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

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:44 am

BVest wrote:Also, being in Texas, with Aug/Sept CBs I'm generally sweating between the garage and the building door.



At least this summer isn't so terrible. When I had mine, it was roughly eleven million degrees out.

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

Postby sprezz » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:26 pm

blue shirt is fine

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

Postby Leprechaun » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:42 pm

Would any of these ties be considered acceptable for interviews? If so, which ones? Suit is navy and shirt is white.

Thanks!

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http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab239/thenavarro/20140820_192146-1_zps625aa9e5.jpg

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

Postby toothbrush » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:45 pm

Leprechaun wrote:Would any of these ties be considered acceptable for interviews? If so, which ones? Suit is navy and shirt is white.

Thanks!

Mike

http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab239/thenavarro/20140820_192146-1_zps625aa9e5.jpg

Yes, all of them IMO. Definitely 1+2. The purple is a bit dark against navy so Idk how well that goes. Not too sure about the last one but i think its fine. I have seen variations of all of those at CBs

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

Postby Leprechaun » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:52 pm

toothbrush wrote:Yes, all of them IMO. Definitely 1+2. The purple is a bit dark against navy so Idk how well that goes. Not too sure about the last one but i think its fine. I have seen variations of all of those at CBs



Ok, thanks!

Mike

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

Postby sprezz » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:33 pm

none are too awful, but i'd probly literally never wear #4 if i had the other three. you'll be fine with whatever.

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

Postby nsideirish » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:58 pm

How strict is the navy blue tie rule for CBs? I have a nice forest green tie with light blue stripes from Brook Bros that I was thinking of wearing with a light blue button down and my navy suit. Acceptable?

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Postby sublime » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:00 pm

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Postby txig » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:39 am

Not sure if this is the appropriate place, but I remember seeing links for briefcases (and now can't find them). Wondering if anyone had suggestions on which to purchase and if they could provide a link.

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Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:44 pm

Sorry to revive this thread (although was it ever really dead?). I'm a clerk planning on doing interviews with law firms (fingers crossed) and I was curious whether the clothing rules for non-OCI interviews was relaxed a little. For example, I prefer gray suits to navy ones. I like brown shoes over black ones. Am I making a big faux pas by deviating from the TLS received wisdom of navy suit/AE Park Aves/white shirt/boring tie?

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Postby Bronte » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:52 pm

nsideirish wrote:How strict is the navy blue tie rule for CBs? I have a nice forest green tie with light blue stripes from Brook Bros that I was thinking of wearing with a light blue button down and my navy suit. Acceptable?


There's no navy tie rule. Green tie is fine. Would wear a white shirt with it. (In fact, a navy tie with a navy suit is not the most traditional look. Usually want some contrast.)

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Postby Bronte » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:56 pm

txig wrote:Not sure if this is the appropriate place, but I remember seeing links for briefcases (and now can't find them). Wondering if anyone had suggestions on which to purchase and if they could provide a link.

Thanks!


Use a padfolio for OCI. Otherwise there are a ton of briefcases out there. Would go with a soft case.

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Postby Bronte » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sorry to revive this thread (although was it ever really dead?). I'm a clerk planning on doing interviews with law firms (fingers crossed) and I was curious whether the clothing rules for non-OCI interviews was relaxed a little. For example, I prefer gray suits to navy ones. I like brown shoes over black ones. Am I making a big faux pas by deviating from the TLS received wisdom of navy suit/AE Park Aves/white shirt/boring tie?


There's no navy suit rule. A gray suit is fine, but it should probably be a dark gray/charcoal. Would go with black shoes if you're wearing gray. Dark brown is fine with navy. Tie should be reasonably conservative, but most colors are ok. White shirt or pale blue, solid color.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:37 pm

a NYC partner looked at me during a CB interview and said "HA! do you know how I know he is an interviewee? that white shirt..."

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Postby Bronte » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:a NYC partner looked at me during a CB interview and said "HA! do you know how I know he is an interviewee? that white shirt..."


I can assure you NYC partners regularly wear white shirts. It is standard and virtually always appropriate.

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Postby GOATlawman » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:55 pm

Bronte wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:a NYC partner looked at me during a CB interview and said "HA! do you know how I know he is an interviewee? that white shirt..."


I can assure you NYC partners regularly wear white shirts. It is standard and virtually always appropriate.


TBH not sure I ever see anyone wearing a plain white shirt w/o suit in the office. Or anywhere really. Except for mormans and jehovahs witnesses at my door.

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Postby Bronte » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:59 pm

GOATlawman wrote:
Bronte wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:a NYC partner looked at me during a CB interview and said "HA! do you know how I know he is an interviewee? that white shirt..."


I can assure you NYC partners regularly wear white shirts. It is standard and virtually always appropriate.


TBH not sure I ever see anyone wearing a plain white shirt w/o suit in the office. Or anywhere really. Except for mormans and jehovahs witnesses at my door.


We're talking about suit and tie.

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Postby GOATlawman » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:35 am

Bronte wrote:
GOATlawman wrote:
Bronte wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:a NYC partner looked at me during a CB interview and said "HA! do you know how I know he is an interviewee? that white shirt..."


I can assure you NYC partners regularly wear white shirts. It is standard and virtually always appropriate.


TBH not sure I ever see anyone wearing a plain white shirt w/o suit in the office. Or anywhere really. Except for mormans and jehovahs witnesses at my door.


We're talking about suit and tie.


where do you work that partners are wearing suits and ties??

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

Postby Bronte » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:49 am

GOATlawman wrote:where do you work that partners are wearing suits and ties??


I'm going to assume you're trolling. In any event, this is the OCI thread. We're talking about suits, and somehow you're talking about business casual.

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Postby GOATlawman » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:08 am

Bronte wrote:
GOATlawman wrote:where do you work that partners are wearing suits and ties??


I'm going to assume you're trolling. In any event, this is the OCI thread. We're talking about suits, and somehow you're talking about business casual.


Bronte wrote:I can assure you NYC partners regularly wear white shirts. It is standard and virtually always appropriate.


OK bro...

I also lol on the inside whenever I see anyone wearing the "TLS uniform" to the fucking T (boxy charcoal/navy old man suit, black park avenues, navy pindot tie, etc). I would think this would be a pretty negative presumption to overcome given the general perception of TLS.

Also, what is bad about showing a shred of personality?

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Postby Bronte » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:12 am

Trolling confirmed.

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

Postby fats provolone » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:12 am

don't mind the haters. you can't go too overboard though. i went with purple socks.

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

Postby Bronte » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:03 am

So, to sum up, white shirts are bad for interviews, purple socks are good for interviews, and partners at law firms don't wear suits.

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

Postby Kratos » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:41 am

GOATlawman wrote:
Bronte wrote:
GOATlawman wrote:where do you work that partners are wearing suits and ties??


I'm going to assume you're trolling. In any event, this is the OCI thread. We're talking about suits, and somehow you're talking about business casual.


Bronte wrote:I can assure you NYC partners regularly wear white shirts. It is standard and virtually always appropriate.


OK bro...

I also lol on the inside whenever I see anyone wearing the "TLS uniform" to the fucking T (boxy charcoal/navy old man suit, black park avenues, navy pindot tie, etc). I would think this would be a pretty negative presumption to overcome given the general perception of TLS.

Also, what is bad about showing a shred of personality?

That's not a TLS uniform. It's a fairly standard, conservative look. I highly doubt any partner looks at someone wearing a navy suit, with black oxfords, and a blue tie and goes "oh must be a fucking TLS kid, let's ding him." Also, nobody has ever advocated for a "boxy" suit, anywhere.

Would you rather someone roll in with a pinstripe suit, a pink shirt, and a knit tie or something?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:a NYC partner looked at me during a CB interview and said "HA! do you know how I know he is an interviewee? that white shirt..."


Bronte wrote:So, to sum up, white shirts are bad for interviews, purple socks are good for interviews, and partners at law firms don't wear suits.


Nah. I still received an offer.

(I know you're being sarcastic)




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