What to do with old suits?


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 client meetings and some analyst meetings/conference. '

So here is the question:

What do all you fellow hf guys who came from IBD and have tons of suits/dress shirts/shoes do with all the unused clothes? Is this type of dress common for HFs?

I'm strongly considering giving away most of my clothes to charities. Its the holidays, maybe WSO can do a charity event where ex sell-side guys give suits they don't need.


Comments (14)

Mr. Hansen, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Isn't there some kind of charity that gives people suits for job interviews? Maybe look into that.

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yarrum, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think deutsche is talking about CareerGear: http://www.careergear.org/get-involved/donate-clothing/

If you're not feeling too charitable, you could also try selling it to thrift stores. There are upper-scale thrift stores that will pay you some money for lightly used clothing. Don't know where you're located though, so can't help you with that

F4, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I donate a lot of clothing to the Goodwill and do a tax write-off (or you could use any other charity that accepts clothing).

APAE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Keep it. You never know when you'll need it.

I am permanently behind on PMs, it's not personal.

broseph_stalin, what's your opinion? Comment below:
your name pretty much sums up this thread...anyway would keep at least 2-3, give the rest away
"Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them."
Deo et Patriae, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hi, I apologize if I was unclear in my original post. The reason I asked the question was because it was unclear to me if such suits would be appropriate for me to wear. I'm still relatively junior and my firm's culture is more on the conservative side.

I also see a lot of conflicting posts, with some users who believe "it does not matter, you can wear whatever you like." While others are of the opinion that junior bankers who wear nice clothing will draw attention to themselves in a bad way.

Misspartiesalot, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I say why not? A worn out Brioni >>> A brand new Jos A Bank

--Money can't buy happiness. it can only buy orgasms. --Who the hell says I want happiness? Orgasms all I need.
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