Definitive Finance Vest Rankings

Ed Chambers's picture
Rank: Gorilla | 500

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

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.

Jun 27, 2018

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
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.

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Jun 27, 2018

Fratagonia

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Aug 26, 2018

patagucci

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Sep 13, 2018

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Sep 19, 2018

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

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Sep 19, 2018

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Sep 19, 2018

I wonder where this fleece vest thing started. It seemed to pop out of nowhere a few years ago.

I know banks and consulting firms recruit from a lot of top Northeast schools, where the prep style is high fashion, but I have no idea why absolutely everyone rocks these vests.

Sep 23, 2018
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