Coffee Chat in Florida, what do Investment bankers wear down here?

Title really explains it all. I have a coffee chat coming up soon, and was wondering what do Bankers wear down in Florida? It's the middle of the summer and extremely hot. I'm almost certain that I'm going to show up in a full suit, but I was wondering if there is other attire? No Jacket? Slacks and a button down?

Honestly this sounds ridiculous to ask but was just kinda curious if anyone wants to throw some insight.

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Jul 17, 2021 - 4:27pm

I'm in the south too and for coffee chats i was in full suit and tie every time. Can take off the jacket once sitting down but I think its really all about first impressions and putting your best foot forward and display how important it is to you, so I'd go suit. But yeah i was sweating my dick off lol.   

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Jul 19, 2021 - 9:51pm

Agreed. I'm from Florida and you literally just go from your air-conditioned house to your air-conditioned car to the air-conditioned cafe where you're doing your coffee chat. Wear a full suit, you won't be in the heat for a long time

Jul 21, 2021 - 9:36am

Update: So I did show up full suit. The bankers were pleased but said it wasn't necessary, although it was a good first impression. We ended up sitting outside which made it worse lol. Also it was Friday, so they were dressed even more casual then usual (Light button downs/ golf tees, khakis).

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