my friends who go to ls in dc rarely wear anything outside of black suits and gray suits with white/blue shirts to their jobs. its sooooo boring. but dc is more conservative than nyc/boston/la so, i was hoping other places you get to change it up a little.
I have found this to be VERY true. I never had to wear a suit at the engineering firm, so working around these lawyers all day has opened my eyes to their fashion. I thought I had it down, but I was wrong. My stuff is too...for lack of a better word, liberal. I got different colored dress shirts and ties etc. No. Not how its done.
Faith hit the nail on the head. Black or Grey suits. White shirts or LIGHT blue shirts only. Conservative ties only. What I typically see brothers and sisters wearing at the first fridays or whatever around the city is not what goes here. I had to go out and buy all new sh!t, which hurts, b/c as struggling law students you'd like your loot to go towards stuff other than work clothes.
Wow, that's good to know. The women don't wear any colors either? Can you at least spice it up with jewelry or scarves?
lol, yeah the women stay spiced up. The head of their HR is a sister and she chaired their quarterly meeting the other day in some type of orange and gold ensemble.
But then again, HR is HR. The women lawyers are afforded more creativity in their dress. The gear that I've seen sisters in at first fridays (NY) can definitely pass in the corporate setting, even though the corporate setting is more watered down that the social scene obviously.
As for the fellas, its like Faith said. Dull. And these ties these cats be wearin... straight up K-mart style. I'm lookin at these cats like, you're making 150k+, what are you doing with the Blue Light special knot, son?
But the higher ups, they do come clean. You can tell these cats have bread. I watch what they wear sometimes and take my cues from them. They will come in with the monochrome shirt & tie combo; always the nice silk tie, solid color or diaogonal stripes which are back in for the fellas. Keep the shoes polished, never caught slippin.