If you went to a school with a formal dress code, I just wondered how you all feel school dress codes/uniforms have influenced your clothing choices later in life?
I'm 28 now, but at our (boarding) school we had a very strict dress code for boys. A suit was obligatory throughout the week, on Saturday morning (all day if you were playing in/watching a sports match) and all day Sunday. Saturday evening was the only time really you could be casual - but even then if you were being taken out by parents etc you had to be "smart". I remember once getting in trouble with a teacher for being in a nearby pub on a Saturday evening without a tie on!
They were really strict about the details too, you could get into real trouble for not having polished your shoes, for loosening your tie, or going around without a jacket on.
We grumbled about it at the time but I was just thinking now all my contemporaries from that era are now really stylish dressers. Always in nice sharp suits, well tailored jackets - and know when it's appropriate to stick on a tie and/or wear a decent pair of shoes. Other guys my age sometimes just don't have a clue!
Anyone else have the same experiences? Did your school's dress regime influence your clothing choices now?