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Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:19 pm
by Iwanttolawschool
If you dress up for ASW, you will be remembered for being a weirdo. Stop taking yourselves so seriously. You don't need to wear a suit yet, you couldn't be less important.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:51 pm
by curry1
Iwanttolawschool wrote:If you dress up for ASW, you will be remembered for being a weirdo. Stop taking yourselves so seriously. You don't need to wear a suit yet, you couldn't be less important.


You are so self-effacing and chill!

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:43 pm
by 2000andBeyond
Currently I'm in Philly, having gone to a tour at Penn yesterday. Guys, I'm salivating at Penn. I would gladly sacrifice a small child if it meant I could get off the waitlist.

And P.S. Wore a nice blouse, dark jeans and boots. Anything more fancy would have looked insane.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:11 pm
by Dodocogon
ashrice13 wrote:
Dodocogon wrote:Hey guys - I want people to know I mean business. Thoughts?

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I believe we're going to the same BU asd, right? Let's both wear this.


You know it; on the 24th yeah. Might actually do it for the social functions after, tho.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:02 pm
by bmathers
I just went to a ASD at PSU-Dickinson. There were maybe 20-30 in attendance (first one and intentionally small class). I wore a slim fit calvin klein dress shirt and khakis, with a tie and dress shoes (being " older" for beginning law school, this is pretty normal for me). Out of 20-30 people, maybe 2 or 3 has jeans on. 1 or 2 wore a full-blown suit, and maybe 5 or so wore a tie. Clothing as all over the place, and everything was perfectly fine.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:48 pm
by curry1
bmathers wrote:I just went to a ASD at PSU-Dickinson. There were maybe 20-30 in attendance (first one and intentionally small class). I wore a slim fit calvin klein dress shirt and khakis, with a tie and dress shoes (being " older" for beginning law school, this is pretty normal for me). Out of 20-30 people, maybe 2 or 3 has jeans on. 1 or 2 wore a full-blown suit, and maybe 5 or so wore a tie. Clothing as all over the place, and everything was perfectly fine.


oddly specific

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:30 am
by bmathers
curry1 wrote:
bmathers wrote:I just went to a ASD at PSU-Dickinson. There were maybe 20-30 in attendance (first one and intentionally small class). I wore a slim fit calvin klein dress shirt and khakis, with a tie and dress shoes (being " older" for beginning law school, this is pretty normal for me). Out of 20-30 people, maybe 2 or 3 has jeans on. 1 or 2 wore a full-blown suit, and maybe 5 or so wore a tie. Clothing as all over the place, and everything was perfectly fine.


oddly specific

I also had a Tommy Hilfiger tie on.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:44 am
by dannyswo
curry1 wrote:
bmathers wrote:I just went to a ASD at PSU-Dickinson. There were maybe 20-30 in attendance (first one and intentionally small class). I wore a slim fit calvin klein dress shirt and khakis, with a tie and dress shoes (being " older" for beginning law school, this is pretty normal for me). Out of 20-30 people, maybe 2 or 3 has jeans on. 1 or 2 wore a full-blown suit, and maybe 5 or so wore a tie. Clothing as all over the place, and everything was perfectly fine.


oddly specific

bmathers is "older" so he had to show off that he's still slim fit. :wink:

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:22 pm
by bmathers
dannyswo wrote:
curry1 wrote:
bmathers wrote:I just went to a ASD at PSU-Dickinson. There were maybe 20-30 in attendance (first one and intentionally small class). I wore a slim fit calvin klein dress shirt and khakis, with a tie and dress shoes (being " older" for beginning law school, this is pretty normal for me). Out of 20-30 people, maybe 2 or 3 has jeans on. 1 or 2 wore a full-blown suit, and maybe 5 or so wore a tie. Clothing as all over the place, and everything was perfectly fine.


oddly specific

bmathers is "older" so he had to show off that he's still slim fit. :wink:

Or maybe I'm not slim fit, but like my clothes fitting like spandex? ;-)

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:56 am
by Mr_Chukes
2000andBeyond wrote:Currently I'm in Philly, having gone to a tour at Penn yesterday. Guys, I'm salivating at Penn. I would gladly sacrifice a small child if it meant I could get off the waitlist.

And P.S. Wore a nice blouse, dark jeans and boots. Anything more fancy would have looked insane.

Pics or it didn't happen lol.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:26 am
by nimbus2020
Is there some sort of unspoken rule that dressing up for women has to involve skirts or dresses? It's going to be a long 3 years if I'm frowned upon for preferring pants. :roll:

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:14 am
by A. Nony Mouse
Skirts/dresses are more formal for women. But pants are completely fine. You may get some people saying you should do skirts for interviews with judges (who can be more traditional). But it's still all up to you.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:15 pm
by ashrice13
nimbus2020 wrote:Is there some sort of unspoken rule that dressing up for women has to involve skirts or dresses? It's going to be a long 3 years if I'm frowned upon for preferring pants. :roll:

I have a tattoo in my lower leg so it's gonna always be pants for me. I'm more comfortable in pants anyway. Honestly, I don't think that it's a huge deal. I think skirts might be preferred by some but women wearing pants is not a new concept. Just get yourself some sharp suits and you should be fine.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:20 pm
by floatie
I got invited to a reception for admitted students, which is being held at a law firm? I'm assuming for something like that, you'd wear a suit, right?

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:52 pm
by zeglo
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Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:07 pm
by Thomas Hagan, ESQ.
Wearing my freshly-bought University of American Samoa Law School t-shirt for ASD, and I'll figure out who my friends in law school will be.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:45 pm
by bmathers
Just reporting an anecdotal experience: I didn't wear a suit, but I dressed nicely at my fairly recent open house that I attended (yes, the CK slim fit shirt and tie ;-) ). The admissions committee recently shot me an email and said that the profs who met with me had glowing reviews, and they wanted to offer me a stipend. Definitely not trying to gun or brag, but last year only 3 students in the entire LS received a stipend. My numbers are only around median, so I would advise to at least take these things a bit serious and don't wear sweat pants when you go. Put forward a good first impression and you never know what may come of it.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:30 am
by cavalier1138
bmathers wrote:Just reporting an anecdotal experience: I didn't wear a suit, but I dressed nicely at my fairly recent open house that I attended (yes, the CK slim fit shirt and tie ;-) ). The admissions committee recently shot me an email and said that the profs who met with me had glowing reviews, and they wanted to offer me a stipend. Definitely not trying to gun or brag, but last year only 3 students in the entire LS received a stipend. My numbers are only around median, so I would advise to at least take these things a bit serious and don't wear sweat pants when you go. Put forward a good first impression and you never know what may come of it.


Did the professors have "glowing reviews" of your tie or of your personal interactions with them? I'm betting it was the latter...

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:07 am
by bmathers
cavalier1138 wrote:
bmathers wrote:Just reporting an anecdotal experience: I didn't wear a suit, but I dressed nicely at my fairly recent open house that I attended (yes, the CK slim fit shirt and tie ;-) ). The admissions committee recently shot me an email and said that the profs who met with me had glowing reviews, and they wanted to offer me a stipend. Definitely not trying to gun or brag, but last year only 3 students in the entire LS received a stipend. My numbers are only around median, so I would advise to at least take these things a bit serious and don't wear sweat pants when you go. Put forward a good first impression and you never know what may come of it.


Did the professors have "glowing reviews" of your tie or of your personal interactions with them? I'm betting it was the latter...

Are you really going to be that dense?

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:25 am
by cavalier1138
bmathers wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
bmathers wrote:Just reporting an anecdotal experience: I didn't wear a suit, but I dressed nicely at my fairly recent open house that I attended (yes, the CK slim fit shirt and tie ;-) ). The admissions committee recently shot me an email and said that the profs who met with me had glowing reviews, and they wanted to offer me a stipend. Definitely not trying to gun or brag, but last year only 3 students in the entire LS received a stipend. My numbers are only around median, so I would advise to at least take these things a bit serious and don't wear sweat pants when you go. Put forward a good first impression and you never know what may come of it.


Did the professors have "glowing reviews" of your tie or of your personal interactions with them? I'm betting it was the latter...

Are you really going to be that dense?


No. I'm being complimentary.

The point was that I doubt your style of dress impressed them as much as you did. I'm sure some people care whether you wear a tie, but law professors aren't really impressed by the whole "dress for the job you want" bullshit.

Look, dress up for ASW. Or don't. But you aren't there to impress them.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:19 pm
by bmathers
cavalier1138 wrote:
bmathers wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
bmathers wrote:Just reporting an anecdotal experience: I didn't wear a suit, but I dressed nicely at my fairly recent open house that I attended (yes, the CK slim fit shirt and tie ;-) ). The admissions committee recently shot me an email and said that the profs who met with me had glowing reviews, and they wanted to offer me a stipend. Definitely not trying to gun or brag, but last year only 3 students in the entire LS received a stipend. My numbers are only around median, so I would advise to at least take these things a bit serious and don't wear sweat pants when you go. Put forward a good first impression and you never know what may come of it.


Did the professors have "glowing reviews" of your tie or of your personal interactions with them? I'm betting it was the latter...

Are you really going to be that dense?


No. I'm being complimentary.

The point was that I doubt your style of dress impressed them as much as you did. I'm sure some people care whether you wear a tie, but law professors aren't really impressed by the whole "dress for the job you want" bullshit.

Look, dress up for ASW. Or don't. But you aren't there to impress them.

I get what you are saying now, I misread what you had typed (or should I say, misunderstood how you intended it).

I've gone on tours in flip flops and gym shorts and I've gone of other tours with a decent shirt and tie on. Neither is going to make or break, but a lot of people gain more confidence in themselves when they feel that they look good. That's why some people who work from home dress up, rather than working in their sweats. Some call centers demand that their employees dress business casual, at least, even though they only meet people over the phone -- because of the psychology that comes with dressing nicely.

It's more than just "looking the part." Does this pertain to everyone? Probably not. Do what you want, it's all good. I would just personally recommend dressing nicely, whatever that means to you.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:25 pm
by whats an updog
If you wear a tie to tour at PSU then I have a rock that keeps tigers away I'd like to sell you.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:49 am
by brinicolec
nimbus2020 wrote:Is there some sort of unspoken rule that dressing up for women has to involve skirts or dresses? It's going to be a long 3 years if I'm frowned upon for preferring pants. :roll:


Going off of this, I don't mind skirts/dresses, but I have a tattoo on my ankle. Could I just put on pantyhose to "cover it" if I wear a skirt/dress or am I doomed to pants life?

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:15 am
by Christinabruin
brinicolec wrote:
nimbus2020 wrote:Is there some sort of unspoken rule that dressing up for women has to involve skirts or dresses? It's going to be a long 3 years if I'm frowned upon for preferring pants. :roll:


Going off of this, I don't mind skirts/dresses, but I have a tattoo on my ankle. Could I just put on pantyhose to "cover it" if I wear a skirt/dress or am I doomed to pants life?


I'm sure there is nothing wrong with covering it with a pantyhose, or if your tattoo is low enough, you could also wear some cute booties that would conceal it!

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:34 am
by ashrice13
Christinabruin wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
nimbus2020 wrote:Is there some sort of unspoken rule that dressing up for women has to involve skirts or dresses? It's going to be a long 3 years if I'm frowned upon for preferring pants. :roll:


Going off of this, I don't mind skirts/dresses, but I have a tattoo on my ankle. Could I just put on pantyhose to "cover it" if I wear a skirt/dress or am I doomed to pants life?


I'm sure there is nothing wrong with covering it with a pantyhose, or if your tattoo is low enough, you could also wear some cute booties that would conceal it!

Yeah, if the pantyhose cover it you should be all set!

I, unfortunately, am probably doomed to wearing pants forever because pantyhose won't conceal mine and it's a little higher than my ankle so no boot trick. It's my least favorite tattoo too, damnit. Ah to be 18 again.