If you owned your own Firm, what would the dress code be

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    I'd hire digmenow and make him wear black long sleeve polos with khakis.
     


  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    I do have my own company, albeit a very small and therefore very non-corporate feeling one. It also must be said that it doesn't exactly take up a vast amount of my time so it's probably not what the OP is thinking about. Nonetheless, we have a few people we use regularly and have never had to give any more guidance than "smart and professional". Mostly, that means people turn up in anything from suit & tie to tie-less blazer. All are perfectly acceptable for what we do. No jacket at all would be stretching it (even though in the normal course of work, the jacket sometimes comes off) and actual casual wear would send out an unprofessional image for what we do.

    It's horses for courses I think; dress reflects the kind of business you run and what effect you want to create on your clientele.
     
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  3. NORE

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    Totally outlandish and over the top. No matter the profession. I want to send the message that you can't afford us, even if we're just schlepping bagels.
     


  4. Keough1206

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    I like the idea of a very formal workplace, though I know this is totally unrealistic:

    City suit w/ tie on Mon-Thurs
    Friday suit (playful textures, patch pockets, etc.) w/ tie on Fri
    Odd Jacket/Trousers w/o tie for any weekend work
    No heat in the winter -- wear your flannel

    Oh and everyone staying after 6pm has to change into formal wear -- what are we farmers?
     


  5. DerekS

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  6. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    entertainment 720...
     


  7. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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  8. F. Corbera

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    I'm going to have to go Hugo Drax on this one.


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    Man! I didn't even think about teh wimminz.
     


  10. F. Corbera

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  11. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    I would go with the dress code of now defunct Vox inc.

    M-TH - Bespoke
    F- MTM from when you didn't know any better.
     


  12. Bounder

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    Black Tie Fridays.

    Any questions?
     


  13. Michigan Planner

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    That is one of 30 Rock's greatest lines ever.

    If I had my own company, it would likely be one dealing with land use planning, landscape architecture, and economic development. Since the vast majority of our clients would be cities/villages/township and county governments, and quite a bit of the work on site would involve being outside and possibly at a construction site, the dress code would probably be something very basic like: chinos, collared shirt, rubber-soled boots or shoes. If your role keeps you in the office all day, chinos and collared shirt would be the minimum there as well. If you are meeting with community officials or making a public presentation at a council or planning commission meeting maybe a blazer/sportcoat with tie optional. When dealing with the public, i.e. taxpayers, the last thing you want to do is show up to a city council meeting in a meticulously tailored suit (especially in a smaller, rural community or a blue-collar suburb) and give the impression that you are overcharging for your services.
     


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    I concur. Image is everything and giving a good and lastng impression by the way someone dresses is important and necessary in the business world.
     


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