Courtesy of the BBC “Man wins tie sex ruling”
Dress codes are pretty (ok very) relaxed in the software industry in most places. However working in Hong Kong for two years meant that I did see the ‘other side’. All of my colleagues wore a collar and tie (usually a suit & tie) all of the time – casual Fridays didn’t exist either. Whilst I’m fine with more formal attire when the situation demands it (say customer visits) I really wasn’t too keen to wire suit & tie in the office five days a week.
My compromise was to wear ‘french collar’ shirts (i.e.. a banded collar) which don’t ‘support’ the ‘attachment’ of a tie, and waistcoats (usually bright ones – I have quite a collection It was either appropriate or my management just couldn’t quite work out how to say anything since no-one ever commented.
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This post was written by awk on March 11, 2003