I want to share an experience I just had on my third week of being a first year analyst in RE AM. To give a little background, I work in a second tier east coast market (Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, DC etc) working at a large AM firm. The dress code here is very business professional, as in casual Friday is tie with no jacket. So this morning I'm in the elevator with a first year analyst, a VP known to have a short fuse and we are all going up. When we finally get to our floor, the VP turns to the analyst and says "Mike, is there a cookout that I don't know about? Why the f***k are you wearing khakis?" Trying not to die laughing, I went to my desk holding it back with everything I had.
My question to you guys is, what is the dress code for other sectors of RE? I know my company is very formal, but what are dress codes like in your shops?