How do you dress for work?

rican

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What is the dress code at your job and what do you wear?

Are you the business professional, business casual, casual, or uniform...

My office allows us to dress business casual however, I tend to be more stylish like the picture posted.
 

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Rodimus Prime

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umm I would say I am on one of most relaxed dress code end.

As in that people can and do wear t-shirts and shorts to work which for me is way to relaxed. I tend to wear a polo, jeans, and tennis shoes to work most days. If I work out during lunch I will spend the rest of my day in a T-shirt from Woot.com and jeans.
 

Melrose

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When I was on air, I had to dress in slacks and a button down. And when I moved to the newspaper graphics department it took me a while to get used to dressing in jeans and t-shirt... which lasted until the new boss (picture Michael Scott from the Office, with more attitude and less aptitude) said we had to cut the jeans and dress up... Smart or Business Casual was what the official notice said.

Although, the managers only enforce it on certain people, when it suits them. I, for instance, am singled out on a regular basis and blamed for a fair amount of things that either aren't my fault or a mistake that everyone has made... so I don't dare not follow the dress code, whereas the woman who works at the next desk over wears capris and flip flops (both officially forbidden) and nothing is said. I wore dress jeans once and got called out on it. My immediate boss still goes barefoot even after being told not to.

...so that's my dress code. And my rant. I work and think better (eg, more creatively) when I can dress comfortably, so given I don't have to deal with the public I'm against it. It's not like I ever dressed sloppily anyway.
 

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Working- pyjamas
Meetings- jeans, tshirt
Networking- jeans, tshirt with blazer

Basically it's a creative job.
 

rican

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When I was on air, I had to dress in slacks and a button down. And when I moved to the newspaper graphics department it took me a while to get used to dressing in jeans and t-shirt... which lasted until the new boss (picture Michael Scott from the Office, with more attitude and less aptitude) said we had to cut the jeans and dress up... Smart or Business Casual was what the official notice said.

Although, the managers only enforce it on certain people, when it suits them. I, for instance, am singled out on a regular basis and blamed for a fair amount of things that either aren't my fault or a mistake that everyone has made... so I don't dare not follow the dress code, whereas the woman who works at the next desk over wears capris and flip flops (both officially forbidden) and nothing is said. I wore dress jeans once and got called out on it. My immediate boss still goes barefoot even after being told not to.

...so that's my dress code. And my rant. I work and think better (eg, more creatively) when I can dress comfortably, so given I don't have to deal with the public I'm against it. It's not like I ever dressed sloppily anyway.
That's quite unfair, they maybe discriminating!
 

charlieegan3

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White shirt and blue tie, black jeans and smart shoes.

Doing some temp promotional/salesman work before uni starts in 3 weeks.
 

PurpleMarmalade

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More or less exactly what Gregory House would wear. Jeans/trousers, t-shirt or (slightly rumpled) shirt, jacket, trainers. I often wear cords too, although never with trainers. I've yet to acquire a cane, but that's my ultimate goal.
 

Melrose

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That's quite unfair, they maybe discriminating!
I am the only male in the department. And, ironically, when I mentioned it as a joke to one of the head honchos they backed off me a bit. Who knows.... I'm building up my own business (writing and design) and shortly will be out of there anyway.

On an unrelated note, need a website? :D
 

andalusia

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Pretty much anything I want that isn't offensive/distasteful. Ironically I work reception and deal with members of the public too, however it's a very relaxed office and I've never been more dressed up than a t-shirt and chinos.
 

firedept

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Shorts & T-shirt. Gets over 100 degrees in the shop everyday including winter. Printing press with an IR Dryer running at 100 degrees. When I work on the ambulance (part-time) it is in full EMT uniform.
 

SandMulls

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Had to agree with Dagless. I work at home so basically, shorts and a T-shirt are all I need. When I need to meet with someone, then jeans is the option. :)
 

OutThere

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^Like that mostly, though I switch up the button down for tshirts now and then. I work at a digital/interactive ad agency in NYC, there is no dress code.
 
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mobilehaathi

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Usually I don close-toed shoes, jeans, t-shirt or buttoned down shirt. On chilly days I'll add a jacket/pull over.

I work at a University: no one gives a crap how I dress.
 

malman89

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All well and good except the job I want would have a more casual dress code than the one in my current position :p

My place is basically business casual, some people are typically more professional wear though. I go with blue/black dress pants and a dress shirt 2-4 days a week, sometimes throw in dark khakis and dress shirts 1-2 days, and then we're casual jeans/button down/nice shoes or sneakers on most Fridays. I never wear a suit or tie in my current position. Last gig I only wore them for bi-monthly board meetings.