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Outside of designated casual periods (e.g. casual Friday), my job requires a jacket and tie?

  • Yes

    Votes: 75 27.4%
  • No

    Votes: 199 72.6%

  • Total voters
    274

beargonefishing

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Anyone that went to college south of the Mason-dixon line or grew up in an affluent southern neighborhood knows the fleece vest has been ubiquitous since the mid oughts.
 

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Outside of designated casual periods (e.g. casual Friday), my job requires a fleece vest?
 

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Look at the poll results of this very thread. Consider why this thread exists in the first place! It is no longer the norm to wear a suit in many workplaces.
The thread title and the poll asked the wrong question and the discussion took that up on the last few pages: Today there are very few jobs which require suit and tie and that definitely includes my and most other office job profiles at least for the last twenty years. The more relevant question is: Are you officially punished for wearing suit and tie at work? And for me and most other office workers the answer is: Nope.

Of course the traditional business dresscodes are slowly fading away. And now people react very differently to it: There are some who conjure up new dresscodes out of thin Patagonian air just to be able to conform further to something as part of an imagined group. Many wear sportcoat, chinos, jeans, swimshorts, whatever instead. And a few others like me still wear suit and tie and are fine with it. So there is more freedom and less conformity (at the surface) in the office. Sounds not too bad.

The bad part for some is that it becomes more and more difficult to show the world that you are an important master of the universe just because of the nice clothing you wear. But is that really that important? If yes the sad fact is though that the fleece vest will never have the traditional and social-historic foundation to be a proper replacement of the suit in that matter. I would rather say that that is generally a good development for the society.
 

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I once worked a British colleague who wore suits. He was the type of guy that was not afraid of spending money. He was about the same age as our American team lead, maybe a little older (40s). He was told to lose the tie one morning. That felt depressing how he was told he was overdressed.

But the American got fired not too long after as one partner (very rightfully so) thought he was a pain in the ass.
 

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