5/3/10

i noticed some younget guys are wearing those super colorfull sox, along with their 3K$ suits and Lanvin/Rosetti shoes. Most are Europeans, and Brits...
anybody else sporting those?

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5/3/10

I wear them, typically as a signalling mechanism

Purple - I got laid last night
Green - I met twins last night
Purple with green stripes - .....

I think you get the jist.

Financial Modeling

5/3/10

just be careful dude. if you go into the bathroom to take a shit and the guy in the stall next to you sees rainbow stripes you might end up wiping more than shit off of your asshole

4/30/12
alphadogg:

just be careful dude. if you go into the bathroom to take a shit and the guy in the stall next to you sees rainbow stripes you might end up wiping more than shit off of your asshole

Where do you work that this is something you have to worry about?

6/19/15
alphadogg:

just be careful dude. if you go into the bathroom to take a shit and the guy in the stall next to you sees rainbow stripes you might end up wiping more than shit off of your asshole

@reallyraw

5/3/10

you just reminded me of something from last summer.

I wore some blue/gray argyle (Not huge colorful at all, very light blue lines subtle) socks one day and my VP pulls me aside and says (basically, don't remember exactly) "Hey, don't wear does socks again" Me "what? Sure, whats wrong with them?" Vp "You dont want to wear argyle socks, only asians wear argyle socks" Me "I'll burn them tonight" - I then go back to my desk and next time I go over to his desk another and another VP is over there and he goes "MYNAME come on you got to get your shit together" - semi joking

Is this at all true?? I really can't see how it is, but then again wtf do I know. WSO can I wear argyle socks?

5/3/10

I have some colorful socks, but don't wear them too much -- my firm is pretty formal/colorful socks can be a hassle to match with one's tie/shirt/etc.

5/3/10

I've been called out for wearing colorful socks in the office. I kept doing it; if you're doing your job well, no one's going to give a shit what color your socks are.

5/3/10

Wear whatever you want, pussies.

Americans in American offices generally don't dress too 'metro,' but Americans (generally) have no style, so why would you want to emulate them?

Analysts normally don't wear $3k suits, though. European suits are generally more fitted than American ones, so they look nicer. Further, Italian tailors are MUCH cheaper in Italy than they are abroad, so if you are going to get suits made, and you're a continental European, you're going to be paying maybe 1/3 the cost Americans do for the same suits.

My point is this: the European analysts look sharper because their clothing isn't made for 250 lb. lard-asses, not because they spend 5 times what you do for their clothing.

5/3/10

Or maybe because they are gay/metro and worry so much about fashion...

"Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America."

5/3/10
randymoss:

Or maybe because they are gay/metro and worry so much about fashion...

wrong...americans are just fat and have no sense of fashion...dont go there...everybody on this earth makes fun of your guys and your non-sense of style...

i just wanted to see how many ppl wear them ...analysts or traders...lets avoid the america vs the world fashion argument.

5/3/10

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5/4/10

More British people coming out of the closet. No surprise.

"Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America."

5/2/12
Batrick Pateman:
randymoss:

Or maybe because they are gay/metro and worry so much about fashion...

wrong...americans are just fat and have no sense of fashion...dont go there...everybody on this earth makes fun of your guys and your non-sense of style...

i just wanted to see how many ppl wear them ...analysts or traders...lets avoid the america vs the world fashion argument.

Don't worry, we make fun of Europeans for having come in and save the day in WW1 and WW2.

Back on topic. If you're a first year or summer analyst / associate, don't wear anything that makes you stand out (i.e. cuff links, CEO shirts, suspenders, skinny ties, tie clips). Once you prove yourself, go crazy.

Financial Modeling

5/3/10

I used to wear colorful socks. Depends on the firms culture and what you think you can get away with. One can match their socks to the slacks or you can be bold and match it to you're tie and shirt. I was notorious for wearing some crazy shit. Then again I was well liked and was very good at my job.

Master in Finance Website

"We've always been at war with Eastasia"

4/23/13

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5/4/10

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"Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America."

5/4/10

I don't know much about suits,so go easy on me, but isn't the European cut more slim-fit i.e. tighter ? But yea, Euros probably do dress better.

5/5/10
<a href=//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/sac-capital rel=nofollow>SAC</a>:

I don't know much about suits,so go easy on me, but isn't the European cut more slim-fit i.e. tighter ? But yea, Euros probably do dress better.

yes around the waist...cause humans are supposed to have waists and not an 8km radius belly full of fat

5/5/10

Always find it funny when someone is a "fag" cause they wear bold color socks, but everyone on here jerks off to Patrick Bateman and he was the most metro guy on earth. Me thinks these guys do not know how to dress or are very shy little boys.

Master in Finance Website

"We've always been at war with Eastasia"

5/22/14

Fuck you Moiz

4/30/12

currently wearing neon green and neon pink striped socks...needless to say im gettin a lotta looks today, but my socks be baller as hell..i dont think ive worn socks that match my pants at all

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

4/30/12

Striped Socks, All Day ErDay

4/30/12

I wear them as a change up. Solid bright colors over stripes though.

4/30/12

If you where socks like this follow these steps.

  1. Find tallest building in your city
  2. Enter said building
  3. GO to the top floor
  4. find window
  5. Jump out of it.

You all are a bunch of Nancys

Eventus stultorum magister.

4/30/12

What about patterns like triangles/squares etc?

And if you wear solid bright colors, what do you match them to?

4/30/12
Bossman_BB:

What about patterns like triangles/squares etc?

And if you wear solid bright colors, what do you match them to?

the whole point is for them not to match...like today i wore brown wingtips, light chinos, blue plaid shirt..with pink and neon green striped socks

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

4/30/12

I always were slightly colorful argyle socks. Its kind of my thing.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

5/2/12
happypantsmcgee:

I always were slightly colorful argyle socks. Its kind of my thing.

me too...usually match them to my tie or shirt

4/30/12

i do, but never with black dress shoes.

5/2/12

I can't wait for Johnny Cash to rise from the dead and knock all you pansies out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0VvmiU9xZM

Eventus stultorum magister.

5/2/12

Yeah man i wear em

"Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman." -- George Soros

5/11/12

Paul Smith socks are the way forward dude. Much like everything in life the key is in the detail! Keep your outfit classic and conservative but little things like socks, jocks and pocket square be a subtle statement of your personality. Girls will give you a lot more cred if you know your shit too!

The number of day traders on the Forbes Rich List is...zero

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