We asked about office dress codes and boy did you answer. Loudly. Nearly
4,600 people responded to our survey and proved dress codes are, and always will
be, a hot topic that gets fairly contentious in a hurry.
Dress codes---whether to have them, what clothing should be
allowed/prohibited and how to implement them---will all vary depending on the
atmosphere of the individual companies. A small beachside surf and skate shop
will likely be more informal than three-piece suits worn by employees at a
Fortune 500 company.
But whether your ideal job consists of T-shirt and jeans or strictly formal
business wear, our survey results indicate people make assumptions about work
ethic, intelligence and professionalism based on how others are dressed while at