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^^ crazy tie but I like it!

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Having a bit of fun for the FC...

 

The only loud tie I have, I'm definitely in the soporific camp. Trying a bit of a mashup between @Holdfast and @Southern Style :D

 

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@Cleav, I'm a bit late to the party, but congratulations mate!!!


Edited by EliodA - 9/3/14 at 12:02am
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Chalk stripe is a no-no for your work or what?

For work and for wearing without a tie.
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You cheated and borrowed that tie didn't you Gerry?
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For work and for wearing without a tie.

This is utterly ridiculous. I suggest a career change.
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Alright, thanks Pliny, will keep it in mind! I feel as though the white shirt sticking out from the black knit wouldn't look so great? Or did you mean just having the black stick out more?

 

a bit of shirt cuff balances a look IMO

 

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You're right on the tint. The Formosa project has the same jacket options. Glad to hear you wear them as separates a lot, that's what I have planned.

Have to be in the mood for the full suit, but separately they're nice casual items

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You cheated and borrowed that tie didn't you Gerry?

 

 

It's my guilty secret - made by Holland and Holland and picked up off eBay, that tie makes me smile every time I look at it.

 

Sadly, looking at that tie is pretty much all I did with it until I wore it today for the challenge.

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I'm not sure what the dress code is at my new company.  It appears to be "like shit".

 

My response to the sea of short sleeved shirts and PU loafers is to turn it up, rather than down.  I always wear a tie, and a jacket at least, and a PS, and if I feel like spectator shoes or double monks, I rock those too.  I'm the business development guy, so as far as I'm concerned, making an impression on the potential clients is more important than blending in at the office.  Anyway, I'm just not the "blending in" type.  :)

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I don't think there was much thought behind the dress code, as it's as unofficial as it gets. It's not company specific, but sector specific.

One theory I have is that bankers became targets during the London riots, so people were told to dress as casually as possible, in order to blend in with the general public. The current dress code is a remnant of that.

Combine this with the business casual dress code that I believe was implemented around the same time, and you get the tieless suit. No one wanted to change their whole wardrobe just because the dress code changed, especially if you have several bespoke suits. The logical solution is ditching the tie in order to show that you're more casual. Clients dress in much the same way, so it has become the norm.

Additionally, the tie and pocket square are seen as a badge of honour now. The higher ups don't have to abide by the dress code, because no one is able to fire them over a tie. Once you have enough seniority or are vital to the business in some other way, you can start dressing however you like.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I'm not sure what the dress code is at my new company.  It appears to be "like shit".

My response to the sea of short sleeved shirts and PU loafers is to turn it up, rather than down.  I always wear a tie, and a jacket at least, and a PS, and if I feel like spectator shoes or double monks, I rock those too.  I'm the business development guy, so as far as I'm concerned, making an impression on the potential clients is more important than blending in at the office.  Anyway, I'm just not the "blending in" type.  smile.gif

Wonderful attitude. If some journos asked why I was so dressed up I used endear myself to them by saying I have a little self esteem and respect for those I am dealing with, why do you look like a bum?
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You dreamed up the challenge just to wear the tie once didn't you .
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I don't think there was much thought behind the dress code, as it's as unofficial as it gets. It's not company specific, but sector specific.

One theory I have is that bankers became targets during the London riots, so people were told to dress as casually as possible, in order to blend in with the general public. The current dress code is a remnant of that.

Combine this with the business casual dress code that I believe was implemented around the same time, and you get the tieless suit. No one wanted to change their whole wardrobe just because the dress code changed, especially if you have several bespoke suits. The logical solution is ditching the tie in order to show that you're more casual. Clients dress in much the same way, so it has become the norm.

Additionally, the tie and pocket square are seen as a badge of honour now. The higher ups don't have to abide by the dress code, because no one is able to fire them over a tie. Once you have enough seniority or are vital to the business in some other way, you can start dressing however you like.

This is so f*cked up. Used to be you dressed well to get a job. Now you're not allowed to until you get several promotions??
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I've actually come across an opposite scenario in South-East/Far East Asia: some of them consider the wearing of a suit a tie to be the badge of a junior employee who has to wear them, whereas the top management wear an open shirt and chinos to show they are beyond such things.

 

Anyway, I like wearing a tie, and will just have to rely on personal attributes to project my inherent awesomeness.  In my Middle Eastern world of sandals, moulded plastic and polyester trousers I am already an alien.  I choose to embrace it.  As it is, I don't have any business further east for now anyway, but even when I did, I'm pretty sure I was never mistaken for a vacuum cleaner salesman.

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(sorta the [...] #menswear casual thing)

Ouch.

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The higher ups don't have to abide by the dress code, because no one is able to fire them over a tie. Once you have enough seniority or are vital to the business in some other way, you can start dressing however you like.

 

This is where I'm at. I am the CEO of my company* and can wear whatever I like and fuck you.

 

*However, as my company has precisely one employee, I am also the tea lady.

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