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minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:54 am

I have 1 suit, 1 blazer, 3 wool slacks, 3 white shirts, 2 patterned dress shirts, and black shoes. Sufficient?

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:57 am

Sounds okay, but you're missing socks. Gotta have socks.
I'm in a similar situation, trying to figure out if 1 suit is enough.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have 1 suit, 1 blazer, 3 wool slacks, 3 white shirts, 2 patterned dress shirts, and black shoes. Sufficient?

Why the hell is this anonymous?

Also, do people even pretend to see what threads have already been created before starting a new one? For instance, this one is even on the first page!

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby Jsa725 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:04 pm

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby ph14 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:56 pm

What is your firm's dress code? Most firms are business casual, so one suit is enough, but you need lots of button down shirts, etc.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:08 pm

patrickd139 wrote:Why the hell is this anonymous?



I don't want to be outed by other students who have memorized my wardrobe . . .

. . . but really I just don't want my classmates to know what a scrub I am.

patrickd139 wrote:Also, do people even pretend to see what threads have already been created before starting a new one? For instance, this one is even on the first page!


And forgive me for not wading through the 167 page mega-thread.

ph14 wrote:What is your firm's dress code? Most firms are business casual, so one suit is enough, but you need lots of button down shirts, etc.


Business casual. Do you think I'll need more shirts? I don't want to seem like I live in a few pieces of clothing (even though I do).

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:18 pm

OP here:

Are reversible slacks okay for big law?

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes ... oduct.html

The way I figure it's like getting pants for $17.50!!
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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby hookem14 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here:

Are reversible slacks okay for big law?

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes ... oduct.html

The way I figure it's like getting pants for $17.50?


Let's start with the fact that pleats are never acceptable.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby TTH » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:40 pm

I'd recommend you go ahead and pick up another suit. You want to keep one complete suit (including shirt and tie) at your office in case an opportunity to go to court or meet a client materializes out of the blue. You don't want to have to tell a partner you can't sit in on his deposition because you're not dressed for it. You could keep your one suit at the office, but it would be annoying if you needed a suit for anything and had to go to the office to get it--also there may be a time you need to leave the house dressed for business for some reason.

Additionally, keeping a change of clothes at the office is good insurance against a freak mustard stain or some such.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:And forgive me for not wading through the 167 page mega-thread.

Well, there's a reason it's there. I love the megathreads here.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby wiseowl » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:00 pm

Wool slacks kinda suck in the summer, but I guess there aren't many other options.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:02 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:And forgive me for not wading through the 167 page mega-thread.

Well, there's a reason it's there. I love the megathreads here.

Heaven forbid that OP, you know, lengthen an existing thread when he could create his own.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby target » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:19 pm

hookem14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here:

Are reversible slacks okay for big law?

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes ... oduct.html

The way I figure it's like getting pants for $17.50?


Let's start with the fact that pleats are never acceptable.


lol

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby exitoptions » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:27 pm

hookem14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here:

Are reversible slacks okay for big law?

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes ... oduct.html

The way I figure it's like getting pants for $17.50?


Let's start with the fact that pleats are never acceptable.


Of your waist is +6 inches or more of your length, pleats are basically mandatory.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:41 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:And forgive me for not wading through the 167 page mega-thread.

Well, there's a reason it's there. I love the megathreads here.

Heaven forbid that OP, you know, lengthen an existing thread when he could create his own.


Not everyone lives on TLS. I'd rather shoot myself in the face than read 167 pages of posts on clothing, especially when there are other people willing to answer my question in two seconds. I really don't understand what the big deal is.

target wrote:
hookem14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here:

Are reversible slacks okay for big law?

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes ... oduct.html

The way I figure it's like getting pants for $17.50?


Let's start with the fact that pleats are never acceptable.


lol


Can I hot-glue pleats closed?

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:And forgive me for not wading through the 167 page mega-thread.

Well, there's a reason it's there. I love the megathreads here.

Heaven forbid that OP, you know, lengthen an existing thread when he could create his own.


Not everyone lives on TLS. I'd rather shoot myself in the face than read 167 pages of posts on clothing, especially when there are other people willing to answer my question in two seconds. I really don't understand what the big deal is.

Protip: you don't have to read all 167 pages to tack on an answer at the end of the thread.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
target wrote:
hookem14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here:

Are reversible slacks okay for big law?

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes ... oduct.html

The way I figure it's like getting pants for $17.50?


Let's start with the fact that pleats are never acceptable.


lol


Can I hot-glue pleats closed?

This is quality trolling, though.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby target » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:06 am

patrickd139 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
target wrote:
hookem14 wrote:
Let's start with the fact that pleats are never acceptable.


lol


Can I hot-glue pleats closed?

This is quality trolling, though.


Which one of us were you talking to?

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:26 am

Definitely talking to the guy who wants to hot glue gun some pleats.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby SemperLegal » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:32 am

There is a rumor that 2L Big Law SA pay money, which can be exchanged for goods and services, you cheap bastard.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:18 am

SemperLegal wrote:There is a rumor that 2L Big Law SA pay money, which can be exchanged for goods and services, you cheap bastard.


I find that the greatest pleasure in life is spending as little money as possible . . . unfortunately this leads to reversible pants.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby rad lulz » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:20 am

Just do Quinn shorts and flip flops errday bro

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby SemperLegal » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:
SemperLegal wrote:There is a rumor that 2L Big Law SA pay money, which can be exchanged for goods and services, you cheap bastard.


I find that the greatest pleasure in life is spending as little money as possible . . . unfortunately this leads to reversible pants.


Dad?

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby Big Dog » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:44 am

Wool slacks kinda suck in the summer,


Summer-weight wool slacks are fine.

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Re: minimum amount of dress clothes to survive 2L big law summer

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:54 pm

Are pleats really a problem?




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