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Beers with lawyers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:26 am

I normally hate asspie threads lime this but I have to ask

So tomorrow I'm gonna have some beers with some lawyers at a firm which I have an offer from (not accepted but probably will). Venue has a sort of casual dress code. Jeans and a button front shirt okay?

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Glock » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:33 am

First, it doesn't matter much because you have an offer. Second, I'd probably dress business casual. Khaki at the very least. Jeans are the international symbol of too casual.

Also, order Pabst Blue Ribbon. It'll show how awesome you are.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Icculus » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:42 am

Glock wrote:Also, order Pabst Blue Ribbon. It'll show how awesome you are.


+1

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby KeepitKind » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:48 am

first off, i don't agree with the pbr suggestion

second, what time of day will you be meeting with the attorneys? will they be coming straight from work? if so, i wouldn't wear anything more relaxed than biz casual, ie no jeans

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Icculus » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:55 am

KeepitKind wrote:first off, i don't agree with the pbr suggestion

second, what time of day will you be meeting with the attorneys? will they be coming straight from work? if so, i wouldn't wear anything more relaxed than biz casual, ie no jeans


What's wrong with PBR? It won an award and does in fact demonstrate awesomeness.

As for the attire, I agree that biz casual is probably best. Speaking from my life before law school anytime I met with prospective employers, even in a social setting, business casual was as dressed down as I'd get, jeans and sneakers are just to casual.

Khakis and a polo should be good.

Edit: Think of it this way, it's better to be overdressed in business casual than under dressed.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:56 am

KeepitKind wrote:first off, i don't agree with the pbr suggestion

second, what time of day will you be meeting with the attorneys? will they be coming straight from work? if so, i wouldn't wear anything more relaxed than biz casual, ie no jeans

6:30 pm

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Rock Chalk » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:11 am

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:14 am

PBR went from country livin to hipsters and frat boys thinking they were edgy. For that reason, its lost its credibility.

Let this thread die here, where it belongs.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Grizz » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:19 am

PBR sucks. Be ALPHA, order Natty.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby mrloblaw » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:11 am

Grizz wrote:PBR sucks. Be ALPHA, order Natty.


I like your one-upmanship of bad beer trolling with terrible beer trolling.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby luthersloan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:33 am

I would just order an empty glass, piss in it, and drink that. It could not be any worse than natty ice and you will save the firm a few bucks.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:34 am

luthersloan wrote:I would just order an empty glass, piss in it, and drink that. It could not be any worse than natty ice and you will save the firm a few bucks.

This screams, "I had no fun in college."

Meanwhile,
Grizz wrote: Be ALPHA, order Natty.

This screams, "Where da pussy at?"

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby ggibelli » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:08 am

PBR ftw!

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:20 am

Order a round of shots.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:55 am

In case you haven't been in a biglaw(or any) office lately, lawyers often wear jeans to work, and shockingly also when they get beer w/ friends. No one is going to give a fuck if you wear jeans and sneakers, especially because you already have the job.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby BeenDidThat » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:34 am

If people have a problem with jeans when the stated dress is casual, they are un-American. May the ghost of Joe McCarthy have mercy on their soul.

You'll be fine with jeans + button-up. You'd even be fine with jeans & a t-shirt, so long as it isn't some tacky shit with designs on it.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby KeepitKind » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:In case you haven't been in a biglaw(or any) office lately, lawyers often wear jeans to work, and shockingly also when they get beer w/ friends. No one is going to give a fuck if you wear jeans and sneakers, especially because you already have the job.


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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:In case you haven't been in a biglaw(or any) office lately, lawyers often wear jeans to work, and shockingly also when they get beer w/ friends. No one is going to give a fuck if you wear jeans and sneakers, especially because you already have the job.


In my experience visiting firms for interviews, I have to say that (except for Quinn) I do not think I have ever seen a lawyer wearing jeans. The one time I did, I overheard the secretaries talking shit about him for doing so.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:49 am

On the west coast, people wear jeans, even in lawfirms. Nowadays you only dress up for clients and the like.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Blindmelon » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:On the west coast, people wear jeans, even in lawfirms. Nowadays you only dress up for clients and the like.


Depends entirely on the market. This would not fly in the slightest in Boston.

Jeans + a button-up or collared shirt is fine.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Big Shrimpin » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:Order a couple rounds of shots.


Good poast, but FTFY. It's a surefire way to hedge against a no-offer. :wink:

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:33 am

Blindmelon wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:On the west coast, people wear jeans, even in lawfirms. Nowadays you only dress up for clients and the like.


Depends entirely on the market. This would not fly in the slightest in Boston.

Jeans + a button-up or collared shirt is fine.

Proskauer Boston wears jeans for most of the summer. It really varies firm by firm and also by season or other things (lots of shops allow it on Fridays).

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby harborleaguemvp » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:39 am

Order a tall boy of PBR and be proud to be an American

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby Blindmelon » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:On the west coast, people wear jeans, even in lawfirms. Nowadays you only dress up for clients and the like.


Depends entirely on the market. This would not fly in the slightest in Boston.

Jeans + a button-up or collared shirt is fine.

Proskauer Boston wears jeans for most of the summer. It really varies firm by firm and also by season or other things (lots of shops allow it on Fridays).


Well at the big 3 it wouldn't - I know 0 about Prosk.

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Re: Beers with lawyers

Postby KamaalTheAbstract » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:45 am

Icculus wrote:Edit: Think of it this way, it's better to be overdressed in business casual than under dressed.


In that same vein, it is better to be drinking PBR than to not be drinking PBR.




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