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    J E R S E Y S B E S T Jerseysbest's Avatar
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    What's a casual dress code usually mean?

    What's a casual dress code usually mean? Khakis and buttoned shirt?
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    depends -- you talking about the workplace, a bar, or a baby shower?

    you're pretty safe with the Dockers+Dressshirt uniform for all the above... Just make sure both pieces are wrinkle free

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    I dunno. I feel pretty casual in some boxers and a pair of flip-flops.



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    Oh duh, workplace. Lots of computers and dorks running around. Start tomorrow, interview was a few months ago so I forget what everyone was wearing. Don't want to look like anymore of an idiot than I already do
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    boxers 'n flip flops it is.

    Or your first choice, if you really want to snazz it up.

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    Until you see for yourself, better to overdress. My guess would be casual slacks but not jeans, and a dress shirt (not plain white) with no jacket and tie. If you get there and everyone is in cutoff jeans and "wife beater" T shirts you'll be ok. However, if you wear the latter and they're in the former....ouch!

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    yeah, first day, wear dress slacks, your black dress shoes, and a pressed oxford shirt (a Level 3 outfit according to my office), no tie, no jacket. You'll be sweet from there



    For those playing the home game:
    Level 1: Jeans, tee shirt
    Level 2: Dockers, polo shirt
    Level 3: Dress slacks, dress shirt, no tie
    Level 4: Add a blazer/sportcoat to Level 3
    Level 5: full suit, including tie

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    Hard to tell, it depends on the company and your position...

    For example, my company does not allow flip-flops, even for office workers. I visited a company last week where some of the gals in the office wore them.

    For other businesses, "dress down" may mean you can forget the tie.

    I'm an engineer and work in an office. Superdex describes my typical work outfit...slacks, dress shoes and button-down shirt. It's comfortable and professional looking (at least for Southern California!). No tie any more, thank you.

    Side note: One of my buddies was a machinist in England in the 40's and 50's. He had to wear a white shirt and TIE (clip on, of course) when he was machining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
    What's a casual dress code usually mean? Khakis and buttoned shirt?
    Yes

    I also often wear jeans and a buttoned shirt (or polo shirt).
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    They will probably dress is stupid t-shirts with stupid geeky/nerdy sayings and stink if you're too close to them. I usually go khack like pants (i think) and a polo ish like shirt. I need to find more polosih like shirts and i need to find battiers so my mouse wont keep dieing.
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    Speaking as someone who has to dress at Level 5 each workday, it is better to err on the side of over-dressing the first few days than under-dressing. First impressions are important, and it is better to be thought of as more professional/formal than a slob.
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    In the start-up i used to work at, Jeans and t-shirt was OK, so long as you were nt one of those that had to deal with shareholders or customers directly.

    I got away with shorts and quarter button t-shirts on many occaisions. Of course they eventually banned shorts from our dept, since we had knee length labcoats, and with how I like buttoning down on my button shirts, it looked like I was naked underneath the labcoat. it was great messing with people, if they stare at me, I just strike a pose and rip the coat open and watch the look of terror form in their eyes before they realize I'm not actually flashing them since I DO in fact have clothes on.
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    if they say casual and there are lots of young people there, i'm sure many will be wearing jeans and t-shirts. usually they will qualify what type of casual by saying "business casual" or "smart casual" or something like that, which means step it up a bit. i'm sure it will be pretty relaxed there.

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    Definitely depends on 1) who you work for, 2) what job you have, and 3) what part of the country you live in. Out here in Sillycon Valley, you'd think most of the people are heading out to the mall or the beach. Seriously, I see IT guys in flip-flops, shorts, t-shirts they get for running a 5K, etc. Office admin gals dress like they're ready to hit the boulevard. You can usually spot a director or VP cuz they wear khakis. Whenver anyone comes along dressed in a suit, people whisper, "So who's the suit?" and is assumed they're from out of town (way out of town, like from another planet).

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    Our casual includes shorts and tshirts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    I usually go khack like pants (i think) and a polo ish like shirt.
    Polo-ish like shirt? Why wear the wannabe polo-ish shirt? Get the actual polo-ish shirt. Only one degree of emulation.

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    Where I work, casual is dark blue jeans and a non-t-shirt type shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker
    Polo-ish like shirt? Why wear the wannabe polo-ish shirt? Get the actual polo-ish shirt. Only one degree of emulation.
    I don't know what actual polo shirts and actual khackis are
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    In most companies I have worked for, we wear the same shirt and shorts or pants for 3 days or more at a time, because with construction, your cloths get trashed and smelly within half an hour anyway, so you just accept the fact that you will look and smell disgusting. I'd call that casual, but at most office jobs that type of casual will get you fired. Its all relative to the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    I don't know what actual polo shirts and actual khackis are
    Sorry, I was teasing you for redundancy. A "polo-ish" shirt resembles a polo shirt. A "polo-ish like" shirt is similar to a "polo-ish" shirt, which resembles a polo shirt. And then there's the quasi-polo-ish like" shirt, and the "faux-quasi-polo-ish like" shirt, etc.

    Polo shirt...like a T shirt but with a collar and a short button up section at the throat, like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    you're pretty safe with the Dockers+Dressshirt uniform for all the above... Just make sure both pieces are wrinkle free
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    Black jeans, nice shirt, nice shoes if you're under 60 and fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    I dunno. I feel pretty casual in some boxers and a pair of flip-flops.



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