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post #16 of 92
Uhhhh I work in a business formal environment and it drives me nuts what women get away with in business formal situations too, half of them dont even wear a jacket to work. I am used to it though because I went to catholic school growing up, and the shit the girls got away with wearing compared to the boys used to drive me fucking nuts, I gave up on complaining about that shit 15 years ago.
post #17 of 92
^^ doesn't sound like you gave it up.
post #18 of 92
Business Casual = HR Code for Used Car Salesman. Slacks, shortsleeve shirt with crappy tie and loafers or "nice" sneakers. You can even lose the thin white shirt and golf ball novelty tie and go for a nice striped Polo from the GAP!

I hate it, thats what we are, and I get weird comments anytime I have a jacket on at our meetings. Heaven help me when I wear an actual suit.

Glad Im in my own branch office where I can dress as professional as I feel I should. We assist people with social services, employment searching and educational & resource referrals. Im in an area with the highest per capita stats in the state for college graduates and one of the highest household incomes. If I dress in khaki dockers and a polo and attempt to tell someone with a masters my advice for their professional readiness and interview skills I would get laughed at.

It all depends on the job. To me, our standards are too low. Many have agreed.

On the topic of women: My roommate works for the same company and has been buying full and actual professional looking suits in hopes of raising the bar at her office so she can get promoted past her peers who have been there longer. Seems to be working, clothing does make a difference still!
post #19 of 92
Yep- sweater, dress shirt and trousers with nice shoes is my go-to as well.

And YES it is horrendous what women get away with- think yoga pants and running shoes and hoodies.
post #20 of 92
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Originally Posted by JesseJB View Post
Yep- sweater, dress shirt and trousers with nice shoes is my go-to as well.

And YES it is horrendous what women get away with- think yoga pants and running shoes and hoodies.

At my office, management is afraid to approach any of the "larger" women wearing the yoga pants with the long loose shirt. Don't want to "offend" them and cause a whole complaint scene with HR. Ha!
post #21 of 92
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Originally Posted by ap10046 View Post
Hi All,
Have just moved to a new employer, where the appropriate dress code is "Business Casual".
Would love to hear your opinions on this.

Cheers!

I just did the same thing today. And I came from a place where suit & tie is de rigeur for management. Here, I get ragged on for it on my first day.

I face this sad reality now of having to take off my tie when I get to my desk in the morning and put it on when I leave the building.
post #22 of 92
I work in a business casual environment. I wear a suit to work. Got crap for a while. Not anymore.
post #23 of 92
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Originally Posted by fwiffo View Post
I just did the same thing today. And I came from a place where suit & tie is de rigeur for management. Here, I get ragged on for it on my first day.

I face this sad reality now of having to take off my tie when I get to my desk in the morning and put it on when I leave the building.

If you feel like wearing the tie, wear it! Since your the new guy, set your place now, and own it. Nobody will give a rats ass in short order.
post #24 of 92
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Originally Posted by lou View Post
If you feel like wearing the tie, wear it! Since your the new guy, set your place now, and own it. Nobody will give a rats ass in short order.

Yeah mate...I really want to. Still debating this in my brain as it seems like a place where I can grow - enough catalyst and people to move to the next level.
post #25 of 92
I think the important point is just knowing how clothes should look. I see guys at work in expensive suits who look like shit because their clothes don't fit, and I see guys who come in wearing some chinos and a button-down and they look 10x better because they know how to dress themselves.
post #26 of 92
I show up to work in a tie and wingtips, where everyone else in the place is in sneakers and a tshirt.
post #27 of 92
Business casual can even means jeans and a button down shirt. The whole wear a suit to work is a dying concept. Many newer companies are letting people wear whatever they want within reason.
post #28 of 92
When I'm told the appropriate dress for something is "business casual" I will usually wear very dark jeans (no fading at all), ankel boots or lace-ups, a button-up shirt and an odd sport coat. If the weather is cooler I'll pair the above with a v-neck sweater or sweater vest. As a general rule, I don't wear pants that aren't either made out of denim or come with a matching jacket (but never a pair that meets both criteria ).
post #29 of 92
I don't participate in business casual.
post #30 of 92
isnt business casual basically a suit but with jeans instead of trousers?
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