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

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  1. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    Nor I. New job, new employer - the last thing you want to be doing is flouting the dress code. Imagine if it was the other way around. You rock up in jeans to a suit and tie firm.

    I just think it is a bit odd from a corporate policy point of view.

    I get companies in which coat and tie is the norm. Traditional, conservative, showing respect for clients, having more of business frame of mind. I work in such a place.

    Equally, I get places which allow you to wear whatever you want. They are saying, be an individual. Be innovative. We'll judge you on your output rather than what you wear. Fair enough.

    But to require casual dress just seems a bit forced and try hard - like they're playing at being a funky, anything goes workplace, but they're actually being very rigid about it.

    Maybe one explaination is this. We have casual Friday (unless you have an important meeting etc), but I have noticed that no senior leaders ever wear casual on Fridays. So that leaves me thinking should I dress like my peers or like the hoi polloi? So, perhaps, Apple take the view that if you allow some people to dress in formal business dress that could create two classes of employees and they want to be more democratic than that.
     


  2. budgiesmuggler

    budgiesmuggler Well-Known Member

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    I'm a lawyer... It's suits and ties all the way. Recently moved to consulting, it's more relaxed as I don't have to wear a tie except to meetings.
     


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    __PG__ Senior member

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    I don't and I do.

    Not every day. The days I ride in I just wear a shirt and trousers. But I 'suit up' for the days when I catch the train in.
     


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    Sorry to go off topic, but to all the Melbournites here, if I were to take a day trip over for a break from Adelaide, where should I go looking? Mostly interested in shoes at the moment, but keen to check out other places too. Would probably end up jumping over for a couple of days, during the week, if that's of any consequence.
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    It's an interesting one, but like the others I wouldn't either apart from the whole weddings, funerals etc. Bit tricky for me because I'm slowly making a business out of this whole dressing well thing so if I was to leave my 9-5 I would definitely be looking at getting a new job that also required suit and tie, mainly because it's such a good opportunity to self promote by simply wearing your own clothes. It'd have to be a big jump in pay to go bus casual, but in saying that im no happier in a suit than I am in denim on the weekend so dressing up isn't something that rules my life.
     


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  7. Gerry Nelson

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    I don't and I do as well - it gives me a heck of a lot of leeway so I could go from shirt and trousers (chinos/cords/flannels) to a full suit and anything in between. I do wear jeans on Fridays when the mood takes me. It's nice when there's no dress code imposed. Managers wear suits but our director dresses in a shirt and chinos - it's really up to us. I love it!

    There's a difference between not being required to wear something and being required not to wear something ...
     
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  8. Windowpane1967

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    Interesting to read all your corporate environments and their respective dress codes. Im in the engineering field and am with a North American firm. On my first first day with them, a Principal of the firm told me, "We dont wear ties here". Was a good start!! Needless to say, 7 years later I still wear a shirt, tie and jacket everyday (never go out without a jacket) with polished shoes. In our Hub we have 400+ staff, about 5 wear shirt and tie. Im like a few of you here in that I like to take pride in my work and that includes appearance. We seem to have dress down Friday or whatever they call it (I heard it once called mufti day??) everyday. V neck tshirts and short sleeved business shirts...geesh they irritate me, mixed with the snakeskin gondolas and trousers from the era of Saturday Night Fever, without a belt. Interestingly we also have a corporate uniform; one can purchase everything from a polyester tie, short sleeved business shirt to a vinyl belt if thats your thing and claim it all back on tax....apparently!! Its amazing to me just how hideous a corporate uniform can be made to look. If they were free I wouldn't wear them.
     


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    :)

    well spotted sir.
     


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    You will assimilate

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  11. fxh

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    Depends a lot on what have in mind. Melbourne is actually pretty good for shoes, with some places not all that bad for prices compared to online. (if you take into account postage fitting and possibility of returns.) You'll need to saya bit about what you are looking at and want to try on etc. Dont feel you have to name the SF approved or high priced items. I must reiterate what I said the other day, Mountfords righ now has a pretty good range of suede shoes and DBs and chukkas at reasonable prices if not SF approved brands. Given you can actually try them on I reckon it's worth checking out. People here are pretty helpful compared to other SF threads, what's more a few of us know what we are talking about, agin unlike much of SF. Just ask.
     
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    Known to us experts as The Modified Larry David/Seinfeld look.
     


  13. Journeyman

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    Yep, quite a few of us, although some don't post all that much.

    We try to get together for lunch or coffee every few weeks. In fact, we're having some sausage for lunch (no double-entrende there) on Thursday.
     


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    Lunch time opshop shuffle today. A Huntsman dark charcoal chalk striped very heavy cloth pants cut high with fishtail for braces only very good nick. $30. Too big. Also v noice RL Travel jacket navy/French blue, quarter lined, SB, twin vents, good nick, too big for me.

    I spied a Rhodes & Beckett suit, nice enough, good nick sort of, except had really really bad bubbling all down both front edges all the way. I wondered if this was a weakness of their suits?

    Did manage to pick up a couple of unworn shirts in good material and colours $2 and $6 and 3 ties @ $2each. One silk and 60% cashmere in subtle stripes and one wool tie narrow.

    Oh and another pair of old Churches shoe trees $5.

    It's a solid rule of opshoping that great stuff is either one or two sizes too big or small for the shoppee.
     


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    In that case, always go with someone who's bigger or smaller than you are. Hopefully when the rule applies itself to them, you'll benefit.
     


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