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    • I work at a very casual company where we don't interact with the public so no need to be dressed up. Almost no one ever wears a suit. But as I read this article I started thinking about how I really don't see a lot of suits anywhere except in the circumstances mentioned in this article:

      There was a time when the successful powerful people (mainly men) wore suits all the time. Men in suits seemed to rule the world. But then folks started rebelling.

      Are suits now only for the powerless, those who have no control over what they wear because they are dressing to please someone else?

    • For me, growing up, I always held on to the idea that success means you don't have to wear a suit and tie. Today, about two decades into my career, I'm rather happy to say that I actually don't own a single one. :-)

    • Are suits now only for the powerless, those who have no control over what they wear because they are dressing to please someone else?

      They are certainly still a requirement for interviews, but I’ve noticed that congressional suit attire on television often feels like an anachronism. Or that they are so insulated in their own little world that they think suits are necessary.

      As a gent, the worst part of wearing a suit for work, IMHO, was the oxygen-depriving combination of a buttoned collar and a smartly tightened tie. The first thing I always did when I left the office building and got into my car was to loosen the tie and unbutton the collar.

      For various reasons, I’m a big fan of casual dress in the workplace provided that the culture remains professional.