How liberally can you dress at work?

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


    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST 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.
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  5. 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.
  6. Yerf Dog

    Yerf Dog

    Jun 29, 2009
    Carol Stream, IL
    Jeans and collars.
  7. Flip-flops, cut-off jeans and a tank top wouldn't raise any eyebrows where I work. Unless it was January.
  8. 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.

  9. 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"
  10. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. pocketgroove


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

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Suit and bowtie are mandatory. I'm expected to look like a man in black.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    3 days a week I have to wear pants
  19. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD (DC)
    "Business Casual" here: slacks & dress shirt, no tie. Can get away with Dockers & a polo shirt, but not often.
  20. 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
  21. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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