Intern Dress Advice?

Monkeys,

I had some questions about attire recommendations for S&T dress clothing for a summer intern. I was planning on buying 5 brooks brothers shirts (only in plain white and blue) and some navy/gray dress pants. I have seen advice on this forum such as to leave a suit jacket/tie in your office in case of client meetings. In that case is it fine to wear the suit jacket with a different color of pants? Or should you only be buying pants which have a matching jacket? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for buying pants for a guy who is 6'3.

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May 16, 2017

Only buy the pants with the matching jacket. If you want to be laughed at you can wear the suit jacket with a different color pants.
Also I really don't think they're going to be bringing interns to client meetings without warning them.

May 16, 2017

Definitely matching pants and jacket.
The point, is to make no one notice what you are wearing, so be as simple and standard as you can while avoiding 50$ suits and 1000$ suits

May 22, 2017

So let me get this straight you buy suit separates and multiple pairs of the same pants and buy one of the jackets?

May 16, 2017

i dont know a lot regarding the specific dress code for S&t interns, but if you wear a blue jacket with a gray pant is what in italy we call "spezzato" and it is pretty informal compared to the gray suit and could be appreciated in a morning day time environment.

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May 22, 2017

Okay, now not only will I impress people with my exclusive fashion taste, but also with a bit of Italian. Thanks!

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May 22, 2017

Good to know what it's called but don't do this. Matching jacket and pants always.

May 22, 2017

Note business casual in most of these places is essentially a suit without a tie

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May 20, 2017

I'm assuming this is for BB.....Wear (matching jacket pant) normal suits, and tie for first week. You can probably ditch the tie after that. You probably will not meet any clients, you might be able to listen in on conference calls if there are any junior people involved.

May 22, 2017

To be very blunt, if you work in BO, what you wear really doesn't matter as long as it is acceptable business wear (that means black, pinstripes are all OK). My suggestion is:
Shoes: Cole Haan - they have sales all the time
Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt - also sales all the time
Suit: work with what you have for now, until you manage the transition to a different role

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May 22, 2017

Thanks!

May 20, 2017

Can anyone who has interned at a BB in the past one or two summers answer this?

May 21, 2017

You might keep a jacket at the office but I doubt you'd ever wear it. Definitely buy 10 shirts so you can alternate your sets of 5 for dry cleaning

May 21, 2017

Matching jacket and pants is a given.

Adopt what your peers do, if your team per say is wearing suit and ties, wear suit and ties, if they leave a jacket in the office, you leave a jacket in the office, if they do tonnes of blow, you do... you get it.

Seriously though, as said above - be memorable for your work and not what you are wearing, i.e. no pocket squares.

All the best and congrats on the offer!

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May 22, 2017

Buy all of your shirts from the Express clearance rack, make sure you are creative with the colors. No one will remember an intern who only wears white or blue shirts. Belt buckles and shoes are also important. Don't wear lace up captoes like some grandpa, you're the future of the company, help the firm evolve its fashion sense. Toe the line as close as possible to what is allowable in terms of still being considered a dress shoe. But don't spend a lot either, no one will be able to tell.

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May 22, 2017

If you're fat, I would recommend a navy suit that fits well. Otherwise, clothes are optional.

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May 22, 2017

You killed the Greece spread goes up, spread goes down, from Wall Street they all play like a freak, Goldman Sachs 'o beat.

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