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    (Original post by Uzi Rox)
    Yes, I was quite surprised to hear that too. But doesn't 11k for 10weeks pro.rata make it more like £55ish+ base salary for the year...which is simply outrageous! (im not too sure if u get some kinda bonus for the summer)

    Specially considering that they are not exactly among the top IBs and are still making heavy losses.
    No, at least 1k of that will be 'relocation'.

    (Original post by bornfishy)
    Your signature screams it, right enough.
    I dont think someones signature on a student forums is a sign of their class. Stop being petty. The pictures pretty funny actually.
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    (Original post by bornfishy)
    Your signature screams it, right enough.
    Sarcasm? Dawg you're evidently on a different intellectual level, I'm not going to get embroiled in a war of words with you regarding class and sartorial elegance... Peace. :awesome:
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    (Original post by EternalBudhist)
    Lol @ some of the posts in this threads. Hasnt anyone realised that most summer interns are probably broke ass students. forget the friggin 1k suits even then £300 reduced suits. you'll probably just need
    2 suits(navy or charcoal): this is including the one you went to interview, got out and find a decent suit between £100-£200 suits. You'll hardly ever wear it in the summer heat
    shoes 2: no need to shell out 100's of pounds, just get some decent black loafers that dont make you look like a beggar or that you just bought them from the charity shop
    5-10 shirts: dont listen to most posts on this thread that say stay away from T.M Lewin. You probably cant afford anything else at this point and they have decent shirts on offer. They have 4 for £90 offer now!
    just stay with plain shirts for now
    2-3 ties: just dont choose patterned ties and dont shell out £50 for a tie, you'll probably only wear it at networking events. Most people dont wear ties, especially in summer

    All in all you should get everything for under £500, might eat into your overdraft a bit(if you still have one) but when you get paid, im not gonna like. ITS FRIGGIN SWEET
    I don't think anyone has said - you MUST have a really nice suit/attire as an intern. Think comfort (and then you usually think quality...) for long hours...

    Secondly I think there's also a definite thought that, why spend £200 on a suit now...when you're going to be spending £500+ on one in a few years.... why not get the £500 now (if you can afford it...and with the pay package..yes.). Obviously no one is saying, if you're skint, so far into your overdraft etc, that you should go down to Saville Row and get one tailored...it's just simply stating that a suit is often an investment that'll last a while...so why not shell out IF YOU CAN, if you can't...so be it...so long as you have something that fits you and is comfortable...it'll more than do.
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    I am a trader, have been for two years.

    Almost all of my shirts are TM Lewin.

    My trousers come from all over the place. None of them cost more than £75.

    I don't wear a suit jacket or a tie. I wear a jumper sometimes as the air-con is cold. I wear a coat to and from work in the winter.

    I have three pairs of shoes, two brogues and one loafers. None of them cost more than £130.

    Anyone who claims you need to spend lots of money on your wardrobe is talking out of their arse.
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    (Original post by roussell)
    I am a trader, have been for two years.

    Almost all of my shirts are TM Lewin.

    My trousers come from all over the place. None of them cost more than £75.

    I don't wear a suit jacket or a tie. I wear a jumper sometimes as the air-con is cold. I wear a coat to and from work in the winter.

    I have three pairs of shoes, two brogues and one loafers. None of them cost more than £130.

    Anyone who claims you need to spend lots of money on your wardrobe is talking out of their arse.
    Yeah I think it's widely accepted that Trading is quite relaxed in terms of dress, but from my experience, Sales, Research, any client facing role in fact tends to be a bit different. I guess it also varies desk to desk.
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    Re: TM Lewin, I quite like their slim fit shirts. I agree they're a bit of a pain to iron but I don't seem to have the problem with creasing some people have complained of; come the end of the day I could leave it hanging it up and get away with wearing it the next day, if I wanted. Their suits aren't bad if you get them at the sale price, though I definitely wouldn't pay £500 for them.
    Where do people get shoes from?
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    Aldo, Barratts should do
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    (Original post by Apagg)
    Re: TM Lewin, I quite like their slim fit shirts. I agree they're a bit of a pain to iron but I don't seem to have the problem with creasing some people have complained of; come the end of the day I could leave it hanging it up and get away with wearing it the next day, if I wanted. Their suits aren't bad if you get them at the sale price, though I definitely wouldn't pay £500 for them.
    Where do people get shoes from?
    Mine are Kurt Geiger and Paul Smith. But then i like suits and shoes.
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    (Original post by Apagg)
    Re: TM Lewin, I quite like their slim fit shirts. I agree they're a bit of a pain to iron but I don't seem to have the problem with creasing some people have complained of; come the end of the day I could leave it hanging it up and get away with wearing it the next day, if I wanted. Their suits aren't bad if you get them at the sale price, though I definitely wouldn't pay £500 for them.
    Where do people get shoes from?
    I ask for them to be thrown in for free when I buy The Big Issue. Have about 20 pairs now.
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    (Original post by Amit92)
    Would something like this not do..http://www.marksandspencer.com/Machi...Brand=core&rh=
    you're not even at uni yet
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    you're not even at uni yet
    Could be a gap year intern.
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    An analyst needs to wear a suit that fits and is made of 100% wool, in navy or charcoal (or mid-grey at a pinch), with or without pinstripes. Above that, it's up to you what you want to spend. Quality doesn't vary much on the high street for off-the-peg suits, so M&S is just as good as any of the lower-level designers you find around (Boss, Ted Baker, etc.). IMHO there's no point spending more than the £200 odd you'd spend in M&S unless you want to go up to either Saville Row quality for their off-the-peg or made-to-measure (likely to be £500-1000) or the £1000+ designers, as they'll be no difference in quality until that level. The other option, and my favourite, is to find a provincial tailor who'll do bespoke for under £1000. You won't get better quality at the price and you'll have a suit that fits superbly, as well as being able to choose every detail you want (the fabric, the lining, working cuff buttons, peaked or notched lapel, contrast stitching, the number of pockets, placement of buttons, high arm holes, etc.). The only way to get better is to go to the £1800+ for Saville Row bespoke. I'm happy to recommend a North London-based tailor I go to if anyone wants one, tends to run from £600-800 for a 2-piece.

    (Original post by Apagg)
    Where do people get shoes from?
    Shoes are probably worth investing a bit in, as they'll last so much longer. I'm lucky in that my parents live in Northampton, so I buy them from the factory when I go back to see them. Though you can pick up decent shoes in Charles Tyrwitt (most made by Cheaney IIRC) sales for ~£100. You can get some of their lower ranges online for £80-120 too. Barkers are also reasonable, which they sell in Jones for something around that mark.

    If you have the money, Church's, Crockett & Jones, higher-end Cheaney, Trickers and Grensons are all a step above in quality (and style, IMHO), though you're talking £250+ unless you can find them in good sales. For someone on an associate+ (banking) salary, you might want to go for Edward Green, John Lobb or even bespoke, from any of the above or a specialist like George Cleaverly.

    Personally, I'm a huge fan of Cheaney, who happen to make Gieves & Hawkes collection and Paul Smith's top range, as they're a little more adventurous in their style. Though the pair of Crockett & Jones Handgrade I have are easily the best shoes I've ever owned, though sadly cost me £250 even at half price
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    Wightman Road?
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    (Original post by President_Ben)
    Wightman Road?
    :yy:

    As an aside, I didn't realised you'd returned. Keeping the young'uns in order?
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    They seem to be taking care of themselves, sort of. It's a blind leading blind situation but the cliffs are still a long way off. I'm off work for a while and am in the process of planning trips away and making masterpieces on the whole 'getting a job' thing.

    It's pleasing to know that you're feeling well enough to bring yourself on here
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    (Original post by President_Ben)
    They seem to be taking care of themselves, sort of. It's a blind leading blind situation but the cliffs are still a long way off. I'm off work for a while and am in the process of planning trips away and making masterpieces on the whole 'getting a job' thing.

    It's pleasing to know that you're feeling well enough to bring yourself on here
    You moved shops?
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    (Original post by roussell)
    You moved shops?
    Was wondering the same :confused:
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    I'm a bum at the moment

    Gardening leave. Popping into various countries soon (well, 22 days).
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Or you could have a bit of class. Either way.
    I'd rather have "class" in what I do and how I am than being regarded as stylish because I wear an overpriced suit.
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    (Original post by rudeboi hitachi)
    RR UUUUUU SERRRIIUUZZZ?? u boyz aint got nuffin else but to do but talk bout wot u iz goin to wear??? MMMANN, r u for real, whilst i gt my gurl on my lap, jus chillin n' u boyz bin discussin suit to buy?? man u guys r so important - i've got one suit - louis vittion, gucci shoes ---....plz
    Why would you need a suit when you take bins out for a living?
 
 
 
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