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What Does Styleforum do for a living? How does this affect the way you dress?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Needsmoreshoes, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. satorstyle

    satorstyle Well-Known Member

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    I own an IT company. I tend to wear slacks and and a sport coat most of the time, unless I'm drumming up new business.
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a mack daddy-pimp.
    I dress in suits duirng the week.....
     
  3. SamSpade

    SamSpade Well-Known Member

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    Let me basically sum up the existential situation of the typical SF-er:

    A status anxious, middle class bourgeois homeboy, of average to slightly above average $$ means, let's say upper quintile of the income distribution (i.e. just enough to feel close enough that some simple signifiers of upper class lifestyle are within reach.) :slayer:

    Recommended reading: C. Wright Mills - "White collar", V. Packard - "The Status Seekers".
     
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  4. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Well-Known Member

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    And to sum up the other half, disgustingly wealthy, yet out of touch with reality as they have never worked for a thing in their lives.

    And, then, of course, you have the hey broz lemme know what dress pants I should choose, pls. Thx.
     
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  5. DrAvant

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    I hadn't heard of that study about the physician dress but had a feeling that might be correct. I do think the white coat hyptertension is a real thing and toning it down a bit for patient, while remaining professional is a good thing. As for the ties, I thought they had done studies that showed the ties did grow various bacteria. I guess there's always conflicting studies out there, though I share your sentiment that the MBA's in the upstairs office need to butt-out sometimes.

    In the clinic I'm rarely in a suit, usually rocking some chinos or odd trousers and white OCBD with bow or military tie tuck.
     
  6. antipode

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    I'm a university researcher in Australia (no one wears suits...). No one ever sees me. I don't see anyone. And since I'm now in an unheated and not cooled office, so I try to keep warm/cool. Mostly go for a neat and tidy look. Comfortable, not too overdressed.
     
  7. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    suits most days, business casual on rare occasion, jeans only in august when everybody and their mother is in the hamptons (but not me :( )
     
  8. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Well-Known Member

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    I work in planning and economic development for local governments. However, I work on the back end of projects, handling mostly marketing and research, and rarely met with the public. I usually wear trousers or chinos and a button up shirt to the office. In the fall, winter, and spring I'll add a sport coat. In the summer I'll go down to a polo shirt if it's going to be a hot one. I can get away with some pretty casual clothing in this office and nobody would say a word.
     
  9. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Well-Known Member

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    ...your post from another thread is one of my favorites....

    Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post
    My job is so fucking unbelievable. I'll try to sum it up by first telling you about the folks I work with:

    First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on makeup. She is extremely self-centered and has never once considered the needs or wants of anyone but herself. She is as dumb as a box of rocks, and I still find it surprising that she has enough brain power to continue to breathe.

    The next chick is completely the opposite. She might even be one of the smartest people on the planet. Her career opportunities are endless, and yet she is here with us. She is a zero on a scale of 1 to 10. I'm not sure she even showers, much less shaves her "womanly" parts. I think she might be a lesbian, because every time we drive by the hardware store, she moans like a cat in heat.

    But the jewel of the crowd has got to be the fucking stoner. And this guy is more than just your average pothead. In fact, he is baked before he comes to work, during work, and I'm sure after work. He probably hasn't been sober anytime in the last ten years, and he's only 22. He dresses like a beatnik throwback from the 1960's, and to make things worse, he brings his big fucking dog to work. Every fucking day I have to look at this huge Great Dane walk around half-stoned from the second-hand smoke. Hell, sometimes I even think it's trying to talk with its constant bellowing. Also, both of them are constantly hungry, requiring multiple stops to McDonalds and Burger King, every single fucking day.

    Anyway, I drive these fucktards around in my van and we solve mysteries and shit.
     
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  10. dirkweems

    dirkweems Well-Known Member

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    Homer Simpson works for me and Mr. Burns is my boss. When you work with elegant physics and sublime 800 ton components precision machined to a millimeter, you can't show up for work in any old clothes that don't fit.
     
  11. acridsheep

    acridsheep Well-Known Member

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    Adult Escort.

    What I wear is completely dependent on my clients' preferences, which are determined by their product selection:

    1) The Boyfriend Experience - Client selects a complete outfit with matching accessories depending on the activity planned (mini golf, fondu, 24, 36 or 48 hour romance package, etc).

    2) Theme Date - Client selects from a menu of costumes:

    1. Police officer - For this date I usually wear a uniform, aviators, patent leather boots, glock replica, handcuffs and nightstick/billy club.
    2. Fireman - I will meet client clad only in a flame retardant suit, boots, face mask, helmet, and whippet-filled oxygen tank.
    3. Daddy Issues - Many women have severe issues with their father. This date includes me cooking dinner wearing a sweater vest, OCBD, slacks and velvet slippers. We drink wine, eat a deftly-prepared meal and I tell them how pretty and smart they are at a 3x/minute interval.
    4. Mr. Fixit - I wear a tool belt, work boots, tight 514 jeans and conduct minor home repairs.
     
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  12. jsanders65

    jsanders65 Active Member

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    I'm in the banking industry so it's necessary to wear suits especially in meeting prospective clients and dealing with colleagues in the industry.
     
  13. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ that was awesome Sheepy :slayer:
     
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  14. Merlino

    Merlino Well-Known Member

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    I work in finance in The Netherlands but my work environment isn't city-like formal. Suits with tie optional during the week where the tie is only obligatory when meeting with clients. Fridays are a free-for-all with people wearing anything from jeans and pullovers to suits and ties.

    I usually walk around in trousers, shirt, tie during the week and trousers and sportscoat with tie optional on Fridays.
     
  15. SamSpade

    SamSpade Well-Known Member

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    Haven't been around long enough to discern the consumption patterns of the 1%, but with multiple pairs of $1k+ shoes, they've got to be astonishing.

    Voxsartoria's wardrobe is easily half a million *at least*. There is no system of moral philosophy (or simple common sense) under which this isn't utterly ridiculous. :fu:
     
  16. david3558

    david3558 Well-Known Member

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    Styleforum is terrible for me. Over the last 3-4 years I went from getting into premium denim (mostly the Japanese stuff) into getting into the habit of buying 3 pairs of shoes in a month. :embar:

    It's bad. Within the last month I bought 2 pairs of Aldens in shell cordovan and a pair of Edward Greens - not to mention 4 pairs of socks, 4 pocket squares, and a tie.

    I'm a 21 year old business student/marketing professional and I don't really have a dress code. I like to think that when I'm at school in Boston that people are more "dressy" but that could in part due to the cooler weather come fall and winter. Having worked for a stodgy Fortune 5 company I have had to deal with a more professional dress code - but working in the silicon valley has shown me that even a rainbow headband and birkenstocks are acceptable at work. I usually dgaf and just 'dress up' anyway.

    The wardrobe has definitely evolved to have higher quality pieces, focused on fit and finish. Footwear has obviously become my favorite part..
     
  17. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Well-Known Member

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    I am a professional butt double for film and cable television.
     
  18. ter1413

    ter1413 Well-Known Member

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    :eh:
     
  19. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    Did you say Vox? He's back? There was an Aportnoy sighting in the EG thread.

    The ground shook and then silence... :worship:
     
  20. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    Well you're just the typical SF user. Take pictures of yourself posing restrooms and similar.
     
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