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

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
User avatar
GodSpeed
Posts: 245
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:05 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:29 am

Aias wrote:What do you guys think about wearing a very expensive watch to an interview?

I'd rock a rolex submariner, if I had one. I wouldn't rock a gold or diamond covered rolex though.

Yes: --LinkRemoved--
No: http://www.aclutx70th.com/wp-content/up ... rolex1.jpg see also: http://www.theoldwatchshop.com/rolpics/Dscn3312.jpg

User avatar
BunkMoreland
Posts: 289
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:16 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby BunkMoreland » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:32 am

lol @ windsor to a law firm interview

Aias
Posts: 65
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:17 am

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Aias » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:33 am

zettsscores40 wrote:
Aias wrote:What do you guys think about wearing a very expensive watch to an interview?


I mean how expensive? I'd probably shy away from it personally. Might rub someone the wrong way, especially if it's expensive and flashy.


white gold Breguet Marine on a black crocodile strap (~16-18k). Not flashy at all, but the company is well known for $$$$ watches.

Aias
Posts: 65
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:17 am

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Aias » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:35 am

GodSpeed wrote:
Aias wrote:What do you guys think about wearing a very expensive watch to an interview?

I'd rock a rolex submariner, if I had one. I wouldn't rock a gold or diamond covered rolex though.

Yes: --LinkRemoved--
No: http://www.aclutx70th.com/wp-content/up ... rolex1.jpg see also: http://www.theoldwatchshop.com/rolpics/Dscn3312.jpg


I have a watch similar to the submariner, but I feel that it's too bulky to wear with a suit.

User avatar
zettsscores40
Posts: 2118
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:49 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby zettsscores40 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:36 am

This?

--ImageRemoved--

I don't see a problem with it.

User avatar
GodSpeed
Posts: 245
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:05 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:36 am

Aias wrote:
zettsscores40 wrote:
Aias wrote:What do you guys think about wearing a very expensive watch to an interview?


I mean how expensive? I'd probably shy away from it personally. Might rub someone the wrong way, especially if it's expensive and flashy.


white gold Breguet Marine on a black crocodile strap (~16-18k). Not flashy at all, but the company is well known for $$$$ watches.

fine, imo.

Aias
Posts: 65
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:17 am

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Aias » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:42 am

zettsscores40 wrote:This?

--ImageRemoved--

I don't see a problem with it.




Ya, but no chronograph.

User avatar
lisjjen
Posts: 1242
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:19 am

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby lisjjen » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:03 am

And now everyone feels they put me in my place. OK.

Image

I'm used to impressing people with what I wear. It sounds like 9/10ths of the people on this thread are used to Buicks and boiled goose. I'm gonna let you chill under your security blankets of overpriced suits and safe patterns. Later.

User avatar
lisjjen
Posts: 1242
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:19 am

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby lisjjen » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:20 am

betasteve wrote: Dude - what the fuck are you talking about? It's not about what you wear normally, it's about what you wear in front of a bunch of people that are judging you based on, inter alia (yeah, I fucking said inter alia), what you are wearing and how you will mesh with their firm.


There's a lot of motivation to stand out then. Not in a, I dress like a fucking batman villain way, but in a, I make bold moves, kind of way. I know none of you like that. And I'm probably going to get flamed. I await Godspeed's response in particular. But I see nothing so wrong with a subtle plaid suit and an elegant tie with a large pattern, that you would be setting off alarms.

User avatar
lisjjen
Posts: 1242
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:19 am

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby lisjjen » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:37 am

betasteve wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
betasteve wrote: Dude - what the fuck are you talking about? It's not about what you wear normally, it's about what you wear in front of a bunch of people that are judging you based on, inter alia (yeah, I fucking said inter alia), what you are wearing and how you will mesh with their firm.


There's a lot of motivation to stand out then. Not in a, I dress like a fucking batman villain way, but in a, I make bold moves, kind of way. I know none of you like that. And I'm probably going to get flamed. I await Godspeed's response in particular. But I see nothing so wrong with a subtle plaid suit and an elegant tie with a large pattern, that you would be setting off alarms.

No... law is not like other places, where standing out is good. You need to show a little humility.


Then why the hell are we on a website called "top law schools?" If standing out is bad, then let's all jump in the TTT. I'm sure the scholarships have to be better.

You may be 100% right. I guess that's something I'll have to learn along the way, but if I hadn't learned to have a confident edge, I wouldn't even be talking about law school right now. I'd probably still be delivering pizzas.

User avatar
lisjjen
Posts: 1242
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:19 am

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby lisjjen » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:20 am

betasteve wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
Then why the hell are we on a website called "top law schools?" If standing out is bad, then let's all jump in the TTT. I'm sure the scholarships have to be better.

You may be 100% right. I guess that's something I'll have to learn along the way, but if I hadn't learned to have a confident edge, I wouldn't even be talking about law school right now. I'd probably still be delivering pizzas.

And you just hit the nail on the head without knowing it. You want to get hired? Go to a good school. Make the grades. Don't fuck up the interview (which, dressing trendy is more of a risk than a reward).


+1. I still like the idea of keeping a little edge in my outfit, but when I get to the night before the interview and I'm laying out the next day's outfit after I've worked so hard to get there, you know damn well when push comes to shove, I'm not about to blow it by wearing a pimp suit. I guess I just got a little tender when the fashion police came down on matching plaid and paisley.

User avatar
HJO
Posts: 165
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:04 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HJO » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:18 am

I plan on looking better than everyone in my class but i'm not going to do it by trying to be flashy.

Sidebar:

Godspeed what type of job did you get?

User avatar
GodSpeed
Posts: 245
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:05 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:15 am

lisjjen wrote:And now everyone feels they put me in my place. OK.



I'm used to impressing people with what I wear. It sounds like 9/10ths of the people on this thread are used to Buicks and boiled goose. I'm gonna let you chill under your security blankets of overpriced suits and safe patterns. Later.

Please. You're not some sort of renegade or "cut above the rest" dresser here. I'll out-dress you every night of the week. We all "get" what you're saying and what you're trying to do. We're not scared and you're not the bringer of some sort of fashion enlightenment. We get it, and it's great for a charity fundraiser, but not a job interview. What you want to wear is incorrect.

You remind me of the criminals that wear stupid shit to court like their prom dress or an all white suit. Same thought process, different flavor.

lisjjen wrote:+1. I still like the idea of keeping a little edge in my outfit, but when I get to the night before the interview and I'm laying out the next day's outfit after I've worked so hard to get there, you know damn well when push comes to shove, I'm not about to blow it by wearing a pimp suit. I guess I just got a little tender when the fashion police came down on matching plaid and paisley.


Dude, it's just not appropriate. Again, it has nothing to do with matching paisley to plaid. In fact, neither are appropriate for a job interview (and your outfit sounds terrible anyway).

Dress like a GQ model once you get the job. That's great. It's not appropriate attire for a job interview, whether or not it looks great for a photo shoot. Everyone has explained this to you, but if you insist on being a dumbass OCI gunner, knock yourself out. Go up there thinking you're the greatest thing in the world. You're only hurting yourself.

HJO wrote:Godspeed what type of job did you get?


Didn't get it yet. Follow up interview today with a civil litigation boutique. First interview went very well.

User avatar
zettsscores40
Posts: 2118
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:49 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby zettsscores40 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:55 am

What happened to being a prosecutor?

User avatar
M20009
Posts: 259
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:21 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby M20009 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:03 pm

Sharkskin, preferably with stain-resistant material to keep the mint juleps from staining the suit.

User avatar
HenryKillinger
Posts: 248
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:56 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:33 pm

M20009 wrote:Sharkskin, preferably with stain-resistant material to keep the mint juleps from staining the suit.

want some whalebone collar-stays with that?

User avatar
M20009
Posts: 259
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:21 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby M20009 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:43 pm

HenryKillinger wrote:
M20009 wrote:Sharkskin, preferably with stain-resistant material to keep the mint juleps from staining the suit.

want some whalebone collar-stays with that?


Yes. The collar won't stay crisp in this humidity.

User avatar
HenryKillinger
Posts: 248
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:56 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:01 pm

M20009 wrote:
HenryKillinger wrote:
M20009 wrote:Sharkskin, preferably with stain-resistant material to keep the mint juleps from staining the suit.

want some whalebone collar-stays with that?


Yes. The collar won't stay crisp in this humidity.

Have the help mix some pure aged ambergris in with the starch. It costs about $20 per gram but it adds some resilience as well as a pleasent scent to your collars. I have them dust the interior of my wingtips in it before I put them on each morning.

User avatar
GodSpeed
Posts: 245
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:05 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:17 pm

zettsscores40 wrote:What happened to being a prosecutor?


No hiring till after the fucking election :(

User avatar
Mr. Fancy
Posts: 592
Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:22 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Mr. Fancy » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:22 pm

What tie would you recommend to wear with a charcoal suit, white shirt and black shoes for OCI? I am also wearing a navy suit, but don't want to wear it every day of OCI.

User avatar
M20009
Posts: 259
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:21 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby M20009 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:23 pm

A suit, a navy suit. Not a navy tie.
Last edited by M20009 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
GodSpeed
Posts: 245
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:05 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby GodSpeed » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:29 pm

M20009 wrote:
schrutebeetfarms wrote:What tie would you recommend to wear with a charcoal suit, white shirt and black shoes for OCI? I am also wearing a navy suit, but don't want to wear it every day of OCI.


So you are going to wear two ties at a time? I don't know what tie to wear with a navy tie, but I would recommend not wearing two ties at once.

you mean 2 suits?

and red.

User avatar
HenryKillinger
Posts: 248
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:56 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby HenryKillinger » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:36 pm

GodSpeed wrote:
M20009 wrote:
schrutebeetfarms wrote:What tie would you recommend to wear with a charcoal suit, white shirt and black shoes for OCI? I am also wearing a navy suit, but don't want to wear it every day of OCI.


So you are going to wear two ties at a time? I don't know what tie to wear with a navy tie, but I would recommend not wearing two ties at once.

you mean 2 suits?

and red.

I am really confused but I'm just going to throw darker green out to the field and see what comes back.

User avatar
Mr. Fancy
Posts: 592
Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:22 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Mr. Fancy » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:39 pm

GodSpeed wrote:
M20009 wrote:
schrutebeetfarms wrote:What tie would you recommend to wear with a charcoal suit, white shirt and black shoes for OCI? I am also wearing a navy suit, but don't want to wear it every day of OCI.


So you are going to wear two ties at a time? I don't know what tie to wear with a navy tie, but I would recommend not wearing two ties at once.

you mean 2 suits?

and red.


Right. I have two suits that I really like - one navy and one charcoal. I was already planning on wearing a red tie with a navy suit. I guess I can wear the same tie with the charcoal suit too, but I was hoping for something different.

User avatar
zettsscores40
Posts: 2118
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:49 pm

Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby zettsscores40 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:41 pm

You might be able to pull of a gold. What ties do you already have/are you willing to go out and pick something up?




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.