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post #16 of 26
Looks like you've got a pretty good base: charcoal + navy + shirts + ties. Maybe a pair of dark brown shoes? Plal.com currently has a special going on for their cheaneys - sizing is basically 1 size down from your US size. For the summer, I suggest looking into 1 or 2 dress pants made of lightweight wool, preferably in mid grey or charcoal. Maybe with some texture (sharkskin) or pattern (windowpane). Thick as thieves also has reasonable MtM.
post #17 of 26
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"most lawyers I know wear black suits anyway" This isn't true at type of firm I'm describing. Their dress code is similar to banks.
Eh. A good many bankers I know wear black, too. At least, they don't consider wearing black to be sartorial sin. FYI, I'm describing folks at places like CSM.
post #18 of 26
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Looks like you've got a pretty good base: charcoal + navy + shirts + ties. Maybe a pair of dark brown shoes? Plal.com currently has a special going on for their cheaneys - sizing is basically 1 size down from your US size. For the summer, I suggest looking into 1 or 2 dress pants made of lightweight wool, preferably in mid grey or charcoal. Maybe with some texture (sharkskin) or pattern (windowpane). Thick as thieves also has reasonable MtM.
TYFT. Thick as thieves seems fantastic. I'm in LA a lot so I could easily get the measurements done in person.
post #19 of 26
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Eh. A good many bankers I know wear black, too. At least, they don't consider wearing black to be sartorial sin. FYI, I'm describing folks at places like CSM.
Then I stand corrected, I've always been told it was verboden. Does this mean I can wear my black suit to interviews?
post #20 of 26
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So you're demanding our help?

Saying please would be a nice start...

He did in the penultimate line but your point is well made -too demanding like several new posters of late who seem to think this Board is a free service not a community.
post #21 of 26
How's Cornell? You should learn that the entire internet does not operate like autoadmit. Your shot is less than 50/50. HTH
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post #22 of 26
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How's Cornell? You should learn that the entire internet does not operate like autoadmit. Your shot is less than 50/50. HTH
I hear that its gorges, but I wouldn't know. And, I suppose that I am guilty of using Autoadmit thread titling conventions. Say what you will about them, they are an extremely effective way of communicating information. I guess the fact that different forums might use different conventions never really crossed my mind - my own personal lost in translation moment. IMHO, imputing some sort of personality trait to the words in a thread title is like suing a Frenchman for slander after he tells you to stop molesting him.
post #23 of 26
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IMHO, imputing some sort of personality trait to the words in a thread title is like suing a Frenchman for slander after he tells you to stop molesting him.

I have no idea what this means, but I like it.

For the summer, I'd consider something in cotton or linen. You won't want to look like a Park Ave lawyer most likely and these will stay cooler. I'll echo the suggestion of Brooks Bros plain white and blue shirts adding that you should go with wrinkle free, especially if you'll be in a rural area without access to a good shirt laundry and have to wash yourself (and don't want to spend too much time ironing).
post #24 of 26
I just went through the whole On Campus Interview process last Fall. Right now you are fine for shoes, there is no need to buy a second pair for interviews. For suits I would recommend having two, one charcoal and one navy, both solid. For shirts, stick to white for interviews, though you can add blue to your rotation when working.

I would also recommend upping your budget and buying exactly what you feel you need for interviews. The whole interview process is stressful enough and at an in firm dinner the last thing that you want on your mind is your clothing. Even if you spend $1,500 you will make this back in one week when summering after second year.

Good luck, PM me if you have any questions.
post #25 of 26
As long as your suits fit and are in good conditions, that's plenty. If you wanted, you could get another pair or two of dress pants and a pair of dark brown shoes.

OP, if you decide to browse the site long after your interviews, you may gain appreciation and understanding of more minute details of clothing. If you choose to upgrade after learning the ins and outs, great. Otherwise, use those suits for interviews (which are PERFECTLY fine) and continue life. No need to dump money into clothes in the name of "sartorial improvement" unless you know that's something you want to make a hobby. It's far too early.
post #26 of 26
Use the skills you learned when they taught you Westlaw and do a search, F. Lee Bailey. This topic has been discussed by so many ivy league law students there's a groove in the carpet. Incidentally, unless the U. of Chicago or Stanford has been added to the Ivy League, ALL Ivy League schools are on the east coast so you were a bit redundant, counselor. Might want to watch that in the future on your briefs.
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