Birthday Gift Business AttireHey guys, First time posting here. I'm about to go into my first year of undergraduate business school and, given that my birthday was this week, I received a Ferragamo bag as a present from some loved ones. However, I don't think it's appropriate for someone in my situation (classes, interviews, ...
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Mid Tier SuitsI'm looking to pick up a two to three good quality and reasonably priced suits. Not looking to buy entry level suits, but also don't want to overpay solely for a name brand (e.g. BB). I don't need anything super flashy but want to find trim suits that fit well. Brooks Brothers is currently offering ...
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Lowest price for FerragamosI was looking for a new pair of shoes and I have a pair of Ferragamos picked out. Where do you guys go for the cheapest price for new lux goods? I have in the past checked out Bluefly and Gilt for decent pricing. Are there ever great sales at places like Nordstroms or Bloomingdales? ...
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What Do You Guys Think of These Shoes?These are Allen Edmonds Strawfut. They are black with black mesh....
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Buying a $6,000 watchGuess you cant include Rolex in your thread title.. What are your thoughts on the Datejust on younger guys? (22-24). Is it really an "older" man's watch? This is the one I'm interested in.. nothing too fancy: http://www.beverlyhillswatch.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e...
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Is this watch too fancy?I know there have been a lot of watch discussions here, but my question is: is this one too fancy? IWC Portofino (with black strap and white face, $4,500 retail). My friend and I were debating whether it's too nice for OCR/interviews at the firm for SA positions....
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Women's attire for hot weatherFirst real finance internship. Just went through all my clothes and only found very few pieces that I might be able to wear. Which means I have to go shopping for clothes (I imagine you're not allowed to repeat what you wear within a month). I am a bit clueless when it comes to fashion. Any suggesti...
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Opinions on this suit (summer intern)http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/sienna-navy-plain/P3467I.html?start=32&cgid=Suits&prefn1=collection&prefv1=Spring%2FSummer Opinions?...
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Wear A Designer Logo To An Interview To Get Offered A 9% Higher Salaryhttp://www.businessinsider.com/interview-attire-and-higher-salary-designer-logo-experiment ...
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Professional shoesEven though I make decent money I am still frugal. Was wondering which cognac shoe is more suitable for the workplace. Personally, feeling the wingtips more. http://www.rockport.com/oak-room-stitched-wingtip/orstitchedwingtip.html?dwvar_orstitchedwingtip_color=orstitchedwingtip_black&mr:trackingCo...
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Which tie color/style with light grey suit and white shirt?Have a couple interviews coming my way soon. Was wondering what'd go best with a light grey suit (http://media.burton.co.uk/wcsstore/Burton/images/catalog/BUNDLE_GYCHECKAW12_large.jpg but maybe a tad darker) and white shirt of these: http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=14595&orderPageReturn...
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Trunk ClubHas any body tried their service? How much did they cost? Seems like a pretty nice idea. Don't want to try it if it's going to be $1000+. Thanks...
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Dress Shirt and ShoesJust want to first mention that I've found a lot of useful information on here. One question I have is if the spread collar does not work for my face type will it be frowned upon if I wear a point collar for business formal? I've been reading and it seems that the spread collar seems to be the sta...
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Should analysts dress well?As I read more and more about IB, I notice people giving advice to incoming analysts not to dress well. Tidy enough to say you have a suit over your shoulders, but not stylish. Is that true?...
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How many dress shirts/pants for incoming consulting analyst?Hi Guys, Just trying to get a better idea of how many I should have in rotation. Current status is 5 whites, 1 light blue, 1 yellow, a few others shirts in patterns. My mom recently got back from NY and picked up a few (3) patterned shirts while in the area. All the ones she picked up are nice p...
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Is there such a thing as being too well dressed for interviews? (Junior positions)When you're applying for starting/junior positions? I've been handed down some pretty nice clothes from family members that are doing well. Luckily most fits me extremely well (after some minor tailoring), and basically looks unworn. Suits, shirts and ties from makers like Cesare Attolini, Kiton, I...
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Affordable Horn Rimmed EyewearHi all, my name is Howard, I've been a reader of this forum for a while but I am a new member. I've worn glasses most of my life for comfort and have used them as an accessory to add to my clothing. I've always wanted a pair of genuine horn but they are on the pricier side. Recently I looked into ma...
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Mini navy / black houndstooth suit for 1st year analyst?What do you guys think about this suit for a 1st year BB investment banking analyst? http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-mini-classic-fit-houndstooth-wool-suit/3624099?cm_em=&cm_mmc=email_tran-_-071114-_-order_confirm-_-proddescr1...
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Informational interview driving shoesWhat are your thoughts on wearing very dark navy lacoste driving shoes to a informational coffee chat? I would wear usual boots but it is so very hot today. ...
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Dress shirt with european fitHi guys, I'm an european intern currently living in NYC and i've been struggling a lot finding dress shirt that fit properly. I know that americans don't wear shirts the same way as europeans do (more ample, less fitted) so I was wondering if you know brands that are close to what we usually wear...
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Nice Watch for around $1500-2000 for Grad Gift Hello, So my Mom texted me the other day and asked what kind of watch I would like for a grad gift in the $1500-2000 range. I am entering my final year of university in September, so I still have a lot of time but I really want to find the right piece. Any suggestions? ...
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AE Park Avenues on sale now @ NordstromBeing as it is a classic shoe and the site's favorite, I figured I would give you a heads up. After ordering two pairs for myself, of course. Dark brown and Black only. Happy shopping....
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New AE Shoes - Thoughts?I'm looking to ditch laces for my next pair of black shoes and saw these AE loafers on sale. These AE Shoes Any thoughts? ... currently consultant at MS, sometimes wear suit, otherwise, shirt, tie, slacks....
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Ferragamo oxfords- give off the wrong impression?Got Ferragamo black oxfords as a gift for work, but I want to make sure that I don't give off of the wrong impression given that I am an incoming 1st year analyst. It says "Ferragamo" in very small lettering...return them or don't worry about it/no one will give a sh*t or notice?...
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Polo shirtsWhere do you guys get your polo shirts? Preferably ones that are fitted. I can't wear my leftover american eagle polos from high school forever... ...
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Ferragamo Loafer RecsHey guys - I am pulling the trigger and purchasing my first pair of ferragamos. I do not have a pair of good black loafers and looking to step up the wardrobe a bit. I am looking for a nice versatile pair of loafers that I can dress up with a suit if needed, but will primarily be worn with slacks...
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Discounts! CT shirts, J.Crew, Club MonacoHello fellow Monkeys, Here are some discounts online if you are in the market: Charles Tyrwhitt http://www.ctshirts.com/default.aspx?q=share|||||||||||||||&cm_mmc=LinkShareUS-_-Affiliate-_-NKa3hZyYoHA-_-3&siteID=NKa3hZyYoHA-5k.yeKoSoPi2fHsNwIB6VQ J.Crew https://www.jcrew.com/sale.jsp?srcCode=AF...
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Inexpensive suit for a recent graduateI am a recent graduate with only 2 suits which I currently alternate on a day-to-day basis. I want to buy at least 1 more suit - and am looking for an inexpensive, quality option. What is a good suit label for recent a graduate?? Thanks in advance....
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Which of these shoes should I buy?My favorite shoes overall are the Allen Edmonds Park Aves. However, there are no Allen Edmonds stores near me and not even my local Macy's carries them. I am usually a size 12 but according to AE's size fit guide, I might be an 11 for their shoes. This size difference seems to be the norm for thei...
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Funny attire observationI was told the best way to figure out ideal attire isn't to read about it on some blog but simply show up one day at a bank and observe what people are wearing. So i did. But it was a Friday so doesn't really count because most people dress down a bit on Fridays. Location: Canary Wharf. This is ...
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Loafers as an intern Where do you guys get your loafers? I'm looking for something not too expensive and acceptable to wear as an intern. Don't want to be wearing Gucci/Ferragamo and pissing off guys above me. ...
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West Coast BB Dress CodeWhat is the office dress code at BB's in SF? Business casual or business professional?...
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Is it time to short everything? This totally counts as business casual right? I mean... it does get hot in the summertime and BI never steered anyone wrong in the past right? http://www.businessinsider.com/mens-suits-with-short-2014-6 ...
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Shirt colorHello everyone, A bit of background: I have an trading interview coming for an oil and gas company. I am a very friendly person, who smile not too much but still easily. I want the suit to offset that impression and make me more serious. What shirt color? with a black suit would fit the best? I a...
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Big 4 first day interning - Business Casual or Suit?I'm interning with a big 4 firm and tomorrow is my first day. For attire it says that business casual is appropriate, but I can't decide on whether to go business casual or to go with a suit. I don't want to be "that guy" wearing a suit while every one else is in business casual, was thinking dress ...
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Does this suit/shoe combo look good?Curious about the board's thoughts on this AE Clifton Walnut with this grey suit. I've always heard light brown and darker grey don't go well, but I like this combo. this and this ...
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Summer Analyst Interview Dress Code for an International StudentHey guys, I am an international student studying finance at a target university. I will be applying for SA positions soon and really wished to get some inputs on the dress code. I see a lot of information for what to wear during your SA / Analyst gig, but my concern is more over whats best for your...
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Work suitsHello everyone ! Would it be appropriate to wear such a suit at an investment bank, considering it's not 100% wool, but 20silk80wool ? appreciate your responses p.s. without the waistcoat though. ...
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Cufflinks for Analyst in Hong Kong?Just to get this straight, can someone tell me whether it's standard practice for analysts to wear shirts with cufflinks (per British) or no cufflinks (American). I'm from the US so I have no idea what standard practice is over there. Also, does it matter, at all?...
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Facial hair on a technology analyst?I know in other divisions it's highly frowned upon, but what about tech analysts? Is it any different for us since our culture is a bit more progressive?...
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Rating agency dress codeI'm interning at one of the big 3 rating agencies this summer. Does anyone know what the dress code is at rating agencies? Laid back business casual or formal with suits?...
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Pants: Crotch Room + Narrow Leg OpeningI'm having trouble finding pants that have a medium-high rise, providing for crotch room when sitting down. But that taper to a narrow (14-15.5'') leg opening. It seems that all of the slim fit pants give me camel toe when I sit. Any brands you guys would recommend? Or am I better off buying tradit...
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Where to stay in NY?I'm going to the WSO conference at the end of June. Looking for a place to stay for a reasonable price (don't know what this means in NY). Any ideas NY monkeys? (not gonna sacrifice security and convenience). thanks in advance....
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Allen edmond shoe bankhttp://www.shoebank.com hows the quality on these? I bought 1 pair full price and is it worth it to get another full price as a SA?...
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Shoe Advice - Allen Edmonds?I am an undergraduate freshman about to do some interviews for BB PWM local branches, IB boutiques, PE shops, etc. and I need shoe advice. I still own a pair of black Calvin Klein I bought in high school and I recently cleaned and polished them and they look quite sharp. The only problem is they ar...
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AE Shoe Quality Dropping Hey Monkeys, Has anyone recently purchased Park Aves from AE? The reviews on the AE's website have hinted toward falling quality and I was wondering if anyone has had a poor experience with AE quality? I need a new pair of shoes and would like to know if I should chose another brand. Thanks!...
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Last minute dress code changeIncoming SA and dress code was just changed from formal to casual. So, as we are only a week from start I have already spent $1200 on two tailored suits and don't have much more budget for more clothes. should I just wear suits with no tie?...
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Women's shirts during the summer?I've heard that long sleeved blouses are best, but New York gets pretty hot over the summer - would sleeveless blouses or shells be appropriate for a S&T internship? ...
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Khakis with Brown vs. Black Shoes.I start work tomorrow. Business casual dress code. I'm planning on switching off between wearing khakis and slacks to work. As a douchebag college kid, I always wear khakis; however, I normally wear them with sperries (obviously, I won't be wearing sperries to work). Are burgundy shoes with khak...
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Slipping with leather dress shoes... Have any of you have this problem on slick floors? I've slipped twice (fell on my butt) and thoroughly embarrassed myself.. One each on Cole haan and Johnston Murphy... kinda feel id have the same problem with AE and any other leather sole shoe... how do you manage to grip? I typically wear sperri...
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Which Patek Philippe should I wear?I am a freshman and I will soon be attending some interviews for a summer internship at BB PWM Local Branches. My question is: Which Patek Philippe should I wear for the interviews and ultimately for the internship per se? I own a Patek Philippe 5196 Calatrava and a Patek Philippe 5270 Perpetual C...
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What to wear?I have a meeting coming up with the chairman of an elite boutique. Pardon my ignorance, but should I wear a suit? It will be at his office. Got this through a connection so I'm not expecting it to be terribly formal....
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Vintage watches: the watch(s) that Gordon Gekko wore ?E-mail shoot of watches being sold on this link i.e. 1983 Rolex Day Date or 1961 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust for $3795. Are these good buys for the price ...
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What tie to wear?Quick question What tie goes with a light grey striped suit? this suit looks like a strictly white shirt type of thing...
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How many suits should I buy? Summer InternI am a freshman and I am going to start a summer internship at a BB PWM local branch soon. I was wondering how many suits/shirts you guys recommend I should buy for the internship and what color (maybe one black and one dark blue?). I own suits but none of them fit me right now so I would be startin...
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Networking Events, What are you supposed to wear?What are you supposed to wear to networking events? Especially if it's not specified. Would jeans and dress shirt be ok? or are jeans a big no no?...
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BarkerHello, I went to the Barker and Loake stores in London today. I tried on this shoe (http://www.andersonsofdurham.com/en/barker-epping) at Barker's. The quality seemed to be very good, but I am wondering if I could not find something more elegant for the same price and quality. Any tips on other E...
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Shoes & TiesHi guys..Need some of your input on what your favorite brands of dress shoes and ties are. Looking for nice/smart shoes and ties that aren't ridiculously priced..... Just an intern here! Personally this is what my closet consists of: -All 3 suits: Suit Supply -Dress shirts: Charles Tyrwhitt & Broo...
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Wearable tech for the internI'm going into a summer analyst stint very soon and have recently been interested in wearable technology (jawbone up, fitbit flex, nike fuelband) as a way to track activity. I'm especially interest in the features that track sleep patterns and wake you up at optimal points, which sound pretty great ...
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Allen Edmonds on Sale at Lord and TaylorHey Baboons, Forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong forum. I found Allen Edmonds on sale at Lord & Taylor's website. They start at $207 with free shipping if you have a shoprunner account. http://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?searchTermScope=&searchType=&filterTerm...
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Good shoes without breaking the bank?Whats up WSO? I had a question regarding some dress shoes, and then maybe some causal shoes. I'm graduating soon, will be going into Big 4 accounting, if that makes any difference at all. My pops wants to get me something nice for graduation. He brought up suits and ties, but as a Big 4 auditor I...
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Just purchased these babies for the summer...What do you monkey's think? This is my first pair of Stubbs. Summer wedding in CT sans socks with a suit: https://www.stubbsandwootton.com/shop-men/sale/grove-natural-grove-natural.html...
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Dress Shirts - Calvin KleinWhat is everybody's opinion on Calvin Klein dress shirts? Got a bunch of them at a discount suit warehouse for $27 a shirt. I will be wearing them regardless but wanted to know their status on WSO?...
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When you're invited to coffee with your seniors is it ok to get chocolate milk?Or is it seen as a kid's drink? I don't like coffee or tea and that's what I like to drink in the morning. What would my peers think? How about a water bottle?...
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I just got hired at UBSso excited. i'm not an analyst -- ive already been working a few years, i'll be in middle-office ops. any UBS folks with insight into the fashion/culture? i'll be shopping soon! ...
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REAL Dress Shoes for Toronto SAsDear WSO, After beating the soles of my old Aldos (yes, back when I was in high school and had no idea about what shoes to grab), I've decided to spend some more cash and get a new pair of shoes and to throw those old POS Aldos away. To cut to the chase, I've had enough black shoes (1 cap toe and ...
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Hublot watch for incoming analyst. Too flashy/gaudy?http://hublot.watchprosite.com/img/watchprosite/hublot/43/scaled/hublot_image.3223743.jpg http://www.ablogtowatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Hublot-Classic-Fusion-HUB-1301-2.jpg Thoughts? Hublot Classic Fusion Black...
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Any experience with Charles Tyrwhitt shoes?Hi all! I recently purchased two suits from CT during one of their larger sales events and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and fit of the pieces I received. What I am curious about is whether any of you have experience with their shoes, specifically this one: http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/men'...
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Summer Analyst 2014 fashion thread I will be working at a fortune 50 company in their derivatives group. Any advice for a quality suit for around 500-600? Banana? J. crew? express? I think I will stick with brown and black Allen Edmonds 5th aves and Charles Tyrwhitt shirts....
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Business FashionHi! Would like to welcome you all to the subreddit BusinessFashion. Join in on the discussion, post your looks, and share the inspiration! Best regards, Business Fashion...
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What might the dress code be at a FoF?I'm starting an internship at a FoF in NYC next month, and am curious about the dress code. Initially, I assumed suit and tie, especially since I'll often be in meetings with HF managers, but does anyone know standard office protocol at a FoF? If not, I'm assuming this is an acceptable question to...
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Wearing gold/golden stuff for associate networking/interviews/on the job?Is gold/golden stuff such as tie bars and watches (iPhone?) a big no-no? What about golden Montblanc pens?...
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Invited to lunch - what to wearSo a Chicago based prop trading startup has come to my university town in the UK and is has a few networking opportunities lined up - I'll be joining them for lunch at a nice, reasonably posh pub. What should I be wearing? Shirt and chinos/khakis or more smart?...
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