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Appropriate to wear double monks for job interview?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by makker, Oct 17, 2011.

  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 Senior member 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.
     
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  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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  9. PL92106

    PL92106 Senior member

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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.
     
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  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.
     
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    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

    GBR Senior member

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

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

    JayJay Senior member

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    He'll never know this, but everything about an interviewee may be part of the impression that is formed by interviewers about him. I 'd err on the side of caution unless he has extraordinary job skills that compensate for what may be perceived as questionable personal characteristics by interviewers.
     
  17. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Senior member

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    It´s just double monks, he´s not gonna put on some drop crotch trousers.

    Jeez, like if someone would ostracize him for wearing a fine pair of shoes...
     
  18. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    they are not the end of the world, but in the conservative world of IB, you could get someone who thinks they are awesome, or someone who thinks they are a mess. Why take the bloody chance?
     
  19. Sixth_Sense

    Sixth_Sense Senior member

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    Rule of thumb: If you have to ask, don't wear them.

    I'm in investment banking and own a pair of double monks that I wear to work. However, I already have the job and credibility from my colleagues.

    At the end of the day, the double monks may or may not attractive negative attention but why the hell take the chance? Wear simple black captoes and save the double monks for after you've secured a position.
     
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  20. otc

    otc Senior member

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    have you seen what ibank analysts wear?

    I think you'll be fine.
     

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