All tied up

Our organization at work has a business casual dress policy Monday through Thursday, meaning appropriate business attire every day but Friday with Friday being a dress down day. Business casual means essentially dressy pants and collared shirt (button down or polo) tie optional. Since I'd lost weight I've had to buy new dress shirts and pants and I've got some nice looking stuff.

Over the last couple of months I've been thinking that not only did my "work look" seem to be missing something without a tie and partly because I've been feeling the desire to look more professional, I started wearing a tie to work a couple of weeks ago. Initial reactions were as you'd expect: "Are you interviewing?" "What's with the tie?" One of our admin assistants really was concerned I was going somewhere (as in leaving the organization). All not true.

My favorite question was "Why are you 'all tied up'?" It struck me as kind of dirty and funny all at the same time. Now that it's been a couple of weeks, people have figured out that I'm becoming one of those "funny" guys at work that does things a little differently. Which is OK with me.


Jude said…
You could have even more fun with it Vince, and get a couple of bow ties to wear. Those are cool, and maybe you could "bring them back" so to speak!
Jammie J. said…
I like to dress nice, too. It seems work places have gone so casual these days.
sydwynd said…
Jude: I have to say "No to the Bow". I just can't do bow ties.

Jammie: Exactly. Not that we're too casual, but I just felt the need to look more professional.

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