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Old 12-26-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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Not even on Fridays.

I learned that the hard way.

LOL


Silicon Valley is the birthplace of relaxed business attire. Seems much of the world has followed 'suit'-no pun intended.

Its still not as casual as you might think- A nice pair of khakis and a polo shirt or collar shirt will do in many office environments.

Most employers I know of in California do not allow flip flops or shorts of any kind-not even on their most relaxed days. But a pair of slacks and a collar shirt is usually the norm.

Not nearly as many suits as NYC. I can't deny that.

Most of the suits I own were purchased while living in NYC. Now I only wear a suit once in a while.
Maybe "casual laid back" in New York City and Southern California mean two separate things.

Casual laid back "downtown" (taken in SoHo):

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2328/9139blkpack9729web.jpg (broken link)

I can't find a photograph for casual "uptown" (Midtown and above), but it will probably look too dressy for those in someplace like San Diego or LA. Uptown is more mature and resembles something you'd see in a Ralph Lauren ad.

 
Old 12-26-2009, 11:51 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Excuse me? New York doesn't do casual and laid back?
No, not like those that live the lifestyle here in Ca.
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And what is the basis of this argument?
Visiting in the middle of summer, which should be the time people dress the most casual. What exactly is your basis to refute it? Ever lived in anywhere else in the US?
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Here in Manhattan, we have decorum when it comes to business attire
Stuffy and uptight, yeah I get it.
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We don't run afoul like the beach bums in San Diego and traipse into the the office or the boardroom with a backwards baseball cap, Abercrombie&Fitch board shorts, popped-collar shirt and some vile form of footwear like flip flops, for instance.
Yes I know, I already stated many of you don't get the casual and laid back style as it's not part of your culture.

A&F board shorts? popped collars? Sorry, SD is not OC or LA. What is your basis for this? Have you ever actually been here? Btw I never claimed SD was stylish.
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Anyway, in the case of New York; please look at thesartotialist.com and a myriad of other street-style blogs before making more false assumptions
okay, instead stating an OPINION based on personal observations I'll read a blog and base my opinion of off that. haha!
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It will come to your attention that New York City seems to the only American city worthy of their camera film - and that is not without reason.
haha, it's a freakin BLOG. As in no one really gives a sh*t.

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We do casual style, but we do casual style with taste and sophistication. There is a certain level of taste that will never be reached in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles or wherever it is that you live.
keep telling yourself that if it gets your through the day. Casual style is not part of the NE culture, you don't get it.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 11:52 PM
TT1
 
Location: Gotham
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That's Manhattan casual but not casual to the rest of the country .those crazy shoes that girl is wearing cost more than most people's mortgage payment.

It's trendy though.

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Old 12-26-2009, 11:54 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Maybe "casual laid back" in New York City and Southern California mean two separate things.
Bingo! the northeast is not a casual, laid back area therefore you don't get the style. These are cultural differences imo.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 11:54 PM
 
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In no particular order:

1. LA
2. NYC
3. San Francisco
4. Atlanta
5. DC

Honorable mention: Chicago and Miami
 
Old 12-27-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Maybe "casual laid back" in New York City and Southern California mean two separate things.

Casual laid back "downtown" (taken in SoHo):
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2328/9139blkpack9729web.jpg (broken link)
If she got rid of the hat and replaced that oversized bag with a clutch, she'd be ready for a night out. Maybe some bling on her ears too. That's a very versatile dress. Reminds me of Halston.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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you forgot atlanta guy

 
Old 12-27-2009, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Maybe "casual laid back" in New York City and Southern California mean two separate things.

Casual laid back "downtown" (taken in SoHo):



I can't find a photograph for casual "uptown" (Midtown and above), but it will probably look too dressy for those in someplace like San Diego or LA. Uptown is more mature and resembles something you'd see in a Ralph Lauren ad.

You can tell they're native NYers because of the black. It's a ritual to wear black when you go out to nice places. You should have seen it; my whole family was all in black when we went to see the Rockettes the other day
 
Old 12-27-2009, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Yes I know, I already stated many of you don't get the casual and laid back style as it's not part of your culture.
I guess that's basically it.
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