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Which would you choose?!

by Julia
(Elkton, MD)

Half T Half Tux... Bases Covered!

Half T Half Tux... Bases Covered!

***In response to First Day New Job***


To be over dressed or under dressed? You know how embarrassing it can be to be really over or under dressed? Like, going to a BBQ in a formal gown...or going in ripped jeans to a formal business party with a bunch of REALLY important people? Ugh, I always dread the idea of being improperly dress.

When my husband and I both started our new jobs at a fancy private school, we had no idea how we should dress. We were pretty scared to make a bad impression, especially on the higher ups. We ended up shooting for dressy/causal thinking this would probably be the best.

It ended up that we kind of over did it. All the teachers wore jeans and sneakers. All that worry for nothing! I must have put on 5 different outfits too.... :-/

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Sometimes It Can't Be Helped
by: Dr. Julia

I have a friend that struggles with this issue from time to time.

For the most part, my friend enjoys his fancy duds. He needs no advance notice and is ready before the drop of a hat for a wedding or a night at the opera. However, company picnics seem to be a problem.

Although my friend loves watermelon eating contests and sack races as much as the next guy, because of the snide remarks of others, he had almost given up on participating.

My sentiment is "To thine own self be true". Some folks just don't like sneakers and jeans - some do.

But or if you find yourself in a private school or a sack race, and you don't have a change of clothes, you'll just have to make the best of it.

Dr. J


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My Friend
by: Dr. Julia

By the way, here's a picture of my friend...




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Be flexible
by: Sue

I tend to dress smartly, but in separates. Especially for things like open days, first days on a course etc. when it's not really clear what to wear.

That way, if it looks as if I'm overdressed I just shed the jacket.

And if it looks as if I should have made even more of an effort, then I add a scarf. (Rarely necessary.)

More often than not, the jacket is over the top.

For an interview I'd always err on the side of smart. And if you're really worried and it's not too far away, then drive by the place the day before when staff are leaving and check out what they're wearing.

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What would you wear?
by: AMK

If I am not aware of the event, Then I go casual as my wife does. plain shirt, black trousers, black shoes. Puts us in the safe zone just about anywhere.

Otherwise I would wear jeans and tee shirt, But my wife is more bothered about how I look than I am :-)

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