1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

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westphillybandr
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1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby westphillybandr » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:38 pm

Will most people be wearing suits? Inappropriate to wear khakis?

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby jessuf » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:39 pm

Why don't you wear... I don't know... business casual?

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby exitoptions » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:45 pm

westphillybandr wrote:Will most people be wearing suits? Inappropriate to wear khakis?


Wear a suit with no tie.

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby westphillybandr » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:11 pm

exitoptions wrote:
westphillybandr wrote:Will most people be wearing suits? Inappropriate to wear khakis?


Wear a suit with no tie.

thanks

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby stillwater » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:18 pm

exitoptions wrote:
westphillybandr wrote:Will most people be wearing suits? Inappropriate to wear khakis?


Wear a suit with no tie.


+1. at least in NYC, business casual means suit (sans tie) and you can take off the jacket in the office. though usually in an office setting people wear tie and suit and then just ditch the tie and jacket in the office.

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby 5ky » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:38 am

stillwater wrote:
exitoptions wrote:
westphillybandr wrote:Will most people be wearing suits? Inappropriate to wear khakis?


Wear a suit with no tie.


+1. at least in NYC, business casual means suit (sans tie) and you can take off the jacket in the office. though usually in an office setting people wear tie and suit and then just ditch the tie and jacket in the office.


This is not at all true on a universal level.

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby Tanicius » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:56 am

Dude, it's just a reception. There are probably going to be partners in khakis and button-down shirts. If it says biz-caj, you're fine. The people who always stupid at these occasions are the ones in full-blown suits.

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby BuckinghamB » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:23 am

I had a reception that said biz-casual, too. Asked people at the firm and they recommended suits, and most people wore them. Several people there opted out of suits, but it didn't seem to be awkward at all. I wouldn't worry too much about it as long as you don't make any egregiously bad wardrobe decisions.

Edit: This was secondary midwest market FWIW.

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby 2014 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:56 am

I did a couple of these over break. Personally wore a sweater, others wore suits, most people worse slacks with a dress shirt. Anything in that spectrum would not have been out of place. Definitely leave the tie at home though.

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby thegrayman » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:25 pm

went to one, didn't wear a suit and felt like I should have the entire time because everyone else was in a suit

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Re: 1L Firm Reception -- Invite says Biz Casual

Postby cinephile » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:32 pm

In my experience, most of the female law students show up wearing dresses or a skirt and blouse, not a suit. You should follow accordingly.




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