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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by gj555
Sorry. I recall reading in another thread that it was your first year at Harvard law. I guess I was mistaken (unless you are a grad student). My error. Of course, I would have gone without the pocket square

Every student at Harvard law is a grad student.

EDIT: By the way, even though I still disagree with LARon about his contention that a well dressed man is never out of place (try stepping into a soccer pub dressed in your bespoke suit), I think in this case, you pretty much got it right.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by josepidal
I DID have hot law professors before, though. My tax professor was the best reason to sit in the front row and be attentive.

The hottest prof I ever had was in my first semester of Latin. She was a former dancer and exactly the type I have a strong weakness for. Never before or since has grammar been so titillating a subject.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Every student at Harvard law is a grad student.

I meant post JD graduate studies in law.
post #19 of 26
If you develop a personal style, such questions would be superfluous.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
If you develop a personal style, such questions would be superfluous.

This is quite true. It's hard to be seen as 'trying too hard' when you are merely being you, regardless of what you are wearing (ignoring some extreme situations).

Regards,
Huntsman
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Every student at Harvard law is a grad student.

EDIT: By the way, even though I still disagree with LARon about his contention that a well dressed man is never out of place (try stepping into a soccer pub dressed in your bespoke suit), I think in this case, you pretty much got it right.

We'll keep this disagreement as our own running thread throughout the forum.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Every student at Harvard law is a grad student.

EDIT: By the way, even though I still disagree with LARon about his contention that a well dressed man is never out of place (try stepping into a soccer pub dressed in your bespoke suit), I think in this case, you pretty much got it right.
Hmm... but being well dressed does not mean the man has to always wear bespoke suits, no? He can dress appropriately for the soccer pub (or whereever he is going) and still look well dressed if his clothes fit him and complement him well.
post #23 of 26
Exactly right.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by UserName
Hmm... but being well dressed does not mean the man has to always wear bespoke suits, no? He can dress appropriately for the soccer pub (or whereever he is going) and still look well dressed if his clothes fit him and complement him well.

I suppose so - but there are still situations where you do not want to be as "well dressed" as you can possible be. For example, you might wear a decent suit if you are a lawyer appearing before a jury, but you would not bust out your best bespoke suits under those circumstances. You may not even want to wear your best fitting suits.
post #25 of 26
Very true. As I've noted in prior posts, I think you can/should be well dressed every day, no matter the situation, but you should also be situationally appropriate.

For example, as odoreater suggests, whenever I'm making a public presentation or meeting with a new client or someone else who doesn't know me, I tone down some features I might otherwise play up (whether type of suit, color combination, fit, pocket treatment, etc). Once people get to know me, however, they know what to expect and are never surprised to see me looking polished, unless its the weekend, when I don't shave and hang out with my kids.
post #26 of 26
I would characterize your meeting as academic rather than as a social or courtesy call. Presumably you spoke about her work and your research. Hence I think your clothing choice was excellent.
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