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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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