Originally Posted by Balfour
The security guard quips always amuse me. I actually rarely see security guards wearing blazer and greys in the UK. Usually 'smart' security guards are dressed in poorly fitting suits (mid-light grey in both the places I most recently visited).
It is fairly common in the US and is actually the uniform of choice for federal CSO's (courtroom security officers).
The references amuse me as well. I would think most folks not wearing walkie talkies with ear pieces and plastic name placards are safe from being mistaken for building security.
Having said that, I knew of a CSO who was a retired Marine and was always turned out just so. He looked better than several of the attorneys.