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Re: office trainers

Postby griffin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:42 am

Bela I’m sorry to hear about your office crush not noticing your waywt uniform challenge. However I am a little caught up on a detail you briefly mentioned. Your replacement doesn’t wear shoes in the office? Only socks? Is this common in your workplace?
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Re: office trainers

Postby bels » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:25 pm

It's common everywhere that total fucking losers congregate.
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Re: office trainers

Postby maj » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:10 pm

I've been known to walk around in just socks, if I cycle in wearing clippy shoes I usually won't slip my Clarks Desert Boots on until I need to go to the Loo.

As such I'll maybe have a mooch over to the drinks fridge, a sit at the lunch table and wash up my cereal bowl, all in my socks until about 11 when nature calls.

Last week I went to get the office door when someone knocked, in my socks, opened it up and it was the sales manager, first thing he says is "where are your shoes?, Had to explain (leaving out the 2 hour gap ofc)

Not my manager tho so B-)
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Re: office trainers

Postby griffin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:56 pm

cool. i will now write this off as an English Thing.
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Re: office trainers

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:20 am

This is not an English thing. I've never been anywhere (apart from photo studios where you need to be careful to keep the floor clean) where you just go around in socks like a total animal. I'm all for going barefoot but SOCKS seems like the worst of all worlds.
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Re: office trainers

Postby Tinman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:06 am

It's all the inconvenience of being barefoot but with the added benefit of being able to get your socks dirty and/or wet.
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Re: office trainers

Postby maj » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:44 am

It's actually really telling you're all mentioning "dirty socks" , implying you're not wearing black socks to the office

Which is the bigger crime

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Re: office trainers

Postby WussWayne » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:09 pm

How did we go from geobaskets to socks in the office + clarks desert boots?
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Re: office trainers

Postby zevolution » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:12 pm

WussWayne wrote:How did we go from geobaskets to socks in the office + clarks desert boots?


reluctantly and full of shame
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Re: office trainers

Postby fun_yunchables » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:35 pm

WussWayne wrote:How did we go from geobaskets to socks in the office + clarks desert boots?


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Re: office trainers

Postby odradek » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:04 pm

oh hey here's another one (this is from a while ago, it's too hot to wear anything besides mosquito netting at the moment)

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Re: office trainers

Postby bels » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:04 am

What about people who run in the office. Not like, people who go running and work in an office. People who run from one part of the office to another like it's an airport.

Tech lead types seem particularly inclined to do this.

Maybe the basic judgement is

Never put your face in your hands - > Senior management material

Run through the office - > Tech lead material
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Re: office trainers

Postby odradek » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:48 pm

the 70 year old receptionist loved this one so much she made me stop so she could take a picture

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Re: office trainers

Postby Copeland » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:49 pm

I work in a small office and my go-tos have been muji trousers + sneakers, mostly reacts. They're fun enough to make me feel like I'm experimenting by wearing different colored socks but not too fun that anyone will notice.

Edit: ok sorry!

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Re: office trainers

Postby maj » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:15 pm

everyone must remember the the three main pillars of personal style:

1) the environment

2) the algorithm

3) The ouroboros

Every so often you may feel a development in your personal style, one should not feel that such a shift of personal growth, progression or enlightenment. It will be due to one of these three pillars.

recently I have found myself in and out of uniqlo, looking for some new work trousers that are black, good looking, possibly cropped and office appropriate. me, a person who considers anything that does not pool on a shoe as passe garbage you should avoid. this is the environment.

For this I have been looking for something technical, maybe hiking inspired to wear to my desk job in which I enjoy due to its low mental engagement, but also despair at because i actively work to progress the inefficiencies of capitalism that crush me daily. Details i seek are articulated knees, sinchable waists, nylon fabrics and zipped pockets. This is the algorithm.

On this hunt i've been all over, but my search has culminated in browsing cos and sending bela a message on signal to say "hot 2019 take, cos, it bangs", this was prompted by being shown many black trousers and technical blazers, for which me and bela would have discussed at length back in 2014 while looking for the perfect casual blazer. this is the oroboros.

it would be easy for me to think i'm "maturing in my style" as I reach 24 years of age and marginally above entry level employment positions, but the reality of it all is these decisions are made for me. there is no creative expression here, just the three pillars guiding me through life.




here is what i've worn to work lately

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(office manager out)

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(you may notice this mirror from the picture above, this is not my house. this is Roomzzz, a new wave of hotels which are mini appartments designed for workers like myself, I stay here on business trips. this is what life is for a large section of society.

it's fucking grim

working class parents always say "damn I hope my kid doesn't work a truck like me and does something with their life, maybe a nice office job", mine did, but It's acceptable as they haven't faced the reality.

now if you come from a middle/ upper class family and you know what it's like? and you aspire for them to do this? you're fucking deranged sorry.)
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Re: office trainers

Postby griffin » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:22 pm

i've started wearing a black t shirt and green pants every day because i can get away with it in the office where i work for 8 hours a day for free and get away with it at the restaurant that that i have to go to every day after work to pay my rent xD
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Re: office trainers

Postby CheerUpBrokeBoy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:43 pm

am i appropriating from the working class if i wear full carhartt at my marketing agency job
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Re: office trainers

Postby maj » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:17 pm

no risk of appropriation here my friend, sounds like you're on the front lines

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Re: office trainers

Postby odradek » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:21 pm

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Re: office trainers

Postby lyysander » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:47 am

At my job I'm about 75% in an office, 25% working with teenagers. So, we're encouraged not to dress "too fancy" because we work directly with the youth, but we have to be professional enough for meetings and such. I feel like it's a tricky balance, because my boss wants us to be "cool" to a bunch of high schoolers but be taken seriously by school principals and board members.

This is how I attempt to do that:

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Re: office trainers

Postby Imfake » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:53 am

Cool something I can contribute to.

I work at one of the largest banks in the world in a "front facing" role which essentially means I need to be professionally dressed most of the times. When I started (first job) and gotten pretty off-hand comments about the way I dress as I was still learning how to blend in with the rest of the folks. What I mean by comments is just "oh haha two shirts on?" or "Bro, are you really wearing those pants in the office" or "dude your collar is way too far apart" or "where are you belt loops" or "haha imagine wearing a leather jacket into the office".

Apparently, overshirts (collar on top of collar), loafers with no socks, front/reversed pleated pants, no belt loops, and fucking prince of wales or seersucker pants are looked down upon. In finance, you don't want to be the guy known to dress outside the norm. Your 50-60 year old bosses will think you're a liability and won't take you to meetings or place trust in you. Before I forget, boat shoes aren't necesarilly bad, but if you're not wearing the uniform which is :
- Dress shirt in cotton with a "basic collar" and in solid or striped blue or white
- Dress pants (worsted wool) that most likely will be flat front maybe with pleats that end right before the groin, WITH BELT LOOPS
- Solid or stripped monochrome socks
- Brown, black dress shoes (monk straps, oxfords, etc)
you will bee seen as a joke.

I hate this industry and want to get out of it literally just because the dress code is so fucking bullshit for men when women can literally wear almost anything they want as long as it doesn't show cleavage, is too eccentric or casual and get away with it. All i want to do is buy a fuck ton of jewelry that i can wear, come in the office with a pair of chinos, a sweatshirt, sneakers, and a dead look in my face. I don't need to "dress well" to crunch numbers and write reports on why xyz is a not going to provide value to the company.

Also, this could just be my Company which is probably a bit more conservative than most. But, i have friends that have also expressed concern about the way they dress multiple times. Additionally, I'm also certain a reason why I didn't get a return offer from a company (Within finance but more casual than a bank), was that I decided Chinos, boat shoes and oxfords 5 days a week were appropriate for the office (which I learned they were obviously not afterwards).
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Re: office trainers

Postby odradek » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:26 pm

figuring out that this overcoat works better when worn over a coat

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Re: office trainers

Postby Benson » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:43 pm

I seem to constantly spill things on my work clothes. Either that or I notice more since I spend so much time ironing them.

I've also noticed my work clothes seem to fall apart pretty quickly. The stitching on the front pockets is always the first to go. I've resorted to air drying everything.

Have you found any officewear that's particularly durable?

Another update: I've started wearing untucked button downs. Nobody's said anything yet but I'll see how long this can go on for.
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Re: office trainers

Postby zevolution » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:39 am

i've begun to wear my birkenstock clogs to the Office on days that aren't Friday. one of the managers is always looking at them when we cross paths but i hear she's a narc anyway.
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Re: office trainers

Postby bels » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:01 am

There's a new guy in my office who is taller than ben? Literally like 7 foot straight up, head scrapes against the edison bulbs in our faux industrial industrial space.
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Re: office trainers

Postby Imfake » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:56 pm

Benson wrote:I seem to constantly spill things on my work clothes. Either that or I notice more since I spend so much time ironing them.

I've also noticed my work clothes seem to fall apart pretty quickly. The stitching on the front pockets is always the first to go. I've resorted to air drying everything.

Have you found any officewear that's particularly durable?

Another update: I've started wearing untucked button downs. Nobody's said anything yet but I'll see how long this can go on for.


Idk how conservative your office is but be careful with the untucked. No one is wearing an unbuttoned top on "Wall Street". To give you a perspective on how bad it is, when my new Group Head came in, he didn't appreciate people wearing polo on Fridays and wanted it to change but it was too engrained in the culture already. Casual fridays mean chinos + polo or oxford shirts, but expect the latter to be always tucked in. Also, don't be the guy that stands out, especially if you're new/inexperienced. Leave that to the Managing Directors+ who don't take shit from anyone.

And what i learned over the last year, is that your pants are going to have a shit time if you're gonna be sitting in a chair for 8+ hours. I stopped buying 180+ pants because it feels like I will never see the full value of it. Now, i just buy Uniqlo's poly blends that looks dressy for ~$30-$40.

Shirts you should just get CT considering you're also always putting pressure in your elbow areas so spending 100+ for a shirt that is going to last less than let's say.. ~50 wears is eh.

As a side note, I realize no one ever realizes what pants you wore that week. So if you have two pair of pants of relatively different colors, you can get away with just them if you're on a budget.
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Re: office trainers

Postby can- » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:07 pm

i bought a susu travel blazer in navy
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Re: office trainers

Postby can- » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:16 pm

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good luck projecting previous relationships and experiences onto this clinician... Stealth mode baby.. supreme supreme outlier arcteryx... vans ....
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Re: office trainers

Postby Imfake » Mon May 25, 2020 2:43 am

General thoughts on WFH for people that are still lucky to have jobs?

Personally, I prefer it heavily over going into the office. Just lounging half-naked in some shorts crunching numbers is so much better than wearing dress shoes and shirts for 10+ hours straight.
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Re: office trainers

Postby rjbman » Mon May 25, 2020 11:51 am

feel like my productivity is way down and idk if it's because I'm remote and stupid remote desktop doesn't automap CMD on mac to control if you're remoted in, or because of stress & anxiety from covid.

also hate the inability to distance myself from "home" and "work" when they're the same place - it's not so much that I can't stop working but I can't focus on work with all my home hobbies around
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