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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    My experience with grades has been...no employer has ever ever ever asked what my gpa is. Also, no employer gave an @ss where I went to school. Just my experience.
     
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  2. Joenobody0

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    In my experience, which is only from the outside, a kid who receives a "C" is doomed in recruiting. It might make less of a difference for MBAs, but for BBAs I'd say it's a strong signal that something is wrong.
     
  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    It is for networking. That is the main advantage. If you were already in business, or majored in something business related (finance, accounting, engineering, econ, etc) then you're not learning tons of new stuff

    (Exception is if you're using an MBA to do a career switch, then you are learning new stuff, and it is worth it just for the degree.)

    Grades matter for your first job out of school. After that no one cares, and no one asks.
     
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  4. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    My theory is that students at top b-schools are high achievers who feel self-conscious that they are not working as hard as students at their university's law school. I say embrace it: "We work less than you, have more fun, and will be making a lot more money when we get out."
     
  5. EFV

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    So you finally decided to get that Kent Wang suit? :D
     
  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    ...and thank the Lord for that! [​IMG]

    As for the networking part of MBAs...why not just save your money and go LinkedIn? (It's a stupid statement but still)
     
  7. The Noodles

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    Sorry, K.W. = Korean Wife and KW = Kent Wang[​IMG]

    But I got a pair of trousers from KW and will pick up tomorrow. If I like it then I'll get a suit.
     
  8. venividivicibj

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    Unless you do Finance. Then B-School is a break from 12-14 hour workdays.
     
  9. Academic2

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    Often it's hard to know this for sure, don't you think, since in many cases an employers first impression of a potential employee involves the perusal of the latter's resume?

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  10. The Noodles

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    I knew someone would point that out as I was typing away. You're right.
    When I look at resumes though, I look more at what they have to say in their resume under experience and at which companies they have worked. School...probably matters to a degree, more so if we're looking for an entry level candidate.

    We've had MBA dudes from Wharton and Stern...not always the brightest when it came to work and presenting.
     
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  11. venividivicibj

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    LOL. Some people just don't like/aren't good at presenting [​IMG]
     
  12. Joenobody0

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    Wharton takes a zillion people a year. Some will be turds with a family connection.
     
  13. rms340

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    I had my first Suit Supply experience today. Stopped by the one in Dallas that's inside Stanley Korshak. I went into the Men's suit section and was overwhelmed and drooling over all the Kiton, Isaia, and other high end menswear, but then was told all the Suit Supply stuff was in the 'modern menswear' section across the way. The SA's were a lot more friendly over on the SuSu side, probably because they were more around my age and the old men in the high end wear saw a 20-something year old (I honestly look like I'm 20 years old even though I'm 27) and thought I didn't know anything about anything over there. Ended up buying a tie and PS, but I was impressed by the clothes and price point.
     
  14. The Noodles

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    LOL, I was waiting for pictures to load.

    I don't know Stanley Korshak, but I am guessing it is kind of like NM. When my wife and I went to NM's Chanel section, a SA lady (Korean b!tch) arrogantly looked us up and down (I was in jeans and hoodie and puma sneakers) at first. Then when she was asked if they had a particular model, she laughed disrespectfully and responded, "Honey, that's an old model and we don't sell that. Get up to speed. C'mon!" I wanted to slap that ugly b!tch back to Seoul.
     
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  15. rms340

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    Haha whoops! These are the 2 things I bought:

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    Honestly, I just posted here to vent about the SA's. I was wearing jeans and a casual plaid shirt, so I probably didn't look like I knew about suits, but it was a bit annoying that no one acknowledged me when I walked in. I think Stanley Korshak is only in Dallas and it is extremely high end, and in a rich part of town.

    One thing I did notice about SuSu was that the ties & pocket squares loot different in person than on the website. The colors on the website don't depict the actual color of the ties/PS IRL . And I wish the ties were a bit wider. I can't really complain though, it's still a pretty good value though for a mid-20s student like me.
     
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  16. The Noodles

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    What I don't understand is why SAs treat people based on looks. Sometimes they even look down on customers who are dressed poorly. Why? The people who shop there probably make more money than them. No disrespect to good hard working SAs.

    2 gentlemen walk into the store. One dressed in a polo shirt, shorts, and flip flops. The other gentleman is in a full suit. The former is some rich exec and the latter is his driver. Bam!
     
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  17. Joenobody0

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    Because a SA wants to minimize time spent with tire-kickers. Sure they might miss out on a sale, but on average it might work.
     
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  18. The Noodles

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    Tire kickers...hmmm...if I have no intention of buying then
    #1 I won't even go out
    #2 If I do go out, then I won't even ask and let them know that I am just looking.
    Bam!
     
  19. venividivicibj

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    Sounds great, how many many times does that actually happen? If these guys are being paid on commission, then they need to find out who they can sell to, who is actually interested in purchasing rather than 'just browsing', and more likely than not, its not the guy walking up who looks like he just got out of the gym.
     
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  20. The Noodles

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    Uh...when I go to NM, I always see fat old dudes in a polo shirts, shorts, and flip-flops. Of course this is during weekends.
     

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