Do you guys wear you work clothes to bars or clubs?

When you get out late, do you guys go home to change or go straight to the bar or club?

I'm asking because I wouldn't want my work clothes to get stained.

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Apr 30, 2017 - 7:31pm

Used to live pretty far from the office and go to places in my work clothes, but it depends on the night and how far you live. If you're worried about stains, I would say change if you know you're going to a sloppy bar but if it's like a cocktail lounge or somewhere more mellow, odds are you probably won't get anything spilled on you and your attire will fit in.

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May 4, 2017 - 4:43pm

Seriously dude. As if WSO's opinion has any bearing whatsoever on whether OP soils his garments.

But real talk OP, financial professionals actually shamble into the club on all fours wearing nothing, and smear feces on the bar before anything else - it's how you mark your territory. Next, you want to smear feces all over your body and face, Braveheart style, so that the other patrons understand you mean business. From there, proceed to mingle.


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May 1, 2017 - 1:27pm

I've spilt red drinks all over white shirts at weddings, had countless run ins with glitter, makeup, lipstick, dip spit, beer etc., and have never had an issue. just dab with water while you're out, take to the cleaners first thing in the morning.

the shit that never comes out is anything with oil. if you get a grease stain (like from a burger or pizza), you're fucked.

if the situation calls for a suit, wear your suit, lose the tie. if it doesn't, bring a change of clothes to work. if I'm headed to a happy hour straight from the office, I'm not changing, but at a minimum I'm losing the tie and possibly the jacket. if I'm meeting people later, I'm definitely changing.

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May 1, 2017 - 1:39pm

Only if it is work related or if am meeting up with friends for a drink immediately after work. I always ditch the tie.

If I am going to be getting good and sloppy, then I am showing up with dress code minimum. If no dress code, then jeans, one of many polo shirts that were in style for an engineer in 1997 and a hat that shows my support of the second amendment. Should a woman approach me, I remind her that she is not good enough for me and ask her to buy me a drink.

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May 4, 2017 - 4:35pm

Work clothes, even to dive bars after work. If you're really worried about the $2.50 you're going to spend on getting your shirt washed and pressed, you've got other issues.

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May 4, 2017 - 5:04pm

If you don't have enough time to go home and freshen up -- you live too far from work.
A good rule of thumb.

Agreed. I live 20-30 minutes by subway, with walk, from my office. If I catch the subway at the exact right time it's under 20 sometimes.

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Sep 18, 2017 - 7:38pm

What's the PV of all future dry cleaners trips you'll have to make because you can't hold on to your drink in a bar?

That's your answer.

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Sep 29, 2017 - 12:56am

The perception of status/occupation/wealth that clothing signals is completely dependent on setting. For example, I lived in London this past summer, and literally EVERYONE is wearing a suit on weekdays. If you want to be noticed by women, a nicely fitted track jacket and athletic shoes work far better. On the contrary, if you're in a non-finance city, say Barcelona or Nashville, a suit definitely gets you attention.

This being said, I just wear whatever is comfortable and looks presentable.

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