Originally Posted by jakeyt
I was reading an article about Goldman Sachs (yes I know) and how associates and analysts would be laughed at if they wore a pair of Ferragamo shoes too early in their career. Because it is sort of a 'status' thing to show you've made it and reserved for VPs and Managing Directors. What are your thoughts on wearing high-end brands too early? Plausible or laughable? Is it something to take in to account? To some degree, I think so. An associate dressed better than their boss is ridiculous. Yet, I wonder, who would really know if someone was wearing John Lobb shoes or Ferragamos vs. some lower end brand?
How would you know what the boss wears unless all the logos are visible on his shoes, belt, and ties? I presume the boss, if he is even wearing a suit, would not wear one with any visible external logos (i.e. such as a GG pattern on some older Gucci suits).
If the boss truly loved tailored clothing, he would very likely appreciate his junior employees wearing tailored clothing - it would particularly highlight something they both have in common. The boss would be a real dickhead if he looked at a pair of John Lobbs shoes on an employee and made an issue of it. This would be against the norm, and if someone thinks it may be normal, I would have to suggest he/she lay off the weed for a while