I was hoping to solicit some advice from people who apparently understand the nuances of men's fashion. My problem is that I recently took a job with the government in which I will have to wear suits/blazers. I have not been to the office that I will be working for, so I don't know if there's some type of 'uniform' everyone will be wearing. Right now the only suit I own is a nice 3button black suit. I bought it on supersale just recently for general job interviewing. The real thing is now that I will have the first day to meet the department heads, etc., to make a first impression. I was told that black is totally acceptable by today's standards for office suits, but I have my doubts. I am hoping to make a smooth transition from a suit to blazers and slacks( an obviously cheaper attire) as soon as I am integrated into the office. So, in the meantime I've got to make a decision to either wear the black suit the first day, or go out and spend money on a navy blue suit. If there's anyone who would have any subtle advice, I'd appreciate it. (For background information: I've always worked in the sciences, so I never wore suits, etc. My job starts in the low 30s, so there's a possibility that many of my peer co-workers won't be going all out on the wardrobe).
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5/25/02 at 1:22am