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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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Under-Shirtless for SummerI want to try going without undershirts for the summer. So far it feels great. Any tips from those who go under shirtless?...
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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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SA watch recommendationI'm an incoming SA and I'm looking for a nice watch that'll last a long time and looks pretty clean/professional. I want something with automatic movement (not quartz) and I'm looking to keep it under 800 bucks. I'd probably prefer a leather strap but I'm open to either. These seem like some good op...
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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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When are black ties appropriate?When are black ties appropriate?...
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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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How to improve my schmoozing and networking?I'm female playing in a boys club, working with a few slick fellows. I've always wanted to improve my schmoozing and networking abilities but looking for ways to practice and improve. Anyone have any ideas what I could do? (Located in Canada, no WSO monkey events unfortunately!)...
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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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Should you play a sport when working on Wall Street?Do a lot of people on Wall Street play racquet ball or golf, etc. Just wondering if that would help you networking or not....
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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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Snow and interviewshey guys, i have some interviews scheduled next week and i need to travel into nyc. it's supposed to be snowing, so i'll need my snow boots, but ill definitely want to change out of them and put on formal shoes when i get to the office. i guess my question is, what i do with my snow boots? im su...
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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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Going from BO to FO, need to revamp wardrobe?Managed to go from a 6 month Back office internship to a 6 month Front office internship in FX Sales, bulge bracket bank. I always wear dress pants, black shoes and a shirt at my BO gig, I wasn't forced to wear this but I felt more professional doing so and as an intern, I felt that I should do th...
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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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Business Casual for WomenSince I know that the rules are a bit different for women, I am wondering what would be a good business casual go-to for upcoming networking events. I've searched and seen some responses for the guys, but I'm coming up up short for what I need to know....
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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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Engineer moving to MBB -- wardrobe adviceI'll be joining an MBB firm in a northeast office, in around 6 months. I've been in academia my whole life, specifically in engineering and science. Needless to say, I have to build a wardrobe from scratch. Can I get some very basic advice on what I need, and where I should purchase it from. Specif...
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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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Proper heel size for an interviewHello All, Can you kindly suggest if the heels on the Cole Haan shoe below link are too high for an investment banking interview? http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?sizeDescription=&catId=100&productId=425941&productGroup=383898&pwpHash=shop,pwp,c-100/f-10001+70016+4294966411/t-...
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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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