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Apr 19, 2018 - 10:10am
fud_box, what's your opinion? Comment below:

simple, charcoal/grey/navy suit. oxford shoes- brown and black. light colored shirts- white/blue usually with ties with a conservative pattern. Absolutely do not wear squared toe shoes or a black shirt. Never wear a black shirt.

May 11, 2018 - 4:14pm
SirGrayWalrus, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Are double monk strap shoes acceptable? I personally do not like tying my shoes,

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Apr 19, 2018 - 10:23am
YoungDumbFullOfRum, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agree w. fudbox -

Charcoal / grey suits are acceptable, navy safest option. Go with two buttons, no more - certainly no double breasted suits or three-pieces.

Conservative shirts (no pink, NO BLACK). Frankly, you shouldn't even wear black shirts outside of work. No monograms, no Ralph Lauren logos. French cuffs with understated cufflinks preferred.

Ties will likely not be required, however if they are needed, vouch for a conservative pattern. Blue ties w. white shirts (and blue / grey suits) work well, as does burgundy w. white shirts and blue suits.

Polished black / dark brown oxfords (NO TAN). Round toed, lace-tied. Avoid brogues. Statement socks at your discretion, safest option dark blue plain socks.

If you're going to wear blue shirts, also worth considering wearing a white under-tee - will help to hide / avoid sweat stains.

Bring deodorant to the office and order roughly two pairs of suit trousers for every blazer. For your suits, if buying new, go for fit over brand. Try not to over-gel your hair and keep a cotton handkerchief for brow / palm sweat (no one likes a clammy handshake).

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes" - Oscar Wilde
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Apr 19, 2018 - 10:34am
fud_box, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agree with all that.... except walnut "tan shoes". They look great with a navy suit. I wear mine 2-3 days a week and no one has said a thing. Personally, If someone makes a big fuss about if your shoes aren't brown enough, they can royally fuck off haha.

Can't emphasize enough. No black shirts ever. Work, social setting, anything. You're not Bradley Cooper who can pull off the all black look from Hangover 1.

May 9, 2018 - 1:52am
TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lmao I chuckled at no black. S/o to california franternity guys at formals

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Apr 19, 2018 - 11:35am
AMInPhase1, what's your opinion? Comment below:
iggs99988:
The autistic generation - where questions such as "what type of shoes should I wear" are posed and yield multi-paragraph responses

this wasn't posed. it was a real question.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 12:15pm
iggs99988, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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May 8, 2018 - 10:04pm
Billion with a B, what's your opinion? Comment below:
iggs99988:
The autistic generation - where questions such as "what type of shoes should I wear" are posed and yield multi-paragraph responses

100% thinking the same thing.

WTF is going on.. these people are our peers, and they're leading our industry, politics, and generally shaping the world. What's happening?

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:45pm
Jamie_Diamond, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Summer Analysts aren't allowed to wear loafers? Where did you come up with this malarkey, your university finance club? I came in with gators on my feet that four people in Bangladesh died making. When we had a group outing to Pier 25 Mini Golf, the managing director complimented my sleds and told me he'd like to cop a similar pair. No one really notices what you wear in the office as long as you're a humble Sepoy who works hard.

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 1:57pm
MonacoMonkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

the only thing not to wear, is nothing.

shame, because clothing was likely invented by fat/unshapely/disfigured people trying to conceal said fact. so now all of us with warrior-like, perfectly proportioned bodies are forced to don our bodies with arbitrarily designed/layered/sewn fabrics.

shaking my head (in disapproval).

Apr 19, 2018 - 7:45pm
AMInPhase1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

thanks for most of the responses guys. I appreciate the advice.

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Apr 19, 2018 - 9:40pm
WardrobeEssentialist, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Take a cue from what finance executives wear: solid, white and blue, with spread collars.
And make sure they fit you well https://www.wardrobeessentialist.com/post/dress-for-the-setting-meeting-senior-finance-executives

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Apr 20, 2018 - 4:21am
raymond.darla, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hello! I think, that just regular black shoes will be quite good, don't you think so?

May 18, 2018 - 4:08am
harshbask, what's your opinion? Comment below:
raymond.darla:
Hello! I think, that just regular black shoes will be quite good, don't you think so?

I totally will agree with you. That's more acceptable.

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:10am
fud_box, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lol if you're good at your job and people like you- no one gives a fuck what's on your feet

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Apr 20, 2018 - 11:42am
AMInPhase1, what's your opinion? Comment below:
fud_box:
Lol if you're good at your job and people like you- no one gives a fuck what's on your feet

true

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May 17, 2018 - 8:35am
Auto, what's your opinion? Comment below:

But if someone doesn't know you well enough to judge your work, you'll get judged on how you dress. Dress like a dumbass and someone will think your work is just as bad.

May 8, 2018 - 11:37pm
Fugue, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The couture du jour on the street nowadays is actually a slim-fit, thousand thread count silk loin cloth paired with a bolo tie. If you really want to stand out, maybe throw on a pair of hot pink socks with a geometric pattern.

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May 8, 2018 - 11:41pm
Naoki Hanzawa, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Let me tell you what I wear. If you don't wear like me I am fine.

  • Loud pinstripe suit
  • No tie or escort tie or loud tie or herme tie
  • Loud jewelry cuff link
  • Crazy sock
  • Suspenders
  • Gucci loafer or custom made John Lobb (non-lace) shoes
  • Wearing any watch that cost more than USD 5,000
  • Carrying any branded bag that cost more than USD 2,000
May 9, 2018 - 5:58pm
Calendula, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Check this out for inspiration.

No, seriously just keep it conservative. If you need to ask, it's probably not appropriate.

Obstacles are the things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
May 17, 2018 - 12:28am
CHECK6, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Loafers are so unfashionable. Like we get it you grew up in Connecticut, spent yours summers getting fucked up off one beer on the vineyard, and the closest your girl came to finishing was when you used a strapon, but doesn't mean your shoes have to have Brad written all over them.

Show the world you actually have a pair of balls and get a real man's pair of shoes.

May 23, 2018 - 10:02pm
AMInPhase1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

actually i spent the summer teaching myself guitar but if that's your idea of people who grow up in CT I probably can't change ur mind

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Jun 7, 2018 - 9:53pm
AMInPhase1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

and the fact that I live in Ct dosen't mean I am rich... just throwing that out there. Why would I be getting into the snake pit of banking unless I wasn't rich in the first place .

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May 17, 2018 - 12:04pm
The Warthog, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Buddy, if you don't know how to dress yourself in the morning, you may want to think about going to work in tech.

That being said get three suits, a navy, a grey, and a charcoal. Do not get a black suit. Ever.

Brooks Brother's shirts are my favorite, but places like TM Lewin and Charles Trywhitt will do sales on dress shirts for like 29.95. I picked up two and I actually like them. Get a bunch of whites and blues. Boring, but let's be honest, so is iBanking.

I hardly ever wear ties unless I am at a conference or am meeting with a potential investment at one of our Banker's office. Just get Brooks Brothers, or not. Who cares. I've never actually seen anyone give the "Hong Kong Handshake"

As far as shoes, yeah the Gucci's you may want to hold off until you "earn them". (Same thing with Hermes ties, tbh) Get a pair of the Allen Edmond Park Ave's in black and brown. If that is more than you want to spend, get Cole Haans. Really, nobody gives a fuck. Nobody is going to roast you on Insta.

FWIW I've worn some kind of loafer every day since 8th grade, this includes in a professional setting. Nobody will care if you are wearing a nice penny or tassel loafer. (Semi related, there was like a whole chapter dedicated to this in the book American Psycho)

May 18, 2018 - 8:03am
thexfactor336, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Essentially, dress in a way that people won't really notice your attire.

Meaning, don't wear tan square-toe shoes, a pinstripe suit, or a bright yellow shirt. On the flip side, don't wear Hermes ties, Gucci loafers, or a Rolex watch. Your good work is what should be noticed, not the attire.

Aug 8, 2018 - 9:59am
Armadapk, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Jun 12, 2018 - 4:46pm
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