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    What are your opinions on this watch for interviews/on the job?

    http://www.johnlewis.com/230588344/Product.aspx
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    (Original post by White Christmas)
    What are your opinions on this watch for interviews/on the job?

    http://www.johnlewis.com/230588344/Product.aspx
    For interviews, no-one will notice or care. On the job, perfectly fine, at least at first. Even among people who do care, I doubt they'd take issue with an analyst not having a Rolex or equivilent, especially in today's more auspicious times.

    Having said that, I much prefer thinner, slightly older Rotarys. But that may just be because I love mine.
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    Rotary's are great, i love mine. They look great and are very modest in price.
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    For interviews, no-one will notice or care. On the job, perfectly fine, at least at first. Even among people who do care, I doubt they'd take issue with an analyst not having a Rolex or equivilent, especially in today's more auspicious times.

    Having said that, I much prefer thinner, slightly older Rotarys. But that may just be because I love mine.
    I left my watch at a friend's ny party. Not got any funny looks yet.

    Mine is an older Rotary. Leather strapped etc. Old school.
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    Casio watch 9.99 from Argos. Only one other guy that I've met who is as cool as me.
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    More specifically:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-W-86-1...4272806&sr=8-8
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    Although perhaps it's better to follow what I say and not what I do.

    A quick calculation gives

    Shoes: Church's Oxfords, Prada lace-ups - ~ 800
    Suits: 1 Zegna + 1 Gieves & Hawkes - ~2300
    Watch - Omega Speedmaster, Brietling Navitimer ~5500
    Shirts: G&H, Thomas Pink, H&H, ~800
    Ties: 10 x Hermes, Thomas Pink, Zegna, G&H ~1200

    These were mostly gifts, or otherwise purchased before starting, and, of course, none of it is necessary.
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    (Original post by Meriwether)
    Although perhaps it's better to follow what I say and not what I do.

    A quick calculation gives

    Shoes: Church's Oxfords, Prada lace-ups - ~ 800
    Suits: 1 Zegna + 1 Gieves & Hawkes - ~2300
    Watch - Omega Speedmaster, Brietling Navitimer ~5500
    Shirts: G&H, Thomas Pink, H&H, ~800
    Ties: 10 x Hermes, Thomas Pink, Zegna, G&H ~1200

    Mostly gifts, or otherwise purchased before starting.

    Of course, none of it is necessary.
    Belts. Cufflinks. Coats. Perhaps a bag or a nice umbrella... or whatever personal extra touches...


    I strictly think that cheap is not optimal.
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    (Original post by President_Ben)
    Belts. Cufflinks. Coats. Perhaps a bag or a nice umbrella... or whatever personal extra touches...


    I strictly think that cheap is not optimal.
    Im going for a lovely umbrella over coat option what with the climate of SE Asia, any suggestions mate? Ps, Milan is ridiculous on the first day of sales.. Ferragamo have a stupidly good sale on. 77 EUR a tie.. Tod's bags everywhere, queues of 50 strong just to get into the joint. The italians are crazy.
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    (Original post by JakeF)
    Im going for a lovely umbrella over coat option what with the climate of SE Asia, any suggestions mate? Ps, Milan is ridiculous on the first day of sales.. Ferragamo have a stupidly good sale on. 77 EUR a tie..
    If I didn't have three ties from there that I rarely wear...

    Jeffery West, known for shoes, have had a couple very cool umbrellas. Probably over the top. Giant metallic cobra or devil heads for the handle.

    James Smith and Sons is the the classic.

    I'm really not an umbrella person.
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    (Original post by President_Ben)
    If I didn't have three ties from there that I rarely wear...

    Jeffery West, known for shoes, have had a couple very cool umbrellas. Probably over the top. Giant metallic cobra or devil heads for the handle.

    James Smith and Sons is the the classic.

    I'm really not an umbrella person.
    I don't think I'd ever spend proper money on an umbrella. I always lose them. It just seems inefficient.
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    In Singapore, rain showers are heavy and frequent. An umbrella will protect against water damage to your suit and is more comfortable than donning a coat (given the climate).

    That said, I'm not particularly attracted to them. I have a big, pink Linklaters one and that serves me just fine.
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    If I was going for an umbrella, I'd get one of these.

    http://www.firebox.com/product/1989/...ealth-Umbrella
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    Umbrellas now? wow this thread has become useless. none of this is a reflection of an analyst wardrobe.
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    As I mentioned, this thread never needed to be this long. Everything can be covered in a single, concise post- as yours was.

    For what it's worth, I think what you said represents the minimum one should own, practically. The upper end is boundless. That others are in different situations - geographies, roles, group/team cultures- also complicates things a little.
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    (Original post by jakezg)
    Umbrellas now? wow this thread has become useless. none of this is a reflection of an analyst wardrobe.
    No, but that doesn't make it useless. Someone should just change the title to "Bankers clothing thread" or something.

    (Original post by President_Ben)
    If I was going for an umbrella, I'd get one of these.

    http://www.firebox.com/product/1989/...ealth-Umbrella
    Apparently it's not actually very good in the wind, it's main purpose.
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    Apparently it's not actually very good in the wind, it's main purpose.
    Link?
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    (Original post by Meriwether)
    Suits: 1 Zegna + 1 Gieves & Hawkes - ~2300
    I assume that 2300 quid is for both correct?

    That should leave not more than 1400/1500 for the Zegna suit: where did you shoot it for such a good price?
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    (Original post by President_Ben)
    Link?
    Comments on the page you linked. I was tempted with it, but ended up going for the Samurai one, as it looks great fun even when you're not using it (it looks like a samurai sword in a sheath).
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    You don't get a good umbrella for less than 1000 pounds. Noobs.
 
 
 
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