Appropriate to wear double monks for job interview?

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  1. makker

    makker Senior member

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    I have an interview for investment banking in a few days and wondering whether I can wear my C&J double monks or should I go for something else?
     


  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    As a recent purchaser of a st of double monks, I still say no way.

    You don't have to wear black cap toes, but I would not venture over to double monks.

    If you're wearing a blue suit, I think a nice pair of brown half brogues would work nicely.
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I thought i-bankers were all about the cap toe? Anyway, I'd say no on the dub monks as well.
     


  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    You certainly can, and it's likely the interviewer won't even notice.

    But you'll know that we know, and that a group of internet people are anonymously judging you for it. That will cause you great unease; thus causing you to blow the interview.
     


  5. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I feel like if you have a pair of C&J dbl monks, you probably also have a bunch of other nice shoes, including semibrogues/captoes etc.

    Why not wait till you have the big shot job to express the individuality?
     


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    dhc905 Senior member

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    Agree, I have lowdnes and wouldn't wear them anywhere near an interview room.

    They do look sweet everywhere else though!
     


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    +1
    The odds are highly with you. Chances are, your C&J's are going to be a lot nicer than what your interviewer will be wearing.
    Don't be worried about it. Best of luck on the interview.
     
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    It will be noticed but not discussed. However it will shape the thinking when everyone is asked for their "Top X Picks." When I ran analyst recruiting I remember looking for the smart kid with zero ego and a ridiculous work ethic (aka future indentured servant) and team first mentality that was socially adequate that dressed okay, but not quite right due to a small budget. You can fix the wardrobe later. All signs of a great analyst that will work hard and have minimal entitlement issues.

    Anyway stick with captoes.
     


  10. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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    Read: if you want to be hired as a drone, dress like one.

    Wear the monks, fuck it.
     


  11. PL92106

    PL92106 Senior member

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    Drone, investment banking analyst. interchangeable terms. its a two year sacrifice so you can move in to something better.
     


  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    This. Db's may draw attention if noticed, which during an interview, is not the attention you want. I'd dress conservatively for an interview, and I don't consider my db's as conservative.
     


  13. rjsphd

    rjsphd Senior member

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    Love all my DBs, but would not think of wearing them for an interview, the same way I would not wear an unusual tie. You want the attention on your personality and what you have to say, not on your feet.
     


  14. GBR

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    Yes, no one will even notice. Your feet are not being interviewed unless your interlocuter is a fetishist.
     


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    The conventional answer is no. However, I think a bright pocket square would attract much more attention.
     


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