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If your firm is business formal

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:44 pm

About how many suits, shirts, shoes, belts, and ties will you need to get through an 8-12 week summer program without wearing some combination too often?

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby daesonesb » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:About how many suits, shirts, shoes, belts, and ties will you need to get through an 8-12 week summer program without wearing some combination too often?

2 suits, 5 shirts, 2 shoes (pairs silly), 2 belts, 6 ties.

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby Jessep » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:52 pm

As a student, I'd say maybe 10-15 shirts, 2 belts (black, brown), around 10 ties, 2 pairs of shoes (black, brown), 2-3 suits, and around 7 pairs of pants.

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:53 pm

Jessep wrote:2-3 suits, and around 7 pairs of pants.


Business formal = wearing a suit every day

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby Patriot1208 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:55 pm

Jessep wrote:As a student, I'd say maybe 10-15 shirts, 2 belts (black, brown), around 10 ties, 2 pairs of shoes (black, brown), 2-3 suits, and around 7 pairs of pants.


I've never known someone to need that many shirts. I don't think my father has ever owned more than 8 at a time. He does own around 15-20 ties though. You aren't going to want flashy shirts anyways so get all your colors covered and then just get them dry cleaned.

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby ggocat » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:57 pm

I think you can get by with 3 suits, 1 coat (preferably checked so it can be worn with black pants) and 1 pair black pants (2 if dry clean only); about 8-9 shirts (3-4 white, 2-3 different shades of blue, and 1-2 other); 2 pairs shoes (black, brown); 2 belts (black, brown); and 8-9 ties.

I wouldn't wear one suit more than twice a week. Having an extra coat or two will make dry cleaning less of a stressful experience (no "OMG, I need to dry clean but I have no clean clothes to wear when I drop my suits off").

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby daesonesb » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:17 pm

Unless OP is SA'ing in Alaska, why does he need a coat?

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby Jessep » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Jessep wrote:2-3 suits, and around 7 pairs of pants.


Business formal = wearing a suit every day

Fair point. No need for pants I suppose then unless you can/want to wear sportcoats.

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:13 pm

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby A&O » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:31 pm

daesonesb wrote:Unless OP is SA'ing in Alaska, why does he need a coat?


Hopefully he's referring to a sport-coat.

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Re: If your firm is business formal

Postby BunkMoreland » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:39 pm

black pants in business formal = extreme no no




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