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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

When was the last melb meet? It doesnt feel like that long ago.


Sometime last year, I believe, which would make it more than three months ago.



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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Sigh.
You Melbournians have all the fun...
Regular SF camaraderie...
Great Shopping...
Top-notch food...
And Carly Cheung from MKR is HOT!!!


We're lucky but so are you guys, man. Sydney's pretty damned nice! Anyway, if you happen to be down here at any point, we can always round up whoever's available and do an impromptu meet up.

 

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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Yeah... I lost interest once he moved away from classic style and went full-blown SW&D Orchard.
Nothing wrong there; one has to make a living after all. Just not my cup of sartorial tea.
Best of all was his series of posts on P Johnson Tailors.
Interestingly enough, because I used to bother hang out with Ethan at H'bone's QVB and Circular Quay stores, I got most of my style advice from the big guy, and not SF in general. And to Guido's credit, I also picked up a lot from his Brog. Good times...

I've been wondering about this. If you didn't need to wear a suit and tie for work - would you?

I remember he posted that the "Orchard" had a strict no tie/jacket dress code - yet it is a business based in the Sydney CBD - and I gather he is in some kind of client relations type role. What are they trying to say by FORBIDDING the wearing of normal business dress? What are they trying to project?
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I've been wondering about this. If you didn't need to wear a suit and tie for work - would you?
I remember he posted that the "Orchard" had a strict no tie/jacket dress code - yet it is a business based in the Sydney CBD - and I gather he is in some kind of client relations type role. What are they trying to say by FORBIDDING the wearing of normal business dress? What are they trying to project?

I know what you mean.

I work for a medium-sized firm that provides Consulting Advisory Services to the Public and Private Sector; and while the dress code is not strictly coat and tie, suiting up is not in any way, discouraged. In fact, the Group General Manager prefers that more people would wear a suit and tie, and often says so.

It's likely that with Apple, it's the complete reverse. There is a particular image they're trying to project, and SW&D / Orchard dress is not emphatically enforced by Senior Management.

Maybe they're going for the streetwise upstart look that Microsoft used to push...
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Ok, guys, looks like there's a lot of interest in a Melbourne gathering of sorts.

What say we meet up at 6:30pm this Thursday, 29 March at Jwow Wine Bar, QV 243 Little Lonsdale Street next to the entrance to Strike on the corner of Lt Lonsdale and Swanston Streets?

If you can make it then great(!) otherwise, we'll have another catch up in a couple of weeks.


Gerry

I'll probably try to drop by for a cheeky drink after work.
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I've been wondering about this. If you didn't need to wear a suit and tie for work - would you?

Well I could wear whatever I want when not dealing with clients' management, it's my company. But I decided to start wearing suit and tie again most of the time when in town for several reasons. The main one was probably that it helps me get my head in to business mode and provide some futile semblance of work/leisure separation :-) Plus I've found some pleasure in trying to dress with some style.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Ok, guys, looks like there's a lot of interest in a Melbourne gathering of sorts.

What say we meet up at 6:30pm this Thursday, 29 March at Jwow Wine Bar, QV 243 Little Lonsdale Street next to the entrance to Strike on the corner of Lt Lonsdale and Swanston Streets?

If you can make it then great(!) otherwise, we'll have another catch up in a couple of weeks.


Gerry

I'm likely not in town this Thursday, so if I'm able to rock along I'll probably be in SW&D mode, or just plain badly dressed :-)
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post


I'm likely not in town this Thursday, so if I'm able to rock along I'll probably be in SW&D mode, or just plain badly dressed :-)


Just bring yourself - it'll be nice to put faces to names. No pressure to dress up although everyone is welcome to bring/wear their latest 'acquisitions' if they so desire :)

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I worked for a down and dirty agency once where nobody wore a suit and tie but I turned up every day in one. I think people in the office, and certainly the clients, liked the diversity. It mixed things up.
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I've been wondering about this. If you didn't need to wear a suit and tie for work - would you?

Probably not. While I very much enjoy wearing a suit and tie to work each day, I would not do so if it was completely at odds with the prevailing dress code in the work place. I am certainly not critical of PG for changing his work wardrobe - if Apple says no suit and tie, that's that.
Edited by bhall41 - 3/26/12 at 1:42am
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I work for the state government. We have Casual Friday AND Casual Monday (yes, wtf?). I could turn up to work in a hessian sack five days a week and no-one would bat an eyelid, so wearing a coat and tie is something I do for my own pleasure only. Getting dressed up for work adds a nice touch of creativity to a day that otherwise requires none.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I work for the state government. We have Casual Friday AND Casual Monday (yes, wtf?). I could turn up to work in a hessian sack five days a week and no-one would bat an eyelid, so wearing a coat and tie is something I do for my own pleasure only. Getting dressed up for work adds a nice touch of creativity to a day that otherwise requires none.

I'm a contractor for state government at the moment, what building are you in? Personally I'm moving towards trousers + coat with a pocketsquare but no ite as my go-to work clothes. Allows me to have some fun without the constraints of a tie or looking too 'dressed up'.

Also spotted MickeyD at lunch time walking up Swanston Street wearing some black double monks and a navy suit.
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I might be pushing it for Thursday... have French class until 7:30pm, and am flying out to LA 8am Friday morning.... put me down as tentative
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I'm in Nauru house...'the house that guano built' smile.gif
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I'm in Nauru house...'the house that guano built' smile.gif

Ah I'm next door in 121 Exhibition. I can see nauru from my desk!
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

I am certainly not critical of PG for changing his work wardrobe - if Apple says no suit and tie, that's that.

Nor I. New job, new employer - the last thing you want to be doing is flouting the dress code. Imagine if it was the other way around. You rock up in jeans to a suit and tie firm.

I just think it is a bit odd from a corporate policy point of view.

I get companies in which coat and tie is the norm. Traditional, conservative, showing respect for clients, having more of business frame of mind. I work in such a place.

Equally, I get places which allow you to wear whatever you want. They are saying, be an individual. Be innovative. We'll judge you on your output rather than what you wear. Fair enough.

But to require casual dress just seems a bit forced and try hard - like they're playing at being a funky, anything goes workplace, but they're actually being very rigid about it.

Maybe one explaination is this. We have casual Friday (unless you have an important meeting etc), but I have noticed that no senior leaders ever wear casual on Fridays. So that leaves me thinking should I dress like my peers or like the hoi polloi? So, perhaps, Apple take the view that if you allow some people to dress in formal business dress that could create two classes of employees and they want to be more democratic than that.
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