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Smart Casual?

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Maggot, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins Trainee Kiwi

    Up to you! I think it veers too much into casual BUT you can prob get away with it provided said items are clean and fairly new.
     
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  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I think I'll get away with wearing what I wore when I worked in schools, which was usually a normal plain collared shirt, with coloured cords. Needs to get some plain keks too. I swore I'd never wear chinos though.
     
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  3. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins Trainee Kiwi

    That is a very good rule indeed :)
     
  4. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    The common trend seems to be jeans with a shirt and jacket.
     
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  5. S☼I

    S☼I more baffled by the basics, tbh

    I wear - and wore for interview - smartish black trousers with no crease, scuffed to fuck brown shoes, button down collar shirts with no tie and jumpers over the top. Looks smart but you don't feel hemmed in and over fancy.
     
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  6. S☼I

    S☼I more baffled by the basics, tbh

    Very easy to get wrong. I couldn't do it and would feel uncomfortable wearing jeans for work even on an own clothes or training day.
     
  7. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    this for work, rather than an interview - I have a permanent job starting in the new year, so it has to be something I'm happy with wearing all the time.
     
  8. S☼I

    S☼I more baffled by the basics, tbh

    My thinking was as it was a TA job I didn't want to look too much like a teacher or Someone Important cos I knew I'd be meeting some children.
     
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  9. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    I just wear a suit. I'm very boring I have three suits, grey and blue a black. Six shirts, three blue and three white. I don't want to think about what I need to wear when I go to work.
     
  10. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Start off slightly on the smart side then you can relax it as you get to know the place. Your school get-up sounds fine.

    Good luck with the new job!
     
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  11. S☼I

    S☼I more baffled by the basics, tbh

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  12. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Smart casual is a spectrum. At one end, everyone agrees, is suit-without-a-tie. The other end though, is *anything* above true casual, and few workplaces really mean that.

    Sportswear is out. No trackies, leggings, shorts or vest tops. Nothing with word printed on it. Patterns (other than pinstripes) may be questionable. Nothing with holes in or stains on. Hoodies and sweatshirts are highly borderline (plain jumpers are fine). Trainers also on the borders, but if they're dark in colour, not too ratty, and are suede finish they are easier to get away with. Generally speaking, dark colours look smarter than light ones.
     
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  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Hah, you will only ever see me in tracksuit bottoms when I'm running.
     

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