Office Clothes

What do you wear, and where do you buy them, DIC?

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Poll: Office Clothing (US-Centric, sorry EU, et. al.) (42 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the standard where you work?

  1. Suit & Tie (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Suits with Casual Friday (or something like this) (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  3. Buisness Casual (14 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. Biz-Caz with something like Casual Friday (9 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  5. Casual (11 votes [26.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.19%

  6. Very Casual (T & Jeans is dressing up, perhaps?) (6 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  7. Other (Comment below!) (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

Where do you buy them?

  1. Retail Megastore (a la Wal-Mart) (4 votes [9.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  2. Better Retail Megastore (Target) (8 votes [19.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.05%

  3. Discount Clothing Retailer (like Goody's) (5 votes [11.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  4. Elitist-ish Clothing Retailer (like Express) (3 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  5. Mid-Level Clothing Retailer (The Gap, Old Navy) (9 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  6. Boutique (Snooty, snooty you) (2 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  7. Tailor (theladders.com type, huh?) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Secondhand Store (Salvation Army/Goodwill) (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  9. Dunno, don't shop myself... (Grandma and/or Girlfriend does in my stead) (2 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  10. Dumpster (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Hack Naked. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Other (Comment Below) (8 votes [19.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.05%

Does your clothing fit in with what your peers wear?

  1. Yeah, pretty much. (28 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. I dress up from everyone else. (5 votes [11.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  3. I dress down from everyone else. (4 votes [9.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  4. Way up. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Way down. (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  6. Hack Naked. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Other (What? How?) (4 votes [9.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

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Office Clothes

Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:17 PM

Okay, DIC, we all (maybe) wear clothing to work (or school, for you nascent geeks), so, what do we wear and where do we procure it?
Sorry that my list of retailers is kinda US-Centric (And probably Mid-Atlantic centric too), but, if you can't figure out an equivalent, then here you go.

I'm asking about your peer group, too-- e.g. if you're a cube-habitant, then you don't need to figure in the CEO and the Janitor.

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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:45 AM

Jeans and T-shirts for me generally, but then I do work at a University, so I'm dressed in with the students (gotta be down with the kids :blink: ). I put dressed down from everyone else, but I would say about half the staff dress like me, and the rest dress up a bit more. Had to put 'other' for where I shop because of the US centric thing. :rolleyes: Plus I don't source my jeans and T-shirts from a single place.
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:54 AM

The IT department where I work is entirely casual. I personally wear jeans and a t-shirt to work everyday.

I don't shop at any one store for my clothes, I shop at all of them.
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:21 AM

It's business casual kind of where I work, its a Govt. office, but it's mixed, both State of Alaska, and Federal, so we don't really have to conform to either or standards, which is nice because it makes it really autonomous. Most of the guys wear short-sleeve button-ups, but I wear long-sleeve because of my wide range of tattoos I have on my body, hahah. Not that anybody would care really, I just do it to retain my professional image..
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:32 AM

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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:45 AM

I wear what I want (since I currently work from home LOL), our office opens next week, and Ill still be able to wear what I want, normally sweats and a shirt. If we have investors or clients then I upgrade to a nice pair of Khaki shorts and a shirt
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 04:12 PM

I am always wearing a T-shirt and basketball shorts to school. Most of the people from my school where like board shorts and fancy shirts and shit, but i dont see how a $40-60 pair of shorts and a $50 shirt could beat out a $10 shirt and $10 shorts. My outfit is cheap and is comfortable, while some people have tight clothing that they spend 5 times as much for.
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 04:39 PM

I almost always wear shorts/pants and a t-shirt, and I fit in pretty well with what others are wearing, though I haven't yet been in a very professional environment so I don't need much for high end clothes.
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:08 PM

At the office I works every 2 weeks soon we Ill be switching to 3 times a week, 40 miles each eh. In IT Dept we weaver whatever we want its casual, However 2nd floor and 3rd floor with CEO and Marketing they have to wear slacks, and shirts.
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:31 PM

My only serious office experience was an internship at ITT SSD, but I always wore kaki pants (or something similar) and a nice polo shirt.

Other people there dressed up, and others dressed down. I noticed the higher up positions tended to wear fancier things like suits, while the other interns wore things similar to me. IT was pretty casual. Everyone else wore dress pants and button-ups (women worked there too, don't really remember what they wore though, they were all much much older than me, but very friendly). :)

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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:41 PM

We wore Polo Shirts and Khaki's.
Jeans were acceptable on Fridays.
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 13 June 2008 - 05:02 AM

I do most of my work from home so I ware PJ's most of the time (roll out of bed and start coding!)

When I have to make a public appearance I find that dockers and polos seem to be acceptable most places. I always try and dress to the level of the customer. Generally things are getting fancy we have a heads up.

However, I do tend to find that we tend to end up in a lot of nice restaurants (Expense it). So I often go back to the hotel and put on a button shirt after work... just seems wrong!

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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:30 PM

I shop at landsend.com for most of my business clothes.
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 16 June 2008 - 12:58 PM

One of the reasons that I posted this is because I moved from the smaller, private-sector employer where everything was casual, whether IT or not, from the warehouse people up to the management, to a large university where it seems to be a bit more straight-laced. It's still business casual, for the most part, and seems to be more casual during the summer when there aren't really any classes in session, and all of the faculty are taking a breather, coming in whenever, and such.

Now, my list of examples was kinda US-centric, but I don't think the general categories are. I kinda neglected online retailers, but I think that Land's End qualifies as "Elitist-ish Clothing Retailer (like Express)", skyhawk. ;)
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Re: Office Clothes

Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:20 PM

Our company is normally casual, however when somebody has a meeting with a customer, it'll be business/business casual, because we work for the bank sector.
I usually wear jeans/shorts and shirt/ T-shirt, whatever is clean at the moment (and fits the weather)
I buy them anywhere I find something that suits me well and looks good. Lately it means just a couple of shops, but I don't even know how "elitist" they are, because I really don't care.
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