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Do you care how your coworkers dress? Does the decline of formality of dress bother you?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by patrickBOOTH, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    Wait, if I'm reading that right, people regard white athletic socks as more appropriate for work than a suit?
     


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    Yeah, I don't care if IT people dress in t-shirts and jeans, but I hate that poor excuse. I get it constantly from my co-workers. Shirts can be washed, you know. Sometimes they're even less expensive than hoodies. I crawl under desks in coat and tie, and I've always been able to get the dust off. Heck, I spilled an entire pink toner cartridge on a pair of flannel pants and they could be recovered without even going to the dry cleaners.
     
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  3. Greggers

    Greggers Well-Known Member

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    Something about this thread struck me as familiar, so I did a little searching and found a necro-thread written in 1813 entitled "Doth the Decline of Dryss Bother You?" No joke. Lots of good stuff there -- Vox was really at the top of his game. Here's a trechant post from a forum member named "Beaubrummel17":

     


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    Well played - Thought thread had died a natural death but you brought it back and did so with style (pun intended)
     


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    :crackup:
     


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    Yes. Too lazy to think. Thinking is not effort. And if it is, well, then, dressing is the least of their problems.
     


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    Nicola Senior member

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    Lounge suit. Formality of the lounge suit?

    I'm guessing if this forum existed 90+ years ago somebody would be lamenting all the dress down types in lounge suits.

    I'll go out on a limb and say this thread is a combination of US view point. A lounge suit has become almost formal wear fit for court. The fact that so few younger people ever see even a jacket.

    I wonder what the view point is of people that went to schools requiring a jacket.
     


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    That is a very interesting point. My son goes to a school that requires a jacket and tie. He ties his own FIH every morning and must wear the jacket at all times in school. While time will tell if he will end up with a negative reaction - so far he seems to accept it as "normal". Also seeing me where a suit/tie every day probably makes him feel more okay with it.

    Can any others here comment on their own experience of having to wear a jacket/tie to school and whether this did/did not influence the level of formality of their own dress when they started working?
     
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  9. Calder

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    The code & systems teams wear whatever they like. As far as I can tell all-black T-shirt and cargos is basically coder uniform.

    I wear better than... well, the next three levels of management, TBH.

    Hell, I dress better on dress-down Friday than my direct boss does Monday through Thursday - mostly because he seems to think polyester shirts with breast pockets, no tie and cheap brown brogues constitute office wear.
     


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    "Do you care how your coworkers dress? Does the decline of formality of dress bother you?"


    Naw, not really. Most of them couldn't dress well if they wanted to...


    I like trying to dress well. I like clothes- it's my hobby. [​IMG]
     


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