Originally Posted by rgeftman
I appreciate all of the business world's VIPs for taking time out of their days to reply to my original post.
Fact is that there are some horrible dressers at my company -- and I see more of them around the greater Wall Street area whenever I don't have a lunch meeting and have time to go out and grab lunch, so I'm not sure the issue's specific to my company.
If I had an important meeting with an outside client or even someone at my company I was trying to win favor with, I would wear shoes and a suit (of course). But on most days, when I'm doing work at my desk and/or meeting with members of my team, there's less need to wear that same "uniform."
Thanks for all of the serious suggestions (e.g., Paul Smith, Steven Alan, rubber sole shoes, JM Weston, upcoming Pumas) -- I'm going to check them out.
I think some Chelseas might be in my future..
To that end, does anyone have any suggestions about Chelseas that have rubber soles and look good while not being so hip that they'll be out of style in six months?
No need to be snippy at people who are simply answering a question you asked.
I would never wear sneakers of any type with a suit, in the same way I would never wear leather captoes when playing basketball. Just because the others in the office dress horribly, does not mean that you need to also. Regular business dress shoes are not that much of a commitment. yes, sneakers are more comfortable but then why bother with the suit? Wear shorts and a tank top, how more comfortable can you get. Just like some of the others here, I work in the NYC finance industry and a person wearing sneakers would definitely stand outm and not in the good way, at any of the companies where i have worked. if you don't care or if your job is super laid back, then it doesn't really matter. If you do care enought to wear a suit, why put sneakers on?
There are uniforms in all aspects of life. The streetwear guys wear a uniform, you wear a uniform in sports, and the business world wears a uniform.