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Hang up the suit jacket when I get to work?

post #1 of 34
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I started a new job and wear suits to the office. One question that popped up in my mind was is it ok etiquette to take off and hung up my jacket once I get to my work station? I would think so, but want to confirm.
post #2 of 34
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Originally Posted by sdsurfer
I started a new job and wear suits to the office. One question that popped up in my mind was is it ok etiquette to take off and hung up my jacket once I get to my work station? I would think so, but want to confirm.

Absolutely. I work in a formal environment and even the CEO takes his coat off. No one wears a jacket at their desk.
post #3 of 34
My jacket comes off first thing and I don't put it back on unless I have visitors or I leave the floor/building.
post #4 of 34
Dos this apply at resturants too? Because I'm the only one in my group of friends who leave my jacket in the cloakroom before we are seated. I don't like any table mishaps falling onto attire.
post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by Flame
Dos this apply at resturants too? Because I'm the only one in my group of friends who leave my jacket in the cloakroom before we are seated. I don't like any table mishaps falling onto attire.

No.

You should absolutely keep you suit jacket on while dining.
post #6 of 34
Yikes. Guess I'm not so well-versed as I thought. Although the idea of wine stains bother the heck out of me.
post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by cpac
No.

You should absolutely keep you suit jacket on while dining.

What he said^^!
post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by Flame
Yikes. Guess I'm not so well-versed as I thought. Although the idea of wine stains bother the heck out of me.

Stains bother everyone - the solution? Don't spill.
post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by Flame
Dos this apply at resturants too? Because I'm the only one in my group of friends who leave my jacket in the cloakroom before we are seated. I don't like any table mishaps falling onto attire.


Whilst I would NOT trust it to cloak room staff as a principle take it off it you feel comfortable and it is appropriate for the place and the people you are with.

There is too much rigidity in old fashioned dos and dont's. Circumstances dictate.
post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by GBR
Whilst I would NOT trust it to cloak room staff as a principle take it off it you feel comfortable and it is appropriate for the place and the people you are with.

If the restaurant is nice enough to have a coat check, it's appropriate to keep you suit coat on while dining.

If you're just going down to the corner deli, taking the jacket off might be excusable.
post #11 of 34
I keep my jacket on throughout the day at my desk. I really dislike the shirt and tie but no jacket look. It looks very half hearted and unfinished to me.

I was in the top restaurant in our neck of the woods a year or two back with my wife. I noticed that most of the men had taken off their jackets. I just felt like giving them a good cudgelling!
post #12 of 34
Your office is your business, unless there are some serious folkways established about not removing jackets.

Dining out is another issue. Unless it's very hot or informal or both, leave the jacket on.
post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by JLibourel
I was in the top restaurant in our neck of the woods a year or two back with my wife. I noticed that most of the men had taken off their jackets. I just felt like giving them a good cudgelling!

Jan, considering your line of work, your fellow diners should consider themselves fortunate that a cudgel was the only weapon you thought of brandishing.
post #14 of 34
Didn't you know? Fused garments are bad for the digestion.
post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by j
Didn't you know? Fused garments are bad for the digestion.

Ladies & gentlemen, here we see the unfortunate results of fused suits. Friends don't let friends get fused suits!


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