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  • KennyPowers 5 Apr 2013 11:03:23 94 posts
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    So, starting a new job soon. The dress code is 'smart casual', whatever that is.

    Going to have to do some clothes shopping (I wear either tracky-bottoms, or jeans as the smart option!)

    Will pop into Tescos or maybe Primark to pick up some cheap clothes, what should I get?

    (Sensible options please, not going to buy a onesie...)
  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 5 Apr 2013 11:06:15 7,386 posts
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  • THFourteen 5 Apr 2013 11:06:38 31,804 posts
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    smart casual? jeans and shirt i guess.

    i usually get 4 shirts for 90 at TM Lewin.
  • LeoliansBro 5 Apr 2013 11:08:28 41,864 posts
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    Smart casual for us doesn't allow jeans. Which is fucking irritating frankly, as it means I have to spend my hard earned buying a third set of clothes so I can dress like a middle aged American.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • graysonavich 5 Apr 2013 11:09:47 6,802 posts
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    Work
    Pleasure
    Pink trilbies
  • Dougs 5 Apr 2013 11:10:17 64,903 posts
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    Ah, the chinos or Farah option. Better off with just taking your tie off imo
  • Deckard1 5 Apr 2013 11:11:20 25,413 posts
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    Chinos and a polo neck sweater lets everyone know you're fun, but you're also not afraid to take care of business.

    Called it

  • LeoliansBro 5 Apr 2013 11:12:59 41,864 posts
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    Pink trilbies are the pleasure.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Latin 5 Apr 2013 11:13:17 3,372 posts
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    What industry? Smart casual, annoyingly, can meet different things!

    I would say trousers/plain smart jeans (i.e. no stupid patterns/rips/bedazzled/whatever other crap), with collared shirt and shoes is generally acceptable.
  • KennyPowers 5 Apr 2013 11:17:56 94 posts
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    Might just get some chinos or something, then some black or brown shoes. I've got a few polo shirts, guess they are classed as smart collared shirts?
  • wayneh 5 Apr 2013 11:18:12 2,189 posts
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    Smart casual to me means trousers and maybe a polo shirt and shoes. Or at a push black jeans instead of trousers.

    Act like a dumbshit and they will treat you as an equal

  • THFourteen 5 Apr 2013 11:19:07 31,804 posts
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    you can get reasonable work trousers from Next, and they are machine washable too so no need to waste money dry cleaning.

    I can't be arsed to spend good money on work clothes.
  • Deckard1 5 Apr 2013 11:19:08 25,413 posts
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    Just ring up and ask.

    Called it

  • Trane 5 Apr 2013 11:22:53 4,049 posts
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    Short sleeve shirts, chinos, deck shoes?

    I wear trousers, shirt and shoes even though it isn't mandatory, never a tie though.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 5 Apr 2013 11:25:25 6,654 posts
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    Jeans, a rugby shirt and Adidas shell toes.
  • Dougs 5 Apr 2013 11:26:51 64,903 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    Short sleeve shirts, chinos, deck shoes?

    I wear trousers, shirt and shoes even though it isn't mandatory, never a tie though.
    Don't forget the jumper draped casually around the shoulders
  • graysonavich 5 Apr 2013 11:28:06 6,802 posts
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    bitch_tits_zero_nine wrote:
    Adidas shell toes.
    A timeless classic, Sir.
  • Trane 5 Apr 2013 11:28:45 4,049 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Don't forget the jumper draped casually around the shoulders
    :D

    Or the sunglasses resting atop the head.
  • thelzdking 5 Apr 2013 11:29:14 3,962 posts
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    You may as well wear trousers, shirt and shoes if they won't let you wear jeans.
  • KennyPowers 5 Apr 2013 11:29:33 94 posts
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    Short sleeve shirts, chinos, deck shoes?
    It's a bit Miami Vice though...

    What about cargo trousers? I've got an olive pair, with the big military style pockets on the side. Then I could team them up with polo shirts, and buy some cheap, brown/black shoes?

    :confused:
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 5 Apr 2013 11:30:18 6,654 posts
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    cords
  • Blakester 5 Apr 2013 11:30:51 3,347 posts
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    Ah the old smart-casual booby trap.

    Firstly, I wouldn't assume anything. Far better to ask your employer in advance what their definition is than turn up on the day and be told it's unacceptable.

    I've worked smart casual for over 15 years and it's almost always smart jeans, shirt and shoes. T-Shirts, trainers, ripped jeans and shorts are an absolute no-no.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • Trane 5 Apr 2013 11:32:59 4,049 posts
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    KennyPowers wrote:
    Short sleeve shirts, chinos, deck shoes?
    It's a bit Miami Vice though...

    What about cargo trousers? I've got an olive pair, with the big military style pockets on the side. Then I could team them up with polo shirts, and buy some cheap, brown/black shoes?

    :confused:
    It can be a bit miami vice, depends heavily on the colours though.

    Cargo trousers fall firmly in the casual bracket IMO. Smart jeans should be fine.

    If it was me, I'd go shirt/trousers/shoes day 1 and see what everyone else is sporting.
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  • sport 5 Apr 2013 11:37:47 12,045 posts
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    Denim shorts and tank top. Comfortable and makes a statement, nuff said.
  • neilka 5 Apr 2013 11:39:55 14,942 posts
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    Nothing but a raging erection
  • nickthegun 5 Apr 2013 11:40:17 55,852 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Smart casual for us doesn't allow jeans. Which is fucking irritating frankly, as it means I have to spend my hard earned buying a third set of clothes so I can dress like a middle aged American.
    You *have* to adhere to casual day? So, basically, you have two uniforms? Fuck that noise.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    He totally called it

  • THFourteen 5 Apr 2013 11:41:23 31,804 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Nothing but a raging erection
    No shoes, no shirt, no service
  • Zizoo 5 Apr 2013 11:44:16 7,705 posts
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    .

    Edited by ZizouFC at 11:45:36 05-04-2013
  • President_Weasel 5 Apr 2013 11:44:27 8,604 posts
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    I'd suggest a pair of work trousers and a shirt for your first day, til you see what everyone else wears. Smart casual can mean anything from polo shirts and jeans to 'full business dress but you don't need to wear a tie'.
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