I don’t know if I’ll ever wear a suit to a business meeting again, but I do wonder about jewelry. Whenever I put on a necklace for a videoconference these days I feel overdressed. I used to wear them all the time when I went to meetings. Will I want to wear them again?
One of my friends went to an in-person party a few weeks ago and wore just a two-inch heel. She said that after two hours her feet were on fire. A year in Birkenstocks and running shoes has spoiled all of our feet!
Men – will you wear jackets? Wingtips or brogues? Ties??
When I first got to the Valley in 1995 and worked at Sun Microsystems, the dress code in the employee manual was two words: “Please dress.” The only guy you ever saw in a suit at Sun was selling office supplies.
Every company and industry has its own culture, but I’m guessing all of our cultures will change a bit in the post-pandemic world.
I hate being overdressed even more than I hate being underdressed. We’ll see if I guess right when I do my first in-person client meetings. But I’m definitely gonna stick to the boiled wool slippers when I’m at home!
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