Not long ago, “dressing the part” was considered to be part of the job—any job. Whether you were trading stocks or selling insurance or waiting tables or cold-calling, some sort of dress code existed that typically involved slacks, a tie, and maybe even a blazer. Lately, however, it feels that as the millennial generation has made its way into the workforce, stricter dress codes have been making their way out. And, with Goldman Sachs, one of the top investment banking firms in the world, recently abolishing their business formal dress code in favor of a casual one, it’s only a matter of time before other industries outside of Silicon Valley follow suit.
So, what is the “new age office uniform”? For starters, it begins with a good pair of jeans. Something clean, with no rips, a medium to dark wash, good taper, and form-fitting. After that, it’s really up to the individual. Some folks tuck in a polo while others wear a button-down shirt. And if they want to take it to the next level, they throw a nice, navy blue blazer on top. But always remember, a casual or semi-casual dress code isn’t an excuse to wear sweatpants or flip flops to work. It’s a freedom that you’ve been awarded by your employer in an effort to increase your comfort (and in turn, your productivity) in the workplace. So, enjoy that freedom! But, don’t take advantage. And, start and end each casual workday with a clean, comfortable pair of Revtown’s.