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How liberally can you dress at work?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jan 28, 2013.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    So how informal can you dress for your place of work? Its pretty casual where I work but I wouldn't push it with a Metallica shirt.
  2. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Black suit for normal working day. Jeans and some obscure band t-shirt on staff training days.
  3. My main gig: Stay-at-home dad/male domestic goddess. Use your imagination. :)
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Our company has always been pretty casual. Id wear a Metallica shirt if I liked them any.
    These days, though, I try to dress a bit more business casual.
  5. Yerf Dog

    Yerf Dog

    Jun 29, 2009
    Carol Stream, IL
    Jeans and collars.
  6. Flip-flops, cut-off jeans and a tank top wouldn't raise any eyebrows where I work. Unless it was January.
  7. I am wearing nice, dark blue jeans, collard shirt tucked in and Clark's Desert Boots. This is fairly typical, only a few VPs will wear suits and I have never seen them wear ties. Depends on the meeting, I will wear a suit with tie, but never on a regular day.

  8. Sometimes I'll wear a shirt from my favorite pool hall that says "You'd better have a nice rack if you're gonna beat my stick"
  9. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
  10. zcwilkes

    zcwilkes Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Barboursville, WV
    Jeans, polo shirts most days but I wear t-shirts too. I'm in engineering and the most contact I have with customers is on the phone. Our salesmen dress a lot nicer.
  11. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Jeans and a nice shirt. On Friday you can wear sneakers and a t shirt if you want.
  12. pocketgroove


    Jun 28, 2010
    Either black jeans or generic black work pants and a company polo-style shirt.
  13. jeans & a collared shirt, usually a freebie from one of our vendors
  14. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Suit and bowtie are mandatory. I'm expected to look like a man in black.
  15. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Always a tie, usually a suit, but sometimes a sport coat or just a collared shirt with slacks.

    I'm a very socially progressive person, but one of the few things I'm conservative/traditional about is that I loathe how professional dress codes have become painfully lax. I HATE that polo shirts have become accetable professional wear.
  16. Not very, I have a strict uniform. BRIGHT yellow polo shirt (that actually hurt to look at on sunny days), with black multi pocketed trousers. actually, the slacks are pretty cool. The shirt I could wear for road safety on my bike :smug:

    They dont give me hassle about my long hair though, so I guess thats a bonus.
  17. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    3 days a week I have to wear pants
  18. "Business Casual" here: slacks & dress shirt, no tie. Can get away with Dockers & a polo shirt, but not often.
  19. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I mostly work outside fixing things, so I wear the same stuff I wear all the time. Jeans/cargo pants and a company tee shirt. I don't wear band shirts to work. I wear flannel over my tee shirts in the winter.

    I don't mind wearing suits (I actually kind of dig it), but dry-cleaning bills would eat up all my overhead if I did! lol
  20. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Men in Black dont wear bowties.