LSE dress code for MSc

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Hello all this is my first post.

I'm about to go to LSE for ten Months to do an MSc in Accounting Organizations and Institutions but do not know what to wear. I've seen some dress guides on here for BB's but nothing specific to the U.K. Also, if there is anyone here who has done this program and has any advice I would love to hear it.

Thank you for your time.

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May 22, 2010

There are dress codes for universities? As long as its not inappropriate, I've never heard of such a thing.

May 22, 2010

Well played, partner.

May 22, 2010

Maybe I'm using the wrong word. I'd like to get some advice on what to wear so that I fit in with the other students. I don't know what masters students normally wear to class. I tend to pack light so don't want to bring the wrong thing.

Thanks for the advice

May 22, 2010

well what you are going to need is clothes

masters students often wear clothes

May 22, 2010

Thanks for the information I had considered going naked or wearing a barrel to class.

What I am looking for is do they tend to wear a shirt and slacks, polo and slacks or jeans and a t-shirt.

May 22, 2010

i think you'd likely need:

some underwear
some socks
some pants
some shirts
some shoes

you can mix and match these things to make cute outfits- don't go overboard though! you don't want to only wear one shoe, a sock and underwear as a shirt! you might look silly!

May 22, 2010

Very informative I take it you can't answer what combination of those items most MSc accounting students wear every day at LSE

May 22, 2010

well, i imagine they wear pants over their legs/buttocks, a shirt over their torso, and shoes over their feet

maybe you should contact HR at a bulge bracket bank and ask them what they expect you to wear whilst studying at LSE during the school week - sounds like a good way to introduce yourself

May 22, 2010

haha you guys giving him a hard time.

don't wear t shirts that have trash written on them. maybe not jeans either, especially not raggedy ass ones. dunno about lse, but master's students in general wear slightly more formal/conservative clothes than undergrads. especially when you're talking about grads studying business or related majors.

that means a polo, or some other kind of collared shirt. and some kind of shoes (not flip-flops).

May 22, 2010

turf dogs, mid calfs, nice shorts, a lax penny, hat n sweet pair of shades

May 22, 2010

accounting tends to be more formal and bland, so something black, white or grey and boring

May 22, 2010

There actually is a STRICT dress code at LSE, it is up to your own discretion to follow it or not, but you'll find a vast majority do follow it.

Outside of the finance related majors (and for 50% of the finance related majors themselves) the dress code is as follows:

If you own an iron for your clothes or deodorant the first you'll want to do to fit in his burn those things. The goal is to stink as badly as possible and make sure you're stinking up the entire room. Furthermore, you should leave your clothes on the floor, preferably in the corner so they get curled up into a ball before you wear them. Do not ever comb or cut your hair, shave only once every five days so you always have some scruff on your face but never a full beard. Most importantly, if you're really badass, you'll wear a wrinkled sweatshirt (hopefully all sweated out and stinking as bad as you should be stinking) to networking events at various investment banks (true story, I'm not even trying to be funny). The important thing is not only learning how to stink, but stink bad enough so that classroom retains the smell of you and your classmates for a good week after you've used it. Bonus points if you wear roller skates to class.

If you are among the 50% in a finance related major or one of 10% outside of a finance major who doesn't follow this dresscode, your own dresscode will be to look as douchey as humanly possible:

Dickish glasses (this is a must). Bleach your hair blonde and wear blue contacts (for guys only), but make sure you only bleach it enough so that other people know that you have bleached your hair, keep some highlights (you don't want people not to know). Gordan Gekko suspenders will impress (this is guaranteed to be a hit, and I don't mean that sarcastically, like literally a big hit). Also try to carry as much technology on you as possible at all times, a minimum of two laptops that you can break out at any time, and one had BETTER be an Apple or you're not a fellow traveler. The less necessary the laptop is for a particular class the more you want to show it off, and better yet, to really get yourself off and let everybody know that you have a laptop, conveniently leave it out and ask the person next to you to "watch it" while you go to the "bathroom." If you're lucky his dick will get hard right there which will obviously make your own dick hard, which is what you're really after anyway, right? Keep as many cell phones exposed at all times as you can, wear them on your belt so all can see, 3 at a minimum, one better damn be an iphone and another a blackberry, the third is up to you. Bonus points if you wear cufflinks to class.

If you're in the second group make sure you (A) ask a lot of questions in class even when they are completely unnecessary and everybody is detached from the material (B) make sure everybody hears your voice by rambling on for a good 2-3 minutes when your asinine question could have been asked in one sentence. Then look at the pants of the guy next to you, if his dick is hard you came out winning.

I know what you're thinking. You're saying, "rebelcross, what you wrote is (A) stupid and not funny (B) retarded (C) yo, wut happened to you, you really have it in for LSE, yo." You're right, it's not funny at all, it's a fucking NIGHTMARE for anybody who's lived through it. And yes it is retarded, it's the most retarded thing you'll ever witness (and perhaps be a part of?). And as for (C), nah son, I ain't got no beef, just keepin' it real.

It's all very true.

May 22, 2010

^ pretty funny rebel. "minimum of two laptops".

Apr 24, 2013

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May 22, 2010

RebelCross, you forgot to mention, your dickish glasses have to cost AT LEAST $600, and you'll want to mention that as frequently as possible.

May 22, 2010
drexelalum11:

RebelCross, you forgot to mention, your dickish glasses have to cost AT LEAST $600, and you'll want to mention that as frequently as possible.

You just reminded me, you don't want to quote the price in $ because...you know...and you definitely don't want to use Pounds because it's the domestic currency. So you'll want to tell to everybody that the glasses were "800 Euros" (makes you look even better because of how badly the Euro is doing).

Also, if you really want to be a fucking hit parade. Make sure that as an American talking to other Americans you refer to "soccer" as "football," and then look at them weird when they use "soccer" and "football" the way they should be used in the American vernacular. That'll really let em' know that you've arrived.

If you're really hardcore and willing to go that extra mile for that sweet douche gold, pretend like you know what's going on in the soccer world, and then try to initiate soccer conversation with other Americans, even though neither of you can't relate to it because you've never watched it growing up and neither you nor any of your friends even knew what a soccer ball looked like until about 2007. If his 800 Euro cock-glasses fog up from faking as much enthusiasm as you, you know that you've struck gold.

May 22, 2010
rebelcross:
drexelalum11:

RebelCross, you forgot to mention, your dickish glasses have to cost AT LEAST $600, and you'll want to mention that as frequently as possible.

You just reminded me, you don't want to quote the price in $ because...you know...and you definitely don't want to use Pounds because it's the domestic currency. So you'll want to tell to everybody that the glasses were "800 Euros" (makes you look even better because of how badly the Euro is doing).

Also, if you really want to be a fucking hit parade. Make sure that as an American talking to other Americans you refer to "soccer" as "football," and then look at them weird when they use "soccer" and "football" the way they should be used in the American vernacular. That'll really let em' know that you've arrived.

If you're really hardcore and willing to go that extra mile for that sweet douche gold, pretend like you know what's going on in the soccer world, and then try to initiate soccer conversation with other Americans, even though neither of you can't relate to it because you've never watched it growing up and neither you nor any of your friends even knew what a soccer ball looked like until about 2007. If his 800 Euro cock-glasses fog up from faking as much enthusiasm as you, you know that you've struck gold.

If only it were so simple; you'll want to talk about "football," but what should get you really excited is the opportunity to discuss cricket. Quoting glasses in Euro's is SOOO 2009 - I'd imagine you're best off doing it in Swiss francs today, while waving your FT and commentating in a loud and authoritative voice on how to save global finannce, and how if only Nick Clegg were in charge, things would be so much more cheerful.

May 22, 2010
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