Quote:Actually, that's exactly what I was cautioning about earlier, though my example setting is very specific and non-I-bank. Perhaps you have to understand the economics of large law firms to understand my example. Many partners are still bitter about the fact that during the tech boom, associate salaries were driven through the roof, allowing associates to buy significantly nicer cars, gadgets, and clothes. When a partner with a Patek Philippe on his wrist and a distinctly Neapolitan suit complains that associates 2 years out of school are buying things he couldn't afford until he made partner, query whether you want that guy thinking about your fancy threads when he's making bonus recommendations ("screw him, he's got plenty of money"). Or whether he wants a young associate who habitually wears very nice clothes to be the one to meet with the client's very important, but underappreciated and underpaid in-house attorneys who complain about the firm's rates every month ("damn, now they're REALLY going to bitch about the bill"). My point is not that one should be a purposeful slob or purposefully wear cheap clothing, but rather that one needs to read their surroundings and factor them into the clothes they choose.
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10/25/04 at 5:08am