What do you wear when you have time off

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Hey Guys,

I'm just curious about how you dress in your free-time. During my last internship, an associate told me to always dress professionally, even during my time off (he met me while I was partying on my day off).

E.g. no "showy" sneakers (airmax), ripped jeans, a muscle shirts and especially not a golden fake-watch. It's even more relevant since I'm a person of color, and people usually have a certain stigma attached to this kind of style combined with my ethnicity.

After he mentioned this I realized how true it was. Therefore, I now stick to "elegant streetwear" including Stan Smith sneakers and more casual clothing from GAP/Hilfiger etc. (Chinos, Jeans & basic long-sleeve shirts) I immediately noticed a change in how people treat me and furthermore what kind of different girls I attract (other yuppies instead of thotianas).

What do you wear and have you made significant changes in your wardrobe after graduation? (If yes, how did this affect you?)

Comments (56)

Feb 22, 2019

Used to wear a suit without a tie when I used to work in a banking in the city and put a vest on during the day on the trading floor but since I joined the buyside, I literally come into work with jeans, long sleeves and a vest. Pretty much my closet is stacked with mostly work clothes. Wasn't too much into fashion, but when I'm casual, I'm more of a jeans and a baseball cap kind of guy. To me, there's nothing cooler than wearing just that as you're driving a Porsche. Just keeping it simple. Dislike being too show offy. Wearing Hermes buckle belt and a tacky gold watch, not my style.

Feb 23, 2019

You can wear jeans when you work on the buy side?

Feb 23, 2019
Sunshine Funshine:

You can wear jeans when you work on the buy side?

If I was a potential billion dollar client, would you tell me to F off if I met you in a t-shirt and plaid sweatpants?

Feb 23, 2019

Well I'm not client facing. Though I would be the client to our over the counter brokers. They said work casual but i came in wearing jeans one day and no one said anything about it so I kept wearing jeans and eventually other traders started doing it too lol. So I guess it depends on the firm. It feels weird but so much better. I dont have to worry about putting a tie on or get my shirts dry cleaned and saves me a shit load of time in the morning

Feb 23, 2019

Unless I'm meeting with outside parties, I wear shorts and a t-shirt to work (buyside), and so do my bosses. Of course, I'm in TX where things are a little more laid-back

Feb 23, 2019

home: sweatpants and t-shirts

outside: jeans / chinos + sweaters / shirts / t-shirts. Various jackets. Loafers / boots / sneakers / etc.

restaurants, town, or whatever: wool trousers or chinos + shirt / sweaters + blazers or sport coats + loafers or similar.

Feb 23, 2019

you might catch me in a smoking jacket and some birks hangin off the toes
the casio stay shinin
that sunny tint sublime, kid

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Feb 23, 2019

Haha deal sleds for dayz bro xd rips juul

Feb 23, 2019

Keep it simple with jeans, t shirt, and hat. Sometimes I feel like I dress like a divorced dad.

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Feb 23, 2019

Wal Mart and 1 shorts and t shirts because fuck em.

Feb 23, 2019

The official fashion guide of the buyside:
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Feb 23, 2019

Depends who I'm meeting/where I'm going. I try to stack my days I have on-site meetings/dates/chores etc... though usually just end up going business casual everywhere

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Feb 23, 2019

That associate was correct. Always wear a suit and tie no matter what. I mean what if you were to run into bill gates? Do you think he would let you jerk him off if you were wearing jeans?

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Mar 2, 2020

Bill gates could not care less. Marques Brownlee, a popular tech YouTuber, interviewed him wearing a t shirt (power move!). That being said, bill gates would probably rather see him in a malaria net because he's black

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Feb 24, 2019

It's kinda off-topic but I don't really like polos or even t-shirts. For me, short sleeves just look kinda "weird" (like that buyside guy). Like almost impossible to wear unless you have a dad-body or are super athletic.

Feb 26, 2019

you are overthinking this so much. It hurts reading this

Feb 25, 2019

i mostly just wear black jeans, and then some variation of sneakers (usually nike airmax/golden goose or just a pair of j crew killshots..), chelsea boots, or chukka boots. and then usually a black, gray, or white t-shirt or sweater. when i go out, if i'm wearing boots, i'll throw on a button-down. if not, i'll just wear a black long-sleeve t-shirt or sweater (polo/givenchy). and then a very simple (not flashy) watch. vests and polos are both not really my style, and i'm skinny so i dislike wearing short-sleeved shirts. i don't know if this is too flashy or not?

but wow it seems quite suffocating that what you wear outside of work matters, when you spend so much time in the office..

Feb 25, 2019

black pants polo shirts. all my clothes are the same

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Feb 25, 2019

I dress pretty casually at work (jeans + button downs or sweaters) so pretty much the same. If I'm hungover, I'll def throw on some sweatpants/joggers and an athletic quarter zip.

Feb 26, 2019

Age: Late-twenties

Shoes: Common Projects (nicest white shoes you can buy), Nike Trainers (for on the go), Rainbow flipflops (dress it all the way down)

Jeans: Perfect fitting Bonobos Slim in black, blue and grey (you don't need anything else)

Shorts: Nike 7" Runners (show the legs, match the trainers), 9" Chino Shorts (sandstone & blue are the only colors you need)

Shirts: Long Sleeves, Henleys and Oxfords (I'm taller and t-shirts look like shit on tall lanky dudes)

Jackets: A few light fashion jackets

Shades: Persols (stick with the classics)

Watches: Brown Leather Band, Black Leather Band and Silver Metal Band (pair with outfit)

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Feb 26, 2019

Pretty much the same all around, Bonobos jeans are amazing

Feb 26, 2019

If I'm being honest, Common Projects seem like a gigantic waste of money. Are they really any good? Like what makes them so much better than other white sneakers so that their high price is justified?

Feb 26, 2019

In my mind, they're perfect / timeless and will last years with shoe trees + a good cobbler who can resole & condition leather. They carry no brand connotation, but make the ultimate statement of quality and clean.

Let's look at comparable white trainers:

K-Swiss: 2000's Rap Music video

Yeezy Boosts: You're Gen-Z and have bought into the Kardashian monopoly

Stan Smiths: You've got taste, but you can't afford Common Projects

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Feb 26, 2019

You're definitely paying a premium for the brand and the numbers on the side but they do last a long long time and look/feel expensive compared to like random jcrew leather sneakers. Personally, I swear by Filling Pieces sneakers; buy a new plain white pair each year and get a lot of compliments, plus they are sturdier then common projects.

Feb 26, 2019

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Feb 26, 2019

Chubbies... anything longer than 5" is automatically cargo shorts

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Feb 26, 2019
wicked awesome:

Chubbies... anything longer than 5" is automatically cargo shorts

95% of the dudes who wear Chubbies don't have the legs to pull off wearing a 5" inseam. In college, it was always the kids in tier-3 fraternities with croakies on their $99 RayBans Wayfarers, Sperry Boat Shoes (in land-locked locations, mind you), with a gut and pasty legs who were dressing to frat. What a terrible fucking look.

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Feb 22, 2020

Only Dan Bilzerian juiced up type legs can pull em off. A solid tan, no beer gut, and tree trunk quads should be a prerequisite for Chubbies.

Feb 26, 2019

I'm a big designer guy. Used to be subtle with it all but now that I actually get a paycheck I like to get some more bang for my money.

Amiri jeans, LV sneakers (old collections - their new stuff sucks and so does Virgil - thinking about branching out to Gucci), etc. Polo (RL) is my go to throwaway shirt but I'm trying to slowly build a collection of designer (Prada, LV, etc.) tees but I may have to wait until I'm at a higher paygrade, the price tag on those is no joke (especially when I can get 20 polo tees for the price of one.)

At work it's downplayed significantly, relatively cheap pants that look good off the rack and everything else from Neiman, shirts tailored, etc. Not a single brand is visible, unless you can recognize Gucci horsebit.

Edit: I can vouch for the Chubbies, during summers that's all I'm in. Most comfy short ever and I can never go back to knee length or longer.

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Feb 26, 2019

Are you telling me an associate told you how to dress when you aren't on company time and you didnt tell him to go screw himself?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 22, 2020

right? what the fuck dude. im reading the comments and honestly dont get it

Feb 26, 2019

Athletic/hungover: Lulu pace breakers and either a lulu metal vent tee or old comfort color tee, nike gym shoes

Casual: used to have an affinity for Toad & Co pants & some driving mocs but just picked up the Lulu ABC pants they are out of this world comfortable, golf polos (Peter Millar, Dunhill, Travis Matthews). I generally hate jeans but can't seem to toss my habit for wranglers and a flannel during winter mos

More dressed up: Ledbury khakis (have just about every color), brooks brothers, Ledbury, occasional vineyard vines button ups, lucchese boots/pennys/driving mocs/sperry goldcup boots if colder

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Feb 26, 2019
Walker Texas Banker:

Athletic/hungover: Lulu pace breakers and either a lulu metal vent tee or old comfort color tee, nike gym shoes

Casual: used to have an affinity for Toad & Co pants & some driving mocs but just picked up the Lulu ABC pants they are out of this world comfortable, golf polos (Peter Millar, Dunhill, Travis Matthews). I generally hate jeans but can't seem to toss my habit for wranglers and a flannel during winter mos

More dressed up: Ledbury khakis (have just about every color), brooks brothers, Ledbury, occasional vineyard vines button ups, lucchese boots/pennys/driving mocs/sperry goldcup boots if colder

Most Texas shit I've read all day hahahaha +SB

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Feb 26, 2019

Sweatpants and a sweatshirt around the house or when im chillin at a friends place doing nothing. I like to be comfortable.

Feb 26, 2019

Levi Jeans and an Issey Miyake sweatshirt.
If you can pick up a pair of leather Lanvin sneakers that completes my look. But the sneaker can be a bit expensive.

Feb 26, 2019

If you can find Levi 501 get those. If you cant get those 505 will do.

Feb 26, 2019

your associate is an uptight prick, wear whatever you want when outside the office

unless you're client facing and spend your time around clients.

granted, I'm not single so not trying to impress women. depending on the day, you might think I am a surf bum, golf course bum, grad student in between library visits, or unemployed. I have to wear a suit everyday, I like to look clean but be comfortable.

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Feb 26, 2019

I have about 30 J.Crew t-shirts of the exact same design in several colors, bought for between $5.99 - $19.99 each depending on how good their sale was at the time.

Plus 4 identical pairs of Diesel jeans.

One decent looking Polo shirt.

Feb 21, 2020

Shirt: J.Crew Pocket Tee washed (have about 10 colors best shirts in the game)

Pants: Bonobos Skinny jeans/chinos great pants

Socks: Nike Dri-Fit mid calf white/black great socks

Shoes: bludstone chissol toes or Koio (cheaper version common projects highly reccomend)

Top: quarter zip with a wax barbour coat.

Feb 22, 2020

Outside of work:

Fall and winter: medium to dark jeans and a fitted long sleeve shirt (no buttons) or a sweater.
Spring and summer: various colors in shorts and a t-shirt or polo. I have chinos but I prefer the fit of jeans.

Work:
One on one meetings: all seasons: medium to dark jeans and a dress shirt

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 22, 2020

Shirts: John elliott, aime leon dore, kith, essentials and random shit from zara/topman/uniqlo

Jackets/Vests: Moncler/canada goose for snow, arcteryx/belstaff for vests, and yes unironically zara for topcoats (shelf-life isn't the best because of the quality but put out some fire looking shit occasionally

Jeans: Rag & bone, ksubi

Trousers: Acne, apc, zara, uniqlo

Shoes: Raf simon stan smiths (daily drivers) or regular stan smiths (literally timeless), common projects, bottega chelseas, retro AJ 1's, yohji yamamoto (y3), ultra boosts

Gym: Lululemon mens (yes i'm a basic bitch, shoot me recommendations for good Athletic/athleisure wear), nike flyknit racers, adidas ultra boosts

Accessories: Saint laurent/hermes

Watches: IWC/rolex/omega for now

P.S: this is my workingcloset goals- can't afford all this shit at once

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 22, 2020

@WallStreetOasis.com I have had this issue when editing comments A LOT.

Whenever I try to edit the above comment and close the parenthesis in the second line I then lose one letter somewhere else in the text.

For example: I close the parenthesis, and then hit "save comment." Then, I'll re-read the message and the R in raf simons in the final line will just randomly be GONE. If I edit the R back, the parenthesis edit I made before is gone!! Wtf

Feb 22, 2020

I must be very old or extremely unfashionable or a combination of both because I have never heard of any of the brands you listed.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 22, 2020

tbf some of the shirts/jeans/trouser brands I listed are relatively niche, people actively into fashion will recognize them but most people won't

Feb 23, 2020

Classics will never fail you. Outside the office it is all about looking put together without trying too hard. Not necessarily professional but always presentable.

Fit trumps all.

Long sleeves>short sleeves most times with the exception of a clean white or black shirt that fits right and works with an overall look. I'll do this every once in a while but for whatever reason I tend to feel a little under dressed when I do and that is really what it is about...find what you feel and look good in and and then just own the look.

Quality over quantity. Get 3-4 outfits that fit perfect for casual outings. They don't need to be designer but they should be quality. I have black/grey/and ivory long sleeves that fit right with black/grey/blue jeans. Add a jacket or two and some shoes and you have 90 percent of what you need for anything. I like stan smiths or chelseas depending on the vibe.

Always where a watch that matches. Something on the wrist ties it all together.

Weekend daytime I'm white trainers, lulu joggers, and hoodie or jacket and usually a hat.

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Feb 24, 2020
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