Does anyone still wear a suit?

Since returning back to the office following the Covid-19 pandemic working from home era, no one in my bank wears a suit any more. Everyone simply wears a shirt and chinos with casual shoes.. even our juniors. In fact there's even times I now see some people wearing casual t-shirts, hoodies and jeans!

The only time I see people in suits is for a client pitches.

I quite like wearing suits because it mentally makes me feel good, if I'm in casual clothes I can feel a bit too comfy in my chair and feel a bit lazy. Also it's super quick and easy to put on a suit.. you don't need to worry about what colours match and what outfit you need to wear so it makes my mornings quicker.

However, I feel very old school now and unsure whether I should just man up and move forward with this new era or stick to suits. As I don't want to go around spending hundreds of bucks on a new suit if it's now pointless.

Do you all still wear suits? FYI I work in the investment banking division.

Comments (11)

Jul 25, 2022 - 3:22am
bug-me-not, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hi guys, I think that clothes are the basis of a good image, but also of the first impression, so personally I don't save on clothes and often buy them in premium brands and often it's some kind of classic, but recently I started paying attention to new brands and one of them me I was interested in them, they produce really good technology suits with cool materials and are quite inexpensive. By the way, I can note that they really have a beautiful cut and texture of the fabric in autumn!

Mar 13, 2022 - 11:56pm
Canvasblank, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you're going to daily drive a suit in this culture, I think you have to be dapper as fuck in order for it to not be weird. An off the rack suit won't cut it. You'll need at a minimum a made to made to measure suit, pocket square, clean shave or trimmed beard, weekly haircut, mirror gloss shoes, and a watch. 
 

At the end of the day, if you're comfortable wearing a suit, just do you. Fuck everyone else's opinion

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Mar 14, 2022 - 1:04pm
CATBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

At the end of the day, it's mostly accepted now that a lot of banks are embracing a more casual dress code. Most people just don't like to dress up in North America. So can you still wear a suit? Yea why not? But if you're gonna do it, do it properly at least as mentioned by a previous poster.

I personally wear one every day for all the reasons you mentioned and just simply cause I like the look of it. Yea you'll get the occasional comment but tbh it's mostly positive feedback and I don't foresee any scenario where it would work to your disadvantage. Wear it with confidence, embrace it, but don't be a d*ck about it if everyone else is dressed much more casually.

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Mar 18, 2022 - 7:16pm
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I wear jeans and a sweater because I can.  It's allowed and we don't have interns.  I'll wear the argyle if I hear the boss is rolling in. You harass me and I'll point at the photo of me at the exchange & the listing medals

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. 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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Mar 24, 2022 - 7:34am
TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I wear a suit without the tie basically. I get pulled into client situations frequently and it's a failsafe option for me and quite frankly, I like wearing them. You should just dress for your situation. Given the impromptu nature of my meetings etc, what I do makes the most sense for me. If I weren't overtly client-facing or the likes, I'd probably lean into the more casual wear... I just wish the casual wear was okay with jeans as I don't own a pair of chinos lol. But overall even wearing a suit doesn't bother me in the least.

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Jul 26, 2022 - 8:34am
PeepeeFinancePoopoo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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