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Big Law Summer Associate: AE Sanford

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Hey everyone,

 

Long-time lurker, first time poster. I'm getting ready to be a summer associate in New York this summer at a "business casual" firm. I have the standard pair of black Park Aves for suits but I also have a pair of Walnut Sanfords as well. I was wondering if the Sanfords would be too flashy for a summer associate when worn without a suit. Trying to straddle the line of looking good without standing out. Do you think it would be worth it to invest in no-brogue bulchers?

 

Thanks in advance.


Edited by Inexperienced - 1/5/13 at 12:47pm
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Hey everyone,

Long-time lurker, first time poster. I'm getting ready to be a SA in New York this summer at a "business casual" firm. I have the standard pair of black Park Aves for suits but I also have a pair of Walnut Sanfords as well. I was wondering if the Sanfords would be too flashy for a SA when worn without a suit. Trying to straddle the line of looking good without standing out. Do you think it would be worth it to invest in no-brogue bulchers?

Thanks in advance.

Congrats! It really (and I mean really) depends on the firm when it comes to possibly standing out with your dress. However, I don't think you'll have any issues with those shoes at all. You also might use "summer associate" instead of SA in your post-this isn't a law school forum and some people might wonder why you're asking about being a sales assistant in a law firm.
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Sales ASSOCIATE, thank you very much.
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Sales ASSOCIATE, thank you very much.

Was wondering who would catch that...
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Sales ASSOCIATE, thank you very much.

 

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Was wondering who would catch that...

 

When I saw "big law" and "business casual," I was confused. I've never seen that. OP, wear a suit, and make an impact on the guys/girls who you work closely with. If you want back in after you graduate, they'll be your ticket.


Edited by VinnyMac - 1/5/13 at 10:26pm
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Fixed. Sorry about that.

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Fixed. Sorry about that.

No problem, just betters your odds of relevant responses.
post #8 of 12
meh. i really doubt anyone will care about your shoes.
just try to do good work.
best of luck.
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meh. i really doubt anyone will care about your shoes.
just try to do good work.
best of luck.

 

+1

post #10 of 12
What does the other interns wear? The lawyers?
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What does the other interns wear? The lawyers?


The lawyers(interns and associates) wear red flannel shirts, suspenders, work pants, and cabbie hats, while the partners wear cardigans with thermals underneath.  You big dummy. 

post #12 of 12

Your shoes will be fine. You have already put more thought into it than 99% of the people at the firm will ever.

 

<-- Ex BigLaw partner in the Second City

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