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You look good, really

Just as an observation. If a female college student decides, on a warm spring morning, to dress up a bit and look nice for a nice day, she eschews the jeans and halter top and puts on a sundress, and people say you look nice today. If a male college student decides, on a warm spring morning, to dress up a bit and look nice for a day, he eschews the jeans and t-shirt and puts on—what?—flannel trousers and a shirt and tie? And people say big job interview today?

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,
-Vardibidian.

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No, no. To him, the people say "you rrrrrook mahverrous!"

Oh, and "jeez, man. The tie's got to go. Nice pants, though."

peace
Matt


Hmm. I guess that's so, but it strikes me that wearing a tie is "formal" in a way that a sundress isn't. I've certainly (in my handsomer youth) worn, say, linen trousers and a white oxford on a spring day and been told "you look nice".

There are also ways of "dressing up" for men that are pretty clearly not meant for a job interview and so presumably wouldn't get that response. Say matching trousers and vest with a fancy but open-necked shirt. Or a kilt with full gear. Or, hypothetically, a three piece pinstripe suit with a fedora.


I only dress up to make my coworkers think I have a good job interview lined up. Since I tried to institute "No Pants Thursday" as the logical next step after "Dress Down Friday," I suppose I can't blame them for making that assumption.


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