Proper Law School Attire?

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby Grond » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:10 am

Let's not forget using brass collar stays instead of plastic ones. Show some class, people.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby LRGhost » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:20 am

cinephile wrote:
grace123 wrote:
cinephile wrote: If you make a dollar a day in a third-world sweatshop, sure that's another thing, but no law student will have any difficulty outfitting themselves properly.


There are people, probably in your class, that need to give loan money to their parents, to help feed their families, or to go towards child care costs. Your statements are really ignorant of a significant subsection of law students. Not everybody can have the choice of a $40 shirt or $50 on a night of drinking.

Also, to answer your question OP, wear whatever you want. Some people wear sweats, some wear shirt and tie every day. The fashion-based reputation stuff is completely overblown - your classmates/teachers are going to judge you on the way you act in class, towards your peers outside of class, and your demeanor in general. The ones that judge you on what you wear are the ones whose opinions you shouldn't care about anyway.


I've seen every single person from my former section at bar review. Believe me, there is not a one who doesn't spend vast amounts of money on alcohol every weekend. Please stop your concern trolling and just come out with it and be honest --- you're cheap. You don't want to spend money on clothes and you'd rather spend it on other things. That's cool, just don't lie about it and make yourself out to be holier than thou. Lying about poverty is never cool, dude.


Wrong. I have designer pieces. Try again.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:23 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
kalvano wrote:Fucking Christ. $40 may be a huge amount of money to some people, but that should stop about the time you go to graduate / professional school. It's not that much for a decent dress shirt, particularly in the context of what law school costs.

How does going to school mitigate something being expensive rather than exacerbate it? $40 is a lot to someone who has kids and can't work because he's a full-time student in a demanding program who's also trying to help raise his kids.


Because hopefully at the point you decided grad school was for you, you set aside money or took out some extra loans to cover the cost of necessities, such as proper interview attire if you didn't own it. If $40 for decent shirt is a ton of money, plan accordingly.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:31 am

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby LRGhost » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:45 am

kalvano wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
kalvano wrote:Fucking Christ. $40 may be a huge amount of money to some people, but that should stop about the time you go to graduate / professional school. It's not that much for a decent dress shirt, particularly in the context of what law school costs.

How does going to school mitigate something being expensive rather than exacerbate it? $40 is a lot to someone who has kids and can't work because he's a full-time student in a demanding program who's also trying to help raise his kids.


Because hopefully at the point you decided grad school was for you, you set aside money or took out some extra loans to cover the cost of necessities, such as proper interview attire if you didn't own it. If $40 for decent shirt is a ton of money, plan accordingly.


The question isn't whether people should spend the money. The question is whether it is or is not a lot of money to some people. Clearly the answer is yes. This isn't complicated.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby LeDique » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:47 am

Image

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby Dany » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:48 am

:lol:

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby LRGhost » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:01 am

LeDique wrote:Image


Still wrong. Still MAF.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby Dany » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:04 am

LRGhost wrote:
LeDique wrote:Image


Still wrong. Still MAF.

...what?

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:23 am

guinness1547 wrote:What kind of price can I expect to, or should, pay for a decent suit?


That is going to depend on your ability to bargain shop. If you can, wait until just after Christmas and hit all the department shops like a fat kid plowing through a candy store. I got a 100% wool navy blue suit for $150. Sent it to a decent tailor, get it fitted and dry-cleaned.

What is far more important than just finding a suit is how to wear the thing with a decent tie and a shirt:
http://artofmanliness.com/2011/04/26/match-tie-with-shirt-suit/

Also, you guys take a $40 shirt WAY too seriously. I recommend some remedial music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:34 am

LeDique wrote:Image

Nailed it :lol:

Also, I think I already linked this thread, but the first post here is the be all and end all of male fashion advice for interviews.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby clone22 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:42 am

this thread is slightly demented. No one cares what you wear to class. Yes for interviews, you need to dress professionally, but a couple of cheap suits from any department store will work as long as you go to get them tailored properly and they are dry cleaned/pressed for the interview.

But about what to wear to class? Focus on doing well your 1L year, not on what you wear

cheers.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby scifiguy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:58 pm

clone22 wrote:this thread is slightly demented. No one cares what you wear to class. Yes for interviews, you need to dress professionally, but a couple of cheap suits from any department store will work as long as you go to get them tailored properly and they are dry cleaned/pressed for the interview.

But about what to wear to class? Focus on doing well your 1L year, not on what you wear

cheers.


I imagine that it could be of importance for those worried about networking or professional image purposes amongst their peers.

And it's also good to know just for culture purposes and if anything is considered definitely a no-no.

My TA in a history class (not kidding!!!!) wore shorts and a tank top to class once as if he came straight from the gym to work out. In my humanities classes, the grad students definitely dress less "nice" than they do in the business school across the street.

It can help to just know the culture of a law school.

For what it's worth, I find dress clothes very very very uncomfortable and study/think more clearly in shots, t-shirts, sweats, etc. I like to just lounge around on a couch with a book in hand and a notepad ...wearing very casual stuff when I'm studying/working.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby Borg » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:22 pm

I think the one rule for guys was just absolutely wear a tie every day. You can get away without the jacket, but going without a tie is trouble. Also make sure your briefcase is clean.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:31 pm

scifiguy wrote:
clone22 wrote:this thread is slightly demented. No one cares what you wear to class. Yes for interviews, you need to dress professionally, but a couple of cheap suits from any department store will work as long as you go to get them tailored properly and they are dry cleaned/pressed for the interview.

But about what to wear to class? Focus on doing well your 1L year, not on what you wear

cheers.


I imagine that it could be of importance for those worried about networking or professional image purposes amongst their peers.

And it's also good to know just for culture purposes and if anything is considered definitely a no-no.

My TA in a history class (not kidding!!!!) wore shorts and a tank top to class once as if he came straight from the gym to work out. In my humanities classes, the grad students definitely dress less "nice" than they do in the business school across the street.

It can help to just know the culture of a law school.

For what it's worth, I find dress clothes very very very uncomfortable and study/think more clearly in shots, t-shirts, sweats, etc. I like to just lounge around on a couch with a book in hand and a notepad ...wearing very casual stuff when I'm studying/working.


thank god we've cleared that up

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby smaug_ » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:35 pm

scifiguy wrote:
clone22 wrote:this thread is slightly demented. No one cares what you wear to class. Yes for interviews, you need to dress professionally, but a couple of cheap suits from any department store will work as long as you go to get them tailored properly and they are dry cleaned/pressed for the interview.

But about what to wear to class? Focus on doing well your 1L year, not on what you wear

cheers.


I imagine that it could be of importance for those worried about networking or professional image purposes amongst their peers.

And it's also good to know just for culture purposes and if anything is considered definitely a no-no.

My TA in a history class (not kidding!!!!) wore shorts and a tank top to class once as if he came straight from the gym to work out. In my humanities classes, the grad students definitely dress less "nice" than they do in the business school across the street.

It can help to just know the culture of a law school.

For what it's worth, I find dress clothes very very very uncomfortable and study/think more clearly in shots, t-shirts, sweats, etc. I like to just lounge around on a couch with a book in hand and a notepad ...wearing very casual stuff when I'm studying/working.


Stop necroing your threads.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby Yasy13 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:34 am

Why do threads like this get so much heat? Wear whatever you want. I assume you are over 21, so make big kid decisions and think about the situation and dress accordingly. If you think wearing a suit or wearing sweatpants is appropriate, do it. I doubt you will make a fool of yourself during the first week of class based on what you wear so look around and see if you think you look too dressed up or like a slob and fix it. Or don't. YOUR DECISION.

No need to discuss whether $40 is cheap or expensive. That is so relative to who you are speaking to that is a waste to even bring it up.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby Wearthewildthingsr » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:57 am

wait, they didn't mail you your uniform yet? you should call the director of admissions to get that straightened out imo

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:19 am

You can get cheap dress shirts at Ross and Wal-Mart. I cannot tell the difference between a very high end dress shirt and a regular one. Maybe other people can tell the difference.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:23 am

When the economy crashed in 08/09, I went to Macy's and scooped up Calvin Klein/Donald Trump/Sean John dress shirts for like $10-$15 a pop. These stores were desperate to get rid of inventory. I bought like 3-5 suits too. I have a brand new Tommy Hilfiger suit that fits too tight that I think I am going to have to sell on E-Bay. Or maybe I can sell it to one of you guys and use the cash flow as beer money. :lol:

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby LRGhost » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:59 am

Wearthewildthingsr wrote:wait, they didn't mail you your uniform yet? you should call the director of admissions to get that straightened out imo


did you get the letterman jacket too? it was on the invoice but my package only came with a couple embroidered shirts and underwear

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby ScottRiqui » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:05 am

LRGhost wrote:
Wearthewildthingsr wrote:wait, they didn't mail you your uniform yet? you should call the director of admissions to get that straightened out imo


did you get the letterman jacket too? it was on the invoice but my package only came with a couple embroidered shirts and underwear


I'm getting flashbacks of telling incoming freshmen in the dorm to take their mattresses to the housekeeping office to be exchanged for new ones.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby NoWorries » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:32 pm

I need to update my jean game a little. What brands do you guys go with that offer good quality but aren't too expensive.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby arklaw13 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:46 pm

I plan on jeans and a t-shirt. Possibly shorts until it gets a bit colder. Will likely wear flip-flops until it starts to snow. People didn't seem too dressed up when I sat in on a class.

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Re: Proper Law School Attire?

Postby buttes » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:48 pm

NoWorries wrote:I need to update my jean game a little. What brands do you guys go with that offer good quality but aren't too expensive.

How expensive is too expensive? https://weargustin.com/ has some pretty sweet jeans for less than 100 and it's all made in house. Plus, you can pick your fabrics and be all hipstery cool with raw selvedge.




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