I've noticed that there are other members of the Style Forum that work in an academic setting. Â Does anyone else find it difficult to dress nicely without being impugned for overdressing? Â If I wear a suit, it spurs the comment 'Oh do you have a job interview to-day?' or if I wear a coat and tie it is 'Teaching to-day?'. I don't want to wear only an oxford cloth shirt and khakis. Â I like to sport ties but would feel self-conscious if I didn't wear a jacket--a 'dressed-up look' for many. Â Â Fall is easiest for me: Â For example, Brooks Brothers Corduroy Jacket, wool trousers (textured fabrics, country english look type style). Â Spring and summer are more problematic, complicated by the fact that air conditioning is not as generous as in, perhaps, a corporate setting. I would love to know how other academics dress? And do you get negative or positive comments? Â Any suggestions (in or outside of academic settings)?
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