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post #31 of 43
At one of my shirtmaker's here in the city I struck up a conversation with this guy who was a trader for Goldman. He was telling me that his boss would let him wear any cuff, or color shirt as long as the buttons were white. For some reason this guy's boss had a pet peeve for any sort of color in buttons and only that. Strange. I wouldn't care what people wore who worked for me as long as it was somewhat presentable and not jeans and flip-flops.
post #32 of 43
Don't know of any <60yo IBers or PE guys who wear contrasting collar/cuffs...an ancient '80s look

Traders at GS NYC tend to dress like crap, often in cheapest OTR suit/shirt (albeit w/Hermes tie) available at some clearance sale...just look at attire of the highest-paid guys there

Most <40yo hedge fund traders and managers in NYC don't even wear ties to office any more (though FC dress shirts are common)

And in PaloAlto/SF, ties and suits are immediate mark of someone (even in IB/PE/VC) who has a puny paycheck and/or is a visiting Luddite from NYC...usually a salesguy of some sort
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post #34 of 43
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Don't know of any <60yo IBers or PE guys who wear contrasting collar/cuffs...an ancient '80s look

Traders at GS NYC tend to dress like crap, often in cheapest OTR suit/shirt (albeit w/Hermes tie) available at some clearance sale...just look at attire of the highest-paid guys there

Most <40yo hedge fund traders and managers in NYC don't even wear ties to office any more (though FC dress shirts are common)

And in PaloAlto/SF, ties and suits are immediate mark of someone (even in IB/PE/VC) who has a puny paycheck and/or is a visiting Luddite from NYC...usually a salesguy of some sort

PE guys, maybe not...IBs, I know over a dozen who regularly (i.e. once a month or more) wear contrast collars. There are maybe two guys my age (late 20s), and the rest are in their 40s or 50s. Strangely, the dudes in their 30s are the least well dressed.

Traders in general dress like crap...not that it matters, because they have their sleeves rolled up and their ties 4 inches from their neck by 8am anyway. I guess calling each other faggots causes you to get warm

That said, I got a huge laugh when I saw an AVP literally walk about 10 analysts straight from 85 broad to the BB at liberty street. It was like a field trip. And these guys needed it. and god damn the shoes...ugh....

Hedge funders are in a different universe when it comes to dress. You wear more than a pair of khakis and a polo and everybody thinks you're up to something.

The clowns on the west coast wouldn't know professional unless it bit them in the ass (although at least the guys from calpers and PIMCO try).

Actually, the best dressed guys that I've seen are the old school commercial bankers.
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post #36 of 43
I want to get a job in banking just to wear contrast collar shirts. Once, when I substituted a chemistry class, I wore a lab coat and pocket protector even though all I had to do was hand out a test and make sure no one cheated.
post #37 of 43
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Strangely, the dudes in their 30s are the least well dressed.

Gen X. Blame grunge, Nirvana, Singles, etc.
post #38 of 43
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dumbest statement of the day goes to YOU.

congrats on this momentous achievement

I think he was joking,

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Gordon Gekko wasn't an investment banker. Just sayin'.


Indeed; he just had them kiss his ass.
post #39 of 43
considering the only human interaction you will have will be when your MD/VP/staffer comes over to your cube, once a week, and tell you what to do in 1 phrase and in less than 10 seconds, i d go for it, but i suggest going for a bold light blue pinstriped shirt (look at the billionaires boys club and Turnbull and Asser shirt).

Personally, i'd only use a contrast collor shirt in a more casual setup and without a tie. I thnik it looks rly cool.
post #40 of 43
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Gen X. Blame grunge, Nirvana, Singles, etc.

indeed

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I think he was joking,
could be, but how should I know



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Indeed; he just had them kiss his ass.

I believe they were "sucking his kneecaps"
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post #42 of 43
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Originally Posted by bringusingoodale View Post
I want to get a job in banking just to wear contrast collar shirts. Once, when I substituted a chemistry class, I wore a lab coat and pocket protector even though all I had to do was hand out a test and make sure no one cheated.

Love it! and pocket protectors--greatest invention EVER! Store pens in them in my left jacket inside pocket, and a folded handkerchief in another on the right. No ink stains or anything in my jackets!
post #43 of 43
I rarely see anyone under 50 wearing these shirts at my bank. I think most people thing they are a little ridiculous.
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