Dress code at work(in IT of course)

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Dress code at work(in IT of course)

Post icon  Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:28 PM

"If you look back fifty years, every picture you see of a computer programmer boasts an outfit with a white shirt and a thin black tie. Fast forward to today, and you're as likely to see someone in an Adventure Time t-shirt and shorts as a suit and tie.

Does the dress make the man/woman, or is it almost a requirement for the most talented of the geeks to go ultracasual? What do you wear to work, and why?
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Re: Dress code at work(in IT of course)

Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:31 PM

On the typical day, I weight either Jeans or Shorts (based on the heat in Austin), a tee shirt (maybe a pearl snap shirt) and flip flops. And I'm not underdressed either. There are only few days when I even have to wear Khaki's and a Polo. Basic policy is don't be stupid.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:37 PM

It's shirt and trousers in my office, no tie though.
No casual wear for us :-(
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Re: Dress code at work(in IT of course)

Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:40 PM

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i actually have no idea what the actual dress code is. i work on the floor above a call center and they dress like slobs so i actually have a lot of leeway if i want it.

generally i wear desert boots, jeans that don't fit that well (according to my girlfriend) and either a collared button up shirt (untucked, no tie) or a polo.

at least on mondays, it slowly regresses throughout the week. by friday i'm wearing a robe.
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Re: Dress code at work(in IT of course)

Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:43 PM

View PostMichael26, on 17 June 2013 - 06:28 PM, said:

"If you look back fifty years, every picture you see of a computer programmer boasts an outfit with a white shirt and a thin black tie.


That's because of a few reasons :

#1 The main computer business back then was IBM. IBM was known for incredibly strict dress codes.
#2 It was standard back then for people to dress proper. Dress codes dropped a LOT in the 60's as people redefined themselves, & the hippy dippy movement, & so on. Society has gone downhill for professionalism as it has become more open & liberated.

Though I would like to add that I once won a contest on the radio for mentioning Sloths' No Pants Friday dress code.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

I can put up with the IBM dress code, but "The songs of IBM" :|

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:08 PM

I wear shorts and a t-shirt (jeans if it is cold/ raining), and it isn't uncommon to see people in biking clothing (not motorcycle, but the skin-tight garb) walking around either.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:12 PM

pics or it didn't happen.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:18 AM

People are walking around here barefoot or wearing flip flops :D
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:21 AM

I'm one of those people who actually decide to wear the polos and tan pants.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:55 AM

Black or tan slacks and a button up white shirt, suspenders, dress shoes, no tie, and I still wear a watch.

I could get away with less, but the people who give me raises are impressed by it so I keep it up.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:06 AM

I have to wear business casual and dress down on fridays---


no shorts unless they are dockers style
no t shirts either

ugh
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:47 AM

Black slacks or jeans, polo or long sleeved button up. Dress shoes with the slacks, Vans with the jeans. Our dress code is technically business casual, but we always have "jeans month" fundraisers, there's usually a way to wear jeans. I often still stick with the slacks, especially during the summer, because they're lighter weight and breathe better.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:31 AM

I work from my home office so right now it's gray cargo shorts, a blue t-shirt, ball cap and (if I go outside) flip flops.

For me it's not so much what I wear but how many days I end up wearing it. :)
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:36 AM

I used to be in a 'dress shirts and khakis' environment, and now it is 'nice shirt and jeans except when super up there client comes in and it's dress shirts and khakis'. It would be nice to rock the shorts and sandals, but I would still keep the long sleeved button up shirt. I can't seem to break down and go polo or short sleeved button up shirt. Ugh.
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