Do you like to dress your best every single day? Do you like to put on cologne every single day?

Or do you worry about energy savings and wear something out until it needs to be put in the laundry? Or do you just wear something different everyday and put the clean ones back where they belong in the closet ?

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Dress situationally.  A guy that lived across the street when I was a kid used to mow his lawn in a suit (to be fair, he took off the jacket).  In the summer.  In Houston, Texas.  He thought he looked sharp ... he actually looked like a dumbass.

 

JB

Hey I do that too sometimes don't hate.

I guess you've gotten a glimpse of what some kid across the street is going to be posting about you 15-years from now.


JB

Dress for the situation, hate cologne

The superintendent of the school district I worked in last year was this great old school West Texas teacher and he had an interesting theory on work appropriate clothing for teachers.  "You should feel the need to change out of what you wear to work before you start cooking dinner."  

That being said, I tend to dress slightly more formally than other male teachers I've encountered.  I feel that dressing well is a sign of good self esteem and self respect, and when a person has that his employees (or in my case, students) are respectful as well.  

I agree with that idea, in fact I believe they have done studies before on how a teacher dresses vs how their students behave or perform. It's is a rather interesting idea. 

I always dress for success. I am a professional and have always enjoyed wearing classic clothes - suits, dress trousers, button downs, etc at work and the same for casual wear (except no tie or suit). I like them paired with a good Johnston & Murphy wingtip or tasseled slip on. Argyle sweaters, herringbone or guncheck or windowpane plaid shirts as well. It has always been my opinion I would rather be looked at as dressing a little nicer all the time than the opposite. Women love a well dressed man. I use my cologne daily as well unless I plan on working outdoors or hiking, etc. Of course, if I am doing something sporty like that I obviously dress with clothing reflecting that.  Many times I will go shirtless when working outside. I have worked very hard for my 46 inch chest and it feels very masculine to go without a shirt. I go without the cologne on days like that as I like my wife to just smell my natural manly scent (you know, not BO but just that sweaty manly type of smell from working my butt off).

i try and dress my best everyday, even if i'm dressed down its still smart and clean. and old spice or Clubman afterhsave everyday

I work in the IT industry, so there is no dress code. However, I still like to look nice, so I'll wear a nice pair of dark jeans or nice pants and a nice button down shirt, cardigan, or a peacoat. I know that looks aren't everything but if my skills are equal with another co-worker who wears shorts and a ratty t-shirt, I'd like to think my dress would make a difference. 

Where I work it's business casual: slacks, dress shirt, dress shoes for men, equivalents for women.  No day-off casual allowed, polos on occasion.  Once you hit a certain level in the organization, it's suit and tie, period.

I'm below the suit and tie level, but will wear a tie if we've a big deal meeting going on, or I feel like being a bit dressy.

I don't wear a tie unless I have to ... which pretty much boils down to court or funerals.  And, I don't much like suits, either.  They're uncomfortable -- though a lot better since I scrapped dress shoes for dress cowboy boots (God bless Texas) -- stuffy, a hassle, and you have to dry clean them.  Bleh.

 

Fundamentally, I'm utilitarian.  I'll wear the most comfortable, functional option within the dress code for the occasion.

 

JB

A suit shouldn't be uncomfortable.  If it is, odds are it either doesn't fit right or is the wrong material for the climate (i.e. wool in the heat of a Texas summer). 

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