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  #1647377 7-Oct-2016 16:08
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For me I don't have a 'suit' as such but I do have a black pants and black 'frock coat' (I have a large chest and wearing a sports coat makes me look top heavy) along with a waist coat and/or a tie depending on the occasion (illustration below an example of a 'frock coat'):

 





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  #1647392 7-Oct-2016 17:19
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MikeAqua:

 

 

 

Generally my observation is that women have more choice in work clothing than men.  I've worked in a dozen workplaces over the last 20 odd years and I have only seen three occasions where people have had to be formally spoken to about their presentation.  One was a guy who was just a slob.  2 were female receptionists.  In all cases we are talking about extreme choices.

 

 

 

 

More choice, but women are negatively judged for wearing the same thing twice. Men get away with their suit all week. 





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  #1647430 7-Oct-2016 18:00
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Shadowfoot:

 

 

 

More choice, but women are negatively judged for wearing the same thing twice. Men get away with their suit all week. 

 

 

 

 

Same suit all week, yuck




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  #1647480 7-Oct-2016 21:12
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You have to wear a suit one day and let "rest" for another 24 - 48 hours, so the fibres settle. You can't have those dry-cleaned every second week and you can't iron these garments. If you're going to wear suits then you need at least three or four to rotate. Plus about ten shirts and four or five pairs of shoes (another thing you can't wear everyday) and I understand if some people think it's expensive to dress up. 





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  #1647486 7-Oct-2016 21:29
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Every suit I have I get two trousers for them. Air them after wearing and steam them.


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  #1647494 7-Oct-2016 21:49
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freitasm:

 

You have to wear a suit one day and let "rest" for another 24 - 48 hours, so the fibres settle. You can't have those dry-cleaned every second week and you can't iron these garments. If you're going to wear suits then you need at least three or four to rotate. Plus about ten shirts and four or five pairs of shoes (another thing you can't wear everyday) and I understand if some people think it's expensive to dress up. 

 

 

 

 

Holy Mackeral, you are Barney serious about suits dude. 

 

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  #1647507 7-Oct-2016 22:13
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That (wearing the same outfit day in and out) would not cut it where she works / at the level she works.
Sorry to disagree with you, but that's the way it is. That's also in an organisation where ~50% of the senior managers are women.
Women are judged on how they look - and judged more harshly than men are.  Sad fact - but also very true.

 

 

I asked my wife and she does not agree, she believes there are some industries where that maybe the case eg Fashion retail but generally no. She pointed out at one large blue multi national IT corp she worked

 

for the opposite was the case where men were judged more harshly. She wears suits 5 days per week and only when working from home does she wear casual.

 

 

 

Dress codes that I have drafted and enforced have been applied equally across genders.

 

 

 

 

ROFL - I asked SWMBO about this.

 

She asked if you were from wgtn.




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  #1647521 7-Oct-2016 23:06
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You have lost me with that one, no idea what you mean

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  #1647533 7-Oct-2016 23:45
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MikeB4: You have lost me with that one, no idea what you mean

 

I might be wrong, but Welly is maybe a gender capital? LGBT etc? Im just guessing but it rings a faint bell. 


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  #1647625 8-Oct-2016 09:48
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freitasm:

 

You have to wear a suit one day and let "rest" for another 24 - 48 hours, so the fibres settle. You can't have those dry-cleaned every second week and you can't iron these garments. If you're going to wear suits then you need at least three or four to rotate. Plus about ten shirts and four or five pairs of shoes (another thing you can't wear everyday) and I understand if some people think it's expensive to dress up. 

 

 

Another reason not to wear suits.

 

 


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  #1647627 8-Oct-2016 09:51
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tdgeek:

MikeB4: You have lost me with that one, no idea what you mean


I might be wrong, but Welly is maybe a gender capital? LGBT etc? Im just guessing but it rings a faint bell. 



We do have genders here. :p

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Shadowfoot:

 

MikeAqua:

 

 Generally my observation is that women have more choice in work clothing than men.  I've worked in a dozen workplaces over the last 20 odd years and I have only seen three occasions where people have had to be formally spoken to about their presentation.  One was a guy who was just a slob.  2 were female receptionists.  In all cases we are talking about extreme choices.

 

 

 

More choice, but women are negatively judged for wearing the same thing twice. Men get away with their suit all week. 

 

 

By who? Other women?  I don't even notice what my female colleagues where.

 

But again, the whole concept of being judged on your wardrobe is something you buy into (and therefore enable) or ignore.





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  #1647633 8-Oct-2016 10:18
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Fred99: ROFL - I asked SWMBO about this.

She asked if you were from wgtn.


MikeB4: You have lost me with that one, no idea what you mean

I have no idea either can only guess : ).

According to visiting Wellingtonians, Auckland has a kind of public show and be seen keeping up with the Jones's culture that is almost completely absent in Wellington. That could be something to do with it.

This is what I assumed when I read the post.

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freitasm:

 

You have to wear a suit one day and let "rest" for another 24 - 48 hours, so the fibres settle. You can't have those dry-cleaned every second week and you can't iron these garments. If you're going to wear suits then you need at least three or four to rotate. Plus about ten shirts and four or five pairs of shoes (another thing you can't wear everyday) and I understand if some people think it's expensive to dress up. 

 

 

I manage to wear the same pair of jandles all week without any problems. tongue-out


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Shadowfoot:

 

MikeAqua:

 

 

 

Generally my observation is that women have more choice in work clothing than men.  I've worked in a dozen workplaces over the last 20 odd years and I have only seen three occasions where people have had to be formally spoken to about their presentation.  One was a guy who was just a slob.  2 were female receptionists.  In all cases we are talking about extreme choices.

 

 

 

 

More choice, but women are negatively judged for wearing the same thing twice. Men get away with their suit all week. 

 

 

 

 

Finally - in this male dominated forum - there are two of who can see what actually goes on.


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