How often do you have to wear a tie? Incoming analyst currently buying dress shirts

I have a thick neck... I'm having trouble finding dress shirts that fit for both my neck and body. I'm thinking of just keeping a set of dress shirts for no tie and a set of dress shirts for when I have to wear a tie and a suit. Should I keep looking?

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Jan 19, 2022 - 11:52am

Director in REPE here, honestly haven't worn a tie to the office in ages (3 years++), I only wear them for fundraiser or other classier events.. 

Jan 19, 2022 - 6:35pm

You can literally walk into a Macy's or tailor and ask to get your dress shirts measurements for free and just buy according to those, it takes less than 2 mins. I personally prefer Charles Tyrwhitt shirts, they've yet to disappoint me. Plus their 4 for 200 deal is too sweet.

Jan 20, 2022 - 10:42am

Okay here is my best advice.  Go buy dress shirts that you like. I agree with [Sonic the hedge fund manager] , Charles Tyrwhitt is probably the best bang  for buck dress shirt that still looks professional.  

I would buy 1 very professional nice tie in a timeless pattern.  Like literally a Hermes in a classic stripe or something.  Then just keep it in near mint condition for when you need to wear a tie (Interviews, Meetings,  Dinners,  etc.) Most likely if you take good care of a high quality product you will be able to have it until you don't need to wear a tie ever again.  Also a nice tie just makes you feel more confident.  

  • Analyst 3+ in IB-M&A
Jan 20, 2022 - 10:47am

Get custom shit, spend like 5 grand and have badass professional clothes for the next decade. I feel it is strongly worth it because if done right and custom, you look super sharp and will be able to use the stuff for a very long time. You got a signing bonus, use it for that-you are probably done growing and even if you gain weight, custom shit should hold pretty well.

  • Associate 3 in IB-M&A
Jan 20, 2022 - 1:53pm

Very rarely. I'd have 1-2 shirts you can wear a tie with, which you probably already own from interviewing. Analysts basically only wear ties to their comp discussions at my firm.

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