Originally Posted by johnnynorman3,May 02 2005,13:43
I read the following passage on a website the other day (this is just about verbatim): Â "A lot of people think that you can't wear black shoes with chinos. Â They are wrong. Â For business casual, a pair of black lace ups look very sharp with khaki chinos -- just look at your local army recruiter." Â (No offense at the military intended here)
Somewhere, LA Guy is having a coronary.
Actually, it is well known that doctors are the worst dressed professional class people there are - at least professional engineers have that whole blue collar tradition between them, and academics are *supposed* to look either tweedy or just a little off kilter. Â Doctors dress according to how they need/want to be perceived: reassuring. Â And excepting for plastic surgeons, there is nothing reassuring about someone who looks like he spent all morning trying on different outfits. Â The look should be respectable, but as bland and as unstylish as possible, so as to convey an image that says "I want to look professional, but really, I am totally unconcerned with anything other than getting that artery unblocked. Â Besides, do you know how hard it is to get blood out of a pair of Cesar Attolini pants." Â Also, you don't want to have your surgeon slip on some blood and take out most of your intestines, thus the chunky, rubber soled shoes. On a slightly humourous note, one of my brothers is a resident, and is also recently married. Â He has absolutely no interest in what he wears. Â His wife has been trying to "cool' him up for a while now, and is inordinately (and I think, unreasonably) fond of embroidered shirts.) Â So these days, at work, he wears a blue oxford, with chinos and said black shoes. Outside work, he switches to an embroidered number that Roberto Cavalli would blush at, and relaxed cut jeans. Â He is completely oblivious. Â I am trying to convince his wife that slightly oversized paisley silk shirts are the way to go. Â (I have one from Etro that I call my "Vegas" shirt, strictly to be worn in Vegas, and I haven't been there for a couple of years.)