Cliff gets dressed, Part 2

20070108 I’ve been wearing ties to work lately. Some people have noticed and some others have even commented. I normally don’t do this, but it’s a new year, and a new company, and I must sadly concede that people often treat you differently — at least in Regensburg, around our office — if you’re wearing a tie. Sorry ladies, if you start showing up in ties, you’ll likely be treated very differently.

Don’t expect me to complete the outfit with sport coats or heaven forbid a full-on suit any time soon. Baby steps, here people, and hopefully just one of them.

I didn’t hit upon the idea for this until last night, so Part 1 remains legendary. At least, I thought I looked good (a buddy at work mentioned that too, and he’s a pretty snazzy dresser). And besides, Sarah saw me in that outfit before she left for K.C. the other day.

So, here we go with the first installment. Today‘s pick: black shirt, greenish-gray pants and a gold tie.

4 thoughts on “Cliff gets dressed, Part 2”

  1. tqe / Adam

    At this rate you are betraying the american casualness at a horrible rate…



  2. B.

    At least make the ties funky… like curious george or speed racer or a pictograph of the kama sutra or something. Don’t let ‘the man’ subjugate you completely.

    Attica! Attica! Attica!!

  3. Cliff

    you are betraying the american casualness

    Funny you mention that. I really don’t work for an American company. I haven’t lived in America for almost 4 years. I go back to America to visit friends and family periodically, but that’s about it.

    Is it wrong to want to belong a little bit in the wardrobe department? I’m conflicted. As recently as last year, my answer probably would have been a vehement YES!.

    I must be going soft in my old age, or else this tie is constricting my blood vessels.

  4. Sarah

    Dude, don’t worry about it. I know you’re doing this out of a sense of self preservation. Change the exterior all you want – as long as you don’t change the interior, I don’t think you can be labelled a sell-out.

    Oh, and good job dressing yourself. You seemed a little less-than-confident the day I left. Miss you!

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