Originally Posted by flylot74
"often times jeans and a T-shirt is far more appropriate to the activity."
Yes, when one is playing softball or baseball a t-shirt and baseball cap is certainly acceptable and functional. However, when a 30 or 40 something wears jeans, t-shirt, running shoes and a ball cap to a restaurant its "Hey! Beaver! You forgot your glove!" Kryse sake, grow up! Your not 12 anymore!
I don't know about you, but I prefer not to play ball in jeans. They can rip. Just ask some folks over in SW&D, and they'll confirm this.
People have no respect anymore for others. They dress improperly and claim it comfortable. If a tie and shirt are not comfortable, guess what? They DON'T FIT!
I think the reason most people will claim dressing in jeans and t-shirts to be comfortable is because it is. I will say, however, that I am as comfortable in my work clothes as I am in my casual outfits. But several of my peers don't feel the way I do primarily because they feel that the outfit is too "stuffy" and uptight. They associate the corporate culture and attitude with the clothes, and therefore, when they are not at work, they choose to wear clothes that reflect their mood. They want to chill out, relax, and have fun, and for them, wearing a shirt and tie is not conducive to this mindset.
For what it's worth, I find women to be more uncomfortable in work clothes than most most men are. Fortunately for them, they can dress up without looking like they are going to work. For men, there are significantly fewer options. Most of us consider getting dressed up to mean wearing a jacket and tie, and a lot of guys just don't like wearing those because they are either not comfortable in those clothes, or they don't want to look like they just got out of a business meeting. I think the latter (or the combination of both) is what has spawned the whole dressy jeans with jackets/blazers [and the optional tie] look that you see around these days. Men simply don't have the options that women have, and many men today prefer to dress differently outside the work place.
Standards have eroded: education, behavior, sartorial, you name it. It's a slippery slope. Quite frankly, I will set the standards in my world. I will warn you, they are high....
I am trembling.