I know plenty of groups wear people don't wear suits anymore. It's pathetic. I blame the millennials. Hard times make strong men. Strong men make good times. Good times make weak men. (Or something like that)
And these weak men are millennials.

Anyways. I bet the Chinese wear suits and that's why they're going IN and we aren't.

Put a damn suit on and take yourself more seriously. Slobs

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Dec 27, 2021 - 5:15pm

Unfortunately for you, the genie is out of the bottle.  I would be okay with khakis and a sports jacket but then I would have to buy new clothes.  These days I wear jeans or khakis with a stylish button down shirt, which is more dressed up than for the vast majority of my clients.  

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Dec 27, 2021 - 5:23pm

I've never worn a full suit to work - only for interviews. I do see where you're coming from, but unless you're in banking or a lawyer I don't really see the need for a suit. Consulting depending on where you are staffed is another.

I love wearing my suits because I look good as absolute fuck in them, and they're comfy if properly tailored.

Jan 14, 2022 - 12:35pm

Lawyers generally only wear suits if they are a litigator in court. Transactional attorneys very rarely meet with clients in person or even over zoom. Big law litigators rarely go to court or take depositions. Most firms give you your own office early in so it is business casual. 

  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Dec 27, 2021 - 9:13pm

Wearing a suit to work sucks.  100% overrated and only someone insecure would make a thread like this

Jan 14, 2022 - 11:56am

Any man who knows menswear knows that a blazer IS business casual, not formal. So yeah, I still stick with formalities but these days, no one knows about it. A blazer with derbies and they call me formal. I just roll eyes. 

Let's get things straight people.

Black tie - Tuxedo
Formal - Suit with plain shirt and tie. Oxfords.
Business Casual - Blazer, button down, derbies. With or without tie.
Casual - Button down or polo with nice jeans. You can just about pass with plain sneakers but NOT sports shoes
Anything else - T-shirt or sports wear?

  • VP in PE - LBOs
Dec 29, 2021 - 7:19pm

I don't disagree with you. Dry cleaning sucks balls. My investment committee even tends to show up in casual wear. At the risk of looking like a clown at a party, I still suit up when it's my turn to present a deal. I want them to know I take myself and my deals seriously. The fleeting fact that I suited up is just a small part of the narrative. I'm ok that no one cares. It's really just for myself to shift in a mode that I can do the job properly like the Marvel and DC guys.

Dec 29, 2021 - 6:13pm

I only see valets and waiters and security guards wearing suits. all the rich people around me (and I live in a rich neighborhood) wear jogging pants and ugly coats. so how are suits prestigious once again? the most prestigious is when you can afford to wear jogging pants and a hoodie for work and make 6+ figures with intellectual work.

Dec 30, 2021 - 11:03am

-1 MS.  This is what rubs me the wrong way.  We pay someone literally pennies and force them to wear a suit.  Pay someone's bank millions in advisory fees and they're bitching about wearing a suit on this thread.

For the kind of fees banks get paid, you should be wearing a 3-piece suit, cuff links, and a handerchief when answering my phone call.

Dec 30, 2021 - 2:09pm

Unsure about the monkey shit as I'm spitting facts about how far backwards brooks brothers has gone

Back in HK, wearing comfortable business casual from Sandro, APC was the norm. Sometimes Brunello Cucinelli or Tom Ford if you felt like you wanted to dress nice or have a date afterwards   

Dec 29, 2021 - 6:04pm

bring back mustache, cylinder hats, suspenders, 3 piece suits, monocles, and corsets for ladies. let's spend thousands of bucks and hours of time on dressing up as pretentious as possible so that we can then move logos and send invites and take notes on useless calls more gracefully.

Dec 30, 2021 - 1:51pm

Fully agree with you but good quality suits wear off a lot and you do not want to rock up to anywhere civil wearing a H&M Blazer. Sorry to ruin your Christmas but you need a high quality piece Canali/Ring Jacket/Thom Sweeney or tailor-made Holland & Sherry/Vitale Barberis Canonico/Loro Piana

For me thigh area is problematic, so I end up always ordering 2 pairs of trousers, which on a big scale becomes problematic. You also need to keep your physique consistent in order to fit your inventory well and do not look like a bouncer. Now that you did all that, belts, shoes, shirts, ties and cufflinks become a big area of concern. You cannot wear a 10£ plastic shirt in an exquisite piece because a/ your sweat will make it stink and b/ it is simply disrespectful to your tailor. Also, good luck wearing crappy belt which will stain everything with the cheap paint it is made to look like leather. This is all expense on top of expense on top of expense .. 

To make my point clear it is a big responsibility to wear suits properly and not everyone is ready to commit long-term but it is bloody awesome to be able to put all those together and make it work.

This post was NOT written by Barney Stinson fyiSUIT UP

Jan 14, 2022 - 11:59am

Nice to see Ring Jacket moving up the ranks
In fact, I think they're half a notch up from Canali, only if you can accept that Ring Jacket only does 3-2 roll button style
Full disclosure: I'm a straight up 2 button guy for suits, 1 button for tuxedo

Dec 30, 2021 - 1:59pm

At the end is a matter of choice and how you want to be portrayed to the outside world, either as someone extremely serious and sharp (suit) or as someone more relaxed and easy going (chinos, polo, etc.). The bare minimum would be suit pants and a nice shirt if you have some sense of style.

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