Whats up with Apple Store Employees sense of fashion?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by johndallas999, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008
    I went in recently to have my iPhone checked out and I have to say the people that work there definately fit the "Think Differently" theme of Apple. There were maybe 4 or 5 normal looking staff members in there that if you passed them on the street you wouldn't give them a second look, the rest of their employees were wearing the most wacked out clothing, guys with denim jeans rolled up to just below their knees, shorts that looked like they were made out of my grandma's old certains, "earthy" shoes that looked like they were made out of hay straw etc etc... The clothing was one thing but then you get to the hair styles in there and it looks like what you'd expect to see at a late night Rave party. It was to the point that the few normally attired staff members actually looked out of place. I've been in before a few years ago but WOW what an unusual crew.:eek:
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Hippie clothing and look is encouraged by Steve himself:D
  3. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2009
    New York
    apple needs to look "diverse", so they dont get in trouble for hiring blonde haired, blue eyed employees like abercrombie and fitch
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
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    Nothing wrong with it tbh. They all wear there apple t-shirts!
  5. iFiend macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2011
    What's wrong with people judging other people based on their clothes?
  6. ann713 macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2008
    They are really encouraging their employees to be expressive and unique, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The last employee to help me at the Apple store wore camo shorts and orange boots.

    I wasn't really following when he going over AppleCare and such. Just really interested in those boots. ;)
  7. flipster macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2010
    Haha, I think it's cool to see how relaxed their employees are dressed. It gives the customer a sense of "these are real people" rather than the boring old employee with the appropriate attire that just wants to sell you anything.
  8. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    **** the Apple Store and their hiring processes. I've been using Macs and Apple hardware since a few years after the Apple // came out. I applied for the position in Tampa and they said I wasn't qualified.

    I don't care what they wear. I asked one of them how to network Windows 7 sharing and OS X sharing and they didn't know. Please. They can wear whatever they want, they look cool to me.
  9. Centient, Jul 7, 2011
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    Centient macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2009
    I appreciate that there is some room for self-expression in the way staff can dress. You can always decipher who is an Apple employee in the store, but at the same time they don't all look like Target or Wal Mart workers.

    Honestly, as a guy with tattoos I like that a retail chain doesn't make its employees cover up their work in order to work there. :cool:

    I've always wondered what are the criteria Apple require to be employed at their retail stores. For some reason technical savvy doesn't strike me as the most important qualification. What are they looking for?
  10. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I noticed the same thing, but have no issue with it. I dress more on the preppy side so I always look out of place in an Apple store. I bet if there was a macrumors meet-up you would see more of the same.
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Completely unrelated, but one Apple Store employee at my store had gauges in which you could slide your whole fist through it :eek::eek:
  12. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
    People who are excited about the product and people.
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I could care less what they were wearing as long as they were knowledgeable and helpful.

    Why judge a person based on their clothing :confused:
  14. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    Yeah, every time I go to my Apple store I feel like I should rip up my clothes and roll in dirt beforehand.

    So one doesn't inadvertently embarrass their self.

    You do it every day, you just don't realize it.
  15. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    All I can say on the topic is that.....

    If you are going to allow flip flops, please insist that the feet showing have seen soap/water/scrub brush in the last decade. Please.

    Oh and no nail fungus showing.

    Really, I was a bit grossed out that trip.... To be fair, most people wearing flip flops in my area gross me out with feet that don't look like they have ever been scrubbed. But the filthy feet coupled with the nasty nails was a wee bit too much.
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I couldn't care less what they wear. I do question the bathing habits of many Apple store employees.
  17. AppleBoyFreak macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    At the Apple store in Louisville they have like a dress code because everyone, girls and boys, were wearing their apple shirts, blue jeans, and tennis shoes.
  18. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
    Same with my job. We call them "guests" instead of "customers" because you want to treat them like a guest in your house not a dollar sign.
  19. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    They're always really helpful so it doesn't matter to me what they wear. They always look pretty professional anyway!
  20. therationalist macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2011
    Honestly ' I find apple staff to be some of the coolest when it comes to retail stores.
  21. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    I tried stretching my ears once when I was like 15. One of them bled so I didn't do it and later ended up taking out my regular ear piercings. :p
  22. maclaptop macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2011
    Western Hemisphere
    Considering they don't get paid well, or treated decent, I can understand their complete lack of enthusiasm.
  23. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    Retail is retail. But considering how well Apple Stores are doing, the human element inside of them is probably due some credit.
  24. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Wait, how can you embarrass yourself by not making a rash judgment based on appearance ?

    Seems to me it's the snobs that do judge a person by their clothes/style/appearance that are embarrassing themselves.

    A nice justification, unfortunately, since you don't know neither maflynn or others, you can't make that statement as a fact.
  25. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I worked in computer retail in the early 90s. One Saturday, a guy came in dressed like a bum- jeans and sneakers with holes in them and was disheveled. We worked on an up system and no one ahead of me wanted to help him. I did.

    He bought a bunch of software where I made a nice commission. Came back almost every weekend for more stuff for him and his kid. Turns out he was a VP of MIS for Chemical Bank (now part of Chase). I made several hundred thousand dollars in commissions over the years selling them computers, software and services.

    I never judge people by their clothes.

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