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2022-05-23 9:46:49 AM  
Nah, we're heading into the Monkeypox lockdowns now - soft pants forever
 
2022-05-23 10:20:36 AM  

urger: Nah, we're heading into the Monkeypox lockdowns now - soft pants forever


Grandpa, what are "pants"?
 
2022-05-23 10:37:49 AM  
"I have to get dressed to work? I'm sorry, I thought this was America"
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2022-05-23 10:38:28 AM  
You mean to say that sweat pants, flip flops, and a tie dye T-shirt isn't going to cut it? Next thing you'll tell me deodorant is needed.
 
2022-05-23 10:38:36 AM  
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2022-05-23 10:38:37 AM  
Don't look at me. I never took the office.
 
2022-05-23 10:39:32 AM  
Yeah, we're never going into the office again. My boss was talking about getting together as a team once a month at the office but then one of the other managers scheduled "lunch learning sessions" for his team at the bar once a month and it was unanimous that that sounded like a much better team building activity =)
 
2022-05-23 10:40:23 AM  
If you're not comfortable with my sweat pants, that's a you problem.
 
2022-05-23 10:41:49 AM  
Here they have lifted a lot of the stodgy dress code stuff and you really only have to dress up if you are meeting a client. I have even seen exposed tattoos in the office (the horror) and that seems to drive some of the older biddies insane.
 
2022-05-23 10:43:36 AM  
Fashion designer Charlie Casely-Hayford wearing a Casely-Hayford suit T-shirt.

Looks like a regular t-shirt to me, but what do I know.
 
2022-05-23 10:46:35 AM  
You can still wear comfy sweaters at work, if by comfy sweaters you mean cardigans and sweater vests.  Those are awesome, and add a warm layer over a dress shirt.
 
2022-05-23 10:47:31 AM  
Jeans and a decent top since the beginning of the pandemic. No outside traffic and no face-to-face appointments. Pass through drawer, window and intercom system in the front foyer.

Next time I wear a skirt is probably a funeral and I've managed to avoid those as well.
 
2022-05-23 10:48:01 AM  
I returned to the office a few months ago three days a week. I hate it. I spent 3.5 hours a day commuting to go sit do the job I was actually able to do better from my office in my house.
After this job I am never working anywhere where I am required to come in.
 
2022-05-23 10:51:25 AM  
A no-denim policy might be the last bastion of formal workwear culture at some corporate workplaces, but for many companies, denim is absolutely acceptable.

No, the 'last bastion' of stuffy workwear will be accepting men wearing shorts -- nice-looking, fitted, non-cargo shorts, but shorts nonetheless -- when it's hot as balls out.  Mid-summer in Boston and it's 85 with 90% humidity and dudes for some reason still get stuck wearing long pants, and often button-downs.
 
2022-05-23 10:51:32 AM  
I solved the problem by quitting the job that wanted me to come in to the office.
 
2022-05-23 10:52:52 AM  
Some of us never left the office, subby. My lack of basic hygiene and inappropriate attire are completely unrelated to the pandemic.
 
2022-05-23 10:53:33 AM  

New Rising Sun: A no-denim policy might be the last bastion of formal workwear culture at some corporate workplaces, but for many companies, denim is absolutely acceptable.

No, the 'last bastion' of stuffy workwear will be accepting men* wearing shorts -- nice-looking, fitted, non-cargo shorts, but shorts nonetheless -- when it's hot as balls out.  Mid-summer in Boston and it's 85 with 90% humidity and dudes for some reason still get stuck wearing long pants, and often button-downs.


I should add, women too for that frankly. Skirts exists, but not everyone is into that I suppose.  As a non-wearer of those, I don't even know if they really offer temperature relief in the heat.
 
2022-05-23 10:54:14 AM  

New Rising Sun: A no-denim policy might be the last bastion of formal workwear culture at some corporate workplaces, but for many companies, denim is absolutely acceptable.

No, the 'last bastion' of stuffy workwear will be accepting men wearing shorts -- nice-looking, fitted, non-cargo shorts, but shorts nonetheless -- when it's hot as balls out.  Mid-summer in Boston and it's 85 with 90% humidity and dudes for some reason still get stuck wearing long pants, and often button-downs.


Look, if you want to wear a skirt that's your business. Just go for it and stop bringing it up at every single board meeting.
 
2022-05-23 10:54:16 AM  
CSB: The (now former) President of the company I work for was ADAMANT through 2020 that this pandemic thing would blow over, and kept pushing a "we're coming back!" date back every 2-3 months.

And then, after proudly owning/running the place and not taking a VC dime for 20+ years, sold the company in like a month (because someone offered him a LOT of money, and there's some other scuttlebutt I haven't found out yet). The new corporate overlords are located in states other than the one I live in, and their first order of business after taking over was putting our old office space on the market. We're never going back to in-person, which is great for techies who haven't needed to in a decade or two anyway (although the social nature of offices is fun for those few of us nerds who aren't also antisocial).

TL;DR I'm freeballing in basketball shorts today because I'm lazy and haven't done laundry in too long.
 
2022-05-23 10:56:24 AM  
Basically that CNN article is how to wear boxy oversize clothes because you're a fatty going back to the office and stretchy pants are likely not an option...
 
2022-05-23 11:00:04 AM  

Subtonic: New Rising Sun: A no-denim policy might be the last bastion of formal workwear culture at some corporate workplaces, but for many companies, denim is absolutely acceptable.

No, the 'last bastion' of stuffy workwear will be accepting men wearing shorts -- nice-looking, fitted, non-cargo shorts, but shorts nonetheless -- when it's hot as balls out.  Mid-summer in Boston and it's 85 with 90% humidity and dudes for some reason still get stuck wearing long pants, and often button-downs.

Look, if you want to wear a skirt that's your business. Just go for it and stop bringing it up at every single board meeting.


I'm holding out for permission to wear those lululemon leggings with like the see-thru mesh panels down the leg.
 
2022-05-23 11:00:22 AM  
My office - which is tech heavy - actually had something like 2/3 of the employees actually want to go back to the office, at least for a few days a week. I had no idea so many of my coworkers are insane.
 
2022-05-23 11:02:30 AM  
Meh. Fark had this topic covered already. See?

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2022-05-23 11:03:15 AM  
Last night online ordering was off-line at the place we decided to eat. I picked a different place to get pickup so that I wouldn't have to speak to someone on the phone. And they had to have curbside so that I didn't have to put on shoes. I'm pretty sure retirement is making me devolve - quickly.
 
2022-05-23 11:04:20 AM  
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2022-05-23 11:04:25 AM  

New Rising Sun: A no-denim policy might be the last bastion of formal workwear culture at some corporate workplaces, but for many companies, denim is absolutely acceptable.

No, the 'last bastion' of stuffy workwear will be accepting men wearing shorts -- nice-looking, fitted, non-cargo shorts, but shorts nonetheless -- when it's hot as balls out.  Mid-summer in Boston and it's 85 with 90% humidity and dudes for some reason still get stuck wearing long pants, and often button-downs.


Nothing prohibits them from wearing kilts or a nice sun dress.
 
2022-05-23 11:05:16 AM  
If they are going to force me to go back I'm dressing the same way I do now


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/not me
 
2022-05-23 11:05:42 AM  
I have to go to a work meeting this week in Florida. Haven't had to dress business casual in years. Not looking forward to it at all.

I'm driving the 4 hours that morning rather than stay in a hotel overnight because fark FL. I'll be trying to spend as little as possible during this day trip. Because, again, fark FL.
 
2022-05-23 11:06:25 AM  

Hooferatheart: Nothing prohibits them from wearing kilts or a nice sun dress.


Years ago I had asked HR if I could wear a kilt. She hit me the "only for religious reasons" I think that was her version of "I don't know and I'm not looking it up."
 
2022-05-23 11:07:28 AM  

Dustin_00: If you're not comfortable with my sweat pants, that's a you problem.


Sweat pants? I wear just a jock strap with a open back...sure I bring a towel for the chair, for 'reasons'. But if you don't like it, that's a you problem.
 
2022-05-23 11:08:56 AM  

New Rising Sun: A no-denim policy might be the last bastion of formal workwear culture at some corporate workplaces, but for many companies, denim is absolutely acceptable.

No, the 'last bastion' of stuffy workwear will be accepting men wearing shorts -- nice-looking, fitted, non-cargo shorts, but shorts nonetheless -- when it's hot as balls out.  Mid-summer in Boston and it's 85 with 90% humidity and dudes for some reason still get stuck wearing long pants, and often button-downs.


No no - that's when you get the wool suit out
 
2022-05-23 11:09:20 AM  
Just last week, I boxed up all of my dress shirts, ties, suits and dress shoes and packed them off to the Goodwill.  fark that noise.

If I can't get a job in a pair of khakis and a polo, I do not want that job.  If I can't eat in your restaurant without a suit jacket, I don't want your food.  If I can't attend your funeral without having to wear a tie, we probably weren't that close anyway.
 
2022-05-23 11:10:20 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Jeans and a decent top since the beginning of the pandemic. No outside traffic and no face-to-face appointments. Pass through drawer, window and intercom system in the front foyer.

Next time I wear a skirt is probably a funeral and I've managed to avoid those as well.


Put that skirt on please, we'll attend some random funerals and then do some drinking  .... to honor the dead of course
 
2022-05-23 11:10:59 AM  
Pre-pandemic my work dress code was super relaxed anyway (it was basically whatever you wanted that was decent and wasn't pajamas or workout clothing) but I've been working remotely since 3/2020 and have gone full Jeffrey Lebowski minus the white Russians
 
2022-05-23 11:11:00 AM  

El_Dan: I solved the problem by quitting the job that wanted me to come in to the office.


Former company moved office locations earlier this year.  The geniuses somehow traveled back in time to learn what trends would be best for the new office and hit the mid 2000s.  The new place is an open office plan with a coffee carts, super bionic coffee machine, a foosball table, a game machine, ping pong, collaboration tables , and (ooooh) personal lockers.  The project manager in charge of the move is livid people aren't flocking in droves to be at the office.  Most of the typical Chatty Cathys who were itching for human contact are realizing working at the office blows.

The VP "strongly encouraged" everyone to start working hybrid one day per week.  He also "strongly encouraged" everyone make an effort to visit for half a day the first week the office was open (and still not ready).  Corporate HR has been saying for months people would not be required to return if they didn't feel safe or comfortable.  I was already job hunting for other reasons and this sealed it.  I didn't visit and laughed when everyone was biatching about the desk reservation app.  I used the "strongly encouraged" as one reason for my departure.
 
2022-05-23 11:13:16 AM  

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2022-05-23 11:13:26 AM  
The Venn diagram for 'people that want to return to the office' and 'people with a stay-at-home spouse' is a single circle.
 
2022-05-23 11:16:52 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Jeans and a decent top since the beginning of the pandemic. No outside traffic and no face-to-face appointments. Pass through drawer, window and intercom system in the front foyer.

Next time I wear a skirt is probably a funeral and I've managed to avoid those as well.


As a het dude, I appreciate skirts/dresses aesthetically on women, but requiring them is just stupid.  Someone wants to wear one?  Great, all for it.  Requiring them?  WTAF for?

/yeah - I know - 'reasons'
//most of which would get them in trouble with HR
///as long as someone isn't wearing serious ratty shiat, or hanging out in a thong and a couple bandaids, who the hell cares?
////yeah yeah, some of you think the latter sounds good - the people in the thong/bandaid combo are not gonna be the ones you're hoping for - trust me
 
2022-05-23 11:17:35 AM  
Turns out showing up wearing only a cock-sock and crocks is a no go these days. Man, people have gotten really uptight after COVID
 
2022-05-23 11:20:18 AM  

The Exit Stencilist: Turns out showing up wearing only a cock-sock and crocks is a no go these days. Man, people have gotten really uptight after COVID


You still working at the morgue? Who all is uptight?
 
2022-05-23 11:30:36 AM  

jim32rr: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Jeans and a decent top since the beginning of the pandemic. No outside traffic and no face-to-face appointments. Pass through drawer, window and intercom system in the front foyer.

Next time I wear a skirt is probably a funeral and I've managed to avoid those as well.

Put that skirt on please, we'll attend some random funerals and then do some drinking  .... to honor the dead of course


I'm not sure I even know how to walk in heels any more. Last time I wore a pair was at a wedding in March of 2019.
 
2022-05-23 11:31:51 AM  
No amount of snappy attire is gonna make monkey pox look good
 
2022-05-23 11:32:02 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: El_Dan: I solved the problem by quitting the job that wanted me to come in to the office.

Former company moved office locations earlier this year.  The geniuses somehow traveled back in time to learn what trends would be best for the new office and hit the mid 2000s.  The new place is an open office plan with a coffee carts, super bionic coffee machine, a foosball table, a game machine, ping pong, collaboration tables , and (ooooh) personal lockers.  The project manager in charge of the move is livid people aren't flocking in droves to be at the office.  Most of the typical Chatty Cathys who were itching for human contact are realizing working at the office blows.

The VP "strongly encouraged" everyone to start working hybrid one day per week.  He also "strongly encouraged" everyone make an effort to visit for half a day the first week the office was open (and still not ready).  Corporate HR has been saying for months people would not be required to return if they didn't feel safe or comfortable.  I was already job hunting for other reasons and this sealed it.  I didn't visit and laughed when everyone was biatching about the desk reservation app.  I used the "strongly encouraged" as one reason for my departure.


Open office and unassigned seating is the current rage, not (just) some throwback.

Personally, 100% remote or I'm not accepting your offer.
 
2022-05-23 11:33:57 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Jeans and a decent top since the beginning of the pandemic. No outside traffic and no face-to-face appointments. Pass through drawer, window and intercom system in the front foyer.

Next time I wear a skirt is probably a funeral and I've managed to avoid those as well.

As a het dude, I appreciate skirts/dresses aesthetically on women, but requiring them is just stupid.  Someone wants to wear one?  Great, all for it.  Requiring them?  WTAF for?

/yeah - I know - 'reasons'
//most of which would get them in trouble with HR
///as long as someone isn't wearing serious ratty shiat, or hanging out in a thong and a couple bandaids, who the hell cares?
////yeah yeah, some of you think the latter sounds good - the people in the thong/bandaid combo are not gonna be the ones you're hoping for - trust me


This is why god invented non-binary and on the 7th day they/them/theirs rested
 
2022-05-23 11:35:45 AM  
Is CNN going to convince me that fashion from three years ago is now dated and obsolete?
 
2022-05-23 11:44:20 AM  

SMB2811: Chief Superintendent Lookout: El_Dan: I solved the problem by quitting the job that wanted me to come in to the office.

Former company moved office locations earlier this year.  The geniuses somehow traveled back in time to learn what trends would be best for the new office and hit the mid 2000s.  The new place is an open office plan with a coffee carts, super bionic coffee machine, a foosball table, a game machine, ping pong, collaboration tables , and (ooooh) personal lockers.  The project manager in charge of the move is livid people aren't flocking in droves to be at the office.  Most of the typical Chatty Cathys who were itching for human contact are realizing working at the office blows.

The VP "strongly encouraged" everyone to start working hybrid one day per week.  He also "strongly encouraged" everyone make an effort to visit for half a day the first week the office was open (and still not ready).  Corporate HR has been saying for months people would not be required to return if they didn't feel safe or comfortable.  I was already job hunting for other reasons and this sealed it.  I didn't visit and laughed when everyone was biatching about the desk reservation app.  I used the "strongly encouraged" as one reason for my departure.

Open office and unassigned seating is the current rage, not (just) some throwback.

Personally, 100% remote or I'm not accepting your offer.


My office converted to open office only 3 years ago. It allows you to get more people in the same floor space.
 
2022-05-23 11:44:24 AM  
Thank god CNN is there to explain to the new gentry how to look chic.
 
2022-05-23 11:46:03 AM  

The Exit Stencilist: Turns out showing up wearing only a cock-sock and crocks is a no go these days. Man, people have gotten really uptight after COVID


optikeye: I wear just a jock strap with a open back...sure I bring a towel for the chair, for 'reasons'. But if you don't like it, that's a you problem.


Dock your frocks and mock-necks - en bloc, rock a cock-sock or (jock) with Crocs.
 
2022-05-23 11:46:28 AM  
Ah yes, the timeless "white trouser menswear look," for the 20% of the workforce employed as front-of-house staff at high-end beachfront resorts frequented by British secret agents.
 
2022-05-23 11:47:16 AM  

groppet: Here they have lifted a lot of the stodgy dress code stuff and you really only have to dress up if you are meeting a client. I have even seen exposed tattoos in the office (the horror) and that seems to drive some of the older biddies insane.


Same here, our dress code was relaxed during the pandemic and I don't think we are back to "normal".

We can wear jeans and sportsball stuff on Fridays.  Otherwise I wear zip up logo fleece type things for the entity I work for.

On our Teams meetings we are supposed to dress like we are in the office but I don't really deal with people and no one turns their cameras on during meetings so I pretty much am wearing t-shirts and shorts all day while not showering.

/yeah yeah I sound like a Farker
 
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