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C.D. "Dick" Spangler (MBA 1956) on memorable advice from Professor Georges Doriot
I can recall General Doriot talking about bankers. He said, "Now you will go visit bankers to try to get a loan from the banker." He said, "Always wear a white shirt." And I thought to myself, "That's interesting." And then he said, "What you don't want to happen is if you are wearing a plaid shirt, the banker's going to be looking at that plaid shirt and saying, 'I wonder why he's wearing a plaid shirt?' And so what you want the banker to do is concentrate on your presentation of your loan request."
I might add that in my fifty years in active business life, whenever I've gone to request a loan at a bank, I've worn a white shirt. Maybe it worked. I don't know.