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Old 02-14-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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Phx is very causal. However, the older population and snow birds tend to dress more formal.
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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Seattle is definitely a city that is casual, based on my experience and what I've heard. Someone mentioned Chicago... what's it like there? It seems to be a mix of the Midwest casual and the formality of the financial world, but I could be wrong. Phoenix, certainly, I've heard is very casual. When it's 110, you have to be casual!

I actually found Boston more casual than I expected, but perhaps I expected it to be very formal...??? Never been to NYC, so I can't give an opinion there.

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Old 02-14-2007, 06:53 PM
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. Someone mentioned Chicago... what's it like there? It seems to be a mix of the Midwest casual and the formality of the financial world, but I could be wrong.
That sounds about right. There is a huge mix here from the wingtip brigade to the khaki and polo casual crowd. What is lacking though is some of the creativity and style of some of the east-coast cities (e.g. new york, boston). It is more noticeable as I work in the arts and deal with a lot of designers, and as such have a bit more of a 'funky' style to my dress (I've been known to make some of my own clothing and wear a lot of odd chunky jewelry), and we always joke around about being told we 'dress funny' by those outside our field. I visit the east coast quite a bit (I have friends and family there) and it seems a bit less conservative than the midwest in dress styles, yet still a bit formal.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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As a New Yorker, I was amazed at how casual everyone was dressed in SoCal. So I guess NYC is NOT the answer to your question :P
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:46 PM
 
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LOL Yeah, I kind of ruled out NYC on that alone. I'm a person who's casual, I'll put on khakis and a nice sweater to go to a restaurant, but any place pretentious enough to require a jacket is somewhere I can do without -- I would hate every minute I was there anyway!
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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IT'S GOT TO BE HONOLULU OR ANY OF THE ISLANDS...DRESSING UP FOR A PARTY OR JOB INTERVEIW INVOLVES ONLY KHAKI'S AND AN ALOHA SHIRT..WHEN IT'S A REAL FANCY OCCASION THEY WILL PUT A LEI AROUND THEIR NECK....THE REST OF THE TIME IT'S SHORTS,TANK,SARONGS AND FLIP FLOPS (SLIPPAHS AS THEY ARE CALLED IN HAWAII)..I WILL DEFINITLY MISS THE WAY OF DRESS HERE YEAR ROUND!!
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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Monday night I ate at one of the top rated restaurants in NYC- Jean Georges Vonrichten in the Trump International Hotel & Tower's (French). It has always been one of my fav's in the city and it seems as though the dress code is changing? It is fine dining and jackets are required. The staff is fairly dressy but not so many of the customers. I was one of the few women in a dress. Other women wore black pants. I say, screw that! I wear black pants all the time and I get sick of wearing them. I was surprised! When I pay $200 for a meal and four coarses take a couple of hours, I am wearing a dress!
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Denver is very casual once you leave 17th street where most of the companies are
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