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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 7:20 a.m. PST


Find a few rules to break now and then. Or always. Create your own style. Consider crazy socks or fun socks. Loud neckties. Or always wearing a vest or bowtie. Make yourself memorable and inviting, if it matches your personality

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 8:00 a.m. PST

I'm in the software department. Business casual is considered dressy. evil grin


Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 8:08 a.m. PST

I don't want to swim in those waters. I grudgingly wear a tie when asked (for teaching) but hate suits.

Personal logo Sergeant Paper Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 8:16 a.m. PST

When I'm in the office it is shorts, T-shirts, and flip-flops.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2015 9:31 a.m. PST

Ruined a couple of nice 3-piece suits over the years.

But became 'known' for my funny neckties…and sweaters
in lieu of suit jackets…

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Aug 2015 2:00 p.m. PST

No Froging? No turn Backs?

tkdguy15 Aug 2015 3:05 p.m. PST

I often wear a suit to work. I usually wear a fedora to work as well.

Parzival15 Aug 2015 4:30 p.m. PST

One of the perks about being a writer and teen librarian is that I neither have to own nor wear a suit. And I only need wear a blazer if I go to graduations, weddings, and funerals.

Here's my most recent "fashion" concern: the surplus Soviet officer's courier bag which I bought to be my iPad bag proved to be of exactly the sort of workmanship one would expect of the vaunted worker's paradise. So I've been looking for a viable replacement. I also wanted a bag deep enough and wide enough to also hold full size rulebooks (including D&D size) and even a portable Apple keyboard.
I found this:


Yep, that's Chewie's bag. It's big, it's roomy, and it has the vertical orientation I wanted.
I thought, "But would it look professional?" And then I thought, "You write children's fantasy and science fiction, and you work with teens, leading D&D, SF, and strategy gaming clubs. To your 'clients,' it's the ultimate expression of your profession."
So I bought the bag.

TNE230016 Aug 2015 3:31 p.m. PST

I once did NOT get a job because I DID wear a suit to the interview
also because I was the only person to ever get a perfect score on their math test!

"But would it look professional?"
YouTube link

tkdguy16 Aug 2015 5:45 p.m. PST

What job were you applying for?

TNE230016 Aug 2015 8:52 p.m. PST

warehouse manager

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Aug 2015 4:59 p.m. PST

I hate casual Fridays. The rules say wear long pants, socks, closed toe shoes, collared shirt, tie, jacket. I really don't want to deal with if its Friday and you don't have a meeting with external organizations unless the most senior person is junior to you unless their boss is senior to our boss and the moon is in the second house and Jupiter aligns with Mars or whatever.

Militia Pete Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2015 4:41 a.m. PST

I had in my employment contract that I could wear jeans and a collared shirt. Of course for customer visits or owner visit I had khaki's. I work in transportation for a rendering outfit (whole different post)and was scolded when I wore the company mandated khakis to work because they were to baggy.
Sometimes they just want you to not go to work….

Old Wolfman11 Sep 2015 6:38 a.m. PST

My bunch requires us to wear dark blue polo shirts and blue pants(any shade,however),or jeans. No sweat pants,though.

Jakse375 Inactive Member10 Oct 2015 11:11 p.m. PST

I wear a suit to work, a wetsuit. does that count as being "dressed for the job you want"?

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