It's common knowledge among womenfolk that when one has a big date or otherwise nerves-inducing event to attend, the best way to tame those butterflies is to wear something that makes you feel hot (and/or do some shots beforehand). When you look good you feel good and when you feel good you can focus on the task at hand. For Mike Mayo, that date is Friday, when he meets with Vikram Pandit, the man who jilted him, for the first time in two years.
When Pandit first took office in 2007, the guys hung out on the regular. Then something happened, no one really knows what, and Vickles just stopped calling. Mayo was confused at first and then angry. In June the two had a chance encounter in Boston wherein Pandit asked Mike, as though nothing had ever happened, "How's it going," to which the analyst responded, "Not well, I haven’t had a meeting with you in two years.” Pandit, promised then and there to meet with Mike (“It was man to man, eye to eye,” Mayo says) and then not a word. If we thought Mike was angry before, oh, the fury of a woman twice scored really reared head. After considering keying Vikram's car, Mayo decided to tell clients and whoever else would listen that the bank has been inflating its profits and needs to write down $50 billion of deferred-tax assets. Then came the really low blow, which was suggesting that not even Greek God Jamie Dimon could save that shit-hole. According to Charlie Gasparino, this, not unlike sleeping with all over you ex-boyfriend's friends, finally got Pandit's attention. He asked Mayo out and this time, officially set a date. And Mayo is ready. Sartorially speaking, at least.
Mr. Mayo already knows what he will be wearing: a dark suit and a tie he bought in Chicago that is blue with some silver strips on the side. “It is a tie even my secretary thinks is too conservative, so I feel it is perfect for this meeting,” he said.
He'll also have his girls with him. You know, for moral support. ("Mr. Mayo is bringing 10 or so investors with him.")