Menswear: Wear what you want to work, blessing or curse?


Sarny
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2113 posts since 25/5/07

26 Jul 2007 21:51
I've just got a new job and its no more tie and trousers for me, its smart casual at work.

Is this a blessing as i don't have to waste any money on stuff i'd never wear apart from at work, or a curse because i could end up wearing my normal Saturday night get up in work, thus loosing any sense of dressing to go 'out' ?


Anyone else have this problem?
Hello World
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12125 posts since 7/3/05

26 Jul 2007 22:22
I wear what I want, no rules. Just means no wasted cash on 'work' clothes. Eveyone else there is just jeans and shirt as they are mid 30's plus, not exactly a fashion show.
The New Romantic
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1318 posts since 26/7/03

26 Jul 2007 22:32
My outfit for work and nights out is the same. Not really too bothered because thats my favourite look. If you're worried about overusing your 'going out' clothes, just keep certain items for going out only.
Rirawin
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9349 posts since 17/7/05

26 Jul 2007 22:44
I hate people who "dress up" to go out on night outs… It's so blatant they made an effort and it ends up looking gash. Providing you're not in work "uniform" earlier on in the day, just go with what you wore earlier. At least it's something you're comfortable in and that's the image you project… at least in my eyes.
Sarny
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2113 posts since 25/5/07

26 Jul 2007 22:46
that would mean i look exactly the same 24/7 tho, guess i like to mix it up a bit?
Rirawin
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9349 posts since 17/7/05

26 Jul 2007 22:46
You only have one set of clothes?
andymakesglasses
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20384 posts since 26/1/06

26 Jul 2007 22:49
you are Jeff Goldbulm and I claim my 5 pounds
Kingmob07
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8985 posts since 11/5/07

26 Jul 2007 22:49
Oh c'mon Rira, like you don't make an effort to go out? By the looks of it you make effort to dress up between the bed and the bathroom, take a photo, post it on 'ere and then finish the business….
mbs
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4350 posts since 28/7/06

26 Jul 2007 22:50
I look the same wherever i go. i wouldnt dream of saving something for 'going out' in.
Rirawin
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9349 posts since 17/7/05

26 Jul 2007 22:51
That's what I wear during the day… if I go out that night, I don't bother changing. Of course if I'm wearing shorts, I'd change into jeans or what have you, as shorts in a pub/bar is a huge no no. Anyway that was the point I was making, that why do people feel the need to go the extra mile and put on something "special" or "going out clothes" to go out in the evening to a bar/pub/club - UNLESS it was a special occasion, like a formal dinner.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

26 Jul 2007 22:52
Rirawin wrote: That's what I wear during the day… if I go out that night, I don't bother changing. Of course if I'm wearing shorts, I'd change into jeans or what have you, as shorts in a pub/bar is a huge no no. Anyway that was the point I was making?
is that a personal preference?

i guess it depends on where you go.
Rirawin
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9349 posts since 17/7/05

26 Jul 2007 22:53
Why, would you like me to wear my "short shorts" when we go for a pint? Eye-wink

I just put shorts in the same category as sunglasses, scarves and sandals.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

26 Jul 2007 22:56
Rirawin wrote: Why, would you like me to wear my "short shorts" when we go for a pint? Eye-wink

I just put shorts in the same category as sunglasses, scarves and sandals.

Laughing out loud Sick!
i take your point!
Sarny
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2113 posts since 25/5/07

26 Jul 2007 22:57
i may chill about town in jeans and flip flops but i may change to shoes for a night out? or maybe smarter jeans? nothing wrong with that in my opinion? some things look more casual than others.

back to topic?
staygold
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5016 posts since 21/11/05

26 Jul 2007 22:59
Rirawin wrote: That's what I wear during the day… if I go out that night, I don't bother changing. Of course if I'm wearing shorts, I'd change into jeans or what have you, as shorts in a pub/bar is a huge no no. Anyway that was the point I was making, that why do people feel the need to go the extra mile and put on something "special" or "going out clothes" to go out in the evening to a bar/pub/club - UNLESS it was a special occasion, like a formal dinner.
I agree with what you're saying, i'd wear shorts to the pub though, I never get dressed up to go out for the night unless it's a nice meal or something. I think the clothes you wear are generally representative of the type of places you go out anyway and dressing up for the night reminds me of being 13 and people wearing hush puppies, ben shermans and jeans to an under 18 disco
biglforlife
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2099 posts since 23/9/06

26 Jul 2007 23:02
I abandoned the idea of having 'going out clothes' ages ago. I like what I like so that's what I wear all the time. I suppose it's my own uniform of sorts. Smiling
Paolo G
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7408 posts since 10/8/06

27 Jul 2007 01:29
I have certain items that I only really wear for nights out.
wellworn
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831 posts since 6/7/02

27 Jul 2007 06:58
I think it feels good to wear something different when you go out. Mid 90's, clubbing got ultra dressy for a bit, so you wouldn't dream of going out in your 'day wear'. Some of the bigger clubs like Moneypennys and Cream employed people to walk the queue and pick people out and give it the 'not tonight thanks' if they didn't look the part. Jeans and trainers were frowned upon usually.
Personally I like having work clothes/shoes and out of work gear, simply so I don't wreck my 'best' stuff.
FrIEND
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13582 posts since 27/11/03

27 Jul 2007 08:12
I can wear what I like and agree it sometimes feel wierd to wear the same stuff going out as you do at work. but I have set tee's and shirts etc that I only wear at weekends etc…apart from that I wear what I like and just continue wearing the same in the evening.

I like it - definatley a plus for me.
mbs
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4350 posts since 28/7/06

27 Jul 2007 08:56
wellworn wrote: I think it feels good to wear something different when you go out. Mid 90's, clubbing got ultra dressy for a bit, so you wouldn't dream of going out in your 'day wear'. Some of the bigger clubs like Moneypennys and Cream employed people to walk the queue and pick people out and give it the 'not tonight thanks' if they didn't look the part. Jeans and trainers were frowned upon usually.
Personally I like having work clothes/shoes and out of work gear, simply so I don't wreck my 'best' stuff.

Then I wouldn't go. Places with dress codes can sod off. As you say, cheesy.