Shoes for analyst level bankers

Could someone please recommend me some casual smart shoes for entry level bankers?

I am thinking about something like Giuseppe Zanotti or Ferragamo. Found a couple of appealing drivers from these two designers.

https://www.ferragamo.com/shop/us/en/men/shoes-1/…

https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/giuseppe-za…

Or if you'd send me link of some nice driver or moccasins in the range of 400-600 USD, I would appreciate that!

Comments (33)

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:19pm
alpha_q, what's your opinion? Comment below:

get yourself a pair or two of allen edmonds oxford dress shoes in black / dark brown. I think generally if you take care of your shoes, wear them in the office, and use shoe trees, they will last you a lifetime.

Meermin and Jack Erwin are two other brands that I found to be fairly priced and good quality.

There's a closer meaning to my user name. Try reading it quickly. Perhaps you will then understand ;P
  • 1
Jun 20, 2017 - 9:11pm
bankerboy252, what's your opinion? Comment below:

reminds me of another thread where OP asked if it's okay to wear his patek his dad got him for his entry level analyst role.

the answer is no.

EBITDA rules everything around me

  • 1
Jun 20, 2017 - 9:52pm
Bumblebtuna_analyst, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The very first day of work, go look at what the associates are wearing and buy the same shit. Always dress up to the first person above you. Also the second pair of shoes you posted are painfully ugly...fucking try hard.

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:46pm
salomoney, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You will get laughed off the floor with those on. Plus, never wear something nicer than what your boss wears... analysts dont get to compete in who can wear the nicest/most expensive shoes in the office.

Earn your stripes, then you can wear ferragamo.

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man" - Samuel Johnson
Jul 9, 2017 - 5:02am
HugLife, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I rock Allen Edmonds loafers daily and have oxfords for days when I suit up and care about presentation. There are normally some cheap(ish) AE loafers that work

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:10am
Keyser Söze 123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I mean seriously...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVLXI6O9Mi0

"A man can convince anyone he's somebody else, but never himself."
Nov 3, 2017 - 8:29pm
PeterMullersKeyboard, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Seconded. Not sure why anyone even bothers to ask this...unless you can afford the ultra-high-end stuff, this is the only brand you need to worry about for dress shoes.

Cole Haan is hardly worth the money these days.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."
Nov 3, 2017 - 8:30pm
Hooah1988, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Suit and shoes, BO Analyst (Originally Posted: 03/14/2012)

I am a newly hired analyst at a BB in the BO. I am a wall street virgin, so I need some input on these suit and shoe choices.

Charcoal DKNY Suit, Wool, Side Vented, Notch Lapel.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/dkny-suit-charcoal-solid-slim-fit?ID=348538&CategoryID=17788&LinkType=#fn=BRAND%3DDKNY%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D9%26ruleId%3D66%26slotId%3D8

I would then take this to a third party tailor.

Allen Edmonds Lombard Wingtip Shoes http://www.menswearhouse.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_10051_10667_10601_185898_-1__BLACK_10051_?cm_vc=10667

I do not need a suit for everyday wear. This should serve as an all around suit for most occasions.

I am mostly looking for comments on quality.

Nov 3, 2017 - 8:34pm
SaucyBacon85, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Any non-decorous slim fit suit will suffice. If you have irregular body proportions like myself you need look no further than Rajawongse http://www.dress-for-success.com ...these fine men have been stocking my suit rack for over 5 years.

Congrats on your new job and always take great pride and care with what you wear.

__________
  • 1
Nov 3, 2017 - 8:37pm
Mzzzz, what's your opinion? Comment below:
SaucyBacon85:
Any non-decorous slim fit suit will suffice. If you have irregular body proportions like myself you need look no further than Rajawongse http://www.dress-for-success.com ...these fine men have been stocking my suit rack for over 5 years.

Congrats on your new job and always take great pride and care with what you wear.

Amazing website ! Thanks for the heads up. Another reason to visit Thailand.
  • 1
Nov 3, 2017 - 8:35pm
Flake, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I don't like Lombard. They look like old man shoes. Go with something else like PPJ said.

Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.
  • Anonymous Monkey's picture
  • Anonymous Monkey
  • Rank: Chimp
Nov 3, 2017 - 8:36pm
Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

whats your dress code like in the BO?

Nov 3, 2017 - 8:38pm
Flake, what's your opinion? Comment below:
BeenPrepping:
whats your dress code like in the BO?

Ambiguous shoes that could pass for either plain black sneakers or work boots, Dickies pants, and a Calvin Klein polo (with a crew neck undershirt).

Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.
Nov 3, 2017 - 8:40pm
Hooah1988, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Dolore dolore voluptatem numquam perferendis qui. Quidem totam tempore sapiente dicta voluptatem laboriosam itaque voluptas. Quidem aut sit voluptatem at necessitatibus. Quam ut error inventore. Nihil ipsum tenetur quia. Nobis deleniti in quam omnis. Odio voluptatem quo modi odio non iste fugiat iure.

Iusto blanditiis consequatur qui fuga quasi iste. Et aut in et a excepturi debitis aut. Unde nobis ea sed. Dolores repudiandae qui quo consequatur. Et aut id ipsa nihil est. Ullam consequuntur ex sunt fugit esse a consectetur.

Officiis cupiditate tempora et. Debitis eum commodi voluptatem dolores ut dolorem voluptates expedita. Animi quasi dolore quia molestiae ut. Ut repudiandae voluptatem id.

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:50pm
NB574, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Earum saepe aut rerum dignissimos dolorem. Iste et quia quisquam aspernatur. Architecto est et magni nobis. Labore et ipsa rerum sit accusantium dolores et ut. Voluptatum atque omnis assumenda placeat ea inventore veritatis.

Eos aliquid inventore repudiandae. Necessitatibus dignissimos explicabo eligendi adipisci et deserunt. Maiores molestiae vel animi placeat dignissimos.

Start Discussion

Career Advancement Opportunities

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (▲05) 99.6%
  • Lincoln International (= =) 99.2%
  • RBC Capital Markets (▲09) 98.8%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲03) 98.4%
  • Macquarie Group Limited ABN (+ +) 98.0%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Lincoln International (▲06) 99.6%
  • Jefferies & Company (▲11) 99.2%
  • Greenhill (▲07) 98.8%
  • PJT Partners (▽03) 98.4%
  • Macquarie Group Limited ABN (▲22) 98.0%

Professional Growth Opportunities

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (▲06) 99.6%
  • Lincoln International (▲03) 99.2%
  • RBC Capital Markets (▲12) 98.8%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲05) 98.4%
  • William Blair (▽01) 98.0%

Total Avg Compensation

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $613
  • Vice President (37) $394
  • Associates (204) $256
  • 2nd Year Analyst (124) $163
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (17) $156
  • 1st Year Analyst (402) $151
  • Intern/Summer Associate (79) $147
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (304) $92