Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby Boba Fett » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:38 pm

crazycanuck wrote:Go with this. Business in the front, world destroying party in the back.

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Also, in your interviews, make sure you show up wearing this, it's what all the playas wear around the law firms yo.

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This post is the most useless sack of shit I've come across in fifteen minutes.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby 174 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:41 pm

motiontodismiss wrote:I think regular width ties make you look old. Nobody under 40 should be wearing a regular width tie.

+1

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby tdubsWI » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:19 pm

I came into this thread looking for:

"Long haired freaky people need not apply"
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/same goes for you spike haired freaky people

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:21 pm

motiontodismiss wrote:I think regular width ties make you look old. Nobody under 40 should be wearing a regular width tie.


Well you think wrong.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:43 pm

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby motiontodismiss » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:53 pm

quadsixm wrote:What about if I'm 5'7" and slim, I think regular ties look huge on me.

adh07d wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:I think regular width ties make you look old. Nobody under 40 should be wearing a regular width tie.


Well you think wrong.


Exactly. I'm "regular" and 6' and I think regular ties make me look like a clown.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:56 pm

I have almost a Kate Gosselin hairstyle and I like it. I've had it since a little before she was popular and I think it is great. I manage to pull mine off because I have dark hair though, so that might be it. :)

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby pany1985 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:59 pm

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby mb88 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:43 am

174 wrote:
mb88 wrote:While we're at it:

No, skinny ties are not appropriate either.

Really? I mean, obnoxiously skinny is one thing, but what about 2.5" at the bottom? What about the occasional knit tie? Obviously I wouldn't push the envelope during an interview or an important meeting with a client, but do firms really dislike associates showing any personality at all?


There are degrees of everything. For example, another poster mentioned wanting a skinny tie to offset his small stature. That's appropriate, so long as the tie is matching his size. To better illustrate what I mean:

You don't always have to wear something as thick as this:

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Something a little smaller is perfectly fine, like this:

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However, there is a modern trend where young men like to wear very thin ties, such as this dumb ass:

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Or this guy:

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Those types of "skinny ties" are very popular with suits and outfits worn to clubs and to parties. While they may be appropriate there (although I find them deplorable anywhere), they are certainly not appropriate in a business setting.

Men's (hell, AND women's) business fashion is conservative, whether one likes it or not. It does not follow trends (or does very slowly; how long have suspenders been trying to make a comeback?) and it is not designed to help you show your individuality. At its core it is designed to make you look intelligent, clean, and to not make your colleagues think you're a huge douche bag.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:48 am

If you can buy it at Brooks Brothers, chances are it's appropriate for work.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby Boba Fett » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:52 am

mb88 wrote:another poster mentioned wanting a skinny tie to offset his small stature.


GTFO with this "small stature" bullshit. 5'7" is a perfectly respectable/average height. He should wear a tie of standard width.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby mb88 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:53 am

To further clarify, I have put my considerable artistic talents to use:

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Not Appropriate

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby pany1985 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:55 am

What's up with the glove? Is he on his way to whack a rival gangster or something?

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby mb88 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:59 am

pany1985 wrote:What's up with the glove? Is he on his way to whack a rival gangster or something?


He's just showing his individuality...

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby clintonius » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:07 am

Overly thick ties are also not appropriate until you are a senior partner and/or have taken over as CEO somewhere huge (and gained 80 pounds or so). The one in that first picture in mb88's post is too thick -- it shouldn't take over your entire chest.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby Boba Fett » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:12 am

A good rule of thumb is to wear a tie as wide as your Dingalingalong is thick.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby clintonius » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:15 am

And everybody knows that increases with e-mail promotions.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby crazycanuck » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:32 am

mb88 wrote:
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I just threw up a little in my mouth.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby 174 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:52 am

mb88 wrote:Something a little smaller is perfectly fine, like this:

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Oh okay, I think we're on the same page then. This is what I was referring to when I said slim, but not obnoxiously so. I still can't see myself wearing a "standard" 3.5+ inch tie anytime soon.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:05 am

chrisbforever wrote:In between applying to law school (currently in the process right now), waiting for decisions and hoping to start in September 2011, i'm going to apply for a few legal research, paralegal type jobs. Anyway, currently I do the gel in the hair, semi spike thing:

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or more

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not me btw.


I think law firms look for the more conservative look, so now i'm thinking of going for a more "colbert" hairstyle, combed to the side kind of thing. I'm probably over analyzing the hair thing, but any suggestions?


Matriculating at Hofstra or Touro?

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby bigchris1313 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:27 pm

Here's a good rule of thumb. In terms of comportment and dress, if this guy did it, it's probably OK:

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Note: Does not apply to anything Nazi-related.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:38 pm

excellent post mb88

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby notanumber » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:40 pm

kalvano wrote:If you can buy it at Brooks Brothers, chances are it's appropriate for work.


As, for example:
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But seriously: No douchebag hair. Ties should fit your frame and compliment your jacket lapels (IMHO the tie on mb88's 1st example is too wide, but no offensively so, his 2nd example makes me feel sad for humanity).

And don't dress like Prince Edward in Glen plaid and double-breasted suits during work unless you're royalty or a named partner.

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Re: Any particular hairstyle law firms look for?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:51 pm

Dress like:

Peter Campbell when you're an associate.
Don Draper when you're a senior associate.
Roger Sterling/Bert Cooper when you're a partner.




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