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New post 09 Mar 2007, 09:17
They mapped my eye... still got issues. :)

I can see well though.

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New post 09 Mar 2007, 09:43
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Wow, a lot of anger for a shirt. That shirt/style is popular in my field, and I did wear it to the admission interview. Oh well, different strokes for different folks.


That's nowhere near the anger I have for other things! There is a long history as to why such shirts are deemed "unacceptable" in our area. He was unaware, but now is enlightened. Everyone gets stick in the office - a guy got huge abuse for having a childs watch. He recently bought a new one (I am certainly partly from the induced paranoia). It is much nicer (and more expensive than one of Rhyme's suits).

I don't think it makes a bit of difference for anything really. It would never affect my opinion of someone. Just, say after I recruited them, I might mention my dislike for them.

I hate the the way "d amn" is censored on here. I mind my tongue, and it still bites back at me.

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New post 09 Mar 2007, 09:52
I just bought a charcol grey suit for all my interviews and I loved it. I wear it with a white (lightly patterned) shirt with a shiny blue tie. The grey suit says "humble business professional".


What's wrong with the blue shirts with white collar & cuffs? I am totally looking forward to wearing those once I become a big shot I-Banker! 8-)

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New post 09 Mar 2007, 09:56
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What's wrong with the blue shirts with white collar & cuffs? I am totally looking forward to wearing those once I become a big shot I-Banker! 8-)


Reason 1.

It looks like you desperately want to be a big-shot IBanker. Which you are not.

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What's wrong with the blue shirts with white collar & cuffs? I am totally looking forward to wearing those once I become a big shot I-Banker! 8-)


Reason 1.

It looks like you desperately want to be a big-shot IBanker. Which you are not.


Dress for success my friend. And really, i'm not sure what industry you are in, but that style is popular in the finance/investment field.

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New post 09 Mar 2007, 10:03
What I don't understand is good looking guys who spend their life around the office running after ugly girls. And engaged or married guys at that!

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What I don't understand is good looking guys who spend their life around the office running after ugly girls. And engaged or married guys at that!


They're more in love with the chase/themselves/creating trouble to fix later etc.

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Dress for success my friend. And really, i'm not sure what industry you are in, but that style is popular in the finance/investment field.


Not in this country (I am not in the US) they don't. Unless they are in their 50s, or a new start.

I mean, if you want to bring this back, buy a bowler hat and an umbrella as well. It is terribly old hat.

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eazyb81 wrote:
Dress for success my friend. And really, i'm not sure what industry you are in, but that style is popular in the finance/investment field.


Not in this country (I am not in the US) they don't. Unless they are in their 50s, or a new start.

I mean, if you want to bring this back, buy a bowler hat and an umbrella as well. It is terribly old hat.


Well come on, US is all that really matters.




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One thing that bothers me is the blue shirt with the white collar and cuffs (aka the banker shirt). I would imagine that look would come off as very stuffy in a college interview.


Those are known as Frenched cuffs. I wouldn't wear them for an interview, but they are popular with bankers. The bottom line is that, in an interview, you shouldn't be remember for your clothing. There are interviewers out there who will ding you because of what you are wearing - I have friends in management level positions with consulting firms that regularly ding people because of how they are dressed for their interview.

The best thing to do is to dress businesslike conservatively, and save the fancy stuff for after you get the job. When you are a banker, go ahead and wear Frenched cuffs, diamond cuff links, suspenders, a Patek Phillippe and $4000 suits. But for an interviewer, don't try to out-dress the people you are meeting; it will come across as silly. Even if you own a $20k Rolex, don't wear it to your interview.

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I thought French cuffs meant cuffs that require links to hold them together, not cuffs that are a different color than the rest of the shirt.

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I thought French cuffs meant cuffs that require links to hold them together, not cuffs that are a different color than the rest of the shirt.


Your previous assumption was correct - french cuff simply describes the cut of the shirt.

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typicalgmatter wrote:
One thing that bothers me is the blue shirt with the white collar and cuffs (aka the banker shirt). I would imagine that look would come off as very stuffy in a college interview.


Those are known as Frenched cuffs. I wouldn't wear them for an interview, but they are popular with bankers. The bottom line is that, in an interview, you shouldn't be remember for your clothing. There are interviewers out there who will ding you because of what you are wearing - I have friends in management level positions with consulting firms that regularly ding people because of how they are dressed for their interview.

The best thing to do is to dress businesslike conservatively, and save the fancy stuff for after you get the job. When you are a banker, go ahead and wear Frenched cuffs, diamond cuff links, suspenders, a Patek Phillippe and $4000 suits. But for an interviewer, don't try to out-dress the people you are meeting; it will come across as silly. Even if you own a $20k Rolex, don't wear it to your interview.

Now I'm a bit worried. I wore a blue check shirt with pretty basic (but silver) cuff-links with a blueish-green tie and a black striped suit, which ends up looking more like a charcoal suit. I don't think it was over the top but I generally felt like one of the better dressed people.

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I thought French cuffs meant cuffs that require links to hold them together, not cuffs that are a different color than the rest of the shirt.


Yeah you are right! French cuffs are quite popular in Management Consulting Industry too!

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I thought French cuffs meant cuffs that require links to hold them together, not cuffs that are a different color than the rest of the shirt.


Your previous assumption was correct - french cuff simply describes the cut of the shirt.


What do you mean 'cut of the shirt'? 'French Cuffs' are cuffs that require cuff-links to hold them. They are not buttoned! Not sure I agree that it is the cut of the shirt!

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I thought French cuffs meant cuffs that require links to hold them together, not cuffs that are a different color than the rest of the shirt.


Your previous assumption was correct - french cuff simply describes the cut of the shirt.


What do you mean 'cut of the shirt'? 'French Cuffs' are cuffs that require cuff-links to hold them. They are not buttoned! Not sure I agree that it is the cut of the shirt!


I said "cut of the shirt" in relation to the cuffs of the shirt, i.e. they are cut differently than normal shirts. In simple terms, a french cuff shirt is a shirt that requires cuff links to hold the shirt cuffs together.

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But Dukes, aren't you European or Scandinavian? That means you can wear cuff links per my pulled-out-of-my-*ss rules for dressing, Europeans and older candidates can get away w/ cuff links whereas younger Americans it might seem a little too flashy.

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But Dukes, aren't you European or Scandinavian? That means you can wear cuff links per my pulled-out-of-my-*ss rules for dressing, Europeans and older candidates can get away w/ cuff links whereas younger Americans it might seem a little too flashy.


Nah, he's screwed; cuff links equal an automatic ding, everyone knows that.





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New post 09 Mar 2007, 12:12
Not if you address it in a supplementary essay. If you give them warning that you'll be wearing cuff links, it helps. Plus I think his high GMAT will offset the cuff links.

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Not if you address it in a supplementary essay. If you give them warning that you'll be wearing cuff links, it helps. Plus I think his high GMAT will offset the cuff links.


It wouldn't hurt to get an extra LOR, just to be on the safe side.

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