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Actually, the Office Dress Code Is Alive and Well

This week on Game Plan, how the modern worker dresses to get ahead

In the modern office, workers dress in a wider variety of ways than ever. The phrase business casual means a lot more than Dockers and a button-down, and more and more workplaces allow for jeans, hoodies, fashion sneakers and other casual looks. The change in attitude to work wear has even led the New York Times fashion columnist to declare The End of the Office Dress Code.

We'd like to respectfully disagree. The office dress code hasn't gone anywhere, it just looks different. This week on Game Plan, Sam and Rebecca talk about the new work dress code. People continue to put on uniforms to signal who they are and what they do—it's just less codified. And this week's three guests do just that, using their clothing to get what they want at work.

You spend more time at your job than anywhere else. Each week, Game Plan hosts Rebecca Greenfield and Sam Grobart take a close look at the way we live our lives at work—our frustrations, dilemmas, habits, and anything else that happens in the office.

 

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