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Topic: Work Wear
The ’90s were everywhere at Fall 2011 NYFW, with plaid shirts (tied at the waist, even), square necks and chunky black platforms. It seems only natural, then, that venerable workboot brand Dr. Martens (synonmous with both ’90s grunge and ’70s punk) has announced the launch of its clothing line. Prices range from about $50 to about $100 while the pieces–like the brand’s iconic boots–are inspired by utilitarian British wookwear. Think big plaids, boxy More
It’s happened more times than I can remember: you walk into the office in your cute new purple blouse only to see that five of your coworkers inexplicably also decided to wear purple that day. Just like women who work together sometimes end up with synced menstrual cycles, some of them also end up dressing alike without any planning or coordination. The Morris + King Company, a public relations firm in New York City, noticed lots of coworker dress-alike incidents. That inspired two of their employees, account supervisors Katie Smith-Adair and Jen , to start a blog called Did You Get the Memo? On the blog, they post pictures of coworkers with similar outfits, from plaid shirts to striped ties. We spoke to Jen and Katie about how their work project became a full-on obsession. More
A Chicago office recently became the subject of an investigation when it was discovered that the company manager was charging employees $2 apiece for the privilege of wearing jeans in the office. The money was then donated to charity. Frankly, I don’t see much of a problem with this. Plenty of workplaces have a swear jar or some other informal program. I’m spoiled because I write things on the internet for a living and therefore can dress like a bum if I feel like it, but if your office is formal and you want some more casual Fridays, I don’t think two bucks is totally unreasonable. Would you do it? More
An interesting case just went down in Germany: a police officer who had to spend 15 minutes a day putting on his uniform and riot gear has won a suit (heh) claiming that he is owed additional pay or vacation … More
A new study says that both men and women put more effort into getting dressed on Mondays than they do the rest of the week. Women reportedly spend an average of 76 minutes getting dressed and made up on Mondays, … More
An article on Racked today about Uniqlo’s upcoming collaboration with designers Costello Tagliapietra gets into an interesting side debate about “work clothes.” Racked notes that the Uniqlo/Costella Tagliapietra collection, which features office-appropriate dresses, could have fallen into a veritable fashion … More
Designers are making lots of cute pairs of shorts this season – you can find them in sumptuous fabrics like silk and satin, not to mention a variety of lengths and cuts. Is this enough to make them appropriate for … More
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Remember the Tie or Die contest between two friends/co-worker for the whole month of October that I told you about a few weeks ago? Well, the winner has been announced and it is… …Ryan Brown. Total score was : Jon … More
One day, 2 friends/co-worker named Jon Fruman and Ryan Brown thought what if they wore a necktie everyday for the month of October? And to make it more interesting, let people vote on who wear the tie best. But first, … More
Sale at Jos. A. Bank from now through Sunday [March, 2, 2008]. Cashmere sweaters, Wool/Cashmere Pants, and extra 50% off on clearance items. Nice.
If you’re not too sure about sporting light hued suits for Spring, try khakis. Here’s Milo Ventimiglia for GQ to help you out. Suit, $1,695, by Armani Collezioni. Shirt, $325, by Isaia. Tie, $135, by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Tie … More
Let’s be honest here, Suits are expensive. But if you work in the corporate world or that’s your style, it’s a must to have a lot of pieces in your closet. Either for business, work, those corporate meeting where you’re … More