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Big Law Summer Associate: AE Sanford

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Inexperienced, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Inexperienced

    Inexperienced New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Long-time lurker, first time poster. I'm getting ready to be a summer associate in New York this summer at a "business casual" firm. I have the standard pair of black Park Aves for suits but I also have a pair of Walnut Sanfords as well. I was wondering if the Sanfords would be too flashy for a summer associate when worn without a suit. Trying to straddle the line of looking good without standing out. Do you think it would be worth it to invest in no-brogue bulchers?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. GothamRed

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    Congrats! It really (and I mean really) depends on the firm when it comes to possibly standing out with your dress. However, I don't think you'll have any issues with those shoes at all. You also might use "summer associate" instead of SA in your post-this isn't a law school forum and some people might wonder why you're asking about being a sales assistant in a law firm.
     


  3. Gdot

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    Sales ASSOCIATE, thank you very much.
     


  4. GothamRed

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    Was wondering who would catch that...
     


  5. VinnyMac

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    When I saw "big law" and "business casual," I was confused. I've never seen that. OP, wear a suit, and make an impact on the guys/girls who you work closely with. If you want back in after you graduate, they'll be your ticket.
     
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  6. Inexperienced

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    Fixed. Sorry about that.
     


  7. GothamRed

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    No problem, just betters your odds of relevant responses.
     


  8. w.o.e.is.me.

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    meh. i really doubt anyone will care about your shoes.
    just try to do good work.
    best of luck.
     


  9. GothamRed

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    +1
     


  10. dragon8

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    What does the other interns wear? The lawyers?
     


  11. LooksGood

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    The lawyers(interns and associates) wear red flannel shirts, suspenders, work pants, and cabbie hats, while the partners wear cardigans with thermals underneath. You big dummy.
     


  12. Patrick R

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    Your shoes will be fine. You have already put more thought into it than 99% of the people at the firm will ever.

    <-- Ex BigLaw partner in the Second City
     
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