Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, Jun 6, 2012.
CBD, country Fridays. I belong to a more fundamentalist camp.
Work in biglaw, have not worn a suit in weeks and only for client meetings or external things. Basically, if I owned a firm it would be a corporate firm (i.e. no one goes to court basically ever), and consequently every day is casual friday (which usually entails jeans and a button up of some sort). Everyone would have a wardrobe in their office to keep a few suits, shirts, ties etc in if at any point they had to meet clients. No one meets clients in their office, only in boardrooms (which is how we do it currently).
I'm IT as well. But work for a commercial real estate company, all the brokers are in suits but we get to wear a dress shirt and pants. Jeans only once a month.
You should have at least set a standard for the company and your employees.
Have either of you ever been involved in a startup? Or worked in technology at all?
I do work in technology, I have worked at startups, and I have been the owner of a startup.
Your primary concern is that you have the best coders on the ground running. If you are worried about what kind of pants and shirts they have on, you really are not cut out for that world.
Marketing and sales people, when you get to that point, are a different matter, but you should be hiring professionals, and beyond letting them know they need to present that way, it's not the kind of thing that should need to be micromanaged.
Thank you, sir.
I brought my 9yo in with me one day and he asked, "Daddy, is [insert name] allowed to dress like that?" I thought this was awesome. My assistant has a bangin body and usually wears tight jeans/top with high heels. I just replied, "shhhhh".
I am at the point of my career where dark denim, sneakers & an insanely bright polo is par for the course. I only do a couple of hours in the office to show face and then it's off! I love Blackberry.
Depends entirely upon the trade and its customs: Law firms are inevitably more formal than software design houses or other creative trades. In fact I would be concerned to find 'out of course' dressing in any office. The staff need to be content in their dress not have something imposed for its own sake. If lawyers they will understand suits to meet clients, if creatives they will hate suits....
Anyway start your own, then you can criticise, in the meantime let him decide what he thinks works best for him, free of criticism.
Why does he wear high heels...is he short?
It would be much better if Quad convinced his friend to let StyFo dress his staff.
By "better," I mean more amusing.
Imagine it: in every pocket, a square. On every foot?
Wasn't that the slogan from your 2008 campaign?
I thought it was, "They can have my Allen-Edmonds seconds when they pry them from my cold, dead feet!"
Note exclamation point.
Have I been involved in a start up, yes. Worked in technology, no.
Not all start ups are tech based, for one, and for two, I don't care if this guy is the best coder east of the mississippi. I'm paying him good money to code, so he can put on a pair of khakis and a polo shirt.
It is best not to mess with the nerds. Ply them with mountain dew, shitty pizza and free tickets to dragon/comic/nerd con and forget that you ever gave even half a shit about what they might be wearing. Assuming you want good coders.
All of my employees are female. When they ask how to dress, I hand them a copy of Popteen.
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