Is it cringe to wear company merch

Hi,

I am a first year analyst at a tier 1 BB but smaller office, I have a pretty nice quarter zip with the company logo on it, but no one in the office seems to wear the company merch. Is it too weird to wear it?

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Mar 9, 2022 - 8:27am
ShortSPX, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Who gives a shit. Jesus Christ no wonder all of you have crippling anxiety, stressing over shit like this

  • Associate 1 in CorpDev
Mar 9, 2022 - 10:16am

If you are not comfortable wearing it, then don't wear company gear. I absolutely hate wearing any branded - company logos or clothing brands. My first impressions should not be associated with whatever is on my shirt. I don't really care what logos/brands people wear but if  I see you on the weekend rocking XYZ bank gear on anything other than a bag, then I'll assume you are a boring hardo.
 

I think one exception to this rule is if you are working for an early stage startup and a large % of your potential net worth is tied up with its success. In that case, it's still annoying but I'd give you a pass as you are you are advertising it and are probably passionate about the company. A large percentage of the startup crowd is insufferable but branding, advertising, and passion are inherently are requirements for success, so it's more acceptable. 

Mar 10, 2022 - 8:05am
rc23, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Probably overthinking it…it's kinda like having a cool name…nobody cares that much and if they do, it makes for a decent icebreaker

Mar 10, 2022 - 3:54pm
Chuck Rhoades, what's your opinion? Comment below:

FFS this generation is fucked.

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  • Analyst 1 in S&T - FI
Mar 10, 2022 - 11:44pm

How is any different than wearing college gear on campus? I agree w the above - don't act like it's a flex and wear it everywhere - but I'd rock any free gear as long as it's nice.

Mar 12, 2022 - 4:33am
TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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