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

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    Votes: 87 28.1%
  • No

    Votes: 223 71.9%

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RJman

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Have seen this guy playing guitar in the Times Square area. Think he wore a western hat with this rig. Didn't know his back story in finance.
That's because finance guys are usually pretty shy and don't like people to know they work in finance.
Here he is secretly wearing his fleece finance bro vest:

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My mom would't let me have he-man action figures as a kid because she thought they promoted the devil or some shit.
because he didn’t wear a suit to work?
 

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Seen someone wearing chinos, gingham shirt and a navy Lacoste down (or similar) vest today.

Is that one step up from a Patagonia fleece or someone who hasn’t gotten the memo from NY HQ?

(By the way, I have also seen my first fresco suit in the wild today)
 

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Seen someone wearing chinos, gingham shirt and a navy Lacoste down (or similar) vest today.

Is that one step up from a Patagonia fleece or someone who hasn’t gotten the memo from NY HQ?

(By the way, I have also seen my first fresco suit in the wild today)
Lacoste? Lol.
 

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Here's a photo of Edward Carpenter, an advocate of gay rights and socialism who argued for the abolition of respectability and hierarchy. He's pictured here wearing a suit with sandals (sandals!). His thinking was pretty close to Oscar Wilde's, who while striking a pose, often pointed out the hypocrisy of London's fashionable society (in contemporary terms, this would be like wearing something designed by Jerry Lorenzo while voting for Donald Trump). Carpenter thought the dress codes of his day were overly restrictive, linked to phoniness, and wanted to get rid of them.


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Wilde and Carpenter would later influence post-WWI fashion, when some of the more fashionable men switched to just oxford bags and golfing sweaters (including Edward, Prince of Wales). Tweed in the city also became popular when, earlier in the century, it was mainly worn by Marxists, granola eating vegetarians, and pacifists who identified with the working class.

Lots of the stuff people today think is "respectable" was just radical dress from another era and hated on by traditionalists of that generation. In Hardy Aimes' Englishman's Suit, he goes on and on about the dangerous incursions of postmodernism and sets up the worsted suit as the prime achievement of a superior civilization (namely a very specific section of British society). You get the impression that he just pines for the restoration of the empire. He even uses terms like "well-bred and upper-class ways."
 

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Lots of the stuff people today think is "respectable" was just radical dress from another era and hated on by traditionalists of that generation. In Hardy Aimes' Englishman's Suit, he goes on and on about the dangerous incursions of postmodernism and sets up the worsted suit as the prime achievement of a superior civilization (namely a very specific section of British society). You get the impression that he just pines for the restoration of the empire. He even uses terms like "well-bred and upper-class ways."
He was bunkmates with Enoch Powell fer chrissake.
That shit’s real! It’s all Skeletor’s fault.
don't forget Ram Man and Fistor.

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