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December 21, 2012 7:13 pm
Jon Stein, 33, is chief executive and founder of Betterment, an online investing brokerage and advisory company, which he started in 2008. In 2010, it won TechCrunch’s Best Start-up in New York award.
Jacket and tie by Windsor Custom
Windsor Custom is a New York company that makes its clothes in a bar called the Ainsworth. You actually go to the bar to get everything tailored. I love this label because I want to support New York-based companies like ours.
This is a navy blue knit blazer with a colourful white, black and red lining. I don’t wear a blazer except on days when I have a presentation or meeting. Or Fridays. We have “formal Fridays”, the opposite of casual Friday, since start-ups are so casual and I don’t want us to be “kids in jeans with flip flops”.
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Cardigan by Club Monaco
My wife works at Club Monaco so now half my wardrobe is Club Monaco. This is super comfortable and I can wear it to a board meeting or to a dinner.
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Shirt by Save Khaki
I got this during a sample sale. What isn’t Club Monaco in my wardrobe is mostly Save Khaki. The shirts are quite fashionable and form-fitting but light enough to wear to a professional meeting.
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Jeans by DL1961
I almost always wear jeans to work. Even when I presented on stage to a thousand people at the NY Tech Meet-up, I wore jeans because that’s the tech look in New York. I’m big on the idea of uniforms. I went to a high school where we had uniforms and it’s great to get up and not have to think about it. A shirt and jeans is exactly that.
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Watch by Gucci
This is as simple as it can be in terms of watches. I keep things simple so I wear silver a lot. This was a gift from my grandmother. It suits what I do for work because it’s simple enough to wear every day but to wear a watch gives you an air of professionalism.
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Shoes by Esquivel
They’re comfortable and dressy. I almost never wear sneakers to work even though everything else I wear is more casual. You can be judged by your shoes so having good ones at work is important.
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