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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby portaprokoss » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:27 pm

Georgia Avenue wrote:I have a pair of these: --LinkRemoved--

Fine for OCI or no?


I wouldn't trust someone wearing those shoes.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby JetsFan1990 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:34 pm

portaprokoss wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:I have a pair of these: --LinkRemoved--

Fine for OCI or no?


I wouldn't trust someone wearing those shoes.


hahahah I don't think they are too bad, but funny comment nonetheless.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Flips88 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:06 am

Your guys' over fascination with shoes in this thread is lolzy considering I've seen just as many people wearing shoes with no laces as shoes with laces at OCI.

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Postby IAFG » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:34 am

Flips88 wrote:Your guys' over fascination with shoes in this thread is lolzy considering I've seen just as many people wearing shoes with no laces as shoes with laces at OCI.

*cringe*

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby bk1 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:47 am

HLSTransfer wrote:For callbacks, do people just tend to bring a padfolio? Or leather briefcase w/ padfolio in it?

I'd rather do the first, but then I'm worried what to do with it during lunches, cocktails, etc.

Thoughts?


Since I feel like being nice: the receptionist will generally have a place for your luggage (assuming you have luggage). When you leave for lunch you can also ask him/her to hold on to your padfolio for you and then retrieve it when you leave.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Bronte » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:27 am

Flips88 wrote:Your guys' over fascination with shoes in this thread is lolzy considering I've seen just as many people wearing shoes with no laces as shoes with laces at OCI.


Every time someone posts something like this in this thread, the mods should give them the option of either going through every page of this thread to identify each time someone made a "OCI attire doesn't matter" comment or taking a three week ban.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby romothesavior » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:29 am

Hai guyz I saw a guy at OCI 2day with a pink shirt an a paisley tie and he was waring tazzle loafers & nobody cared, u r all stoopid LOLZ

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby top30man » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:31 am

romothesavior wrote:Hai guyz I saw a guy at OCI 2day with a pink shirt an a paisley tie and he was waring tazzle loafers & nobody cared, u r all stoopid LOLZ

Good to know. Will take notes so I know what to wear next year.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby 20130312 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:34 am

Orientation reception last night. Pinstripes and ill-fitting suits out the wazoo.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby transfer2014 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:53 pm

I'm trying to figure out what to wear for callbacks. Ive got a gray suit and a white shirt, but non of my ties are solid colors. Is it important that I wear a solid color tie? If so, what solid color tie should I purchase?

Also, I generally wear black shoes and a black belt with the gray suit. Is that correct?

Sorry if these questions have been answered - I'm fashion illiterate and this thread has gotten a bit long to search through.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby 20130312 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:55 pm

transfer2014 wrote:I'm trying to figure out what to wear for callbacks. Ive got a gray suit and a white shirt, but non of my ties are solid colors. Is it important that I wear a solid color tie? If so, what solid color tie should I purchase?

Also, I generally wear black shoes and a black belt with the gray suit. Is that correct?

Sorry if these questions have been answered - I'm fashion illiterate and this thread has gotten a bit long to search through.


You don't need a solid tie. In fact, if you're wearing a solid grey suit and solid white shirt, your tie needs a pattern. The recommendation in this thread has consistently been pindots, but houndstooth is also nice and stripes can be acceptable sometimes.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby kaiser » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:56 pm

transfer2014 wrote:I'm trying to figure out what to wear for callbacks. Ive got a gray suit and a white shirt, but non of my ties are solid colors. Is it important that I wear a solid color tie? If so, what solid color tie should I purchase?

Also, I generally wear black shoes and a black belt with the gray suit. Is that correct?

Sorry if these questions have been answered - I'm fashion illiterate and this thread has gotten a bit long to search through.


Def no need to stick with a solid tie. Sure, it's a safe bet if the color matches, but you can of course wear a pindot, stripe, etc. tie without any problem.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby transfer2014 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:02 pm

Thanks for the help. I generally go with a maroon and black checkered tie. That work?

Also, black shoes and belt the right way to go?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby RVP11 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:11 pm

JetsFan1990 wrote:
portaprokoss wrote:
Georgia Avenue wrote:I have a pair of these: --LinkRemoved--

Fine for OCI or no?


I wouldn't trust someone wearing those shoes.


hahahah I don't think they are too bad, but funny comment nonetheless.


The only thing that's bad about those is the bicycle toe. Better to get a rounded toe.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby 20130312 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:14 pm

transfer2014 wrote:Thanks for the help. I generally go with a maroon and black checkered tie. That work?

Also, black shoes and belt the right way to go?


Black is the right color, but the more important question is what kind of shoes? Also, can you link to a pic of the tie / a similar pattern?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby transfer2014 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:37 pm

Image

That is the tie.

On the topic of shoes, my shoes are pretty terrible. They are $30 dress shoes from target. :oops: Any suggestions for an upgrade?

Edit: Sorry for the giant picture. I have no idea what I am doing.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby 20130312 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:47 pm

For the tie, I would avoid that and go with this (click to go buy. It's only $15):

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For the shoes, you need a black lace up captoe (no square toes, no loafers). Allen Edmonds Park Avevnue are the gold standard. You can get by with Johnston and Murphy or Bostonians, but be wary because these won't last very long if you're wearing them frequently.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby kwais » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:59 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:For the tie, I would avoid that and go with this (click to go buy. It's only $15):

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For the shoes, you need a black lace up captoe (no square toes, no loafers). Allen Edmonds Park Avevnue are the gold standard. You can get by with Johnston and Murphy or Bostonians, but be wary because these won't last very long if you're wearing them frequently.


lulz

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby 20130312 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:02 pm

kwais wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:For the shoes, you need a black lace up captoe (no square toes, no loafers). Allen Edmonds Park Avevnue are the gold standard. You can get by with Johnston and Murphy or Bostonians, but be wary because these won't last very long if you're wearing them frequently.


lulz


If he's going to go buy a new pair, might as well guide him in the right direction.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby kwais » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:04 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
kwais wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:For the shoes, you need a black lace up captoe (no square toes, no loafers). Allen Edmonds Park Avevnue are the gold standard. You can get by with Johnston and Murphy or Bostonians, but be wary because these won't last very long if you're wearing them frequently.


lulz


If he's going to go buy a new pair, might as well guide him in the right direction.


I guess that's right, but we've reached the level of group think to where now, J&M shoes don't last, and we "need" a certain shoe. I've already been yelled at for pointing this out, so I'll bow out here. Carry on.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby jarak01 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:49 pm

What other color ties go with Navy Suit/White shirt? I have the burgundy pindot but need another for callbacks.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby romothesavior » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:13 am

kwais wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
kwais wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:For the shoes, you need a black lace up captoe (no square toes, no loafers). Allen Edmonds Park Avevnue are the gold standard. You can get by with Johnston and Murphy or Bostonians, but be wary because these won't last very long if you're wearing them frequently.


lulz


If he's going to go buy a new pair, might as well guide him in the right direction.


I guess that's right, but we've reached the level of group think to where now, J&M shoes don't last, and we "need" a certain shoe. I've already been yelled at for pointing this out, so I'll bow out here. Carry on.

I see what you're saying, and I think IGF came on a little strong. Nothing wrong with J&M, although it is inferior to the AE. If someone asked "What shoe do you recommend I spend my money on for OCI?" I'd give the same answer though... a black captoe, ideally the Park or 5th Avenue. If you're going to spend $100+, might as well spend $200+ and get shoes of high quality that will last. If someone already has a decent pair of square toes, then it is probably no big deal (though still ill-advised), but if someone is thinking about going out to buy tomorrow, captoe is the better option.

As for this whole "loafers are fine" thing that keeps getting brought up ad nauseum (see flips' lulzy post above), loafers are not fine. There are some things that can be deviated from the norm without much risk, but this is not one of them. Loafers with a conservative suit look silly and out of place in 90%+ of situations, and OCI is a situation that falls on the far end of the silly spectrum. There are many people who would say NEVER wear loafers with a suit. I won't go that far. But they are simply too casual for OCI, and that's what this thread is about.

*Cue "But I/my friend/my dog wore driving mocs to biglaw interviews all the time, it was no big deal" post*

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby wuduhel » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:13 am

I wore loafers to law prom once.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby chrisbru » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:33 pm

wuduhel wrote:I wore loafers to law prom once.


Cool

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:50 pm

i wore loafers to OCI. callbacks from nearly every V10 + elite DC firms. grades + maturity > spending $200 I don't have on shoes.




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