Okay. This is really sensitive so make sure you tell everybody to reply.
We are a large Architecture/Interiors firm in Melbourne. One of those 'Creative Capitals' apparently.
Today, all our staff told by our non designer, executive director, we were beginning to have a very 'casual' attitude to the way we were dressing for work. ie. not dressing in a manner 'suitable' to be called for/into a corporate client meeting.
Many of us took it to mean we would need to come to work in the 'traditional' and late 20th century/earry 21st century funereal black. This is opposed to the Melbourne Uni Bow Tie and jacquard vest Movement of the 70's and 80's which sometimes teamed up with brown vest and elbow patches. I went to a ID products show (Designex) recently and it was the sales/promotion staff who wore the black thing. The 'ladies' selling tassels and lamp shades wore either the 'shreaded look' or the 'shawl look'. But I digress.
I remember the father in 'The Brady Bunch' was fairly corporate but certainly did not look part of 'The Creative Class'. And that awful series 'Pacific Palisades' where the guys looked like pimps and the girls looked like street walkers. I fact they looked more like the current crop of real estate agents than Architects.
Has anyone else thought it was strange that only car sales persons, real estate agents and Seventh Day Adventists wear suits on a Saturday? I'm babbling.
Anyway my allocated lunch is over, so, it's ever to you.
What does a designer, Architect, drafty wear to the office?
No polo shirt suggestions please. Too project managery.