Definitive Finance Vest Rankings

I work in a small office and 2 of our 5 summer interns contacted people in the office about whether it was appropriate to wear a fleece vest to the office and if so, what do we recommend. Leaving aside the ridiculousness of their inquiry, give me your power rankings on vests!

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Jun 26, 2018 - 9:24pm

If you see clients in person, I would not recommend it.

That being said, depending on the office the HVAC can be pretty bad, especially in full-floor open offices in larger buildings. In my technical role, I've seen everybody from our kids, who just worked their way off the sales desk after a few years, to the PM for a few billion dollar fund wear a vest when not scheduled to meet anyone. This is regardless of the temperature outside, as the temperature inside can be dozens of degrees different.

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
Jun 27, 2018 - 12:09pm

I feel like if I am meeting someone on the sell side and they don't come wearing a vest, I'd be wondering if he was Finance Material.

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Jun 27, 2018 - 7:34pm
Ed Chambers:

I feel like if I am meeting someone on the sell side and they don't come wearing a vest, I'd be wondering if he was Finance Material.

I think we may be talking across each other here, Ed. It sounds like you mean 'vest' as in part of a three piece suit. We're buy-side here on the portfolio team, and I was speaking of vest as in fleece or a bubble north face/vineyard vines style vest.

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Sep 19, 2018 - 1:48pm

The one I snatched from a seat on the trading floor. I left a benjie for his/her troubles.

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Sep 23, 2018 - 6:33am
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