Houndstooth/Check Suits for Incoming Analyst?

Hey monkeys,

Starting in July at a buy-side shop as a first-year analyst. I have a basic navy suit already but I got a SuitSupply gift card for Christmas so looking to get another. I know I should probably just get a plain charcoal suit, but that's just so fucking boring. I was thinking of getting something like this:

Would I be able to wear either of these in the office as a first-year? Since it is a buy-side gig I'm hoping that it's a little less conservative than something like IB. Lemme know what u guys think

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May 31, 2021 - 9:05pm

I would get the basics first or buy some pieces with a lot of flexibility to them. The goal is to have as many pieces of clothing be wearable with each other as possible as it reduces the total amount needed.

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Jun 1, 2021 - 8:15am

Ok OP here, getting the sense that I absolutely should not wear these in-office. Thoughts on getting one of these as a wedding/casual suit, and wearing my plain navy suit for the minimal amount of times I'll have to wear a suit to the office? Or should I really have multiple suits?

(To give more color, I'll be working at a large AM as a credit analyst)

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