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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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Dress code on weekend trips to major cities Hi guys, Just wondering, for those going to Chicago/NYC to network over weekend (coffees etc), should we still go with business casual or some other attire? Love to hear any suggestions. Thanks a lot, CDNdude...
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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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Will I look like a douche if...I wear these prescription glasses to work... http://cheap-prescription-eyeglasses.go-optic.com/DFRAMES/images/Ray_Ban_RX5121_2000.jpg I look good in them, just not sure about for the office. Rookie in finance, don't want to look like a tool. This isn't mad men. I get it. ...
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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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Which city to buy professional clothes (Non-US) (LDN, SG, BKK, etc.)Where do I go shopping? I'm starting my first FT gig in Singapore when in July, after graduating in the UK. I'll need a new wardrobe (suits, shirts etc.), and am wondering whether it's best to do some shopping before of after I get there. I'll be quite well paid, so am happy to pay for quality, ...
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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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Intern Suit HelpI have a grey suit that would otherwise be great for my internship (suits only required when client in office; Asset Management firm) however I bought it in high school when I wasn't as astute about fashion trends and the pants are pleated and cuffed. Will I be constantly ridiculed for my poor cho...
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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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SA 3rd Suit Color...Have Charcoal and Navy solids... Should an SA get a second of either navy/charcoal? Or is something less conservative okay? http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/BrooksBrothers/MK00307_GREY?$bbproductimages$ This too bold? This http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/BrooksBrothers/212K_NAVY-STRIPE?$bbenlarged...
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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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Glasses or Contacts?For those of you analysts that wear glasses or contacts... which of the two would you recommend? Forget about the way glasses look.... for the purposes of comfort and practicality, are one them easier on the eyes at 2am after staring at a screen for 10 hours? I'm afraid contacts might dry your eye...
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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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When is it appropriate to wear Tassel Loafers and Monk Strap shoes --- occasion, clothes, etc.?Hi Everyone, I have never bought Tassels or Monks. When is it appropriate to wear Tassel Loafers and Monk Strap shoes --- occasion, clothes, etc.? Thanks....
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H. Stockton What does anyone think of H. Stockton for men's dress shirts, suits, ties, etc. They have a nice looking store in my city and I was wondering what anyone's thoughts of them are in terms of price/reward. Here's a link to their website: http://www.hstockton.com. Thanks....
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Are these shoes appropriate?http://s29.postimg.org/4g2v3kkpj/shoe.gif http://postimg.org/image/4tfukc731/ ...
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Wall St fashion advice for a non-Wall St person?Hi everyone, I was an investment banker for 5 years in Asia. I'm working in the US for a $500M company at a senior (non-CXO) level. The job requires only a little client facing but a lot of meetings in cross functional teams. Could you advise me on suits / clothes / shoes in terms of quantity, bra...
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Laser Beard Removal?Would it hurt or help a career for a man to entirely remove his facial hair for good? It would make me look younger....
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A mens guide to dressWSO has been great to me, here's some resources I've found to share. Hope it helps. suits: http://i.imgur.com/XPIptk3.jpg Fit: http://i.imgur.com/JtVT7Tx.jpg Shoes: http://i.imgur.com/ZEq8FHc.jpg ...
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cufflinks as an intern at a big 4?grabbed lunch with some other kids interning and one kid, i shit you not, was wearing cufflinks... he's an intern at a big 4 accounting firm. is this just the culture at big 4s, or is he a giant tool?...
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What to do with old suits?Monkeys, I recently got a job at a decent size hedge fund ~5b AUM and have quickly realized that I no longer need my suits. Often days I'll go to the office wearing jeans and a polo, or just a sport shirt, hell my boss wears t-shirts on occasion. I've found I only need my suits when it comes to cli...
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No pinstripes? There is a presentation at my university where we have to brief decision makers of a company about a competitive intelligence requirement they gave us in August. The attire guidelines specifically states "no pinstripe suits". Why single out pinstripe suits? I was planning on wearing a 3 piece pins...
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TieBarHas anybody tried ties from the tiebar.com? How is the quality? I've seen some good reviews online but $15 for a tie is too cheap...
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Different Dress Code for Big4 OfficesJust curious to know what the different dress codes are for some of the Big4 firms. How different is office attire for some places like NY/Bos/SF/DA etc?...
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Shopping in LondonFellow monkeys, Does anyone know a decent place to shop for clothing / dress shirts in London? I'm trying to be fairly reasonable here, so no £200 shirts and such. About £100 if getting just one shirt, but I'd prefer to get 2-3 so maybe £50 per shirt, that range. Really looking for a place that ...
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Wearing a shirt with a logo to work?Thoughts on wearing a dress shirt to work with a logo on it (like Polo Ralph Lauren). ...
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Quick question on what to wear- Hotel MeetingI am an undergrad and have an info interview with an alumni who's involved with RE and we are meeting inside a very nice hotel in NYC, specifically the "gold room". I am not sure if this calls for a suit or like a blazer and khaki situation. Any advice here is very helpful...
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How Appropriate is this? - MBBHey Y'all, Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I just moved to NYC and have been at MBB for a couple months now. I need a new coat and was wondering how appropriate this one is for a 1st year? http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tommy-hilfiger-coat-melton-wool-military-4-pocket-coat?ID=947619&C...
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Unbuttoned suit for interview?So I know this is probably a non-issue, but I know for interviews/generally you are supposed to keep the top button buttoned up while standing and undo it before sitting... I have a few interviews coming up and my best suit was tailored to a 10 lb. lighter version of me, not that it looks ridiculou...
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Electric vs safety vs straight edgeWhat do you guys use to shave and why? I used to use electric for the convenience but I like using safety recently for the closer shave, however I cut myself pretty bad earlier this week and it has me rethinking my strategy... Worried about leaving scars...
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Black Friday / Cyber Monday dealsI know a ton of people are looking to buy some new clothes, especially during the holiday season. Thought it would be good to create a discussion where people could post the best deals they could find. I purchased 4 charles tyrwhitt shirts for 200. Not the greatest but not bad. ...
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Summer Analyst "Starter Kit"I'm a Junior currently pursing a summer analyst position at a BB. Was wondering if you guys might be willing to post the items you found necessary working in banking as an intern. Both the quantity of certain items (dress shirts, suits, ties, etc.) and the type (color/brand) that are appropriate whe...
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How old and how many suits?Trying to figure out how many suits I should own? The ones I have now are shit, so looking to buy some new ones. I'm 24 and own three suits. They're all Joseph A Bank though so they're kind of shitty, kind of bulky......
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Dress shirt subscription serviceHi guys, We know that for bankers, time is precious; the time required to wash and iron shirts can be cumbersome. We strive to solve this problem by providing young professionals a subscription-based dress shirt rental service. The basic idea is for the customer to rent x amount of shirts and have...
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Best loafers?What do you think are the best quality/looking loafers out there? I'm getting into the shopping mood because it's that time of the year. I personally think Salvatore Ferragamo is shoe porn, not that I'm in that spending class yet but still enjoy it. ...
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Keep Your Kicks FreshI started working this past January, right in the middle of winter. I work in the Northeast and having lived in California, Florida, and Arizona over the past few years I was blindsided by the harsh winter. At the time I had a 5-10 minute walk to the public transit station and then another 5 minutes...
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IB Associate SuitsWhat suits do Associates wear? I'm sure there's a wide range... Indochino acceptable? Brooks brothers slim fit? I'm an MBA 1 shopping for suits and looking to buy something that i will wear 1-2 years into a full time associate role. ...
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Guide to Buying a Red Cocktail DressCan anyone give me some idea?...
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Straight razors- worth it?Considering buying a straight razor set and slowly transitioning to using that rather than my regular safety razor. For anybody who uses/knows about them, are straight razors really as much of a superior shave as they are claimed to be? If so, where is a good place to buy them/what is a good (and re...
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J-Crew 40% Off SaleThought some of you might like to know that J-Crew has 40% off already reduced sale prices online (and in-store too, I believe). Some nice (mostly casual) suits for ...
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Black ShirtsIs it appropriate to wear black dress shirt for a business casual environment? If not, what colors are considered ok? ...
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Halloween Costume Ideas: quick and cheap ideasFellow Monkeys help me out: I'm currently a senior in college and need a Halloween costume for parties & the bars tonight. So hit me with some good ideas of costumes that won't take much explaining and I can make with my own wardrobe or a quick & CHEAP trip to the mall. Thanks! ...
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Where in NYC to get nice shoes re-soled?Hi Guys- I have two pairs of nice loafers, Gucci/Ferragamo, that I need to get re-soled. Taking it to the place the store recommends is a joke-like $175/pair for leather soles. I feel like I must be able to do better than this. Anyone have any go-to guys in Manhattan? Midtown/Murray Hill area i...
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Men's Wearhouse Interested in Purchasing Allen Edmonds, should i be worried?Came across this article the other day and then I started wondering what it meant for Allen Edmonds. I LOVE their shoes, quality, fit, style, etc. I have never been a fan of Men's Wearhouse. Never really shopped there checked out their store maybe once so I see it as a below average store. Any thoug...
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Looking for a specific tie but don't know brandI have seen multiple people wearing this tie/brand of tie, but don't want to ask what it is. The colors are red and blue, but sort of a bright/lighter version of the colors. The pattern is almost "chain" or link like on some, and on others the pattern is like that of the Example 1 attachment. I have...
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