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    I'm starting a new job tomorrow so I bought some new clothes this weekend. I hit up the extra 30% off sale at Gap and BR Factory. Got a nice rain coat/trench/peacoat thing, some patterned dress shirts, a couple ties, a sweater vest, 3 pairs of pants.

    Now I'm trying to figure out what to wear... when I interviewed it was a Friday and the upper management was wearing dress pants and patterned shirts with no ties or blazers. When I asked about the normal dress code, HR said it was "business casual, i guess." Tbh, I don't really get what business casual is. It seems to mean a million different things.

    What would you wear?

    And what pants would you wear with a khaki/tan jacket?

    Thanks guys


    Dress it up on day #1 (Formal shirt & slacks) and see how your colleagues dress and you can dress accordingly your second day onwards. Carry a tie & the sweater (depending on where you're located) and don them if the need be.



      What pratyk said. Dress shirt and slacks. Boom.



        And I would avoid the khaki / tan jacket (unless you're wearing a wool suit) on day 1. Go for Navy / Charcoal if you intend on wearing a jacket.



          Good luck with your new job!



            Ditto on the shirt and pants. Done and done. That being said, you can always dress above the code, but you obviously can't dress below it. So there's no harm in wearing a jacket and tie if that's what you like. Just be prepared for the possibility of being noticed as an outlier.



              If you work in a reasonably conservative field (banking, law, management consulting, etc.) I think it's safest to wear a suit & tie on your first day regardless of the firm's dress code.



                Thanks guys! I wore a nice shirt and dress pants and matched almost everyone there. Mission accomplished.



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