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August 14, 2023 at 12:34 pm #1124764

Years ago the documented dress code for men was slacks, button down dress shirt (chinos & a chambray shirt were totally fine) and included wearing a t-shirt under one’s dress shirt. I’ll never forget when a young man showed up with a clearly visible “1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila floor” tshirt under his dress shirt. The manager pulled him to the side, explained that he was expected to go back to his hotel or target and get himself a plain white t shirt, and that whatever time was needed to correct this issue was not to be put against the project and he was expected to stay later that day to make up for lost time being a schmuck.

This was also a point in time when if a young man showed up to work unshaved everyone asked him if he was ok or just being lazy. Good times.

To be fair, for women the rules were pretty simple, no one wants to see your underarms or toes. Nothing sleeveless without a jacket or sweater. No sandals. If your skirt didn’t create a barrier between 95% of your butt/thighs and the office chair, your skirt was too short.