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Ask DN: What are you wearing? ;)

almost 6 years ago from , Sr. Visual Designer

Hey guys, It occurred to me that here in California, in tech offices in the silicon valley we're a lot more casual when it comes to how we dress in the office. I wanted to get a feel for possibly what you guys wear. I'm usually in a hoodie, skinnys and vans. you?

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  • Ben RegaliBen Regali, almost 6 years ago

    Almost same here in Germany! Hoodie, jeans, sneakers and my nerd glasses of course.

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  • Rıza Selçuk SaydamRıza Selçuk Saydam, almost 6 years ago

    Ugmonk

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  • Joseph Barrientos, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

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  • Dustin DelatoreDustin Delatore, almost 6 years ago

    I was legitimately thinking about this exact topic today. Although to elaborate a bit more. What would a designer wear going into a job interview? A lot of interviews I've been on joke around that I'm 'too' dressed up.

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    • Ari ZilnikAri Zilnik, almost 6 years ago

      Usually it's a good rule to be overdressed than under-dressed. It's not unreasonable to ask the recruiter how people in the office typically dress.

      Also, sometimes you can glean this information from knowing the company, the brand, and exploring their website.

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    • Joseph Barrientos, almost 6 years ago

      i go in with a button down, slacks and a tie, i'd rather be over dressed than too casual :)

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  • Ari ZilnikAri Zilnik, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    I'm in NYC, working with clients in financial services.

    Going to a client:

    • Dress shoes
    • Matching belt
    • Dress pants
    • Dress shirt
    • No tie

    Working from the office:

    • Button-down casual shirt (usually checkered or something)
    • Dark jeans
    • Casual shoes

    I prefer to dress casual, I feel more productive when I can actually move more. Interestingly, a lot of clients are dressing more casual. I'm seeing more jeans being worn in their offices.

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    • Joseph Barrientos, almost 6 years ago

      awesome, i've been told ya new yorkers like to look fancy, nice to know you're a little casual ;)

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      • Ari ZilnikAri Zilnik, almost 6 years ago

        I try to keep it casual as much as possible, for sure. What about you? What's the dress code like over at Elance?

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        • Joseph BarrientosJoseph Barrientos, almost 6 years ago

          it really varies, most of our ENG team dresses really casual, but other depts. like sales, marketing and finance tend to dress up with button downs, jeans and nice shoes, females are the same with casual dress and professional dress. Our CEO likes to dress a little on the relaxed side half the week :)

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  • Joseph Barrientos, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

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