Women's shoes in Biglaw. Designer OK?

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desertlaw
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Re: Women's shoes in Biglaw. Designer OK?

Postby desertlaw » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:29 pm

I'm a dude and my wife is into fashion, so I'd recognize when women in the office wear Loubs. I think other more guys know what they are than what people on here think. I personally would think that a summer associate wearing them has bad judgment, not because of their "sex appeal" but because I'd assume you dropped that much on shoes when you're still a student. That's probably more my problem than the summer associate's, but just giving my 2 cents.

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PBateman1
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Re: Women's shoes in Biglaw. Designer OK?

Postby PBateman1 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:47 pm

No opinion on whether Louboutins are appropriate for the workplace, although I'd gather that most people won't care, but if you're blowing $600 on a single pair of shoes I really hope you are going to school for free or close to it, otherwise you've just revealed yourself to be financially illiterate.

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Re: Women's shoes in Biglaw. Designer OK?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:49 pm

desertlaw wrote:I'm a dude and my wife is into fashion, so I'd recognize when women in the office wear Loubs. I think other more guys know what they are than what people on here think. I personally would think that a summer associate wearing them has bad judgment, not because of their "sex appeal" but because I'd assume you dropped that much on shoes when you're still a student. That's probably more my problem than the summer associate's, but just giving my 2 cents.



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Re: Women's shoes in Biglaw. Designer OK?

Postby azntwice » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:53 pm

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azntwice wrote:i think black patent leather can be fine as long as the shoe itself is conservative. i went through interview season with black chunky-heeled patent leather pumps and i did fine. i wouldn't do patent leather stilettos though.


I'm sorry that just sounds so tacky...chunky-heeled patent leather?


yes, the ck olive pump, to be precise:
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i actually got a lot of compliments on them :)

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Re: Women's shoes in Biglaw. Designer OK?

Postby IAFG » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:56 pm

I think it looks tacky and nouveau riche in Chicago. I see a lot of female lawyers using big LV handbags in lieu of briefcases and I think it makes them look like lost trophy wives.

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Re: Women's shoes in Biglaw. Designer OK?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:57 pm

azntwice wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
azntwice wrote:i think black patent leather can be fine as long as the shoe itself is conservative. i went through interview season with black chunky-heeled patent leather pumps and i did fine. i wouldn't do patent leather stilettos though.


I'm sorry that just sounds so tacky...chunky-heeled patent leather?


yes, the ck olive pump, to be precise:
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i actually got a lot of compliments on them :)


Okay, changed my mind. those are cute. Those aren't chunky-heeled!

I imagined these:

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Re: Women's shoes in Biglaw. Designer OK?

Postby rainpally » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:45 pm

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Georgiana
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Re: Women's shoes in Biglaw. Designer OK?

Postby Georgiana » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:31 pm

My staple shoe in the office is a patent wedge (either black or nude), I've worked in two law firms so far and its never been an issue.

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I also wear
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And am thinking about getting a basic black pump (probably Jimmy Choo since they seem to have exactly what I'm looking for in a basic pump).




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