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Personally I like the look of sloped shoulders. Maybe that's just to make myself feel better.

To be honest, it looks bad, on you as well. The difference between how steed jackets look on you and on Vox is massive.

I don't know why I say to be honest, because I'm always honest. Nothin but the harsh truth for you guys. Pads would look good on you.

I'm confused. Guys work out like mad to get sloped shoulders, but then get padded suits to make them look less sloped? confused.gif
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


I'm confused. Guys work out like mad to get sloped shoulders, but then get padded suits to make them look less sloped? confused.gif

 

Sloped shoulders is more than just having big traps. Not everyone's bone structure/posture is exactly the same. If you don't want big traps don't do shrugs and you'll be fine.


Edited by Monkeyface - 7/18/15 at 3:01pm
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@Monkeyface lol thanks for the GNA. I wasn't planning on wearing anything obnoxiously above my position (red suspenders, three piece chalk stripe, loud pocket squares, etc.). But it's good to know that you can pretty much wear whatever navy, charcoal suits, white and blue shirts, etc. that you want as long as you don't advertise it. Thanks to everyone else who offered up their perspectives as well!

 

Yeah, no one's going to care much about what you wear or is ever going to look at your labels. It might've happened in the 80s at some banks, as there are a couple of apocryphal stories about it, which is where I got the idea from to troll you when you said you wanted to work in finance/law. Not many people went along with it though, so it wasn't one of my more successful trolls. Oh well, you win some, you lose some, but I had my fun. Were you actually considering of having someone stitch black lapel labels in your suits?

 

Anyways, by the time you start working, business casual will have progressed so far that we'll all be working in jeans and t shirts anyways.

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And we don't work out with the purpose of getting sloped shoulders....
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

Yeah, no one's going to care much about what you wear or is ever going to look at your labels. It might've happened in the 80s at some banks, as there are a couple of apocryphal stories about it, which is where I got the idea from to troll you when you said you wanted to work in finance/law. Not many people went along with it though, so it wasn't one of my more successful trolls. Oh well, you win some, you lose some, but I had my fun.

 

Anyways, by the time you start working, business casual will have progressed so far that we'll all be working in jeans and t shirts anyways.

That's part of what I wanted to ask, too—even in the biggest, most "prestigious" banks/law firms, do you still have to wear a suit 5 days a week? I think I saw someone say that only Cravath requires it amongst the Big Law firms, but what about BB/EB banks?

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And we don't work out with the purpose of getting sloped shoulders....

+100. People seem to forget that there are more important reasons to exercise and watch what you eat than looking good in clothes (or out of them, for that matter). I, for one, want to maximize my time here on this planet.

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Were you actually considering of having someone stitch black lapel labels in your suits?

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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post
 

That's part of what I wanted to ask, too—even in the biggest, most "prestigious" banks/law firms, do you still have to wear a suit 5 days a week? I think I saw someone say that only Cravath requires it amongst the Big Law firms, but what about BB/EB banks?

+100. People seem to forget that there are more important reasons to exercise and watch what you eat than looking good in clothes (or out of them, for that matter). I, for one, want to maximize my time here on this planet.

 

Yeah, suits for 4 days out of the week, although you don't really wear your jacket much so you could get away with just odd trousers and shirt if you're not client facing. It depends on your group, but not many wear ties anymore. Some won't allow you to wear a tie at all. When you see clients though you nearly always wear a tie. People who see multiple clients a day generally put on and take off their tie in between meetings. Fridays can vary from very casual (jeans/loafers/polo or untucked shirt) to somewhat casual, depending on where you work. 

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That's part of what I wanted to ask, too—even in the biggest, most "prestigious" banks/law firms, do you still have to wear a suit 5 days a week? [...]

 

Size and prestige of the business aren’t the only determinants.  It’s got to do with lots of things, including local culture.  That’s why patterns of dress are diverse enough to make generalization across a single profession difficult.

 

There are lots of mid-size and small town New England banks, for example, where the president, at least, wears a suit all the time.  I imagine that’s true in parts of the Midwest, as well.

 

There are still small towns in the U.S. where a doctor won’t be seen in public without a tie unless he’s on the golf course.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

If you don't want big traps don't do shrugs and you'll be fine.

Ignorant statement
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Ignorant statement

 

Well, a lot of other exercise cause your traps to grow as well, as they work as stabilising muscles when you do deadlifts or OHP or cleans. However, my traps didn't really grow much until I started doing shrugs, and went back down in size when I stopped doing shrugs. This might not be the case for everyone, as everyone's body responds a bit differently, but it's safe to say you won't get massive Brock Lesnar sized traps all of a sudden.

 

 

He seems to look ok in a suit though, despite having the world's largest traps. Shows there's more to sloping shoulders than just muscle. Or the suit has big shoulder pads.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I'm confused. Guys work out like mad to get sloped shoulders, but then get padded suits to make them look less sloped? confused.gif

The issue is not with shoulder slope (at least for me) it's narrow width of the shoulders relative to the hips. Workout should be targeted to grow the deltoids and lats

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/define-your-delts-5-must-do-shoulder-exercises.html
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It's about body building again frown.gif
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

The issue is not with shoulder slope (at least for me) it's narrow width of the shoulders relative to the hips. Workout should be targeted to grow the deltoids and lats

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/define-your-delts-5-must-do-shoulder-exercises.html
^ well noted, sir.

Also, you look younger than I had pictured iny head. That's you in the link, rite?
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It's about body building again frown.gif

Okay then, which suit is best to do shoulder exercises in?

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Hey noodles, I posted a pic of me in a more structured shoulder in the WAYWT thread (bad pic, but it shows how structure can change the overall aestethic)
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