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AriGoldButNicer
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Business Casual In Law

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:51 pm

What's biz casual in corporate law for men? Blazer? Button down? Dress shoes?

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby kalvano » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:53 pm

Slacks, button-down, dressier-type shoes.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:58 pm

kalvano wrote:Slacks, button-down, dressier-type shoes.

Are dress shoes ok? I really only have "date" type shoes, and cole haan boat shoes that are classy but not seasonal.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Detrox » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:00 pm

AriGoldButNicer wrote:
kalvano wrote:Slacks, button-down, dressier-type shoes.

Are dress shoes ok? I really only have "date" type shoes, and cole haan boat shoes that are classy but not seasonal.


Dress shoes are fine. I add a blazer to the list as well.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby kalvano » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:02 pm

Dress shoes are fine and dandy, just not absolutely required.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:07 pm

Detrox wrote:
AriGoldButNicer wrote:
kalvano wrote:Slacks, button-down, dressier-type shoes.

Are dress shoes ok? I really only have "date" type shoes, and cole haan boat shoes that are classy but not seasonal.


Dress shoes are fine. I add a blazer to the list as well.

Are chinos, a white button down and sport coat acceptable? And can the sport coat be more liberal if it matches like hunter green or beige?

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby kaiser » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:09 pm

AriGoldButNicer wrote:
Detrox wrote:
AriGoldButNicer wrote:
kalvano wrote:Slacks, button-down, dressier-type shoes.

Are dress shoes ok? I really only have "date" type shoes, and cole haan boat shoes that are classy but not seasonal.


Dress shoes are fine. I add a blazer to the list as well.

Are chinos, a white button down and sport coat acceptable? And can the sport coat be more liberal if it matches like hunter green or beige?


I've seen people wearing them at some of the business casual places I went to.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:10 pm

Cool thx

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Cupidity » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:15 pm

Shirt & Tie / Jacket & Shirt

Real pants always.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:14 am

This seems to vary by firm/city. I wouldn't make a big investment in chinos until you start. You might realize that biz cas can mean "leave your suit jacket on your chair."

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:16 am

Cupidity wrote:Shirt & Tie / Jacket & Shirt

Real pants always.


Granted it was summer in DC, but I saw not one tie during all of my callbacks. All slacks/button-downs. Everyone had a suit hanging on the back of their office door.
Last edited by 03121202698008 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:20 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Lincoln » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:16 am

Just work at a firm that has a business formal dress code. Problem: solved.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Lincoln » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:17 am

Or a casual dress code, for that matter.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:18 am

My firm is business formal, which sucks from the perspective of having to ride the subway every single day while sweating my ass off in a suit, but good from the perspective of the 8 year old in me who hates having to pick out clothes to wear. I get to make like Doug and have what amounts to a closetful of the same outfit, with ties in a mechanical rotation.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Lincoln » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:My firm is business formal, which sucks from the perspective of having to ride the subway every single day while sweating my ass off in a suit, but good from the perspective of the 8 year old in me who hates having to pick out clothes to wear. I get to make like Doug and have what amounts to a closetful of the same outfit, with ties in a mechanical rotation.


Enjoy your summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:21 am

Lincoln wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My firm is business formal, which sucks from the perspective of having to ride the subway every single day while sweating my ass off in a suit, but good from the perspective of the 8 year old in me who hates having to pick out clothes to wear. I get to make like Doug and have what amounts to a closetful of the same outfit, with ties in a mechanical rotation.


Enjoy your summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.


I wish... (and no, I'm not playing hot and cold)

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Lincoln » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Lincoln wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My firm is business formal, which sucks from the perspective of having to ride the subway every single day while sweating my ass off in a suit, but good from the perspective of the 8 year old in me who hates having to pick out clothes to wear. I get to make like Doug and have what amounts to a closetful of the same outfit, with ties in a mechanical rotation.


Enjoy your summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.


I wish...


Huh? I was told by someone going there that Cravath was the only firm in New York that still has a business formal dress code. Mind sharing which one it is, since you're anonymous and all?

Edited for punctuation-fail and specificity.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:26 am

Lincoln wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Lincoln wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My firm is business formal, which sucks from the perspective of having to ride the subway every single day while sweating my ass off in a suit, but good from the perspective of the 8 year old in me who hates having to pick out clothes to wear. I get to make like Doug and have what amounts to a closetful of the same outfit, with ties in a mechanical rotation.


Enjoy your summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.


I wish...


Huh? I was told by someone going there that Cravath was the only firm that still has a business formal dress code. Mind sharing which one it is, since you're anonymous and all?

Edited for punctuation-fail.


Alright fine, nothing here to connect the dots anyway. Jones Day. Recently went back to business formal, after doing a few years of business casual, and not liking the vibe I guess, or maybe people took too much advantage of it (at least in my office, not sure about others).

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby reformed calvinist » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:57 am

Cupidity wrote:Shirt & Tie / Jacket & Shirt

Real pants always.


by real pants you mean wool dress pants?

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby truevines » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:45 am

AriGoldButNicer wrote:What's biz casual in corporate law for men? Blazer? Button down? Dress shoes?


suits without ties (and don't have to wear the suit jacket all the time).

And you should always keep a tie in your office (a backup suit even better).

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby Sup Kid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:Alright fine, nothing here to connect the dots anyway. Jones Day. Recently went back to business formal, after doing a few years of business casual, and not liking the vibe I guess, or maybe people took too much advantage of it (at least in my office, not sure about others).

Full story here if you want the details: http://abovethelaw.com/2011/05/its-the- ... ress-code/

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:32 pm

Biz casual includes Polos for us, bitches. But I keep a suit in the office just in case.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:05 pm

Wear something nice on Day 1 (button down with a blazer and nice slacks) and see what people are wearing. Then from Day 2 on, try to mirror the other attorneys.

I work for a firm where half the office wears jeans. To each their own, but I don't see myself ever wearing jeans to the office, so I will probably be among the nicest dressed people there.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby concurrent fork » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This seems to vary by firm/city.

This. Call your recruiting contact if you are not sure what is appropriate for your office.

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Re: Business Casual In Law

Postby desertlaw » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:06 pm

Models and bottles.




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