EB Dress Code Advice

I'm updating my wardrobe for my sophomore internship this summer, mostly in the way of dress slacks. Next summer I will be at an EB for my junior internship, and would like to buy clothes this summer that I can wear next summer.

Everyone talks about buying suits for internships, but no bankers I've ever met with for coffee have been in a suit (even without a tie). Mostly dress shirt and vest.

What is the dress code for elite boutiques? If nobody wears suits, I will save money and buy slacks without the jacket.

Comments (4)

Jun 6, 2018

They wear the whole suit to office and take off the stuff when doing monkey work. Unless they are meeting a client or MD, they dont put back th whole suit on.

My suggestion: Buy 2/3 suits (shades of black, grey, navy) and 5 blue/white shirts and youre good. As for socks, my rule is to only buy black socks that you wont have to worry about matching them after laundry

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Jun 7, 2018

Both Evercore and Moelis are business causal, no jackets needed unless you are going to a client meeting. Just buy 10 shirts and 5 slacks.

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Jun 7, 2018

I'd reach out to someone at the firm you'll be with to figure out what the most appropriate dress is.

Whether it's suits or no suits, I have found it convenient having grey or black pants/suits and shirts that go with them (pretty much any shirt). That way, no matter what shirt/pant (or suit) you grab out of the closet in the morning you are good to go.

Jun 11, 2018