Topic: Work Wear

Dr. Martens Launches A Clothing Line

Dr. Martens Launches A Clothing Line

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 »

Did You Get the Memo? Blog Chronicles Matching Coworker Outfits

Did You Get the Memo? Blog Chronicles Matching Coworker Outfits

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 »

Poll: Would You Pay to Wear Jeans at Work?

Poll: Would You Pay to Wear Jeans at Work?

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 »