[Quote]I'm in one right now and I can't emphasize it enough: it fucking sucks. I just wipe my tears with $100 bills.

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Good topic. I'm also in the industry. A beginner's guide: 1.) Read everything on WSJ, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, Economist. Get familiar with terms through Investopedia. 2.) Read annual/quarterly releases/conference calls of companies you're interested in. 3.) I'm interested to hear what you guys mean by "boring" stock. I think you mean overlooked/under-the-radar. There are a lot of great companies out there that not many people have heard of. I spoke with a hedge fund manager in my previous job and she said something that really stuck out to me, but is very much common sense: [b]Good business (strong FCF, low debt) + good management (strong management team with legit experience and track record) = good company[/b]

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[Quote]I think this is the only track that's disappointing so far. Collard Greens and Yay Yay are great.

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[Quote]Vancouver, thanks for the advice. I agree completely. I've been talking to a lot of people, who have been very receptive. The issue again is that there are just no job openings at their companies. I've been keeping busy after work, though. I've gotten back into volunteering, making clothes, and P90x. These have kept me sane. I fear getting into a rut with no way out. Otherwise, I'm content with the paycheck and the time that my current job has given me (after 6PM).

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I completely understand, but the way you stated it is a bit confusing, if not alienating. I think what you meant to say was that you started to understand the reasoning behind these higher clothing prices (e.g. material costs, production, etc.). Because of this, you realized that, most of the time, quality = higher prices. So it's fine to strive to be successful to cop clothes. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Pics for HB fam: [Image]

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Finance, $60k/year.

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[Quote]Thanks for the advice, powerball. The issue is that I'm not really getting any transferable skills at my current job. What I want to do =/= what I'm doing now. I've been applying to SF/Chicago/Boston, but my family is pressuring me to stay here in NYC.

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[Quote]What are you hoping to do?

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Need to cop a few more suits for work. What brands are you repping? I've heard good things about SuitSupply.

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[Quote]Most of the designers/creators of the labels you see on HB's front page as well as various Japanese-based designers. One of them is the guy behind the brand that all HB fam goes crazy for.

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OP, I completely understand what you're going through. There aren't a lot of older folks on here, so to give you a bit of perspective, I'd like to share my story. I'm also 21 and just graduated from college. I felt the same way you do now when I was 17-18 (freshman). I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I knew that I really liked fashion. But the reality is that what you like =/= what you will do as a career. So how did I make sure fashion was [b]"right"[/b] for me? I called a bunch of NYC labels and landed an internship at a (pretty) famous streetwear/workwear brand. I interned there for almost 2 years and loved every minute of it. What did I learn? That fashion was [b]not [/b]as glamorous as all these young cats thought it was. There's a lot of grunt work and physical labor that'll absolutely destroy you. You work ridiculous hours (especially during runway season) and get paid relatively low. The best parts were meeting industry people and really understanding their ethos/thought process. When it comes down to it, fashion is a business that thrives on creativity, but it's a business, first and foremost. I also happened to be a Finance major and had a bunch of internships in the industry. I worked my ass off with a full 5-class schedule + taking on 2 internships at the same time. Why? Because I wanted to learn and I was interested. I didn't just sit around and imagine [b][i]"oh man, I can't wait to work in fashion and go to runway shows." [/i][/b]A lot of people become blinded by what the media puts out there, but you know who deserves all the recognition of these labels? [b]The people who work for the designers and make shit happen. These people are the manufacturers/factories/assistant designers/interns.[/b] By the end of senior year, I had 5 internships on my resume. Fashion was my [b]ace in the hole[/b], something that separated me from these other competitive people. When you live in NYC, you meet a bunch of people who are true hustlers, who go after what they want and never get discouraged when they get rejected. I really believe this is what defines NYC; the people who are successful are the ones who are hard-working, smart, and never give up. Right now, I work in finance, but my passion is fashion. I have student debt, so a salary on a fashion entry-level position is not enough for me. I want to combine the 2 fields; my ideal goal would be doing something like finance for a major label. [b][i]tl;dr version: [/i][/b][i][/i]- Go after what you want. Stop daydreaming and go get what you want. Pick up the phone and call places, knock on doors, go talk to people who do what you want to do. - The success stories you read about are [b]never [/b]about lazy people. To use a relevant example, consider Tyler/OF. Did he just sit around and wait for people to hand him success? No, I still remember him posting his songs here on HB and asking for opinions. When he blew up, he fucking dominated. Why? Because it took him so long to really succeed. So when you're in that position, what else do you do? [b]You capitalize and keep pushing to become better.[/b] - Never get discouraged. When one door closes, another one opens. [b]- Most of all: Stay fucking humble. You're not a special snowflake. Just because you exist does not mean you deserve everything. When you start out, you'll have to do BS work and eat shit, but when you prove yourself, you'll move up. And I really hope that when you do move up, you know what to do with it.[/b] [b][i][/i][/b]

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I had a few pairs of Warby Parker glasses, but got Lasik a few months ago. Definitely recommend. It was pretty steep ($4000), but well worth it.

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I highly recommend it. It's funny seeing other people go wtf when I speak Spanish. I think Japanese would be awesome to learn, but it's apparently very difficult. If anything, you should learn how to speak both. Go for it.

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[Quote]Do the alphabet with your tongue (A, B, C, etc.).

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