I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about how casual America has become and the leniency towards how one dresses, especially in the workplace. The Casual nature of corporate America bothers him greatly. He claims that people work harder, feel confident, and there is some sort of referencing hard work with business formal clothing. Essentially looking professional makes one act that way and preform better. Kind of a psychology. While, I, myself like to dress more formally than most people I couldn't care less what other people wear. Style is a hobby and interest for me, completely separate from work, however it just happens to work out in my day job. Having the guy across the desk from me wearing a suit vs. polo and chinos it doesn't affect my life at all as long as we can do business. Does a lack of formality say something about them in the workplace? Maybe. I think it depends. Perfunctory bothers me, which is how I feel most people would dress if they had to do something they didn't want to do. Also, I feel people do better work and have a better morale if they are comfortable, whether that be in a suit, or otherwise. Ultimately it is more about the image you want to project in the workplace and less about your work. Do you want to climb the ladder, or do you just want to do your job, get a paycheck and that's it? People's perception is different and it is important to be aware of that. How about you? Do you care what people at work wear? Does it matter? Why, or why not?