[quote="ConstantineTG, post:4, topic:213014"]
Business attire would be good, I think. Men wear long sleeved shirts with tie. Jacket optional. Short sleeves could be allowed during the summer. Slacks, no sneakers.
For my last 2 jobs, "business wear" was jeans and a t-shirt (sometimes a nicer shirt).
I prefer khakis over jeans, so that what I usually wear. Otherwise in the summer it's a t-shirt and in the winter it's a bunnyhug (when it's -20C outside, practicality trumps style). Running shoes all year round. Most people are in jeans and a sweater/long sleeve/short sleeve t.
Although, at Easter time we all threw on the nicer dress shirts and I saw a couple vests. Christmas I usually throw on a dress shirt and a tie.
I do own a suit & pants, but I loathe them. My goal is to not be in a job that requires me to wear them not too often (if at all). Currently, the suit comes out about once a year (during interviews for jobs, and then it goes back in the suit bag).
When I see suits, it always makes me think that they're compensating for something (confidence? Self-image?), and the only reason it comes out for interviews is because it's societally expected (and because I'm in a co-op program, you do sort of represent the Faculty so the Faculty expects it). I was very impressed when I saw PM Harper at the Olympic hockey games in normal wear and not a suit. Because that is what you should be wearing to a hockey game (regardless of who you are).
[quote="Mumbles140, post:5, topic:213014"]
I always found it distracting at college when the lectors would mosey up in a t-shirt, jeans, and flip flops.
One of the priests at our college has celebrated a few Masses in sandals (Everyone loves him. He's completely faithful to the rubrics, no ad-libbing). I've seen other priests with jeans underneath the vestments too. Cue people having conniption fits.