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Old 05-24-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Wyandotte is a neat place but the schools are nto so good. that is why we do not live there. Otherwise, we might have.

It has a lot of pluses, including its own power plant.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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One more question.. I've had people say Detroit is more "formal" than some Midwestern cities... such as, people dressing in jackets, etc. for dinner, less casual business attire... is that true, or is that a dated perception? I consider myself a very casual person, and rightly or wrongly, I tend to equate casualness with friendliness and formality with coldness and unfriendliness.... so I am curious what it is really like in that regard.

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Old 05-27-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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I would only say that it's sort of old in style. You don't have as many young businesspeople who introduce a sort of dressy casual attire, but other than that it seems normal to me....but it's all I've known.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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One more question.. I've had people say Detroit is more "formal" than some Midwestern cities... such as, people dressing in jackets, etc. for dinner, less casual business attire... is that true, or is that a dated perception? I consider myself a very casual person, and rightly or wrongly, I tend to equate casualness with friendliness and formality with coldness and unfriendliness.... so I am curious what it is really like in that regard.

Thanks again!
That is true. I moved here from SoCal and I had to change my style a bit to feel comfortable, SoCal is more casual. As a woman I felt I needed to be more aware of fashion here, and dress up a little more. It's not extreme though and a lot will depend on where you work, my BFs office is more casual here.
I don't think it relates to friendliness at all though. I think the friendliness level is very similar, maybe even a little more friendly here.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:13 AM
 
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That is true. I moved here from SoCal and I had to change my style a bit to feel comfortable, SoCal is more casual. As a woman I felt I needed to be more aware of fashion here, and dress up a little more. It's not extreme though and a lot will depend on where you work, my BFs office is more casual here.
I don't think it relates to friendliness at all though. I think the friendliness level is very similar, maybe even a little more friendly here.
I would love that. Everyone in LA is telling me how dressed up I am. the casual feel sometimes is a let down...and out of place.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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Interesting... we definitely are not dressing up people... I don't own a suit, not sure my father does either. For dinners, etc., we usually don't go beyond golf shirts and khakis -- we figure if a place won't let us in like that, we would not enjoy it anyway! Would we be out of place in Detroit?

For my part, I don't find SoCal truly casual at all -- it's not formal, but it's casual with rules -- such as $200 jeans, things like that. And you never see people in sweatshirts and jeans at casual places like I saw in most Midwestern cities... is Detroit comfortably casual like that in most places (other than upper end restaurants)?
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Interesting... we definitely are not dressing up people... I don't own a suit, not sure my father does either. For dinners, etc., we usually don't go beyond golf shirts and khakis -- we figure if a place won't let us in like that, we would not enjoy it anyway! Would we be out of place in Detroit?

For my part, I don't find SoCal truly casual at all -- it's not formal, but it's casual with rules -- such as $200 jeans, things like that. And you never see people in sweatshirts and jeans at casual places like I saw in most Midwestern cities... is Detroit comfortably casual like that in most places (other than upper end restaurants)?
Most people just wear what you said, even in mid scale dining places that's about as much as it gets. I've never worn a suit to dinner aside from a wedding.

Sweatshirts are very prevalent.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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Mid-scale is about as fancy as I get, other than the rare special occasion -- so a Wings sweatshirt and khakis or jeans would work most places?
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Ha definitely. I work in a family restaurant and I see more sweatshirts than I care too sometimes.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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Mid-scale is about as fancy as I get, other than the rare special occasion -- so a Wings sweatshirt and khakis or jeans would work most places?
Yes, I think it's more a woman who has to dress up and be fashionable, at least that's how I feel. I think it may have to do with having seasons, that makes women more aware of fashion. My BF dresses the same. The most you would probably ever have to do is trade the sweatshirt for a button down w/o a tie at a fancier place.
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