Originally Posted by conqueror
i'm sure it'll disgust everyone, but i currently wear dr marten 1461s to work - sometimes even with a drake's tie!
That's the great (well, maybe not) think about the public service - you can dress pretty much how you like and in most cases, it won't affect your chances of advancement.
I know someone who's now in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and until he was made an EL2, he used to wear battered, scuffed black Doc boots to work. Now he's changed to wearing RMW elastic-sided boots.
Another person, who's now an EL1 in IT, routinely wears shorts to work, which plainly display a rather large and badly-done tattoo of a musical instrument on his calf.