Brown Shoes for NY IB Networking

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Hi All,

I was wondering if brown shows are okay with gray suit and semi causal shirt (small checks) for networking with bankers (grabbing coffee or drink). I will be in NY for training and that is the dress code for the firm I am training with and I wont have too much time to change so I am wondering if the outfit I described above is appropriate.

Comments (6)

May 26, 2017

If you are fine with people thinking you work in the back office, then yes it is appropriate.

Don't say this in a banking interview:

Which superhero would you be and why? I want to be like Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor - me.

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May 27, 2017

Oh my god why do people always worry about this, nobody actually cares

May 27, 2017

I'm also wondering about brown blazers.

May 27, 2017

It depends on the bank, the city and the group. Traditionally this was a grey or blue suit with a white or blue shirt and black shoes industry. Some are getting more casual.

My roommate over the summer was at a top boutique in NYC and never deviated from this advice. I believe there were a few in his group that were able to show a bit of pizzazz (different shoes, colored socks and a pocket square for instance) but you'd better nail the look or you'll come off as a jackass (this is true for anywhere, really).

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May 27, 2017