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Old 03-30-2007, 07:10 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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It went just fine. I'm looking forward to buying some comfortable business attire. My suit was more "suitable" for cooler weather.

I'm terribly excited by the idea of a shoe wardrobe. I know that buying clothes can be expensive, but having the excuse to get some fun grown up clothes is strangely appealing.
Might be suitable for a cooler clime, such as Oil city. But would have to get shoes that would be comfortable for the hills.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:33 PM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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A flip flop and a sandal are two different items. There are many dress sandals that can be very business casual, but a flip flop in an office setting I think is just tacky. It wouldn't matter if the flop was from the Walmart bargin bin or the front window of Prada.

It may be easy to just make a list of acceptable and unacceptable items. Example: Dress pants, khakis = acceptable...jeans and shorts not acceptable.

People with all different budgets can still follow general rules in my opinion.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:52 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I agree. The "I don't make enough" line doesn't hold water. I have complimented my boss on three outfits and she told me that they came from Wal-mart. Even jewelry that she was wearing.

And I have some professional clothes that I bought at a thrift store. Got my favorite dress coat from an estate sale.

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A flip flop and a sandal are two different items. There are many dress sandals that can be very business casual, but a flip flop in an office setting I think is just tacky. It wouldn't matter if the flop was from the Walmart bargin bin or the front window of Prada.

It may be easy to just make a list of acceptable and unacceptable items. Example: Dress pants, khakis = acceptable...jeans and shorts not acceptable.

People with all different budgets can still follow general rules in my opinion.
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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You are right, Jersey.

America and Europe- they're different lifestyles and different cultures. There's plenty to dislike in both sides.

I was more stating a fact (America's certain lack of fashion) than openly criticizing it.

But honestly, seeing all the flip flops and pajamas in the streets of New York makes me long for those Armani suits ( Europeans wear to buy the newspaper.
Hey don't get me wrong i'd love to have an Armani suit...if i could afford it, those outfits are very expensive lol
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Out of curiosity I checked eBay. Personally I prefer to try things on because you never know how they will look on you, but there are quite a few listed there. My guess is that in a big city or affluent area, you could probably find one at a consignment store if you can't afford one off the rack.

Maybe that clashes with the concept of conspicuous consumption, but if the quality is really that high, then the pleasure will come from wearing it.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:49 AM
 
Location: In a house
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If you need to implement a dress code for an office-casual place that doesn't have a dress code, here's some ideas:

1. Close-backed or strap-backed shoes only (such as sneakers, loafers, pumps, sandals with heel straps).
2. No shorts or "skorts," skirts must come to the knee (or longer) when sitting.
3. Jackets and ties are allowed but not necessary; as are dress-suits for women.
4. No graphic tee-shirts.
5. Undershirts of any type belong under the overshirt, not in place of it. (in other words - no wifebeaters).
6. Women and men are both expected to dress modestly; no drop-waist thug pants for men, no plunge-cleavage-exposing shirts over push-up bras for women, etc.
7. Yoga pants are permitted in solid colors with shirts that cover the crotch.
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