Did I make a mistake - Sophmore and currently doing an internship/study abroad program

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I probably should've consulted you guys on here before making these purchases but here goes..
I'm a Sophomore and have an internship/study abroad program where I'm working for a bank in Prague this summer and need a suit. After I get back from Prague I'll be working for MSSB in a city of about 400k (so not a huge office but definitely the biggest wealth management group within 100 miles). I assume I will also need a suit for my MSSB internship.

I went to Jos a Bank today and did the buy 1 get the second for 99 get the third one free thing - I got 3 suits all of which were $895 retail value. They're all 2 piece 2 button signature suits. One is navy and the other two grey. I also got mahogany tassle shoes, belt, socks, white shirt, conservative ties, etc.
My only concern is that while these may be appropriate for me now they won't be appropriate for my first few years on Wall Street, can someone tell me if I did this right??

**EDIT** I should mention the two that are grey are dark grey and not the same color exactly but similar

Comments (9)

Apr 7, 2013

You did fine. I don't see any problem. How dark are the greys? Is one close to Charcoal?

Apr 7, 2013

OH MY GOD, IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!

Apr 7, 2013

One of them is charcoal

Apr 7, 2013

I was just concerned because I wasn't sure if Jos A Bank is considered a nice enough suit or if they're popular on Wall Street. Also I didn't know if the style was appropriate but the man who was helping me told me that he's had Wall Street guys buy the same suit.

Apr 7, 2013
jdmar92:

I was just concerned because I wasn't sure if Jos A Bank is considered a nice enough suit or if they're popular on Wall Street. Also I didn't know if the style was appropriate but the man who was helping me told me that he's had Wall Street guys buy the same suit.

Jos A Bank is fine for an Analyst. You're good as long as they aren't double breasted.

Apr 8, 2013

You're gonna get fired for sure.

Apr 8, 2013

Just bring the suits to a tailor and have them altered to fit you well. A good tailor can make a suit of any quality look nice.

Apr 26, 2013
jdmar92:

I probably should've consulted you guys on here before making these purchases but here goes..
I'm a Sophomore and have an internship/study abroad program where I'm working for a bank in Prague this summer and need a suit. After I get back from Prague I'll be working for MSSB in a city of about 400k (so not a huge office but definitely the biggest wealth management group within 100 miles). I assume I will also need a suit for my MSSB internship.

I went to Jos a Bank today and did the buy 1 get the second for 99 get the third one free thing - I got 3 suits all of which were $895 retail value. They're all 2 piece 2 button signature suits. One is navy and the other two grey. I also got mahogany tassle shoes, belt, socks, white shirt, conservative ties, etc.
My only concern is that while these may be appropriate for me now they won't be appropriate for my first few years on Wall Street, can someone tell me if I did this right??

**EDIT** I should mention the two that are grey are dark grey and not the same color exactly but similar

You better cut those tassels the hell off if you don't want to get canned the first day. They're business shoes, not little girl's bicycle handles.

All we need to do is show a little class, a little sophistication, and we're in like a dirty shirt.