i dress like a 12 year old...

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  1. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    ok, figure you guys might get a kick out of this one.

    background. i'm 35 and work at a software company as a manager. Fridays are casual day and i'm in my standard getup, button down shirt, sweater, khaki's, and my John Varvatos Cons.

    i get called into a sales presentation to help answer technical questions that our sales staff can't handle. about 30-35 minutes into the meeting while we're discussing what metadata can be used to kick off workflow processes within our application, our client, who is starely intently at my shoes just blurts out, "those are the shoes i used to wear when i was 12! Jack Purcells. they're pretty cool."

    needless to say it was embarrassing although i don't think our client meant it that way. what really sucked was that 4 of my peers were there.

    maybe it's time to change my casual outfit....

    -Jeff
     
  2. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    since its in the office, you might still want to put on some shoes... allen edmonds or so..

    but JP Cons are definitely quite good for actual casual wear
     
  3. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    maybe he was hitting on you [​IMG]
     
  4. Souper

    Souper Senior member

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    Dunno how your company culture is, i would dress up my casual look if there were client meetings on friday, though. Bad luck on your part, but i would not be embarrassed of JP's because they're a classic... I would be slightly embarrassed in your situation, though. Dress it up more ? Pick up some dress shoes?
     
  5. keykoo

    keykoo Senior member

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    come on man, its the software industry.

    if someone had said that ot me, I would've taken it as a compliment.
     
  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    that's nothing...I get similar comments from my boss, tho he says it admiringly (i think)

    "I remember Howdy Doody used to wear a shirt like that"

    "We used to wear those when I was a kid (back in the 60s)"

    "I remember when we didnt wash our jeans for as long as we could too"

    etc
     
  7. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    ^^^

    Pretty sure your boss is just a dick.
     
  8. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    casual friday doesn't mean tennis shoes. Come on dude.
     
  9. skunkworks

    skunkworks Senior member

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    He works in the software industry.
     
  10. hustlenflo22

    hustlenflo22 Senior member

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    What does that have to do with anything? A professional is a professional...I mean, it's up to you, you dress yourself with the understanding (to some degree at least) that people will make judgments, no? And yea, Get Smart, seems your boss is just a dick
     
  11. keykoo

    keykoo Senior member

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    a baseball player is a professional too. doesn't mean he wears his edward green's on the field.
     
  12. Dedalus

    Dedalus Senior member

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    [​IMG] Sometimes I think Hank and Dean Venture would get a WAYWN pass.
     
  13. Fashion Savant

    Fashion Savant Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes wear a pair of all stars on causal days to the office, but they are black corduroy. Better looking than these in green. [​IMG]
     
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    bure Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Sometimes I think Hank and Dean Venture would get a WAYWN pass.


    hahahaha
     
  15. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    He complimented your shoes, most people have fond memories of being twelve. I think you should be glad he said what he did rather than something like "my 78 year old grandfather has those exact same shoes."
     

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