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BBC website piece on the death of the suit for work

FELT

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I think there's something in the Gilbert and George comments - it's the jeans-wearers that are afraid to stand out, generally, not those in more formal dress.

Does anyone believe there's anything in the 'Mad Men effect' that such articles always trot out? In the UK at least Mad Men gets a small audience (though with much serious press coverage). I can't believe the average young lad in the street has even heard of it.
 

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Originally Posted by FELT
I think there's something in the Gilbert and George comments - it's the jeans-wearers that are afraid to stand out, generally, not those in more formal dress.

Does anyone believe there's anything in the 'Mad Men effect' that such articles always trot out? In the UK at least Mad Men gets a small audience (though with much serious press coverage). I can't believe the average young lad in the street has even heard of it.


I still hate going to a meeting with people in casual business wer..

It is upsetting...
 

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I would have hoped legal services would still qualify for suit wearing, but sadly I see many attorneys who don't even bother with ties nowadays. And generally they are not attorneys good enough to justify not wearing a tie.
 

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I wholeheartedly agree with one of the comments on the article. Something along the lines of, "if you work in an office environment, you should dress as such".

It amazes me how many people have a goddamn problem with wearing a tie, or even a dress shirt. In my field (accounting) the larger companies have all adopted a "business casual" environment every day of the week. Granted, when you meet a client, you need to wear a suit. However, who knows, maybe this will change one day (I should hope not, though). At my firm, however, we're more traditional. Wearing a business suit is part of the dress code for my office. I actually embrace that and respect my firm much more.

The suit will never die in my opinion; the ones intelligent and capable enough to wear it will ensure survival for years to come. Maybe, one day, when the idiots who continually dress down realize that they are still at the bottom of the totem pole, the suit will once again be a staple of the business world.
 

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^ According to the comments, some of the down dressers are happiest at the bottom, using their wardrobes to ensure just that

That Pete Doherty photograph was a low blow, however; there's a better portrait of him on Edward Sexton's website
 

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Saw that article on the BBC news site while sitting in the train today. Cried a little inside.
 

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