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

Postby ymmv » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:50 pm

Br3v wrote:Credited method for taking a suit with you on a plane for a next day interview?


*Nothing in this post is intended to give the impression that I have such an interview.


Other than flying business class and hanging it up? Fold it in your suitcase with clean plastic bags (I use white garbage bags) laid between every fold. This combined with shower steaming works miracles for fighting wrinkles.

http://lifehacker.com/5885879/fold-and- ... ortability

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

Postby kckool7 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:02 pm

Are Bruno Magli's an ok alternative to Park Aves? I'm a noob at all of this.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:03 pm

kckool7 wrote:Are Bruno Magli's an ok alternative to Park Aves? I'm a noob at all of this.


I bought these (http://www.zappos.com/johnston-murphy-m ... 29200255:s) as my alternative to Park Aves. They look great and have held up wonderfully over my 1L SA. Highly recommended.

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

Postby chrisbru » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
kckool7 wrote:Are Bruno Magli's an ok alternative to Park Aves? I'm a noob at all of this.


I bought these (http://www.zappos.com/johnston-murphy-m ... 29200255:s) as my alternative to Park Aves. They look great and have held up wonderfully over my 1L SA. Highly recommended.


I had those before my Park Ave's... Fine shoe, but not worth $175 when you can get Park Aves for < $250. If you can get the Melton's for <$125, then maybe.

As for Bruno... It appears these are a fine alternative, but not any cheaper so unless you already own them, why not just go PA?

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bruno-magli ... en/2934413

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

Postby First Offense » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:14 pm

chrisbru wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
kckool7 wrote:Are Bruno Magli's an ok alternative to Park Aves? I'm a noob at all of this.


I bought these (http://www.zappos.com/johnston-murphy-m ... 29200255:s) as my alternative to Park Aves. They look great and have held up wonderfully over my 1L SA. Highly recommended.


I had those before my Park Ave's... Fine shoe, but not worth $175 when you can get Park Aves for < $250. If you can get the Melton's for <$125, then maybe.

As for Bruno... It appears these are a fine alternative, but not any cheaper so unless you already own them, why not just go PA?

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bruno-magli ... en/2934413

Weren't those the shoes OJ was wearing when he TOTALLY DIDN'T KILL HIS WIFE? For some reason that's resonating in my head.

Do you want to wear the same shoes as OJ? Do you want to murder your wife? Just get Park Aves.

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

Postby toothbrush » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:19 pm

park aves at like 250 with tax at nordstroms until the 4th or 5th. not the best price but not terrible i guess.

also, whats the cost difference between uber v. a taxi. i'm sure there is info somewhere but im being lazy

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

Postby Cellar-door » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:31 pm

toothbrush wrote:park aves at like 250 with tax at nordstroms until the 4th or 5th. not the best price but not terrible i guess.

also, whats the cost difference between uber v. a taxi. i'm sure there is info somewhere but im being lazy


For Park Aves. They are $240 or so on Amazon, however if you sign up for Amazon emails in clothing/shoes etc, you get a 1 time 20% off code. That will get you $194 Park Aves.

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

Postby LRGhost » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:31 pm

Can we stop talking like AE's are vastly superior to every other shoe in the price range? If you like a different shoe, get it. A cap-toe oxford doesn't become magical because it has AE on the insole.

Uber is a car service that some independent people use and some taxi drivers use. You order it through your phone so you can track where your car is and not have to worry about paying in person or waiting. UberX is supposed to be cheaper than a taxi. If you use Uber, you're likely a loser. The only excuse is if you live somewhere away from a main road or you're at an event outside of the city.

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

Postby kckool7 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:36 pm

chrisbru wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
kckool7 wrote:Are Bruno Magli's an ok alternative to Park Aves? I'm a noob at all of this.


I bought these (http://www.zappos.com/johnston-murphy-m ... 29200255:s) as my alternative to Park Aves. They look great and have held up wonderfully over my 1L SA. Highly recommended.


I had those before my Park Ave's... Fine shoe, but not worth $175 when you can get Park Aves for < $250. If you can get the Melton's for <$125, then maybe.

As for Bruno... It appears these are a fine alternative, but not any cheaper so unless you already own them, why not just go PA?

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bruno-magli ... en/2934413

I thought they were significantly more comfortable when I tried them on. Just wanted to see if there was a reason to return them after the fact, besides my desire not to morph into OJ Simpson.

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

Postby BVest » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:48 pm

Br3v wrote:Credited method for taking a suit with you on a plane for a next day interview?


*Nothing in this post is intended to give the impression that I have such an interview.

Personally, I wear my suit on the flight and put my coat on top of the carry on luggage after the plane is fully boarded.

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

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:52 pm

BVest wrote:
Br3v wrote:Credited method for taking a suit with you on a plane for a next day interview?


*Nothing in this post is intended to give the impression that I have such an interview.

Personally, I wear my suit on the flight and put my coat on top of the carry on luggage after the plane is fully boarded.

Very credited.

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:53 pm

Which of these, if any, are fine for OCI?


http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=13402

OR

http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=14174


Charcoal suit/white shirt

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

Postby LRGhost » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:57 pm

Second by far.

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Postby Danger Zone » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:58 pm

I mean, they're both fine, but if you don't already have the first one I wouldn't recommend buying it.

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:00 pm

Don't have any ties (borrowed friends tie for all of 1L lol)


Gonna grab the second one, thanks. Can't imagine how terrible I'd be dressed without TLS

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

Postby chrisbru » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:06 pm

LRGhost wrote:Can we stop talking like AE's are vastly superior to every other shoe in the price range? If you like a different shoe, get it. A cap-toe oxford doesn't become magical because it has AE on the insole.



AE PA's are vastly superior to J&M Meltons. They may not be superior to to Bruno Magli's, but they are made in America.

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

Postby FlowBro » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:14 pm

Bruno Magli Maiocco FTW

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

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:33 pm

chrisbru wrote: but they are made in America.

Relevance?

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

Postby sprezz » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:48 pm

chrisbru wrote:AE PA's are vastly superior to J&M Meltons. They may not be superior to to Bruno Magli's, but they are made in America.

sure the AE's are superior to the meltons, but as was previously alluded that's reflected in the cost. PA's at $240 and meltons around $120 are both squarely in the "solid investment" camp; they're each available roughly as often at those prices, and selecting either is perfectly justifiable. the corrected grain of the melton isn't as nice, but still fits a need in even a well curated dress shoe rotation as an objectively dressy bad weather option that doesn't cost shell $$$$.

wish i had something to say about the magli's but that's a relatively hard manufacturer to pin down on their processes or the variation thereof from line to line and nordstrom's pictures are crap so idk. keep em if you like em, no reason not to. [i suspect the reason they were more comfortable when being tried on is that a blake stitched shoe (italian shoes usually are at this price point) generally has fewer layers on the sole than a goodyear welted shoe (like AE), so the AE's would have a longer break in period in exchange for being more waterproof due to the different construction methods. but i don't know for sure that this magli is blake stitched so i'm just spitballing]

as an aside the anon use in this thread continues to amuse...you don't have to hide that you bought johnston murphys, fellas

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

Postby LRGhost » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:58 pm

Also nobody is going to look at your shoes and think "this fucking idiot didn't buy Allen Edmonds, fuck him, DING."

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

Postby chrisbru » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:15 am

Danger Zone wrote:
chrisbru wrote: but they are made in America.

Relevance?


I like buying things made in America?

Most things come down to preference - this is no different. Yes, there is a reason to buy AE over J&M or Cole Haan. Is there a reason to buy Bruno Magli vs. AE? Probably... But its more preference there than anything else, unlike AE vs. J&M.

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

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:34 pm

LRGhost wrote:Uber is a car service that some independent people use and some taxi drivers use. You order it through your phone so you can track where your car is and not have to worry about paying in person or waiting. UberX is supposed to be cheaper than a taxi. If you use Uber, you're likely a loser. The only excuse is if you live somewhere away from a main road or you're at an event outside of the city.

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

Postby ymmv » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:46 pm

FlightoftheEarls wrote:
LRGhost wrote:Uber is a car service that some independent people use and some taxi drivers use. You order it through your phone so you can track where your car is and not have to worry about paying in person or waiting. UberX is supposed to be cheaper than a taxi. If you use Uber, you're likely a loser. The only excuse is if you live somewhere away from a main road or you're at an event outside of the city.

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Yeah I don't get this. There are places and times in NY where it is fucking impossible to get a taxi, and Uber is a super convenient and reliable alternative. Usually not much more expensive, if at all.

Also, the drivers are like 10x less shitty/racist people IME.

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

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:23 pm

ymmv wrote:
FlightoftheEarls wrote:
LRGhost wrote:Uber is a car service that some independent people use and some taxi drivers use. You order it through your phone so you can track where your car is and not have to worry about paying in person or waiting. UberX is supposed to be cheaper than a taxi. If you use Uber, you're likely a loser. The only excuse is if you live somewhere away from a main road or you're at an event outside of the city.

notsureifsrs.jpg



Yeah I don't get this. There are places and times in NY where it is fucking impossible to get a taxi, and Uber is a super convenient and reliable alternative. Usually not much more expensive, if at all.

Also, the drivers are like 10x less shitty/racist people IME.

He was just saying something controversial to get away from the buttplugs convo

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

Postby LRGhost » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:39 pm

Nah, I truly think Uber is in most instances a stupid yuppie comfort service. It is good if you're black or some other minority since hailing a cab can be difficult and there are times and areas where it's hard to get a cab just in general. It has a purpose but really, it's also not difficult to walk a couple blocks to a main street and get a taxi.




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