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Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:25 pm
by Banshee
What's the general consensus on dress code for ASWs?

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:35 pm
by Dingo Starr
business casual. suit and tie comes off gunner-style. sweatpants send the wrong message.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:37 pm
by JuTMSY4
3 piece or double-breasted suit obvi

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:51 pm
by Nova
wear whatever you want

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:54 pm
by ph14
Wear whatever you would wear to class.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:01 pm
by Bronx Bum
To those saying "wear whatever you want":

I would advise against that. This is your first chance to make a good impression. Obviously you don't need to wear a $1500 suit, but a decent brooks brothers suit with nice shoes, a decent tie would go a long way in developing a reputation for caring about your profession/colleagues.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:11 pm
by cron1834
Bronx Bum wrote:To those saying "wear whatever you want":

I would advise against that. This is your first chance to make a good impression. Obviously you don't need to wear a $1500 suit, but a decent brooks brothers suit with nice shoes, a decent tie would go a long way in developing a reputation for caring about your profession/colleagues.


So says the info-flyer for Aspie U, College of Law.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:12 pm
by yossarian
Bronx Bum wrote:To those saying "wear whatever you want":

I would advise against that. This is your first chance to make a good impression. Obviously you don't need to wear a $1500 suit, but a decent brooks brothers suit with nice shoes, a decent tie would go a long way in developing a reputation for caring about your profession/colleagues.


Maybe this is what you meant, but these are not far apart. (~$800-900 at discount)

In relation to the OP, I am wearing slacks and a blazer (with tie). More professorial than business. Hoping to look nice without looking like I'm trying too hard (NOTE: the irony of writing about trying to look like one is not trying too hard is not lost).

Also, I work, and this is just what I wear daily. So, it's what I'm comfortable in.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:24 pm
by hdunlop

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:30 pm
by Nova
Bronx Bum wrote:To those saying "wear whatever you want":

I would advise against that. This is your first chance to make a good impression. Obviously you don't need to wear a $1500 suit, but a decent brooks brothers suit with nice shoes, a decent tie would go a long way in developing a reputation for caring about your profession/colleagues.


meh.

I don't think casual clothing gives off the impression that you don't care about your profession or colleagues.

Most of the people attending asw wont even be attending the school. its also like several months before classes start, so its not like anyone is going to remember you or what you wore.

besides, you've already been admitted. At this point, the school is trying to impress YOU.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:32 pm
by ph14
Nova wrote:
Bronx Bum wrote:To those saying "wear whatever you want":

I would advise against that. This is your first chance to make a good impression. Obviously you don't need to wear a $1500 suit, but a decent brooks brothers suit with nice shoes, a decent tie would go a long way in developing a reputation for caring about your profession/colleagues.


meh.

I don't think casual clothing gives off the impression that you don't care about your profession or colleagues.

Most of the people attending asw wont even be attending the school. its also like 6 months before classes start, so its not like anyone is going to remember what you or what you wore.

besides, you've already been admitted. At this point, the school is trying to impress YOU.


Yeah. Plus law students wear casual clothing once they are in school. It's not as if they dress up for class.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:32 pm
by A. Nony Mouse
Am I wrong for thinking someone with the username XO_MissCourtney is not worried about wearing a tie?

Suit is totally not necessary, especially since women have a wider range of options. I'd say a pencil skirt or the like/pants that aren't jeans with a nice top, maybe also a cardigan, would be fine. Dressy-ish shoes (not sneakers) but you will be tramping around on a tour, so I'd avoid 4" heels. You could also do skinny pants with boots just fine, probably, especially depending on the weather.

Of course, where I went to school people showed up (to ASWs) in jeans and tees all the time It's not that big a deal. Mostly I would say don't stand out at the extremes of casual or dressy and you'll be fine.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:32 pm
by Banshee
Thanks everyone!

I'm definitely more of a fan of dressing nice and I work so I have plenty of suits and business wear. My only problem (and it's a little silly) is most of dress pants are longer and I have to wear heels with them. That's fine for a day at the office, but might suck if I'm trekking around campus.

I'm considering nice jeans and a blazer that I can wear flats with, but I don't want to look like a schlub.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:34 pm
by A. Nony Mouse
XO_MissCourtney wrote:Thanks everyone!

I'm definitely more of a fan of dressing nice and I work so I have plenty of suits and business wear. My only problem (and it's a little silly) is most of dress pants are longer and I have to wear heels with them. That's fine for a day at the office, but might suck if I'm trekking around campus.

I'm considering nice jeans and a blazer that I can wear flats with, but I don't want to look like a schlub.

I think that would be fine - a blazer makes the jeans more dressy, and you're comfortable. (I have the dress pant problem, too.)

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:36 pm
by northwood
XO_MissCourtney wrote:Thanks everyone!

I'm definitely more of a fan of dressing nice and I work so I have plenty of suits and business wear. My only problem (and it's a little silly) is most of dress pants are longer and I have to wear heels with them. That's fine for a day at the office, but might suck if I'm trekking around campus.

I'm considering nice jeans and a blazer that I can wear flats with, but I don't want to look like a schlub.



go with the jeans and blazer. wear comfortable clothes. The key is comfort. Oh, bring a flask if you are over 21. If not, don't go to law school until you are at least 21

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:42 pm
by Banshee
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
XO_MissCourtney wrote:Thanks everyone!

I'm definitely more of a fan of dressing nice and I work so I have plenty of suits and business wear. My only problem (and it's a little silly) is most of dress pants are longer and I have to wear heels with them. That's fine for a day at the office, but might suck if I'm trekking around campus.

I'm considering nice jeans and a blazer that I can wear flats with, but I don't want to look like a schlub.

I think that would be fine - a blazer makes the jeans more dressy, and you're comfortable. (I have the dress pant problem, too.)


Thank you for your input...much appreciated!! :D

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:43 pm
by Dingo Starr
northwood wrote:The key is comfort. Oh, bring a flask if you are over 21. If not, don't go to law school until you are at least 21

credited.
ASW receptions with open bars are also nice.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:11 pm
by bombaysippin
Oh my goodness...I was planning on just a plain t shirt and jeans...I thought asw/asd didn't matter that much to dress up...

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:17 pm
by Nova
Bajam wrote:Oh my goodness...I was planning on just a plain t shirt and jeans...I thought asw/asd didn't matter that much to dress up...

but then you might be mistaken for a law student

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:21 pm
by rinkrat19
Wear anything from a step above jeans+t-shirt to a step below business-casual.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:33 pm
by Robbin Blue
The code at Alabama's was basically business casual. I think there were only two or three people in the room wearing jeans. No suits, though.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:57 pm
by cinephile
I'd dress for my future classmates, not the administration/professors. So, something stylish like jeans and blazer would be nice. I would probably go with jersey dress, leggings, and knee-high boots. But sounds like you've got it covered.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:41 pm
by theotherone823
I gone to all of mine so far in jeans and a nice button down or sweater and I never felt like I stood out or was under dressed. I think the goal is to look neat and put together and not like you just rolled out of bed or like a bum.

Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:08 am
by Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Dress Code for ASW

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:06 pm
by Bronx Bum
A bear skin jacket, bear hat and all.