Originally Posted by Loudly
soupcxan, that's a pretty normal scenario (at least in law offices). Just buy the suit with a couple of extra trousers, and deal with it. The point of view that you should wear the jacket in the office, especially when others aren't, is probably one confined to these boards. You don't see people wearing jackets in the office, outside of meetings, either in the States or the UK. And why be the "jacket guy" when you don't have to be?
I agree totally. If you value the job, you need to fit in. You are not in a position to complain about the office customs or the dress code your first week.
If your life is not more important than your clothes, you will probably cause yourself some interesting and unpleasant situations sooner or later.