Dress code

What do you wear @ work?

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Poll: Dress code (40 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you wear at work?

  1. Suit and tie (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  2. Decent clothes and tie (5 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. "more" than jeans and t-shirt (14 votes [35.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

  4. Jeans and t-shirt (18 votes [45.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.00%

  5. "less" than Jeans and t-shirt (1 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

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#1 AngeluS  Icon User is offline

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Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:18 AM

I think the title is already quite clear.
Is there a dress code at your company and as developer, do you really have to adhere to it?

At our company there is a dress code, it is different from country to country where we are working. In Belgium it is business casual.
On all my previous projects I wore clothes that are a bit nicer than a Jeans and t-shirt and there were no issues. On one project I even went in Jeans and t-shirt because otherwise I would stand out to much from the people we were working for.
Now on my recent project we got a German senior executive and he ordered everyone to come in suit and tie. No exceptions allowed (stupid Germans).

So now I am wearing a tie for the first time in my life and I really hate the thing.
Are there others also suffering from such horrible fates? :)

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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:50 AM

We have no restrictions whatsoever on what we wear and we work flexitime so as long as we turn up by 11am the boss isn't bothered.
It's a very free place to work. The only time my boss raised a worried eye was when I explained I had blue hair at uni and dressed like a cross between a punk and a metal head. Even then he didn't specifically ban me from turning up to the office like that...but I wouldn't for his sake...he's very "normal".
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 03:14 AM

View Postfooboo, on 7 Jan, 2008 - 08:50 PM, said:

...but I wouldn't for his sake...he's very "normal".


And dressing like this falls under the category, "abnormal".
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 03:16 AM

View PostAngeluS, on 7 Jan, 2008 - 09:18 AM, said:

So now I am wearing a tie for the first time in my life and I really hate the thing.
Are there others also suffering from such horrible fates? :)


Feel for you its normally an English institution wearing a shirt and tie. I absolutely Hated it. :angry:

Now its chinos and a casual shirt :D
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 03:18 AM

We had a similar thread, but it was a while back, so why not do it again :)
The place I work right now is very much like what fooboo described: no strict dress code or anything, just get in by something like 11am. However since we develop for the banking sector, when someone has a meeting or has to go on site, he will dress accordingly. So it depends on my mood, sometimes I wear jeans and t-shirts, sometimes more - and yes, abnormal dressing somehow avoided this place so far.
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 03:45 AM

ok i've only been doing vacation work..but what i've noticed..when it comes to this IT firm, if you gonna work at office and not meet clients jeans and t-shirt is fine..no-one complains,hell even the manager wears jeans and golf t's...the "worst" i've seen is a guy wearing t-shirts with rock groups on them and he's got a couple of piercings but no one says anything :) i wear jeans t-shirt and sandals to work and no-one has ever said nething :) but if you meet clients at the work place than semi-formal is advised.if like proper client meetings were you go to the client a suit should be worn.i think this is kewl and all companies should work on this type of thing.i mean its kinda stupid to have ppl programming in a suit...
btw what is "less than" jeans and t-shirt???

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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:01 AM

I wear a suit and tie, but only because I spend a great deal of time meeting with executives and/or external clients. My development teams are free to wear what they wish. As long as the job gets done, I don't care if they wear a clown costume.

And yes, I despise wearing ties - always have, always will.
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:12 AM

We were jeans and T-shirts most of the time since we dont really have to leave our offices (IT work spent their at our desks or in our server room). But when we have companies come in to pitch us sales ideas or we are meeting with city manager, chief of police, we like to look decent. Local goverment rocks :)
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:50 AM

@LordHadies: "less" than jeans and t-shirt would be short shorts and sleeveless t-shirt or a jeans with holes in it; the stuff most people would wear on vacation for example.
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:20 AM

Nothing!
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 08:18 AM

Long sleeved shirt, pants and dress shoes. Basically business style without the suit and tie. When meeting external customers, add the tie.

On casual Fridays, T-shirts and jeans are fine, so long as it's a collared T. But people get away with shirts with no collars too. Sleeveless, clown costumes and topless would probably raise a few eyebrows... :)

I've only had to wear the tie once (professionally speaking), and only because I was presenting to external customers, together with the other marketing and sales presenters of my company.

Never quite got the hang of being on borderline asphyxiation, but could be that I've never worn the tie everyday for work...
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 08:25 AM

The office I work in is business casual, the men are not aloud to have facial hair :( If we have to go to our main office in the city they are suit and tie every day.


I'm not sure whats up with the no facial hair thing, i don't see what it matters just as long as you keep it neatly trimmed. Oh well i guess.
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:33 AM

I work out of a home office, so I wear whatever is comfortable for the weather. But I usually wear something at least clean and presentable, just because I can focus better that way.

But I rarely ever wear shoes. It's usually plenty warm in Florida.
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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:45 AM

I work in an office, and usually just business casual for work. If the boss is coming up for a visit from the corporate office I would dress up a little more (slacks and dress shirt).

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Re: Dress code

Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:46 AM

View Postjjsaw5, on 7 Jan, 2008 - 08:25 AM, said:

...the men are not aloud to have facial hair...

Does that mean the women are still allowed to though?
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