Originally Posted by josepidal
This is lawyerese for "I'm now distancing myself from my previous over-the-top trollish response to this thread, and I hope my newfound vagueness hides the fact that I don't really work at Skadden."
Good thing I'm studying legal philosophy and international law, and will likely be a happy academic.
What are you talking about? Over-the-top trollish remark? I've been here for years and made over a thousand posts, and this is the first time I've been called a troll. What about my advice do you find trollish you fool? Show up at work the first day in a loud windowpane suit, loud tie, and tan shoes and see what kind of reception you get. When all the partners you work for are wearing navy suits, blue buttondown shirts and red ties, you're going to look like a clown. There's nothing over the top in my first post and I stand by every word of it.
Oh, and I never claimed to work for Skadden. I wouldn't work for that shithole of a firm for all the money in the world - as much as they wanted me to.
Originally Posted by odoreater
For what it's worth, I work at a firm with a business casual dress code and I don't feel that it's acceptable to wear more flamboyant suits because of the business casual policy. If you're going to wear a suit, you're wearing a conservative suit and that's that. You don't want people thinking that you're more interested in the way you're dressed and the way your pocket square coordinates with your tie than you are about the work that you're doing. I try to portray the image of someone who is focused on my work and dedicated to the success of clients. I wear suits all the time in my business casual office because suits are pretty normal in my practice group, but I don't feel that the business casual policy gives me the green light to bust out crazy flamboyant outfit. You don't want people to notice you because of what you're wearing - you want them to notice you because you do high quality (and high quantity with pretty quick turnover) work and you're available and dependable when people need you.
What part of that do you find to be trollish or over the top?