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Old 05-28-2017, 11:45 AM
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Nicer pants - wool and linen and similar, but not cotton. Would still call that biz cas since there's no coat and tie, but definitely a step above "normal" biz cas.
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One company I worked at specifically excluded Dockers from their business casual dress code, after many years of allowing them.
I worked at one company that changed the dress code to business casual and then cut a deal with one of the local stores to provide suitable clothing to their staff at a serious discount. They didn't feel it was fair to junior people to suddenly have to purchase an entire new wardrobe in order to fit in.
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If they don't allow dockers, then what does "business casual" mean? I thought that was pretty much the typical example.

Did they want people to wear a suit without a tie like Nattymo said? I'd be pretty upset if a company said they were business casual and expected me to wear a suit every day.
In my mind it's a suit minus the jacket and tie. So the pants would typically be wool. Although at most offices I've been to, people wouldn't bat an eye at khakis.
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I wear dockers every day, except Friday which is casual. Friday is jeans and Hawaiian print shirt (Tommy Bahama). 'Cause, no shorts.
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I think that so long as you're better dressed than the folks in I.T., you're close enough to business casual for your company.
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Just take a look at how the people around your office dress, and you can get a good sense. I would assume if things like chinos aren't business casual, your office has one of the more stricter dress codes (at least from what I've seen in actuarial).
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Chinos, in and of themselves, are :meh: . . . they could work and they could fail.

Choosing conservative colors and avoiding "woven belts" is a way to move them more toward the formal end . . . along with appropriate footwear (most specifically, "dress" socks that will cover any exposed skin when sitting).
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