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    I am going to a seminar today and it was said for the attendees to wear business casual, which to me means "no tie." I believe the event will possibly have great networking potential. My question is "Is is appropriate to have your sleeves rolled up even at an event such as this?" 'Preciate the input.


    #2


    If you will be doing networking, I would say no to be on the safe side. You could always roll them up later on if you see others do the same.

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      #3


      I'd say no. Depending on the weather and what sort of work you're in, I may even suggest wearing a sportcoat.

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        #4


        Thanks gents!


        Failed to say this earlier but I was going to wear a lightweight sweater and the rolled up shirt considering that it will 69/70 degrees.


        Also, I'm in finance.

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          #5


          +1 for the sportcoat

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            #6


            In finance business casual means tie and sportcoat

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              #7


              Damn @ tie AND sportcoat in this humid weather! Thanks fellas!

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                #8


                Disagree that in finance, biz casual always means tie and a sportcoat, but it is better to err on the side of caution. You might wear something that's good with or without the tie, and check things out early to see what people are wearing.


                I personally think that the sweater could work in lieu of the sportcoat, but I'd still be wary of rolling sleeves in a professional setting.

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                  #9


                  Regarding Jason's comment - I think this varies greatly. The client I'm at right now manages a very large set of mutual funds (aka finance) and very few people here are in a tie. The only ones I see in ties are visitors or those coming from a meeting with external parties.


                  However, I'm on the west coast AND seminars in general can typically warrant at least a jacket and theres nothing unusual about wearing a tie as well.

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                    #10


                    Yeah, East coast finance is more formal... The closer you are to NYC the more formal it is, I think

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                      #11


                      I'm agreeing with hornsup84 when he says that it is better to err on the side of caution. Wear the sportcoat and tie... determine if it's too formal when you get there and take it off/roll up sleeves if needed.

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                        #12


                        Fellas,


                        Just came back from the seminar and it was a bust! It was presented to me as a great networking opportunity and, in turn, I asked my good ol' friends here at Dappered for stylistic advice. Well, I get there expecting people to be http://www.elysion.com.au/Site/Home_...20together.png instead they were http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumbla...10417upSms.jpg. And to top that off, the presenters were peddling CDs, books and training seminars. I quickly http://i46.tinypic.com/2n84hdv.jpg.


                        Thanks again, Dappered brethren.

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                          #13


                          LOL nice...

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                            #14


                            Ha ha.

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                              #15


                              I am a habitual sleeve roller unless I'm wearing a jacket.. Literally cannot help it.

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