• We would like to welcome American Trench as an official Affiliate Vendor. American Trench is a Philadelphia based outerwear, apparel, and accessories brand, making all of its products in the United States at (mostly) family owned factories. . Please visit the American Trench thread and welcome them to the forum.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

jischwar

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2012
Messages
5,712
Reaction score
14,478
I have a company sales meeting (biotech/pharma) next month so this came up recently. Email went out a month ago that said business casual. Anyone under 35 thought that meant “nice” jeans, a polo or collared shirt and sneakers. Guys over 50 would wear their old suits with no tie. “Fashionable” guys over 50 wore an actual sport coat (though 2 sizes too large).
I’m a bit of a hold out. Over the years I went from sport coat and trousers (no tie) to casual SC and chinos to chore coat or sweater and chinos. I still get odd looks and comments like, “Why are you dressed up?”
The idea of layers is lost on most of my colleagues.
Yes, I think the age thing plays a huge factor
 

mak1277

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2019
Messages
2,833
Reaction score
4,087
Aren't you also on the verge of retirement? I will say the tech "casual" dress is very broad and something I've never seen in my career (since I don't work in tech)
Yes, I announced my retirement and am currently working through a multi-month notice period. But I don't feel like that has changed my perspective on how I dress for work. Even though I'm retiring, I'd still never wear jeans or a tshirt to the office.

Granted, I'm not in tech and recognize that's a totally different ballgame.
 

jischwar

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2012
Messages
5,712
Reaction score
14,478
Yes, I announced my retirement and am currently working through a multi-month notice period. But I don't feel like that has changed my perspective on how I dress for work. Even though I'm retiring, I'd still never wear jeans or a tshirt to the office.

Granted, I'm not in tech and recognize that's a totally different ballgame.
I guess what I was implying and I outright stated in a later post, was that age plays a big role in how people dress for work even when dress codes at the office change.
 

circumspice

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2011
Messages
1,348
Reaction score
951
I have been to the office once in the last 2 years. We are allegedly moving to some type of hybrid model as soon as we are done with Delta^H^H^H^H Omicron^H^H^H^H BA.2

I work in tech, so I can wear whatever I want.
 

sugarbutch

Bearded Prick
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Dec 10, 2010
Messages
22,231
Reaction score
31,339
When I was going to the office pre-pandemic, woven shirts (none suitable for a tie) and/or knitwear with casual trousers or denim. I rotated a couple of pairs of nice chukkas on a slim last (one suede, one smooth leather) which I kept at my desk because I rode my bike to work with cycling shoes.

Now I wear one of ten hoodies, occasionally mixing in a Sage de Cret linen henley from NMWA or other knitwear, almost always with sweats or PJ bottoms. I’ve gone in for two meetings in the past two years, and I wore the henley for one and a band collar button-up shirt for the other, both with denim and the suede chukkas.

EDIT: I work for a “tech startup” (whatever the f*ck that means these days) in San Francisco.
 

mak1277

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2019
Messages
2,833
Reaction score
4,087
I guess what I was implying and I outright stated in a later post, was that age plays a big role in how people dress for work even when dress codes at the office change.
I'm 45, though, not 65.
 

jischwar

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2012
Messages
5,712
Reaction score
14,478
True enough. But I will say, I've interviewed 20+ people in their 20s over the past 6 months and every one of the men have worn a suit and tie, even for zoom interviews.
I feel like it'd be the same for me. Seems that it may just be more specific to the tech industry
 

gdl203

Purveyor of the Secret Sauce
Affiliate Vendor
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Jun 9, 2005
Messages
44,396
Reaction score
49,085
What’s this little loop for on the back of the belted document chinos?

View attachment 1743800
The one holding the button tab? I think it's just that, to hold it and not have it flap around. These pants have suspender buttons for classic buttoned braces so there are buttons in the front and a tab that flips up with the two buttons for the back strap of the suspenders
 

mythage

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2011
Messages
1,546
Reaction score
557
Looks really good! is that a 44? You took a 38 in KS right?
 

Alocin

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2015
Messages
1,439
Reaction score
6,577
Looks really good! is that a 44? You took a 38 in KS right?
Thanks! But yes this was a 44, but I actually took a 40 in the KS and 38 in the Camoshita raglan.
 

Featured Sponsor

What's the biggest deciding factor for you when making a clothing purchase?

  • Style of an item

  • Price of an item

  • Material of an item

  • Brand


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
476,757
Messages
10,182,448
Members
214,049
Latest member
Paul Lahood
Top