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Poll results: office dress code?

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  • suit & a tie

    2 9.52%
  • suit (female)

    0 0%
  • why a poll, blue shirt & Khaki's or some derivative

    7 33.33%
  • dress as in Ann Taylor-like

    1 4.76%
  • dress as in LL Bean like

    2 9.52%
  • jeans & a collared shirt

    3 14.29%
  • jeans and whatever shirt

    1 4.76%
  • shorts are okay

    0 0%
  • it depends if I have a meeting that day

    6 28.57%
  • as much cleavage as I can throw out there

    0 0%
  • I look like I crawled out from under a rock

    1 4.76%
  • I work in my pj's as I work from home, psyche!

    0 0%
  • office dress codes are all part of the indoctrination

    1 4.76%
  • office dress codes emit a sense of professionalism

    7 33.33%
  • who give a crap

    2 9.52%
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Thread: I'm wearing this to work...and I don't care what you think!

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    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
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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?
    I know that I've always looked to Detroit for the latest fashion trends.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    It's gotta be the heavy Italian influence.
    ...or the unemployment rate?
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    Quote Originally posted by zman View post
    Must be some sort of Eastern thing... I wear sneakers all the time.
    yeah. I'm not following why wearing sneakers would be scandalous. heck- many days I wear sandals
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    yeah. I'm not following why wearing sneakers would be scandalous. heck- many days I wear sandals
    Don't you wear petrullli oil too?

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Don't you wear petrullli oil too?
    I can't stand the smell of that stuff. I have been known to go a few days without showering though
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    I am in faded Carhartt jeans, Vasque hiking shoes, and an untucked rock climbing shirt-sleeves rolled up- today.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    We are a professional office, therefore we are expected to dress the part. For the most part this means business casual.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Don't you wear petrullli oil too?
    Off-topic: Petrulli - er, I mean, Petrillo - was Estelle Getty's character on "The Golden Girls."

    I think you meant patchouli oil - a/k/a "hippie perfume."

    Carry on...

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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?
    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    It's gotta be the heavy Italian influence.
    Yeah. I mean, were you planning on highjacking a truck full of electronics or whacking someone on the way to Martini's Clam House to have linguine with Fat Tony and the gang?
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    Slighty OT but moving to Texas I am surprised the difference in clothing in my office. Most days I wear dress slacks and a long sleeve dress shirt. Half my office wears business causal and the other half is one step above jeans... I am also surprised to see that most of my P and Z Commissioners wear jeans. I wore a sweater vest the other day and felt very out of place. Go Texas!

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    It's gotta be the heavy Italian influence.
    You know my boss! I did not even mention my fedoras.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    It surprises me haw much office culture varies from place to place. When I call on planning and economic development types I usually go with the khakis and button down shirt, no tie. Most places have adopted this attire. Some will go even more casual. Others are still suit and tie. There is no real logic to that as there was in the past. It used to be that the ED folks wore ties and planners did not, but that distinction is gone. Maybe the size of the city has something to do with it. Larger suburbs (25000+) and larger rural cities (10000+) are maybe the places where ties are still in fashion?
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    It surprises me haw much office culture varies from place to place. When I call on planning and economic development types I usually go with the khakis and button down shirt, no tie. Most places have adopted this attire. Some will go even more casual. Others are still suit and tie. There is no real logic to that as there was in the past. It used to be that the ED folks wore ties and planners did not, but that distinction is gone. Maybe the size of the city has something to do with it. Larger suburbs (25000+) and larger rural cities (10000+) are maybe the places where ties are still in fashion?
    I'm not sure what you mean by "larger rural cities" ... but you're right, the dress code is often very different from place to place. If I am meeting with a client in a small town, I am careful not to overdress; I'll go with something a cut above business casual, depending on the nature of the meeting, but definitely not a suit. You don't want to look like the stereotypical "big-city consultant." The exception would be in the southern U.S., where (at least in places I've worked) government managers and staff seem to expect consultants to dress the part.

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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    ...but I prefer tights if I can get away with it. I'm really into textured tights right now, especially with my boots!
    Agreed. Textured tights, especially with your boots! linky linky [/gets call from HR.....]

    I, too, am a department head and wear dress slacks, shirt and tie everyday, but I don't do a suit for council meetings. I would just go without the tie, but I think many dress shirts look weird (at least on me) without a tie. Plus, I enjoy using my tie to make the statement in my outfits - patterned ties and solid color shirts.
    Last edited by mendelman; 01 Dec 2011 at 1:37 PM.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    You all have inspired me to wear jeans today! Fight the power!!

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    You all have inspired me to wear jeans today! Fight the power!!
    Inspired? It was YOU who started the idea for this thread (okay, I split it out of RT but you know what I mean)

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    You all have inspired me to wear jeans today! Fight the power!!
    I have on cargo pants and Clark's suede sneakers
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    I'm wearing a blue plaid button-down long-sleeve shirt, blue crewneck sweater, khaki pants, and Sperry Top-Siders because I had a client breakfast meeting this morning. Was wearing my blazer, no tie but I am so overdressed.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Cowboy boots today... it is snowing,.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Quote Originally posted by zman View post
    Cowboy boots today... it is snowing,.
    Cowboy boots don't work real well in the snow..


    I can wear whatewver I want to. There you go.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    ...I would just go without the tie, but I think many dress shirts look weird (at least on me) without a tie. Plus, I enjoy using my tie to make the statement in my outfits - patterned ties and solid color shirts.
    I am starting to get into the trend to wear a jacket without the tie. It is a little more dressed up, but still lets my neck enjoy an open collar.
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    Confession time: I have a pair of brown corduroy slippers I keep under my desk. I wear them sometimes when I am working on the computer. Comfortable feet take the edge off of a stressful day.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    I am starting to get into the trend to wear a jacket without the tie. It is a little more dressed up, but still lets my neck enjoy an open collar.
    I am a big fan of that look. I really dislike ties and tend to only wear them at meetings.

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    As I write this, I'm wearing a Cincinnati Bengals jersey. A few of us started "Jersey Friday" a year or so ago. My personal rebellian was yesterday, when I wore a Philadelphia Eagles jersey.
    What do you mean I can't plan? My SimCity has 200,000 people with a 99% happiness rating!

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