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post #16 of 36
Anyone else think SF way way way overthinks things?

Anyone else think this is one of those times?
post #17 of 36
I don't know if they count as "fun" socks, but most of my dress socks are colored. They usually are a color play with my shirt or tie without being too matchy. It really depends on where you work though. My workplace is business-casual and only about 20%-30% of the men wear ties or jackets to work. So, the fact that I usually wear a tie a jacket already makes me more formal than most. I feel I can get away with louder socks.
post #18 of 36
Possibly nothing has been said is that, as an intern, they know they will be rid of you soon.
post #19 of 36
A little color (think Paul Smith) is not a problem, weird designs or like snowmen of course is an obvious no.
post #20 of 36
Have some fun with color, just nothing too crazy.

They are just socks... As was mentioned, I think this is being over thought.
post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
It really depends on where you work though. My workplace is business-casual and only about 20%-30% of the men wear ties or jackets to work. So, the fact that I usually wear a tie a jacket already makes me more formal than most. I feel I can get away with louder socks.

+1

Really depends on the particular office.

Also worth asking this buddy exactly what his idea of 'professional' attire is. If it includes square-toed shoes, 'skinny ties' or dark/black shirts then all of his opinions on clothing should be summarily dismissed.
post #22 of 36
Depends on how much fun the socks are having.
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
Anyone else think SF way way way overthinks things?
Oh yes. I also think it over-worships bespoke tailoring ... not that I plan to stop patronizing SR.
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
Also worth asking this buddy exactly what his idea of 'professional' attire is. If it includes square-toed shoes, 'skinny ties' or dark/black shirts then all of his opinions on clothing should be summarily dismissed.

+1
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
Also worth asking this buddy exactly what his idea of 'professional' attire is. If it includes square-toed shoes, 'skinny ties' or dark/black shirts then all of his opinions on clothing should be summarily dismissed.
So true. Not knowing how your 'buddy' dresses, we have no way to know the worth of his advice.
post #26 of 36
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To be fair ,when I see guys with fun socks , an prat alarm bell is ringing in my head...

I know it's wrong but i'm thinking the guy is trying too hard at being different.

Wear them casually not at work.

Your prat alarm must ring quite a bit, a lot of people wear brightly coloured (that counts as 'fun' right?) socks with their suits here.
A fair number of people I know who don't even care about their clothes, beyond looking respectable at work, and dress totally conventionally wear brightly coloured socks.
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post
Since you're an intern, you should be focussed on trying to fit in as a professional-in-training, not stretching the limits of the dress code. So don't wear fun socks. ....

Sadly, this is probably correct.

May also want to add a poal.
post #28 of 36
As far back as junior high school (and I'm in my 30s now), I've been wearing argyle socks or ones with bold or bright stripes or other patterns. These days my wife, friends, and coworkers are more likely to comment when I'm wearing just plain brown, black, or navy socks than when I wear something brighter.
post #29 of 36
I all depends on the office. But I wear "fun" socks as you call them all the time. I try to match them with my tie. Go for it, enjoy it.
post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by ysc View Post
Your prat alarm must ring quite a bit, a lot of people wear brightly coloured (that counts as 'fun' right?) socks with their suits here.
A fair number of people I know who don't even care about their clothes, beyond looking respectable at work, and dress totally conventionally wear brightly coloured socks.

A lot of people wear nothing else than jeans and football shirts replicas outside work , is it a good reason for me to follow that trend...

No.

I don't see that many people wearing bright coloured or novelty socks around me...

Work is work and people judge others through trivial details such as what you're wearing , your haircut and so on..
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