Originally Posted by Holdfast
Put me also in the "don't have to, but do" group.
I like the look of tailored clothing on me.
Originally Posted by Francisco D'Anconia
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.