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  • Investment Manager in HF - Other
Feb 20, 2021 - 2:04pm

In general it doesn't really change. I'm usually of the opinion that you should wear whatever you want as long as it is professional (give people ability to express themselves), but keep in mind that banks are generally pretty conservative, but more importantly as you become more senior you are client facing and you don't want to be remembered for your clothing (and you don't know how your clients will view this stuff, so keep it simple).

Really it is best to express your style in your personal time and be safe in the workplace (at all levels). You will also get a better understanding of what is appropriate as you work at the firm/group, so I would use that as a reference point as it can vary across industries, firms, etc. 

And if I can suggest a rule (mostly as a joke, but there is truth to this) if the picture selling the belt includes 6-8 oversized rings (skulls, etc) on the person modeling the belt, that's a pretty good sign it's a pretty big risk to wear in a client meeting. 

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Feb 26, 2021 - 1:23am

I wouldn't even wear this outside the office... With belts, avoid patterned prints on the strap (like this one) and avoid anything with logos on it (especially those emblazoned in metal which aren't even the buckle - which you don't want being flashy anyway). If you want to flex with clothing (NOT in the office don't even think about doing that my advice is for outside of it) there are a bunch of ways to go about it without looking like an ass, and starting with subtlety is a very strong start.

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