Holiday Sales

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Any analysts find good clothing deals this holiday season? Post your findings here.

Anyone have reviews of the following dress shirts: Brooks Brothers, Charles Tyrwhitt, T.M.Lewin, Hawes & Curtis. Most are on sale now for about $40 each.

Also any good deals on dress slacks, suits, shoes, overcoats?

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Dec 13, 2009

Some of the aforementioned brands (I'm particularly talking about Charles Tyrwhitt) mostly sell shirts with FRENCH CUFFS. At the same time, however, people wear business casual at the office (=no tie/jacket).

Thus, how do you wear a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt for work? A shirt with cufflinks and without a tie looks just WRONG.... you either wear a nice shirt w/cufflinks WITH A SUIT (i.e., a tie and a jacket), or just don't wear it and go for a button cuff shirt. I don't have anything against cufflinks, but combining business casual with cufflinks looks and sounds bad. THOMAS PINK, on the other hand, has a wide variety of button cuff shirts.

Any thoughts?

Dec 13, 2009

Good point mrvau, I'm not sure about that. What brand shirts do people wear if the dress is business casual? I don't think most analysts have a closet full of PINK shirts.

Dec 13, 2009

where are you finding these shirts on sale?

Dec 13, 2009

The problem with Charles Tyrwhitt is not the price. You can find them on sale a few times a year (like right now) and stock up 10 shirts for $500-700 (which shouldn't be a problem for your IB analyst salary). The problem is that 90% of Charles Tyrwhitt dress shirts have French cuffs and, as I said before, you're not going to do that for the office because it looks weird and wrong.

Given the supremacy of 'baby blue' in banking, you could get a few of these

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/ym-usddefault/yr-yd-Men's-Shirts----Dress/yg-Bruton-Shirts/yp-FP019BLU/Sky-Bruton-Slim-Fit-Dress-Shirt-/productdetail.aspx?ppp=12&sortBy=Relevance&page=1&back=False&canned=&browse=Y
or these

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/ym-usddefault/yr-yd-Men's-Shirts----Dress/yg-Bruton-Shirts/yp-FT079SKY/Sky-Fine-Stripe-Bruton-Slim-Fit-Dress-Shirt-/productdetail.aspx?ppp=12&sortBy=Relevance&page=1&back=False&canned=&browse=Y
I'd like to have more variety, though.

Dec 13, 2009

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Dec 13, 2009
WashingtonCapitals:

Is the clothing offered by Jos A. Bank good enough to wear for a summer internship at a business casual Investment bank

It probably is good enough but it doesn't seem like the best deal to me if you can buy a British type shirt for around the same price or a little more, why would you buy Jos A Bank?

Dec 13, 2009

What the fuck is a British type shirt, banker88?

Dec 13, 2009
tothedeath:

What the fuck is a British type shirt, banker88?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118738783860501399...

Dec 13, 2009
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