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Old 01-12-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Is the usual yuppie casual wear of button down shirts, normal sized jeans, brown shoes and maybe a sport coat ok for SF? Or do I need to go out and buy skinny jeans, narrow ties, thick glasses with a wide frame, and a trucker hat in order to fit in?
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Wear whatever you want. I don't think there is a particular dress code.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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Wear whatever you want. I don't think there is a particular dress code.
True but I don't wanna look out of place either. When in Rome and all that good stuff..
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Is the usual yuppie casual wear of button down shirts, normal sized jeans, brown shoes and maybe a sport coat ok for SF? Or do I need to go out and buy skinny jeans, narrow ties, thick glasses with a wide frame, and a trucker hat in order to fit in?
People don't really care how people dress here so what you described for yuppie is fine. SF isn't know for having a fashion forward populace. However, if you want to do the "when in Rome" approach then here is a list of typical SF wear:

Northface fleece and jackets or just about any outdoor brand jacket (i.e. Columbia, Marmot) instead of a heavy wool coat

Levi's jeans

Khakis

Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic

Lightweight scarves rather than heavy wool scarves

Boots or classic sneakers

Hoodies

Bicycles from Public or Bianchi, Trek, or Specialized

Some of the more common men's styles are hipster, West coast preppy (clean cut with wind blown hair like they just went sailing), or hippy/Bohemian, anarchist, typical business dress

Aviator sunglasses or Ray Bans - as I think is popular in all cities where hipsters reside
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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True but I don't wanna look out of place either. When in Rome and all that good stuff..
San Francisco has such a diverse population that I don't think there is any one particular type of dress code. You will find all kinds of clothing in SF as I'm sure I would find the same in NY.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Is the usual yuppie casual wear of button down shirts, normal sized jeans, brown shoes and maybe a sport coat ok for SF? Or do I need to go out and buy skinny jeans, narrow ties, thick glasses with a wide frame, and a trucker hat in order to fit in?
You can dress the way you like as long as you keep your offensive and childish mouth shut.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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People don't really care how people dress here so what you described for yuppie is fine. SF isn't know for having a fashion forward populace. However, if you want to do the "when in Rome" approach then here is a list of typical SF wear:

Northface fleece and jackets or just about any outdoor brand jacket (i.e. Columbia, Marmot) instead of a heavy wool coat

Levi's jeans

Khakis

Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic

Lightweight scarves rather than heavy wool scarves

Boots or classic sneakers

Hoodies

Bicycles from Public or Bianchi, Trek, or Specialized

Some of the more common men's styles are hipster, West coast preppy (clean cut with wind blown hair like they just went sailing), or hippy/Bohemian, anarchist, typical business dress

Aviator sunglasses or Ray Bans - as I think is popular in all cities where hipsters reside
Sounds mostly like the rest of the country. Although thanks for the bike suggestion. I'm definitely going to buy one. That should be fun.

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San Francisco has such a diverse population that I don't think there is any one particular type of dress code. You will find all kinds of clothing in SF as I'm sure I would find the same in NY.
Most people dress like yuppies here - the way i described. Although I do see a few hipster types downtown, for the most part they're in Brooklyn.

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You can dress the way you like as long as you keep your offensive and childish mouth shut.
Very rude.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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> How should I dress in San Francisco?

Cross works . . .
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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Dress code??? This is California! Where I work there's people in shorts/t-shirt and people in "yuppie casual wear" (as you described)...either way, just follow your heart's desire you will be fine.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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Just dress like a mousy yuppie with a slight hint of hipster--just make sure you don't stand out--and you'll fit in, don't worry.
Make sure the look is as conformist and boring as possible, and you won't be stoned to death.

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