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Smart Dress?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by buckeejit, 28 Sep 2009.

  1. buckeejit


    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,993

    Start a new job next week and was told that the code is Smart Dress. Please explain what this is? I've gone out and bought some smart formal trousers and some shirts.

    Smart Shirt (no tie)
    Smart Trousers
    Smart shoes

    Will this be ok?
  2. uber soldat


    Joined: 19 Oct 2007

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    Location: Delete *.*

    You don't know what smart dress is? Seriously? :(
  3. Hairybudda

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,656

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    Get some nice ties to go with your shirts and you'll be golden.
  4. buckeejit


    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,993

    Hence this thread :p

    Some people have told me that I need to wear a tie and some have said that I don't need to wear a tie.
  5. uber soldat


    Joined: 19 Oct 2007

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    Location: Delete *.*

    If it was smart-casual then no tie is fine, for smart wear a tie.
  6. D5T


    Joined: 13 Feb 2009

    Posts: 363

    Location: Surrey

    Turn up with a tie on and you can always remove it to fit in.
    Your employers will appreciate the fact that you were ready to fit any situation.
  7. buckeejit


    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,993

    sounds good, thanks.
  8. jamief


    Joined: 23 Sep 2005

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    Location: Dundee

    Wear a tie on your first day. Most likely other people won't and you can discard it from then on.
  9. I get around


    Joined: 14 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,325

    Nah, they want you do go in with some smelly oily overalls with paint splatters and dog wee down the legs, muddy boots and washing is optional :D
  10. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    Buy a dress, duh. Make sure it is smart.
  11. fini


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    Location: London

    EDIT: Gah vonhelmet beat me to it
  12. Fenris


    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

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    Location: Brighton, UK.

    Wear a tie on your first day, no harm in it and if no one else is wearing one you may feel a little silly but the next day you can just take it off, this way you won't look scruffy if you come in and everyone else is.
  13. Angilion

    Man of Honour

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  14. Le_Petit_Lapin


    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    Just turn up looking like James Bond.
  15. Mr^B


    Joined: 25 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,434

    Didn't you have an interview for the job? What were the people who interviewed you wearing?*

    *Note, this does not work if you were interviewed by laydeez.
  16. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    Do wht every other office worker seems to do for their "smart" dress, wear a pair of trousers too short, and a really baggy and ill fitting shirt, then stick a crappy looking tie into the mix. Perhaps even get a baggy suit jacket that doesn't match the trousers if you want to go really "smart". Nice and "smart" then... :p
  17. buckeejit


    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,993

    no thanks. I'll wear a tie with my shirts. Sorted lol.
  18. Azagoth


    Joined: 24 Jul 2005

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    Location: R'lyeh

    Are you 100% certain that "smart dress" doesn't mean just that, and that they expect you to roll up in some off the shoulder little black number?
  19. GHz


    Joined: 31 Aug 2009

    Posts: 68

    Wear a LBD

    Only kidding, wear black shoes, black trousers, smart shirt, tie and make sure you look clean and tidy and you can't go wrong.
  20. buckeejit


    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,993

    I'm sure, trust me :)