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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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  2. Gerry Nelson

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


    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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    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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    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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    I'll probably try to drop by for a cheeky drink after work.
     


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    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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    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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    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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    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.
     
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  11. tobiasj

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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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    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' :)
     


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    Ah I'm next door in 121 Exhibition. I can see nauru from my desk!
     


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