Alright, so I've searched around, but I don't believe anyone has made a thread regarding this topic... There are countless threads devoted to job interview attire, but what does one wear after they land the job? More specifically, what do you wear during the first week of work? For myself, I've recently found a position in a national non-profit doing policy research. The office atmosphere is the dreaded "business casual." While this is often incredibly vague, I saw most workers wearing dress shirts, slacks, chinos, and dress shoes (tons of Banana Republic and Kenneth Cole, I'm sure). Definitely no one wearing suits and I would imagine that ties and jackets are seldom worn, if at all. My supervisor informed me that denim is not allowed, except on Fridays where people dress more casual. Even then denim needs to be "dressy denim." ... . Personally, I hate business casual. I'd rather go the whole nine yards than try to find some awkward middle ground. Once I've settled in the position, I generally know how I plan on dressing. I intend on wearing jackets when not wearing a tie, and wearing a tie or sweater when not wearing a jacket. Occasionally I'll wear a shirt sans tie and jacket (summer is around the corner, after all). Lots of OCBD and other button downs. Loafers, oxfords, or perhaps a dressier boat shoe on Fridays. All of this aside, what do I wear during the first day/week? I'm thinking blazer, chinos, tie, and brown oxfords. I know this is pretty conservative, but is there anything that's off limits? Knit ties a no-no? What about loafers? Patterned jackets? I have some thrifted Hickey Freeman jackets; one in a subtle glen plaid, the other is more of a bold tweed pattern. I also have some light blue slim fit chinos. I haven't had the opportunity to wear these in my current position, but I'm trying step up my game, sartorially speaking. I'm probably thinking about this too much, but I'm bored at work and any insights you guys could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!