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Re: Office Dress Code

Post by smoulder » Mon, 19 Oct 2020 7:57 pm

Depends on the company as many have stated. For instance, in my company, a local bank, I do know of a couple of gays in our IT team. They dress no differently from the straight men. "Formals" (formal pants and shirt) on week days, jeans and t-shirt on Friday. No one is concerned about their sexual orientation.

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Re: Office Dress Code

Post by malcontent » Mon, 01 Feb 2021 9:32 am

I think Covid may have killed the last vestiges of anything dressy in the office. At my office we already went 100% smart casual (same as our HQ in the US many years ago). Just about any long pants and shirt with a collar are fine... except when meeting customers. Technically, jeans are supposed to be out, but I do wear my nicer jeans with a polo shirt and others do as well - nobody bats and eye.

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Re: Office Dress Code

Post by BBCDoc » Tue, 02 Feb 2021 10:32 pm

There’s barely any customer visits for my team (healthcare - docs still don’t really want to see visitors who are not patients) so I don’t bother enforcing any dress code.

Having said that, our office A/C is ridiculously cold, so people will wear long pants and sleeves. I can probably keep ice cream on my desk...

I’ll still go in with trousers and shirt just to be smart. I’ll slum it when I WFH.

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Re: Office Dress Code

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 03 Feb 2021 2:59 pm


Having met BBCDoc.... I'm surprised he doesn't go around in a coat and tails with a silk top hat, riding crop in hand and monocle in eye....

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Re: Office Dress Code

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Re: Office Dress Code

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 03 Feb 2021 8:26 pm

I think it differs from office to office; in Singapore where the general population is relatively intolerant towards cross dressing, a man wearing a dress or skirt to work may not be taken very well. On the other hand, it is not uncommon to see women come in wearing pant suits. However I don’t think this is a case of cross dressing, it’s more so that pant suits are unisex. It would probably be best to refer to the attire guidelines at your workplace.

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