Originally Posted by LabelKing
Also, there's that domineering aspect of not outdressing your superiors.
I've always found this a curious suggestion in the "How do I dress for my new job" threads. In my admittedly limited office experience, none of my superiors would even notice how I dressed, much less care if I somehow had higher-quality clothes than them. And in that case, I wonder how fragile the ego would have to be on a man who has risen to a VP-equivalent rank, is at least 20 years my senior, makes way, way more than me, and somehow thinks less of me because I wear better clothes than they do.
Does anyone have any specific experiences where simply dressing well (not dressing flamboyantly or outside the range of the written or unwritten dress code) attracted ill-will from one's superiors or peers in the workplace?