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Young guy, old suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by seen, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    Almost all the banks in the US are business casual [...] (unless meeting with a client..then it is business formal across the board). BofA, DB, JPM, UBS, Wachovia, etc.. are all business casual.

    See, this might be the heart of it. If you're doing a serious volume of work, there is probably the chance of spending time with clients every single day. There's really little benefit in changing in and out of a suit.

    In the Inns of Court where I work, the same is true. Being private practitioners, barristers can wear whatever the hell they like. But, with the chance of a solicitors popping in with a random brief, or suddenly needing to attend a directions hearing, it's never a good idea to be without coat and tie. There's also, I feel, an aspect of keeping up appearances - a barrister's reputation is buoyed by the perception that they are busy - being spotted at lunch in khaki's and a polo is an advertisement to all and sundry that you have no briefs!

    For myself, I've always worn coat and tie and preferably pocket square, and rather enjoyed it even. As a result, I've enjoyed people assuming I'm a practitioner since I was in about second year university. Which invariably leads to introductions and has already opened a good many doors that might have been closed if i simply faded into the background.
     

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