Good lord, why is it at my office that everyone under 40 dresses in khakis or some other pair of dept. store wool pants and a button down oxford with a crewneck t-shirt underneath while all the over 40 - 45 guys wear suits and ties? Me -- well, I've totally opted to ignore the "business casual" option and dress in a suit and tie. Now, it is true that my basic business wardrobe has now cost me about $5K -- about $800 on Jantzen shirts, $400 on ties, and $2000 on suits and $750 on shoes(but as a result of this forum I have made $2000 in profits via Ebay) -- but with the money those at my office are making (including the 25 year olds), I find it atrocious that they can't at least wear nice shoes. Personally, compared to my business casual wardrobe that I used this summer, I'm MUCH more emotionally and PHYSICALLY comfortable wearing an Oxxford or Chan suit in a beautiful fabric and a great, well fitting Jantzen shirt, along with a tie and a pair of nice shoes. Additionally, I know that the five pairs of shoes in my closet along with the six to seven suits and 15 or so shirts will last me many years, while the Banana Republic bold striped shirt that others are getting at $80 a pop will be either faded out or -- more likely -- out of style in a year. Am I nuts for not "going with my age group" and dressing like I don't care?
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9/29/04 at 12:17am