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I thought we were over it, but still the same crimes and mistakes are being repeated in offices in every city, every other Friday. Obviously there context. Things like geography, weather and workplace attitudes need to be taken into consideration, but still, what happens to these people that just go; the hey I think I wear my Juicy Couture Tracksuit (head to toe). It says just enough about my LA, celebrity obsessed, rock star wannabe, just slept with a Hilton 4 years ago lifestyle and I think more people should know this side of me. And if you sitting there thinking that rubbish, well, I saw this exact sight the other day leaving a very prominent CBD office building. There is no excuse for looking like a douche bag at work. Leave that for the weekend, and if a velour tracksuit is your idea of style, leave it for the living room no one needs to see that.
If I were your boss we have a sit down not out of some vain, fashion crime reason but out of respect, for yourself, your job and the company.
So what context? Start with the guys in charge. They may or may not be snappy dressers, but this is your lead as far as interpretation of the Casual Friday
go. You have to remember this is still work, you be talking with colleagues, clients and seniors and there still needs to be a modicum of respect.
But this can be a time to shine here, more than ever, the devil is in the details.
Looking right in this situation proves you cool, as in, can handle this cool cool under fire cool.
If jeans are allowed, avoid treated styles that look too old or beaten. Stick with raw denim and keep them slim and tailored, straight and not too baggy. The same goes for black jeans. If not, chinos in alternative colours but avoid pleats if you can. (The Swedes do these well.) Wear shirts that aren just your work shirts worn casually. Try a plaid or dark check. The same applies for your jacket, avoid embellishment on any of these things and don just wear your suit jacket. Generally speaking, it not cut for this kind of wear. In winter a Pea Coat or slim trench could be an option. Instead of a lapel style jacket, check out the multitude of high neck, military, and duffle coat styles available at your local Calibre, AG or Satch store.
Shoes should be smart, and by now you may have gathered that I a bit of a fan of the desert boot. This is the perfect time to let the desert boot out. It not formal and it not a sneaker. In a great suede and colour, it says all the things that Casual Friday should say about you.
know what I doing, and I care how I look, but I care more about nailing this contract. or fashion should not be your life but there is nothing wrong in loving your job, and a job well done.
So what do you like to get out in for Casual Fridays?
I have never heard of these brands. My wife (who loves retail therapy) has never heard of them either. Is this a subtle attempt to push a shortlist of trendy ‘found only in Paddington’ brands or am I just too cynical. Most of us (with families) only have enough time to whiz down to Westfield and buy stuff from Myer or David Jones. At least you get treated with a degree of respect in the big stores. I am all for men (and women) dressing appropriately on casual Friday. Yes, I have witnessed a mid level manager, an overweight 50 something, turn up in what would be best described as fishing gear (I took comfort in the fact his shorts didn’t have any obvious holes as he likes to put his feet on the desk). I have also seen females present themselves in multi coloured leggings. Yuk! Good article just don’t try to shoot too high.
I work in finance and I recently saw someone in the lift coming to work in UGG BOOTS!!!!!! Seriously UGG BOOTS! I thought someone was stitching me up and that I was on the scene of candid camera. A decent vintage store should be able to provide a range of excellent condition blazers, cotton shirts, loafers AND desert boots. One well chosen piece can speak volumes for your fashion eye, individuality and desire to preserve the environment.
I have just returned to Sydney after 8 years living in London and i think that Mens fashion in Australia is still as ordinary as it was back then. I don’t know what it is whether aussie guys generally don’t know what to wear because they don’t have the variety offered or exposure to new trends offered to them and therefore this explains alot why they don’t know how to dress. Its all apears very very safe like your conservative middle aged Country Road and a few younger labels like Marcs Calibre. I spoke with a creative director from a successful London label who specialised in Menswear and who returned to Australia recently and she reckons even if you provided quality labels as mentioned like acne, J L Linberg they wouldn’t be bought because in general aussie men still don’t know what fashion is as mentioned by the guy who shops at David Jones / Myers. I walked into to their stores and again the buyers are playing it very safe indeed as what was on offer was downright ordinary. But again to the non fashion concious Aussie male if this stuff sells then you can’t blame DJ / Myer for selling it. The million $ question is 1. Do we have to educate the typical Aussie male of what to wear or will offering them a decent International variety of good labels at a decent price give them the ability to make an create their own style? Any suggestions????? PS the next time i need to do some serious shopping i think it will be Tokyo / Hong Kong because of the variety on offer.
Casual Friday?!! One of those ridiculous anglo saxon habits. Why should there be a different dress code for a specific day of the week.
This is a country where the most questionable business dealers run around in suit and tie (vis car dealers real estate agents, legal eagles) any day of the week, de valuing any notion that the way we dress at work has anything to do with the value of our contribution. I subscribe to the idea that one reason managers make so many stupid decisions is that the tie around their neck limits blood supply to the brain. At least that would give them an easy excuse. So, unless people have customer contact, it should be sufficient ANY day of the week to dress tidy and fully (and that includes covering the sometimes astonishing cleavages some ladies like to use as career enhancers). In customer contact, every prefession I know doesn’t give a hoot about ‘casual Friday’, and rightly so, as this day should not be an excuse to respect your customer any more or less than any other day. So, let’s grow up and get over the whole stupid idea of a day of the week to slack off in the clothing department.
I absolutely agree with a couple of the comments above from people who have returned from a stint living/working in the UK. Its true that guys over there have better dress sense. But has anyone ever thought about the fact that the British weather is much more condusive for trenchies, scarves and coats?(all the essentials to accessorising !)I certainly wouldn’t like to be all rugged up with fancy wear when our winters average a mere 16deg!
Perhaps also its not due to that fact that aussie men can’t dress, its more “what’s on offer” that counts. I think a little realism wouldn’t go astray. The average aussie male is pretty down to earth and until we get high street brands like TopShop and H (who have a fab clothing line) popping up on Pitt St Mall, I rekcon that the transformation for menswear in Oz is still light years ahead.
PS: meanwhile there’s always HK and Singapore for that essential shopping holiday. Forget Europe, its not worth the jetlag!
DESERT BOOTS? You have to be kidding me. If anything they say “I used to wear these in primary school and damn they are comfortable”. That is about as good as it gets.
Even if you manage to convince your work mates that they are cool, if you go out for a few cold ones after work, don’t expect any woman you meet to give you the time of day if you are in your DB’s. All they will be able to think of are the snotty boys that used to wear them in primary school and having their hair pulled (literally or figuratively) by said boys.
I have been to europe enough times to have noticed that most of these guys would get laughed out of australia . recently in italy i was the only guy on the street without white or pastel jeans ?
how about a lovely mesh tshirt ? we dress for the weather here and I think we do it reasonably well, without looking overly metro, or in the case of that particular area of italy overly village people. If you wish to wear a scarf do so but when the weather isn’t cold enough to warrant it ? you also have to take into consideration that australian men are portrayed as rugged, not your pastel suit wearing types, so don’t expect euro fashions to catch on anytime soon, whether its offered or not
Seriously, my workplace has had to issue a missive in the past about acceptable dress on “casual Fridays” and IMHO it wasn’t unreasonable to expect people not to wear boob tubes and thongs.
Also, it’s customary to not wear casual attire if you have an important (external) meeting or if you’re expecting to front the CEO.
It is hard to have the same standards of dress for the organisation’s lowest paid as you do for higher paid professionals I guess that’s why there’s such disparity between a good and poor casual look.
IT people are their own domain (excuse pun) seems that daggy jeans and worn joggers are de rigueur amongst geeks?
Is it casual Friday or fashion Friday!? I’m constantly amused by the hoards of Apple advertising clip art people aspiring to look like they just wandered out of the soho markets sporting outfits that cost more than a Boss suit! If you need to meet clients, wear a suit, if you need to impress someone, wear a suit! If you pull your weight, are valuable to the company and the boss says its casual on Friday, wear what you want. I work for a multinational consultancy of over 10,
000 employees, when i can dress down on friday its my favourite skate shoes, comfy jeans and and a tshirt/jumper with an emergency business shirt behind the desk for last minute clients. I treat my clients, coworkers and employer with respect, make them good money and wear what i want, not what the Macbook in a cafe pepermint tea drinking set want me too!