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Business Casual... How do YOU Define?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tplyons, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    How do YOU define business casual? I tend to overdress for stuff like this.

    Slacks and a dress shirt at minimum, often with a tie.

    What about you?
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Sounds good to me. I try to stay away from Dockers in that environment, and go with nicer slacks. I also wear dress shoes, not boat shoes or the more casual type loafers that could also pass as walking/hiking shoes.

  3. Dress shirt, nice pair of chinos, and some dress shoes or shiny loafers.
  4. No pants.
  5. Georynn


    Dec 4, 2007
    Khakis and a Polo shirt tucked in and with a belt. Shoes that don't expose the toes.
  6. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    "Business casual" means not a suit. Beyond that, you decide what you look good in. For me, that would include a jacket and tie.
  7. Business in the front, party in the back.
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Slacks and a nice sport shirt. Nice loafers and a leather belt. Tinfoil hat.

    Now let's try evening resort casual.
  9. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    I only own one pair of shoes. Boots.

    I'll polish them, put on my nice jeans and wear a button up shirt (all my shirts are button up though since I don't really believe in band t's) a jacket and a tie. I won't tuck my shirt in.

    Then again, thats how I dress most days anyways (minus the polished boots and my one pair of nice jeans...:meh:)

    Who wants to buy GE clothes!
  10. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    there's no such thing as "business casual".

    business casual always seemed like an excuse for certain men to wear their golf polos.

    and IMO, any suit or dress slacks & button down without the tie just looks sloppy and incomplete. is it that hard to put one on? and how does having one off make the work environ suddenly progressive?

    and it still amazes me that many guys think all button down shirts can be worn untucked, when in reality, they look like their wearing pajamas.

    and yes, i'll never go back to a desk job. NEVER!
  11. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Depends on the shirt:smug:

    Mine aren't nice enough to warrant tucking them in...:meh:
  12. HollowBassman


    Jun 24, 2007
    Hancock, MD
    For me its shorts and a wife-beater.
  13. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    The minimum you'd let your boss see you wear at the workplace.
  14. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Slacks (not Jeans) and a shirt with a collar.
  15. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    dockers and a collered shirt of some type, tie is optional depending on the situation.
  16. IAmTheDood

    IAmTheDood Shake and Bake

    Dec 15, 2006
    Waterford, MI
    << can wear anything but shorts to work :)

    i go in flip flops, jeans, and a zeppelin shirt if i want too .. hehe
  17. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    To me it means putting on my dressy thong.
  18. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    The one with the shoulder straps??
  19. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005
  20. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    Speaking of Tim Curry...I passed him once while walking down Melrose. He was so stinking drunk that when he opened his mouth, the smell of alcohol almost knocked me down.

    Anywho, I don't work in an office (I teach MS), and we have no dress code. For me, khackis with a polo or button down shirt (tucked in) and shoes is "business casual."

    But then again, I tend to dress like Kramer from Seinfeld...

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