I dont agree with saying the way people look or dress effects their work ethic or the product produced.
Its their personal choice.
Maybe they drive a Lambo and have a house in the Hamptons and thats how they choose to spend their cash...
Many of us on here have beautiful Alden, Tricker, EG, Carmina shoes but the rest of the clothing is just normal.
Hobbies and tastes are just that. Nice shoes doesnt automatically equal nice pants, nice shirts, etc.
Saying they should or they have to is absurd.
No, but it can IMPACT the culture of the company.
If you looked at Apple in the 80s, they dressed like COMPLETE SHIT. But it was cool. It was counter culture. It was a big FUCK YOU to corporate America. This culture helped them innovate and change the computer industry in the 80s, unlike IBM.
If you work at a high end dress shoe company, which most people consider Alden to be, you better have the culture right. I wouldn't even use the bathroom at Alden's factory.