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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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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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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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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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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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Public Finance placement for B-schoolHow do pubfin analysts do with regards to placement into B-schools? Thanks...
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Would I make the wrong impression if I wore these Ferragamo oxfords as an analyst? http://cdnll.berenshoes.com/images/1000/FD0380_BLK_CF.jpg http://img1.prosperent.com/images/250x250/www.zappos.com/images/z/2/5/3/3/3/2/2533327-t-THUMBNAIL.jpg Pretty basic, and I think they look nice. Just don't want that ferragamo logo on the side possibly make me look like a douche/try-hard. I ...
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Summer in Tokyo for a GirlI hear Tokyo's notorious for its high temperatures...and nothing sleeveless is allowed according to the dress code policy. How do the rest of you ladies handle the heat? Thanks!...
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Wallet from Aspinal of LondonOut of curiosity, which wallet do you prefer from Aspinal of London? Navy Pebble: http://www.aspinaloflondon.com/products/large-id-wallet-in-navy-pebble-and-navy-suede Black Saffiano: http://www.aspinaloflondon.com/products/large-id-wallet-in-black-saffiano-and-black-suede Smooth Cognac: http://w...
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Is a 2-vent/side vent suit appropriate in a professional setting?Incoming MBA student. I haven't ever had to wear suits for work, so right now I only have one well-fitting suit (lost a lot of weight after college so that older ones weren't really tailorable). Current suit is charcoal and I want to pick up a navy. I'm in pretty good shape and was thinking about...
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Chinos alright to wear in the office during the week?Dress code at my office is Business Casual but are Chinos too far? I have 2 really comfortable pairs of chinos from Banana Republic that are Tan/Khaki and Black but are they too informal to wear on weekdays? I'm incoming first year analyst so don't have a lot of experience here... ...
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Allen Edmonds Anniversary Sale - 15-35% off on Select ItemsI just saw this on Allen Edmonds' website, and wanted to share with everyone. http://www.allenedmonds.com/ The sale lasts from April 11th to April 28th, and I've especially been interested in the shoes. Anyone have opinions on the Lexington Cap-toe Oxfords? Someone mentioned they would be a go...
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Allen Edmonds Clearance SaleJust got an email this morning that Allen Edmonds has reduced some of their shoes down to $197. After looking through them its pretty obvious why some of them are marked down, but there are a couple of good finds. Hurry up if you need a pair as I am sure quantities are limited. ...
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Wearing shirts with top two buttons undoneOK for west coast casual?...
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Combatant GentlemenAnyone in the working world have experience with these $160 suits? They're getting a lot of press but wondering if they are actually worth giving a shot, or would I be better of blowing that money elsewhere?...
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Brown Shoes with Navy Blue Suit? What do you guys think about brown shoes with a navy blue suit... Like this one in the pictures. Not to wear for interviews but I guess after you get the internship. http://pinterest.com/pin/409757266066337373/ http://pinterest.com/pin/409757266066337467/...
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Shirts and TiesHello, I am starting an IB internship in May that has the potential to turn into a full time offer. What kind of shirts should I be looking to buy? Can anyone recommend a few brands ( max $150 per shit), collars typesand fits that are appropriate for the office? Also, what kind of tie knots are t...
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Really need suit adviceHi guys, really looking for some good advice on suits. I am skinny and 5'11'' and the only suits that fit me are slim fit suits. I bought the slim fit version of hugo boss (Hugo by hugo boss) in two colors, charcoal and navy. They have been great but the navy one is now over one year old and does no...
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J. Crew Suits I've never owned one, but was considering deviating from my normal brand since the style is a little more modern. Any thoughts on quality, durability, value relative to price, etc.?...
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light blue shirt + dark blue tie for interview?Looking to hear some opinions on wearing the following to an interview: Charcoal suit (tailored, so assume it fits well) Pale blue dress shirt Dark navy tie Black oxfords / belt / watch This is for an Associate level strategy role at a BB. Just not sure about the blue on blue. Personally I thi...
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Allen Edmonds Recrafting ExperienceI know people ask about shoes all the time and I wanted to give a little bump for Allen-Edmonds Recrafting service. I have had a pair of Greyson's since 2006 and had them recrafted last year. I know I probably waited way too long. I have attached my before and after pics. The service was wonderful ...
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Suit adviceHi all! I am in the market for some new suits and would like to get some opinions as to what my options are. Currently I live in a country with a very limited range of suits available. Basically you have some pretty low-end off-the-rack pieces and then you have the option to go bespoke, however I...
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Is it unattractive to have blue eyes?What about for males with dark hair?...
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Wingtips?Hi All, So I have an internship coming up this summer (consulting with a big 4). I am already looking to pick up the standard Charcoal & Navy suits that everyone seems to recommend on here. For shoes though, I have a couple pair but they are wingtips (J&M Waverly's) and was not sure if those would ...
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Guys Wearing Pastel Colors (Casual Wear)I was wondering what your opinions are on guys wearing a lot of pastel colored clothing casually (i.e. GTH pants, etc.). I feel as though I couldn't really pull them off, but do you think they look good generally or does it look strange/feminine?...
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Chesapeake revenues grewGathering and Compression business segment of Chesapeake Energy generates revenues for around 28% of the company’s topline today, compared to 14% four years ago http://goo.gl/RJFPKA...
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Where can I find decent quality (and cheaper) suits in Toronto?Started work this week and realized most of my suits I got while in the US no longer fit me comfortably because of how much weight I lost in the last few months... Been wearing the same suit this entire week... so kinda need new ones. Having trouble finding good fits because of my relatively slim ...
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Best Fitting Slacks for Business CasualI'm beginning a new job in a corporate finance environment as opposed to the entrepreneurial one I've been in the for the past few years. Anyone have advice for a place to get good, slim fit slacks even for a larger body type (5'8" 185 LBs - muscular legs, chest/arms/back with some slight belly fat...
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What are your thoughts on this suit?I've already got solid navy and grey. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Milano-Fit-Navy-Mini-Stripe-1818-Suit/MK00366_____NAVY_40___LG__,default,pd.html...
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Is this TH Carrera 5 a good watch?I'm thinking of getting one of these. Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 Automatic Retail is 2500, but can get discounted at authorized retailer to maybe 2k. Is it too flashy or expensive as an analyst starting out? (Note: this will be my first automatic watch) http://us.tagheuer.com/en/home#/en-luxury-w...
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How much better is a Hickey Freemen suit as opposed to a Hickey suit?Title pretty much says it all. I came across some websites that offer both brands at prices substantially lower than retail and was wondering if there a huge gap in the quality of the suits because the prices are really different. The website has retail prices for Hickey Freemen at about $1500 and ...
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Stubbs & Wootton slipper shoesAnyone into this type of slipper shoe? I was thinking about getting a pair for the summer. They're pretty damn pricey so I was either looking to get them on sale or on gilt. I'm guessing these are going to be very polarizing footwear. https://www.stubbsandwootton.com/shop-men/slippers.html ...
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Super Wool 1x0'slooking to add a suit to my wardrobe and was wondering if anyone could explain to me what exactly super wool is and the differences in the numbers? i get that the higher the number the finer the wool but what does that mean? What is the ideal number? On another note how about suits of different ma...
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What do you think about these Shoes?http://www.kentwang . com/shoes/handgrade-monkstrap.html# In the medium brown color, not the reddish color. I know monkstraps are generally a no for analysts, but these strike me as pretty conservative and the buckle is high enough that it's hidden by your pants hem. I've read that these are extrem...
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Banana Republic coupon saleNot sure if you guys have seen, but these 2 codes at BR stack for 55% off. I believe one or both of them expires today. STYLE25: 25% OFF full price styles BRFORTY:40% OFF total purchase ...
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Thoughts on this Tissot watch?I'm going into an FT BB role soon and want to buy a watch, is this a good entry level one? http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000HDCF7G/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2L6K6EWTJ8X2N...
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Help Simple As Increase His PreftigeHey guys, I'm looking to buy my first nice watch, but not being a "watch guy" I'm not really sure where to start. So I wanted to see if WSO could point me in the right direction... I'm looking for a watch that I can wear for life (both in quality and timelessness). I've also always had the idea...
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Attire for a Regional JobI just got an offer from a smaller regional bank in IB (DCM) for FT analyst. The desk I work on wears slacks and a dress shirt. What quality of shirts and shoes should I wear? I have Jos. A Banks shirts ($50 shirts) and Clarks shoes ($70). I have looked through some of these posts and see $400-600 s...
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Where do you get your ties?Do you shop in person or online for your ties? Which are your favorite places to shop at?...
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Running Microsoft Office for Windows on MACI've searched for all topics related to this issue but nobody is clearly straight forwarded on an unique solution. I have the late-2013 MBPr Retina 13" with 8go and SSD 256 and I know there are some issues using Excel VBA macros or Powerpoint fonts on Office for Mac. What do you guys think, better...
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Best t-shirtI need to find tees that fit well, are well-constructed, and relatively cheap (...
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Plaid Suits to the Office as an Analyst?I'm interested in this suit: http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/PoloGSI/s7-1032301_alternate2?wid=2000&hei=2000 as you can see, it has a very subtle plaid pattern. Is this fine for the office or should I go for something solid?...
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Is it ok to have one's beard longer than one's hair?I am planning to get an almost shaved head with a short beard that is up to 50% longer than my hair. The beard would be approximately 10 days of growth....
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How Many showers do you take a day? Yes it is a serious question because I read that if you shower twice it is bad for your skin and hair....
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The Hamilton Watch What does anyone think of this watch for work? http://www.tourneau.com/shop/brand/hamilton/rvids/4651#pdpSeoKey!shop_brand_hamilton_khaki-aviation-automatic-63404p. ...
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Giving Away Boss Suits in NYCHey guys, I am trying to free-up some closet space and have some (lightly worn) suits for which I'd like to find better homes (e.g., for you guys who may be interviewing soon). They are a few years old, but I haven't worn any of them in a while. They are all Boss (black label) suits, size 42R jac...
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Quality Business wear shipping to AustraliaI am looking to find other quality business wear retailers like TM Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt, Hawes & Curtis, Oxford, Indochino, Institchu, George & King, M.J. Bale, Suitmeup, or Empire Tailors but hopefully with better value for money (and a lower cost). In particular I am looking for business shirt...
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Shoes and suitsI have a pair of black suede buckled loafers, are they suitable for informational interview or for else?...
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How many suits/shirts/shoes/belts/ties do I need for an FT IBD position?Right now I have two good suits, 5 shirts (2 good ones), 1 pair of Allen Edmonds, 3 good ties, and one belt. How many of everything do I need for an FT IBD stint assuming my firm has a pretty conservative dress code?...
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What do you guys like better? Park Avenues of 5th AvenuesLooking for a nice pair of shoes for work....
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Charcoal suits Dear WSO Please could some of you post an image of what exactly a charcoal suit should look like. I live in rubbish South Africa where it is next to impossible to get a decent wool suit. Also, I've seen about 5 different "charcoals" here in wool so please help a brother out. Also I have no idea ...
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Paul Smith or Brooks BrothersHi there, I know we all have seen lots of times similar topics, but I really want to know which one is better overall. I personally consider them to be equal. Any opinions ?...
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How to properly wash and maintain your clothesThought this guide might come in handy for some of you clueless monkeys (myself included) who were never taught how to properly wash and care for your clothes. For whatever reason, Mom & Pop never imparted a shred of wisdom to me about caring for my clothes (or maybe I just wasn't listening), and co...
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Ties - Opinion on Ted Baker ties? Does anyone have an opinion on Ted Baker ties? ...
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I wanna know what your pen isOk, I just changed firms (BB) and am getting some serious pen envy. I wanna know everyones opinions on fine pens. I'm 25 and don't want to look like a DB but want to be stylish(which counts in Hong Kong). I have been looking at Montblanc pens but want to know if there are any other "reputable" bran...
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Fixing a hole in a suitAs the title says, I have a very small hole in my suit that needs to be fixed. Do you guys have any tried and true methods of fixing such holes? It is a perfect circle (like a moth hole) about the size of the rough end of a wire hanger hook, similar to the picture attached. I have taken it to a few ...
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Windsor Custom - Against Nature MTM SuitsThere were some recent offers on MTM/Bespoke suits on Gilt City. Most recent one up is an Against Nature offer (below). I have had a suit made in the past and am in the market for another and this seems like a reasonable deal. I also have a voucher for 40% off a Windsor custom suit so trying to dec...
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Suit ShineOne of my pairs of suit pants is starting to develop a shine on the seat. Does anyone have any remedies?...
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Analyst in NYC looking for room mate(s) Hello, I am a female analyst looking to share an apartment in Manhattan with a male or female. I am also open to living with more than one room mate. Very friendly, respectful, artsy, and clean. I am trying to live under a budget, so I'm hoping to spend no more than $1500/month including utilitie...
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Dress Shirts For Athletic BuildsI've been working out and my regular shirts are becoming tight. I'm 5'11'' 180lb. I normally wear a Charles Tyrwhitt Extra Slim Fit (15.5''/35''). I'd like to stay with the brand if I can, but my shirts are almost skin tight at this point in the chest, back, and shoulders. If I stay with the Extra...
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Shiny silk suits?Are these shiny wool-silk suits that are navy and pinstriped ever appropriate for interviews such as hedge fund, trading firm, S&T desk? What about for a startup fund manager?...
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Wardrobe for young guy starting at Deloitte or IBMHi, I'm a senior in college graduating soon and starting at either Deloitte as BTA or IBM's Consulting by Degrees (haven't decided yet). I have a reasonably grown up preppy casual wardrobe, but I would like to acquire a monday-friday work wardrobe. I was wondering if, you all, as dapper gentlemen of...
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