Friday, November 12, 2004

My Wardrobe

Dear Diary,

I just purchased my third pair of Ferragamo loafers, and I think my wardrobe is nearly complete! Looking into my closet makes me harder than I get when I smell the deep, earthy ink aroma of a fresh WSJ. My seven Burberry scarfs, folded neatly and stacked one on top of the other create a pillow of heavenly checkeredness, are my personal flair, my “je ne sais quoi,” if I may. I have aggregated one Brooks Brothers shirt in every single color and in all three of their styles. I get a little nervous about wearing anything not from The Brooks, but I also got a couple Thomas Pink shirts. Apparently, it’s very British; and I like to be worldly.

For those kick back in the Hamptons with a vodka-cranberry kinda days, I have a Lacoste polo in every pastel color and, of course, my trusty pair of Nantucket Red khakis. I also made sure to purge any undershirt that didn’t have a little horsie on the lower left because I don’t feel secure if he’s not there protecting me with his mallet, compensating for the lack of love I received as a child because I went to prep school 2000 miles away from my parents.

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  1. 0 votes + -
    ROTFLMAO!!!! Said:

    Phys Ed Rockstar! LOL! These idiots are clearly worth the price of admission? Go back to

  2. +8 votes + -
    Tony Said:

    I realize I?m late to that party here but? I also made sure to purge any undershirt that didnít have a little horsie on the lower left because I donít feel secure if heís not there protecting me with his mallet, compensating for the lack of love I received as a child because I went to prep school 2000 miles away from my parents. ^^^^That made me wince and smile with recognition. Just had to say it.

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    anonymous Said:

    Suits, shirt, ties, overcoat – Richard James, Savile Row Ties- Hermes (classic) Sweaters, scarves, gloves – Loro Piano Shoes – Gucci Mocs (classic) or berlutti Watch – Patek Phillipe (nice and convenient) Cufflinks – debeers Luggage, wallet, passport holder – Valextra

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    Anonymous Said:

    dude from 3:53 PM: You do not shop at any of these stores because it is: 1. Loro Piana, not Loro Piano 2. Berluti, not Berlutti 3. Patek Philippe, not Patek Phillipe get your posing straight before you post on a public blog

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    CorpLawyer Said:

    I love this blog!! And yeah I know bankers make more than lawyers but who cares? Where?s a good place to get some decent argyle sleeveless sweaters?

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    anywho Said:

    The amount of money that is blown on stuff that in the end doesn?t matter anyway is very stupid i guess you have to be poor to realize That people matter not clothes or cars I dont have any of this stuff and i sleep just fine at night

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    Anonymous Said:

    Anywho, I guess you have to post in order to feel sure you must be right. Or maybe you post so that everyone else can know how humble you are. Things don?t have meaning, but they make life a lot more fun. So does a job- if you had one, you?d probably still sleep well. If you need help with a cover letter, careerbuilder has some great stuff.

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    Anonymous Said:

    Pretentious. All of you.

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    Anonymous Said:

    HAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!!!??.one could make a skit out of all these postings?call it ”Banker Interrupted” ?or ”Bring it on – Banker Style”, or ”The banker wears prada”?LOL!!!!! I didn?t realize how low of a self esteem these NY kids have. Come to Sand Hill and you?ll see the billionare VC wearing t-shirts. Or, go to South SF and meet some biotech CEOs wearing t-shirt and shorts, and Birks (Levinson for example). Anyways, one of these days all you kids will graduate from your preppy little high schools. Till then?.

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    CorpLawyer Said:

    Prophet?s comment he made back in March makes him look a little bitter. But I?m willing to bet that your 35-year-old MDs aren?t pissing on themselves to try to get to sites like this and compare notes on clothing. They don?t fantasize about Borelli or Thomas Pink, they just do it all in a day?s work.

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    Anonymous Said:

    Dear Lawyers, Stop being bitter – you definitely do not make more than bankers on average as for suits – Kiton is by far the best

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    Price Said:

    ‘Come to Sand Hill and youíll see the billionare VC wearing t-shirts. Or, go to South SF and meet some biotech CEOs wearing t-shirt and shorts, and Birks (Levinson for example). ” -yeah, but they still look like shit.

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    African Capitalist Said:

    Two things a man need, other than the girls? The ”Wall Street Journal” and Brooks brothers. Anybody who suggested anything else; GO KICK YOURSELF!! And yes, I went from H AND M, going to a City College and now sitting my ass in this freaking awesome chair blessing the market for being good to me and wearing Brooks; bunch of hypies!!! You say anything wrong with the posts of Leveragedsellout, you must kick yourself yourself!

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    Anonymous Said:

    Wow. You East Coasters are so cool walking around in your clothes that you store in shoe boxes. Thanks for giving me some ideas what to put in my closet that?s probably the size of your living room. Gets kind of boring just throwing on a BR tshirt and taking the McClaren to the sound for an afternoon of sailing. I do appreciate the individual suggesting moving to the sell side. If I may, after you?re done haggling, it?s more fun to be the guy that owns the company being haggled. Then you can have lunch with Ermenegildo while he?s having your wardrobe made.

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    McLaren owner's registry Said:

    You spelled McLaren wrong, you fucking back-office hack. And I know you don?t own one. If you really live on the West Coast and you own a McLaren, you can only be 1 of 2 people, and I know who they are and I am fairly certain that they don?t read this website (they aren?t even in finance).

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    Halarious Said:

    The wealthiest and most successful East Coast families I know don?t need to worry about, and would never talk about, about wearing any of this shit because they don?t work. I guess there is something to be said about old money.

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    Lumbergh Said:

    Take it from me, the tuxedo t-shirt is coming back. I sported one to a client meeting last week and was commended by my MD for my impeccable style. It also goes great with jorts and a mullet. All the PE guys are doing it, and you know they?re money. Now if you?ll excuse me, I?m gonna go trim my ?stache.

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    Anonymous Said:

    The most ridiculous comment on the board was the lawyer claiming to have a prestigious job. Bankers and lawyers are both over-worked salemen who answer to their buyside clients. They are nothing more than instruments, which help facilitate transactions.

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    Anonymous Said:

    Anonymous obviously does not understand banking?he probably drives a Ford Tempo

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    Kenneth Said:

    Silly boys. Suit: Gieves and Hawkes Shirt: Turnbull and Asser / Ede and Ravenscroft Tie: Hermes Shoes: Church?s Personally though I buy all my stuff from my local discount store and cycle to work, as I?m poorer than a first year analyst who?s just splashed out on his first apartment on the day his job got outsourced to Sandeep in Gujarat. Oh, hang on, there?s a couple of extraneous words there – take out the words ?poorer? and ?than?. Damn.

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    Rich Bich Said:

    Keep wearing those suits. You guys look damn sexy.

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    Anyonymous Said:

    I want to jack off all over yer face. THOMAS PINK BITCH!

  23. +4 votes + -
    Anonymous Said:

    Wow. What shallow lives you must all lead.

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    Unimpressed Said:

    As a woman in fashion, you are all more concerned with fashion and brands than s ladies at Condť? it?s a bit alarming and completely tainted my perception of strong, manly alpha finance guys? who knew you?d be so petty and self-conscious. Guess that?s why your wives & GF?s end up fucking the virile pool boy in old Levi?s and nothing but a thin layer of sweat on his naked torso. But as long as your clothes make you feel better, power to you!

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    Anonymous Said:

    ‘Apparently, itís very British; and I like to be worldly.” Intentional or not, the above is by far one of the greater examples of quintessential American taste. ”Lets see the world, lets go to London.” Too bad for you, no tailor can come to your office and custom fit taste and culture.

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    Anony Mouse Said:

    hahahaha? Fashion sense, someone? Bankers are the most funniest people in the earth? Could laugh a year just looking at their ”outfits”!

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    Anonymous Said:

    Brooks Brothers? Like the suit your dad buys you for your first interview? Sheesh. The store smells like moth balls and old people. Kiton and Brioni for suits. If they can?t easily tailor them to look good on you, it means you need to change yourself. Armani black label is somewhat acceptable but a little mainstream. The white label stuff? Yuck. Agree on the Patek, or if it is too old-man for you, go with IWC. You can buy Rolex at the mall, which I shouldn?t need to explain as being bad. Presidential day-date rolex? I bet that plays well in Dallas? Living in California is awful for style, I?m living proof of that. ?west coast t-shirt-wearing vc baller

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    yourfavoritewritersfavoritewriter Said:

    Saville Row kids, sometimes u need to roll suited down no tie walkin into the Marc Jacobs show at the Armory this past tuesday like u owned the place, fashion chicks jockin me like Oasis did Jay-Z, somtimes ur shirt has no elbow on the trading floor and u wear it, really doesnt matter when ur stuffing points upfront on CDS down kids throats while ur long the cash, back bid me and i?ll stuff the ruger down ur throat, i own one, u dont, whether ur school has a fancy coat of arms like St. Andrews or an Ice Luge for a good time, petrified reactions are the same?

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    Gordon Said:

    Suits: Hugo Boss ”Movie/Rossellini” Watch: Cartier Wallet: Prada ”Saffiano” Car: Lexus Shirts: Banana Republic Stretch Poplin (for the slim fit, you fat bastards) Shoes: Kenneth Cole (for the comfort) I can buy anything, and I choose these.

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    Anonymous Said:

    do you own a landscaping company???

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    Laura Said:

    Anyone know anything about anything: Ede and Ravenscroft.

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    Eleanor Said:

    Ede and Ravenscroft, Turnbull and Asser, your father?s suits.

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    Anonymous Said:

    Suits: Chester Barrie, Kilgour, Gieves & Hawkes with brightly colored lining, 1/2 an inch of cuff showing, and plain cut trousers – never turnups. Off the rack is fine with me, it?s cheaper and my tailor is excellent. Shirts: Hilditch & Key, Harvie & Hudson, New & Lingwood, Budd of Picadilly, TM Lewin Ties: TM Lewin, Turnbull & Asser Shoes: Church?s, Cheney, Grenson, Tricker?s, Lobb, Crockett & Jones Overcoat: Aquascutum, Crombie Umbrella: James Smith, Swaine Adeney & Brigg Watch: Omega – the sign of excellence – there is no substitute A true gentleman buys his clothing in London. Italians and Americans don?t even come close.

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    Omega? Said:

    Please, men wear Breitling

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    Breitling? Said:

    Please, used-car salesmen wear Breitling

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    publicschooler Said:

    Unimpressed and all the others posting like you, lol and thanks. I just can?t wait to see all the bankers become has beens. Ya?ll don?t even see the crash coming, typical ivy league zombies. I?ll be rofl when ya?ll are selling those $10,000 suits 2 for a dollar. You?re the geniuses that made Andrew Lahde practically a billionaire. I can?t wait to be next in line to follow him.

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    Anonymous Said:

    negroes please, When I need a shirt, my assistant hires someone to procure the silk, then 1000 chinamen hand make it, each of them making only a small piece so no one gets to see the finished product. The buttons are custom carved from ivory by little bone-nosed africans and hand-carried to my personal shirt assembly plant. Then I kill the chinamen, and the african, and my personal assistant and soak the shirt in their blood for 26 days during a special ceremony to seal their souls inside it.

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