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post #31 of 51
I actually enjoy dressing up more when I don't have any obligation to. I'm at a client right now and we're all wearing ties daily, it's no fun if you feel the need to instead of doing it whenever you want
post #32 of 51
I wish i had more chances to wear a suit. If anything maybe 3 times a year? Mostly for weddings. I still like owning them though. Nice ones. Looking still to fill a navy pinstripe and a black pinstripe in a peak lapel. Perhaps a chesterfield in black or grey cashmere.

Just for the fun of it. And you never know when youll need one anyways.
post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
I wish i had more chances to wear a suit. If anything maybe 3 times a year? Mostly for weddings. I still like owning them though. Nice ones. Looking still to fill a navy pinstripe and a black pinstripe in a peak lapel. Perhaps a chesterfield in black or grey cashmere.

Just for the fun of it. And you never know when youll need one anyways.

It's particularly tough in OC. Wear a suit at South Coast, and you're automatically presumed to be an employee who knows where the restrooms are at Saks. Not that it happened to me recently or anything.
post #34 of 51
Not for work (though I'm dressing better there as well). But now that I'm upgrading my wardrobe, I'm looking for an excuse to wear a suit and tie. Somehow I don't think I'm the only one who feels this way...
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Put me also in the "don't have to, but do" group.

I like the look of tailored clothing on me.

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Originally Posted by Francisco D'Anconia View Post
I don't have to, but I do. Why?
  • I like it. And I don't like the casual clothing I choose for myself. I can do it, but I don't think I've ever had one of those "man that looks good, I can't believe that I thought that up" moments without at least a necktie or odd jacket.
  • Packaging work as a lawyer in a BigLaw law firm. With what clients pay us, I feel like I should bear the look of a traditional lawyer, not a pizza delivery boy or the front man for a grunge band (not to imugn pizza delivery boys and grunge band front men).
  • Becuase so few wear suits, or even odd jacket and ties, anymore, to me now days wearing a suit to work seems traditionalist iconoclastic subversiveness. I like subversion. It's kind of like early Smother Brothers - the look is straight laced traditional, the rhetoric is irreverent.

These two say it all really.

I work in IT, so strictly speaking you can get away with wearing pretty much anything. Happily, in my new workplace, wearing a suit is quite normal. Wearing a tie is rather less common (though perfectly acceptable) but I remain the only person I've ever seen there with a PS. I decided a while ago to dress how I want, rather than worrying about being over-dressed, and am very happy with that decision.
post #36 of 51
If I worked from home, mainly did video conferencing and so on, I'd wear this:

http://www.businessbibs.com/
post #37 of 51
If I had the luxury of working from home (and I would take a pay cut to do so), I probably wouldn't get out of my sweats until I had to go buy groceries or something.

That said, I could get away with shirt and tie or probably even business casual at work. However, I think I look best in a suit and also enjoy standing out from the herd with suspenders (every day) and a bow tie (usually once a week), so that's what I wear. PS goes without saying.

At a couple of points in my career I've worked for companies that were business casual and while I complied, it wasn't my preference. It did give me an excuse to shop however as until then my wardrobe was either sweats and jeans or suits.
post #38 of 51
It depends on my mood. I mean that I will wear tie if I want and will not if I don't.
post #39 of 51
I am not required to wear a suit and tie but I do based on my perception of what the proper dress code should be for the position.
post #40 of 51
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Originally Posted by Skanstull View Post
If I worked from home, mainly did video conferencing and so on, I'd wear this:

http://www.businessbibs.com/

haha. that's insane. who would have thunk?
post #41 of 51
I could wear about anything as long as it is clean. I prefer wool trousers, sports coat, shirt and tie. If I don't keep up with my ironing I settle for a mock turtle-neck instead of shirt and tie. I need more shirts.

I don't wear pocket squares to work yet. Next weekend I have a work related meeting at a restaurant. That will be the right occasion to introduce them to pocket squares.
post #42 of 51
I started working from home this fall and my suits and shirts just hang in the closet and look sad. I don't dress up for work, so I get excited for business trips and lunches. I went to lunch with a friend the other day at a nice restaurant for a semi-business lunch. Knowing that I work from home, she was surprised that I showed up in a suit and tie. But these days I don't have many opportunities to wear nice clothes and feel like a productive member of society. It's nice being able to spend the day in a pair of jeans and a polo but sometimes it's nice to have that "Damn, I look good." feeling.
post #43 of 51
We've gone casual at my workplace so most of the time I don't have to- but I do anyway.
post #44 of 51
I don't have to dress up, but wear sport coat and tie 2 or 3 days per week.
post #45 of 51
sometimes i do need to, sometimes i dont need to, i always do.
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