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post #16 of 29
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i would say front office..but in sales and trading we're a lot different from the  bankers (who for the most part dress very conservatively )
And you're checking StyleForum when the market is open? You must be an MD at least.
post #17 of 29
Well, I work for a very large Silicon Valley manufacturing company with a very relaxed (read body covered) dress code. I wear business casual some days and suits/sportcoats/ties on others. I'm asked "Where's the interview" nearly every day, inspite of the fact that I've worn roughly the same selections for 11 years and have been a very vocal critic of the overy relaxed atmosphere.
post #18 of 29
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And you're checking StyleForum when the market is open?  You must be an MD at least.
i deal in municipal bonds..we're a lot less active than an outsider might imagine..nothing like what one sees on the floor of the exchange
post #19 of 29
Civil rights lawyer. Hence, suits and tie, but lack the income of my big-firm compatriots to buy bespoke. Interestingly, irresective of income, most male lawyers I have met do not dress particularly well. The women are far more stylish and have far greater freedom to work with color and patterns.
post #20 of 29
I'm in the chemical business. We are suit and tie M-Th and business casual on Friday. Very much in the minority apparently, in that most lunch appointments or other meetings that we have with suppliers and customers elicit comments about our being "overdressed".
post #21 of 29
Freelance Art Director. Graphics and Advertising (creative side) have a very relaxed dress code but not so much as the dot-commers of the late 90s. Jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, polos and the rest are de rigeur. I like wearing jeans but try to put things together a little better and smarter and pay more attention to detail. First of all, I wear clothes that fit. And I wear sleeker, slimmer profile sneakers or loafers instead of natty gym shoes. Corduroy blazer as a fall-weight jacket. Black canvas Jack Spade bag instead of multi-colored Timbuk2 gear. Favorite designers of mine for workwear are Ben Sherman and Nicole Farhi but also own a lot of stuff from Express for Men and H&M. I always keep coming back to Levi's denim but am open to experimentation. If I'm going on site for the first couple of days I will wear a button-down and slacks until I get a feel for the culture.
post #22 of 29
I am fortunate to be the owner-boss of my own law firm. We handle plaintiffs' personal injury. We wear traditional business attire every weekday. That means suits and tie for the male lawyers and suits for the female attorneys. If I'm meeting a client on the weekend it's sportscoat and tie. We have a business "appropriate" dress code for the female papralegals. Some wear suits and dresses, and some wear nice slacks with a nice top. No jeans except for snow days. No flip flops. No tank tops. Tops must have sleeves. Thanks goodness that the regular courtroom attorneys wear suits and ties. The courtrooms are a sea of suits although the finest in make and fit. Of my colleagues very few follow the bespoke and MTM paths. Most view the suit as a uniform and buy it on the cheap at either Syms, Century 21, or a similar store. For example, one of my attorneys buys his suits at Syms for $200 (on sale) with a $20 shirt. My colleagues are heavily into the "Italians."
post #23 of 29
A slight amendment. Although the courtroom is a sea of suits it is a mixed bag regarding make and fit. Most suited men are not into clothes and view the suit something to throw on.
post #24 of 29
I am a sole practitioner lawyer and I wear a tie everyday, usually with a suit; rarely with a sportcoat. Just a personal choice, trying to uphold the dignity of a no-longer dignified profession. I once had the nerve  to remark to my secretary that she looked "Friday casual," when she wore jeans to work. She responded: "I don't give a d--- about what you think about what I wear," so I'll never try that again.
post #25 of 29
I work for VERy large financial firm, and yes, its a tie and shirt dress code. If i wear jeans, I would get sent home by some big boss. I love wearing suits, but not tie.
post #26 of 29
i work at a well known Luxury goods brand (jewelry) and as a result am required to wear a suit and tie every day - but it is acceptable to wear slacks and a sport coat. I personally like wearing a suit and tie - and considering i used to work at a .com company i feel i am more productive in a more formal uniform - plus who's kidding who - the ladies to love it........
post #27 of 29
Lawyer in a big law firm.... Business casual is the rule, but the dress is becoming dressier, gradually. Everyone seems to wear blazers now, and quite a few people have gone back to wearing suits at least part of the time.
post #28 of 29
I'm an anesthesiologist and the dress uniform is a scrub suit. It's like wearing pyjamas all day. Knowing that I'm going to get into scrubs as soon as I get to work, I just wear jeans and a t-shirt, shorts in the summer. Years ago I knew a fellow who wore a nice suit for the ten minute walk to work...then he took it off and stuffed it into a tiny locker. We thought he was nuts. As a result of this I have no wardrobe. I've started to collect a few decent garments so that I don't look like 'Lil Abner when I shop for clothes. I've painted myself into a strange little corner.
post #29 of 29
When I worked with the U.S. Attorney's Office over the summer, it was coat and tie. Some of the attorneys would go a bit more casual on Fridays, but I stuck with dressing up... since I was only a lowly intern.
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