Originally Posted by sw20
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.