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Australian Members - Page 970post #14536 of 679466/20/12 at 3:25ampost #14537 of 679466/20/12 at 3:27ampost #14538 of 679466/20/12 at 3:31ampost #14539 of 679466/20/12 at 3:33amQuote:Originally Posted by California Dreamer
I don't think that's true at all of Australia. I've worked around banks for decades, and there is no issue wearing dark brown shoes; I've even worn light brown shoes to work no problem. I actually doubt that many of my colleagues even look at people's shoes. If they did, I would have thought they'd be more disturbed by the brick-shaped black shoes that haven't seen a polish in years than a well-maintained conservative dark brown pair of shoes.
+1 Haven't been in the industry nearly as long as CD, but have to agree. Given what I see some of my colleagues roll up to work with on their feet, I think I a pair of classic brown oxfords, blucher or even dare I say, double monks are the least of your problems. I often rock the dark brown Hallam's in the office, that said, I suppose its like all things clothing wise, it has to complement the outfit and not stand out or look out of place.
I think there seems to be a bit of 'mystique' about a higher standard of dress code in the finance industry and banking in particular. As much I dislike it, your typical banker dresses just as unfortunate as the rest of the 'smart business casual' modern day workforce. In fact, I would imagine the sight seen in a modern day bank's dealing room would make baby sartorial Jesus cry.post #14540 of 679466/20/12 at 4:38ampost #14541 of 679466/20/12 at 4:51amQuote:Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson
A fair number of the people I see when I walk from Southern Cross Station to get to work wear slip ons, extremely pointed or square-toed shoes. You can't really blame them though - not everyone is going to go and spend a few hundred bucks on shoes and judging by the offerings at the local shoe shops, that's pretty much what's on offer.
I work at one of the US bank in Sydney. Our Ceo wears scuffed square toed shoes with 2 seems running form either side. He is at over5/6 mill a year easy. Drives Porsche carera 911 turbo convertible. I see him time to time in lift . I have only seen him the same pair of shoes every time!! Most guys at work has only one pair of black square toe shoes .
Bottom line is clothing/shoes are kind of a hobby. Most people in Australia just don't care.post #14542 of 679466/20/12 at 5:16ampost #14543 of 679466/20/12 at 5:20ampost #14544 of 679466/20/12 at 5:29ampost #14545 of 679466/20/12 at 5:55ampost #14546 of 679466/20/12 at 6:35ampost #14547 of 679466/20/12 at 6:40amQuote:Originally Posted by CHECKstar
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)+1 Haven't been in the industry nearly as long as CD, but have to agree. Given what I see some of my colleagues roll up to work with on their feet, I think I a pair of classic brown oxfords, blucher oreven dare I say, double monks are the least of your problems. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)I often rock the dark brown Hallam's in the office, that said, I suppose its like all things clothing wise, it has to complement the outfit and not stand out or look out of place.
I think there seems to be a bit of 'mystique' about a higher standard of dress code in the finance industry and banking in particular. As much I dislike it, your typical banker dresses just as unfortunate as the rest of the 'smart business casual' modern day workforce. In fact, I would imagine the sight seen in a modern day bank's dealing room would make baby sartorial Jesus cry.
the end is near...post #14548 of 679466/20/12 at 6:46ampost #14549 of 679466/20/12 at 7:25am
Anyone interested in getting some leather for various uses? I've been conversing with a sub company of Horween in America about getting some shell to play with and am wondering if anyone else is interested in getting some to play with/to have made into leathergoods locally. They also supply various other leathers, but they have reasonably large minimum orders so we'd need a few people before we started looking at other types.post #14550 of 679466/20/12 at 2:01pm
I work in the head office of a Bank and shoes other than black are uncommon and, amongst middle and senior managers very, very uncommon. Which is not, in itself, a reason not to wear them.
Square-toed, poorly maintained black shoes are pretty common, but they don't stand out because they are black and 99% of men wear black shoes to the office.
One needs just to make a judgment about whether one wants to stand out a little, or not.
Dark brown and burgundy will stand out, but will still, in my view, present as professional - provided everything else is okay. Cigar is on the border - but I wear it with a mid-grey suit in the warmer months. Tan is definately out.
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