CEO: How should a CEO of a major corporation dress?

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  1. someoneNew

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    Where I work the CEO wears jeans, black turtle neck and sneakers sometimes substituted by Keens.
    I've seen him give a major communications meeting in ripped jeans no less.
     


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    you work for Apple?
     


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    I agree that the shirt collar is too high. Another problem is that the jacket, although precisely at the textbook length, appears too long to my eyes (with pockets to high). Other than that what problems do you find in this outfit?

    Yes, the coat is definitely is too long by any number of measures. The pockets are too low - look at that huge, blank stretch. Quarters too closed. Waistcoat too high, "throwing down" the balance of the coat (I think this is where a lot of 3 pieces fail these days). This is perhaps personal taste, but the shoulders are too extended and padded. He doesn't need it. It seems a strangely designed suit.
     


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    I like the outfit of Steve Mcqueen in the original Thomas Crown Affair 1968 better. Steve looks like a cool CEO.
     


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    Just get a promotion, Soph?

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  6. someoneNew

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    you work for Apple?

    Yep, it's an awesome company to work for... unless you're interested in fashion and don't work in marketing/advertising/legal. Most of the company is engineering and if you show up in anything dressier than a polo shirt you get odd looks. God forbid someone wore a tie let alone a suit to work. In 5 years I've yet to see an employee where a tie or suit. Wearing a long sleeve collared shirt (even with jeans) elicits quite a few "job hunting?" "going on a date tonight?" responses from bosses and coworkers. Hard to imagine that you have to really "try" to not upstage your bosses when dressing in the morning.
     


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  8. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Just get a promotion, Soph?

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    --Actually I did, not quite CEO though, but I'm moving on up, to the top, to a deluxe apartment in the sky.
     


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    Yep, it's an awesome company to work for... unless you're interested in fashion and don't work in marketing/advertising/legal. Most of the company is engineering and if you show up in anything dressier than a polo shirt you get odd looks. God forbid someone wore a tie let alone a suit to work. In 5 years I've yet to see an employee where a tie or suit. Wearing a long sleeve collared shirt (even with jeans) elicits quite a few "job hunting?" "going on a date tonight?" responses from bosses and coworkers. Hard to imagine that you have to really "try" to not upstage your bosses when dressing in the morning.

    Sounds like a Dandy's nightmare. Still, working with and for kind, decent people may be reward enough to offset the sartorial dearth.
     


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    Entirely as he deems appropriate for his organisation - there are no rules whatever - we merely have opinions which are in reality irrelevant.
     


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  12. Connemara

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    Larry Kudlow wins in the "Power CEO" category. He looks quite good.

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    Larry Kudlow wins in the "Power CEO" category. He looks quite good.

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    Those frames are a little 1985 though. Only Greenspan can get away with those.
     


  14. Connemara

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    Those frames are a little 1985 though. Only Greenspan can get away with those.

    Agreed. I don't think he wears those frames anymore, it's an older picture.
     


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    Mr. Elkann gets my vote!
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