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Business attire - suit or jacket and tie?

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Business attire - suit or jacket and tie?
« on: February 21, 2006, 01:16:32 PM »
I know this is stupid but . . .

In my office, every day is business casual unless you're going to court or meeting with an important client.  So, I'm unsure what business attire is.  Suffolk is having an "accepted students" mixer and the invitation said "Business attire."  I'm leaning toward jacket and tie . . .

Re: Business attire - suit or jacket and tie?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2006, 01:29:09 PM »
you can't go wrong with a plain grey or navy suit with tie. jacket, tie, and chinos may work too, depending on your personal style.

also, its winter, and if you plan on wearing a topcoat and scarf, the suit is the better option. nothing looks more awkward than a brown tweed blazer sticking out of a sleek, black topcoat.

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2006, 02:09:55 PM »
I'd say go for a suit. I don't really view Boston as a casual city where chinos are normally included in the business attire realm.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2006, 02:58:34 PM »
Man, this has nothing to do with the question, but that is absolutely the best 'tar I've seen on this board. You get a gold star.

Regarding the question, I always thought a decent, good casual shirt, jacket and slacks (i.e., kahkis) were good for biz casual, but cruella's right...Boston seems more formal.

also, its winter, and if you plan on wearing a topcoat and scarf, the suit is the better option. nothing looks more awkward than a brown tweed blazer sticking out of a sleek, black topcoat.

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006, 04:05:56 PM »
It'd be nice if the invitation had said "business professional" or "business casual" but in the absence of such info, I say go for the suit.  Besides, it's better to be overdressed than underdressed (not that you'd stick out wearing a suit in that environment anyway).

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Re: Business attire - suit or jacket and tie?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2006, 04:09:37 PM »
In Boston, if they just say "business attire," take that to mean a suit.  The only time chinos or otherwise is really acceptable is if they explicitly say "bus. casual."

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2006, 04:33:33 PM »
Business Attire = Business Professional all the time. 

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Re: Business attire - suit or jacket and tie?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2006, 04:50:59 PM »
Business Attire = Business Professional all the time. 

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Re: Business attire - suit or jacket and tie?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2006, 05:49:07 AM »
I know this is stupid but . . .

In my office, every day is business casual unless you're going to court or meeting with an important client.  So, I'm unsure what business attire is.  Suffolk is having an "accepted students" mixer and the invitation said "Business attire."  I'm leaning toward jacket and tie . . .

UpNdown: Thanks for this post, I got the same invitation, was leaning towards Jacket and tie....probably will still wear that..I don't really feel like wearing suit for that but I'm still reading maybe I will be convinced otherwise

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Re: Business attire - suit or jacket and tie?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2006, 06:06:08 AM »
Suit.