GS new dress code

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As some of you may know by now, GS just announced their new "casual" dress code. So i was wondering what would you consider wearing into the office? Also, do you think it is a good idea to change the formal suit attire that's so typical of wall street? Is this a growing trend?

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Mar 6, 2019

Unless you're client facing, being forced to play dress up is a total waste of time.

Mar 6, 2019

fair enough

Mar 6, 2019

shut up.. it makes us feel important

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Mar 6, 2019

Get ready to see Allbirds all over the building

"If you ain't first, you're last!" - GOAT

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Mar 6, 2019

there's going to be a new midtown uniform, you can bet on that

edit: I realize GS is downtown/tribeca, but it's the instagram acct I'm referring to more than anything

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Mar 8, 2019

current one is perfect and functional - no need for improvement yet.

Mar 6, 2019

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Mar 6, 2019

Consulting firms made the shift to business casual in the office years ago, and they still seem to be earning a living.

Mar 7, 2019

Username checks out.

Mar 7, 2019

In terms of what I would consider wearing to the office (my firm recently changed to a business casual attire as well) would be Slacks and a dress shirt M-T and perhaps dressing down to Khakis and a shirt Friday...

Honestly some people abuse the hell out of it and wear jeans (that don't fit well) / sneakers / so on and so forth.

I personally own more well fitting slacks than jeans and personally find slacks lighter and more comfortable across the board so I never really made the jump to jeans. Also I feel like wearing a dress shirt isn't all that uncomfortable either (unless they fit you really poorly / etc).

So basically my daily would still be slacks, shirt, no tie, watch, sometimes a pullover sweater in the winter.

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Mar 8, 2019

what brand of slacks? have tried to find something in between BB's dress pants and jeans but haven't had much luck - paralysis by analysis

Mar 8, 2019

unsolicited recommendation, but since I started wearing LuluLemon dress pants they have become a staple. Flexibility and high quality fabric are ummatched.

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Mar 7, 2019

At our office, the casual dress code included wearing jeans.

Mar 7, 2019

Our bank went to this about a year ago and it hasn't gotten out of hand. It kinda varies by person but I'd say the "average" dress would be either chinos or slacks and then a dress shirt / button down (sweater or vest over the top in the winter). It'd say it gets a little more casual in the summer since its so GD hot - lot of guys will just wear a polo and jeans / chinos

Mar 8, 2019

Get used to hearing "Back in my day bankers used to ......."

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Mar 8, 2019

I was at GS in NY from 2002-04, and we were business casual back then except for outside meetings. When did that change?

Mar 8, 2019

If you had an interview at a company that has this type of dress code policy do you still wear a full suit to an interview??

Mar 8, 2019

Yes 100%.

Just enter the room and follow protocol of what the interviewees are wearing. If they have a suit on keep yours own. If they take their jacket off, take yours off and hang it on a chair.... If they're dressed down in jeans then there either just take your suit jacket off, or if you can do it away from them, take off both jacket and tie. You won't be incredibly over dressed in any of these situations.

Mar 8, 2019

Just keep the suit and tie on if you're interviewing for IBD regardless of the interviewers, don't strip down to biz casual in the bathroom. You won't get knocked for it.

If you're interviewing at a tech firm, or Fortune 500 FP&A group or something, I agree the tie can work against you and would take it off.

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Mar 8, 2019
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