WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,100
    Likes Received:
    19,513
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    The tie is more appropriate for use with a hard worsted suit, not cotton (?) casual pants.

    As for their dress code, I guess you can consider it the first of many indignities you'll be forced to endure in pursuit of a paycheck.
     


  2. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

    Messages:
    2,213
    Likes Received:
    923
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    NBPT, MA

    Quote:
    I hate to beat a dead horse but that makes no sense. Business attire, business casual or casual attire are typical. To specify 'tie and no jacket' seems way too far off to me (and clearly several others). Can you explain how that policy was communicated to you? Could you be misinterpreting something?
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2012


  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,367
    Likes Received:
    411
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Specifying no jacket is what I don't understand. What if it's cool inside the office or you want a jacket to place your wallet and other personal items in its pockets.
     


  4. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    145
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    I work in a corporate law firm with 65 attorneys in my office, 65 clerks, and maybe 40 paralegals. I was told the dress code wasshirt and tie monday-thursday, and "corporate casual" on friday which means no tie. I walked in my first day with a navy blazer, tie, and chinos and the head of HR looked at me and said, "don't ever come to work in a jacket again." Then she made me put it in my car. Having been in the office for two weeks I've seen what everyone else wears. All the attorneys wear a shirt and tie without a jacket (they dont even bring the jacket with them). If they are going to court, they obviously wear a full suit.

    I don't like it, I'd rather wear a jacket and no tie, then a tie and no jacket, but I can't complain since they are giving me my paycheck.
     


  5. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

    Messages:
    8,061
    Likes Received:
    1,785
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Location:
    Where the Truckee waters flow
    :crazy:
     


  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,100
    Likes Received:
    19,513
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    

    This.

    Perhaps some more casual ties (assuming they don't have a ban on knits, etc.) would make the best of the situation.
     


  7. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

    Messages:
    4,032
    Likes Received:
    1,646
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    

    To be fair, a strict no jacket policy did put us on the moon...

    [​IMG]
     


  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,100
    Likes Received:
    19,513
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    Awesome nerds get a pass. Lawyers? Not so much.
     


  9. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

    Messages:
    10,658
    Likes Received:
    3,626
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    I can understand them not wanting interns out dressing the attorneys and, instead of going in the everyone wears jackets direction, they went with the everyone dress like a schlub direction.
     


  10. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,761
    Likes Received:
    653
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Location:
    Outside the Beltway but still in the Danger Zone
    

    I think NASA had a no-sleeves policy, too.

    [​IMG]
     


  11. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

    Messages:
    8,061
    Likes Received:
    1,785
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Location:
    Where the Truckee waters flow
    It's Houston/Miami in the mid-60's (ie poor AC) in the middle of summer. NO SHAME.
     


  12. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

    Messages:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    463
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    A Beautiful Day in Charlotte with New Alden Tassel Loafers
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  13. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    145
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Take 2:

    Shirt by Ralph Lauren
    Tie and tie bar by TheTieBar.com
    Pants by J. Crew
    Shoes by Allen Edmonds

    I took some advice from others yesterday and went with a knit tie today. I think I'm going to by a few better knit ties and start wearing them more often. Also my shirt is a mint green.

    The pants arent as wrinkled as they look in this picture.
    [​IMG]
     


  14. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,159
    Likes Received:
    2,681
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    First warning flag that your law firm has issues. My suspicion is that your law firm has 1-2 all powerful partners that have dictated how they believe everyone should be dressing based on some outdated ideal. Truly, truly bizarre in a day and age where more and more clients tell their attorneys to dress down for meetings and leave the tie at home. I see the suit with no tie look in corporate America much more than the tie, no jacket look.
     


  15. Layered Player

    Layered Player Senior member

    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    187
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Location:
    Elsewhere
    Better call a vet 'cause those pythons are SICK!
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by