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IMightBeWrong

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I started a job just recently that's tossing me into a dress code of white collared shirts, ties, black pants, black belts, and black dress shoes. There is no straying from this dress code. I'm 21 years old and I can tie my own ties well and have at least a basic sense of fashion down (I think) but I'm so used to having more flexibility that I feel restricted and a bit uncomfortable sticking to standard white shirts.

My question is this: while sticking to my dress code, what are some ways to refine and add character to my look? Any and all tips are appreciated.
 

IMightBeWrong

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I'll be making sales in an electronics store. I know I can do tone on tone white stripes on shirts, so I bought one already, but I'm not the only one. Since my job is pure commission I'm also hoping that if I come to work professional looking enough it may help my sales.
 

alexei

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That sounds awful. Make sure your clothes are tailored to fit you correctly, that will set you apart from most of your coworkers. Also invest in quality, leather shoes (search for suggestion within your budget).
 

pvrhye

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I'd try to sneak charcoal by my boss if I thought it were possible. I'd wager he's actually just concerned about people looking unprofessional. I'd figure he also wants you to obviously be visible as a salesperson. You aren't wearing some kind of god-awful red utility vest over this are you?
 

IMightBeWrong

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Lol no, no red vest. Just a name badge with the outfit. Charcoal might be something I could get away with. I'll try it. I'm getting married at the end of this month and Mens Warehouse is giving me 400 dollars in store credit toward a suit, so that's always a good place to start I'm sure.

And no, I can't wear a bowtie.
 

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