BAML Dress Code

Anybody know the dress code at BAML? I've heard that BofA was business formal (suits required daily), whereas Merrill was business casual (dress shirts and slacks), but that now it is all business formal. Does this mean analysts wear suits everyday? Assuming not, how often is a suit worn (and how many are generally owned), and what do analysts wear instead?


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Feb 11, 2010 - 5:02pm

All groups are business casual?

Boyblanco, of course you'll need a couple of wso/">suits for the one-off days when there is client interaction or you're on the other side of the interview table.

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Feb 18, 2010 - 2:25pm
Wear a wso/">suit full of green question marks and tell people you can help them get money from the government for free to pay their bills! seems like that infomercial is never on anymore these days, it needs to make a comeback! i guess it's been replaced by gold brokers and real estate scams.

Feb 27, 2010 - 12:36pm

It'll vary from office to office and group to group... in the main Houston Merrill office, the GWM groups come to work in full wso/">suit and tie and just take off their jackets when they get to work, but they throw the wso/">suit back on for meetings with clients or prospects, etc. I wasn't sure about what to wear on the first day, so I just suited up to be safe.

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Feb 27, 2010 - 1:11pm

Just buy two wso/">suits prior to beginning work. You will want these regardless of how often you must wear them. Have a full wardrobe of shirts. First few days, wear the wso/">suits and get a feel for how your floor or group dresses. Most likely you will be able to ditch the tie and jacket. In the event you need more wso/">suits, you'll probably have time to pick those up on your first weekend. Simple.

Feb 27, 2010 - 7:17pm

Dude.. Just dress like the other Analysts..

-- "Those who say don't know, and those who know don't say."
Feb 27, 2010 - 10:37pm

As an Analyst you'll spend most of your time pitching & schmoozing clients. You'd better have a closet full of wso/">suits. But be sure to scotch guard them, as you'll inevitably drink too much on several occasions during the summer experience & throw-up on yourself.

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