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Jan 8, 2017

Wore this exact combo and got an offer at a top bulge bracket. So to answer your question, no it really won't matter. Just make sure they're not obnoxious looking and you'll be fine.

Jan 8, 2017

Follow up question, loafers or oxfords? or does it also not matter?

And another question, I really don't want to spend 100+ on a pair of shoes. Is it really that obvious if I buy a pair of shoes on Amazon for like under 50?

Jan 8, 2017

Oxfords. I definitely think loafers are too casual for an interview. As far as what you want to pay, I would suggest just sucking it up and paying a bit more. $50 shoes will look pretty obvious, and if you get the internship you'll just end up replacing them with something more expensive. Make the investment upfront; it helps to fake it till you make it.

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Jun 11, 2019

Loafers to an interview is too casual. General rule. Also, $50 shoes on Amazon are a bad buy. I have a few pairs of Allen Edmonds I got during their sales, and they are much higher quality, and likely to last a lot longer.

George M. Rimakis, CFA

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Jan 8, 2017

No. If you get dinged because you're wearing brown shoes, thank your lucky stars you aren't working at a place where people have a 10 ft rod up their ass

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Jun 10, 2019

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Jan 8, 2017

Wearing black shoes with a navy suit is for brits or old men, brown oxford shoes with blue suits is the way to go

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Jan 9, 2017

Absolutely. You will not make it past the reception desk and be forced to intern at firms like JT Marlin

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Feb 1, 2017

Dealflow at JT Marlin comparable to Deutsche Bank -- take ur hate somewhere else

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Feb 1, 2017

If you wear brown shoes, they'll force you to eat them on your knees while a circle of associates jeer at you.

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Feb 1, 2017

Hi compoundingreturns, the silence is deafening, sorry about that.... Any of the threads below helpful?

  • Black or Brown Shoes w/Navy Suits situation to decide whether or not brown shoes are best paired with the navy suit. As @GenghisKhan puts it ... and want a more casual look, it is acceptable to wear brown dress shoes to complement your navy suit. ... If you have a solid navy suit, is there a rule of thumb for when to
  • Brown Shoes with Navy Blue Suit? What do you guys think about brown shoes with a navy blue suit... Like this one in the pictures. ... Not to wear for interviews but I guess after you get the internship. ...
  • Brown shoes I'm going to start mixing it up with light grey and navy blue every now and then. I know there has ... been plenty of posts regarding what not to wear in terms of shoes, but can someone post a couple of ... links to acceptable shoes? Preferably Neimans or Sack's. The guys I work with have the worst shoes ...
  • Interview Outfit Question Hey guys, what do you think about wearing a Navy suit with light brown/tan oxford shoes and ... stigma about brown shoes in banking, but can I have some honest opinions here? Should I just get a pair ... of black shoes? ...
  • Brown Shoes? If so, do brown shoes match with navy or charcoal pants? And which type of brown (dark brown or ... I'm not talking about wearing brown shoes to an interview, but does anyone wear them to work? ... ones and when you wear them. shoes brown ...
  • brown shoes in interview ding me for having brown shoes with a navy suit? ...
  • Which tie color/style with light grey suit and white shirt? http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=12831&o... http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=14303&o... Also, brown shoes are kosher with a grey ... Have a couple interviews coming my way soon. Was wondering what'd go best with a light grey ... suit (http://media.burton.co.uk/wcsstore/Burton/images/c... but maybe a tad darker) and white shirt of ...
  • More suggestions...

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Feb 1, 2017

If you're gonna wear navy and light grey I would recommend you get yourself a nice pair of English goodyear welted shoes. These will literally last you at least a decade and still look pretty much brand new (depending on how well you treat them obviously).

I love brown suede shoes, but for an office setting I would always go with black.

http://www.barneys.com/Hallam/500132596,default,pd... http://www.barneys.com/Sydney/103015733,default,pd...

Feb 1, 2017

I have these in brown. I chose them over ferragamos of the same price.

http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/inde...
Here are some other good ones:

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Note, the ferragamo cap toes are more of a coffee color; very dark brown. It's a nice color but I think a lighter brown looks much better with Navy.

Feb 1, 2017

"lighter brown looks much better with Navy"
true that.

Feb 1, 2017

I would suggest, if you really want to go all out, you get either natural (no colour) leather shoes or ones from which you can work, and over several weeks work a pattina into them (using two or three separate but related colours).

This is a good inspiration to go with a navy suit: http://www.chaussure-hommes.com/wp-content/uploads...
This is better for casual occasions: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WT1oVCnXpLo/SliBZvCM2QI/...
I strongly recommend Saphir shine for this kind of fun stuff.

Feb 1, 2017

http://www.sidmashburn.com/shop/footwear/sid-mashb...
My personal favorite:

http://www.sidmashburn.com/shop/footwear/sid-mashb...
Or you can get some short/long - wing Alden's off ebay. Send them to Alden for their $250 restoration process.

Feb 1, 2017

Love Sid Mashburn

Jun 11, 2019
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