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    I'm wearing this to work...and I don't care what you think!

    I am wearing sneakers to work tomorrow and I don't care who it offends.



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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I am wearing sneakers to work tomorrow and I don't care who it offends.
    Must be some sort of Eastern thing... I wear sneakers all the time.
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    Quote Originally posted by zman View post
    Must be some sort of Eastern thing... I wear sneakers all the time.
    T-shirt and jeans here (most days anyhow). Two blocks from the west coast, here
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    Quote Originally posted by Tarf View post
    T-shirt and jeans here (most days anyhow). Two blocks from the west coast, here
    You kids have it so easy. Twenty years ago, there was great debate, in the backwaters of FL, if wimmen planners could even wear pantsuits (as opposed to skirt suits) to public hearings. The verdict was: NO. The exception was a stylish dress with a jacket. And hose, always. It was like working for PanAm in the sixties. And pumps. No toes.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tarf View post
    T-shirt and jeans here (most days anyhow). Two blocks from the west coast, here
    even my old firm had a dress code... jeans were ok.. i wear tom's to work
    Men do dumb $hit... it is what they do to correct the problem that counts.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tarf View post
    T-shirt and jeans here (most days anyhow). Two blocks from the west coast, here
    I actually don't mind the slacks and shirt and tie combo. Though, wearing tshirts and jeans to work would reduce the number of clothes someone has to own.

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    Reading what some of you are wearing to work, I feel positively overdressed today.
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    I enjoy my tie and slacks. Overdress for success. That and I seem to always find myself going to meetings that I am not qualified to be at... so overdressing helps downplay the age thing...
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    No jeans allowed at work unless site visits or casual Friday.

    I caved and left the sneakers at home. But I did wear casual Merrells. Take that! *shakes fist at Da Man*

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    No jeans allowed at work unless site visits or casual Friday.

    I caved and left the sneakers at home. But I did wear casual Merrells. Take that! *shakes fist at Da Man*
    Today, I decided to wear black cordoroy slacks instead of regular black slacks...a slightly more casual take on my black slacks with red top planner woman wear.
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    I'm a department head, so dress pants, shirt and tie everyday except Friday. For casual Friday, I just lose the tie. On meeting nights I wear a suit and tie.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I'm a department head, so dress pants, shirt and tie everyday except Friday. For casual Friday, I just lose the tie. On meeting nights I wear a suit and tie.
    Same here, well except for no tie. Fridays we can pay $2 to wear jeans which is then donated to a local non-profit.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    You kids have it so easy... Twenty years ago, there was great debate, in the backwaters of FL, if wimmen planners could even wear pantsuits (as opposed to skirt suits) to public hearings. The verdict was: NO. The exception was a stylish dress with a jacket. And hose, always. It was like working for PanAm in the sixties. And pumps. No toes.
    Now you're really dating yourself, ZG.

    Do women still wear pantyhose?? Or slips? I am out of touch with today's fashion trends... thankfully, I don't need to dress up very often.

    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    even my old firm had a dress code... jeans were ok.. i wear tom's to work
    Tom's what? The only Tom's I can think of is toothpaste.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    No jeans allowed at work unless site visits or casual Friday.

    I caved and left the sneakers at home. But I did wear casual Merrells. Take that! *shakes fist at Da Man*
    I wear jeans and a collared shirt just about every day. Of course, I spend more than half my work day in dirt and mud.

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I'm a department head, so dress pants, shirt and tie everyday except Friday. For casual Friday, I just lose the tie. On meeting nights I wear a suit and tie.
    Sounds like my wardrobe since I became a dept head in August as well (except that I'll wear a golf shirt and jeans on Fridays). Rarely wore ties at the old job.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Do women still wear pantyhose?? Or slips? I am out of touch with today's fashion trends... thankfully, I don't need to dress up very often.
    No, now most women wear spanx-type garments under their clothes instead of slips and tights instead of pantyhose. I still find an occasion or two to wear hose instead of tights...but I prefer tights if I can get away with it. I'm really into textured tights right now, especially with my boots!
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    No, now most women wear spanx-type garments under their clothes instead of slips and tights instead of pantyhose.
    I can understand this ^^ if one's style is similar to this:
    http://www.simplicity.com/p-1600-misses-dresses.aspx
    http://www.simplicity.com/p-5822-mis...ollection.aspx

    Mine is more like this:
    http://www.simplicity.com/p-5820-mis...e-dresses.aspx

    Restrictive foundation garments worn only when attired in a Civil War ballgown. Tights: one (solid black, purchased to wear on NYEve several years back). My hem lengths tend to be below-the-knee, worn with trouser socks or knee-highs.

    A skirt pretty well requires similarly-shaped small clothes underneath, otherwise everything clings and rides up. I have a selection of half-slips in varying lengths and fullnesses (made the longer ones).

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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Today, I decided to wear black cordoroy slacks instead of regular black slacks...a slightly more casual take on my black slacks with red top planner woman wear.
    I put on a blue shirt, beige slacks, matching tie, and brown shoes for today. Gotta look like a planner when you're at the planning counter

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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    That's our office every day! During the summer my executive director refers to my boss and me as the flip-flop twins. His idea of dressing up is wearing a guayabera.
    What else would you wear with your huaraches?
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post



    Tom's what? The only Tom's I can think of is toothpaste.
    Umm... these Very hipster type shoes
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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Umm... these Very hipster type shoes
    Hipster? Really? They look like my grandpa's bedroom slippers (back in the '70s).

    But what do I know about fashion?

    Edit: I do like these. Does that mean my black-and-white checked jacket from the 1980s (which my husband has urged me to discard) is back in style?

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Hipster? Really? They look like my grandpa's bedroom slippers (back in the '70s).

    But what do I know about fashion?
    1. Agreed (back in the 60's too)
    2. That's me too - my impairment is that I am .......
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Hipster? Really? They look like my grandpa's bedroom slippers (back in the '70s).

    But what do I know about fashion?

    Edit: I do like these. Does that mean my black-and-white checked jacket from the 1980s (which my husband has urged me to discard) is back in style?
    Congrats--your grandpa was a hipster.

    My wife has two pairs of Tom's and loves them. I don't like them on guys though--just look silly. I prefer to rock my old school Converse.

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    I'm overdressed too... Blue suit, pinstripe shirt, Pangborn Tie. Maybe Detroit is just more fashionable the the rest of the country?
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    I'm overdressed too... Blue suit, pinstripe shirt, Pangborn Tie. Maybe Detroit is just more fashionable the the rest of the country?
    It's gotta be the heavy Italian influence.
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