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General Chat Thread, Clothing for work in General; Noticed this thread and had a thought. I wear a shirt and tie to work, my techie sometimes gets away ...
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    Noticed this thread and had a thought. I wear a shirt and tie to work, my techie sometimes gets away with a black t-shirt and trousers. On a recent FITS training course one thing came up was a suggestion of rebranding the IT techs image around the school by adopting a "uniform". This may alter staff perception that we are just lackeys to be lashed into obedience.

    Was thinking about how suitable a shirt and tie are when i get stuck up stepladders pulling projectors off the ceiling and thought a uniform of a polo neck with combats would be more suitable.

    I notice a lot here mentioning shirts. How many of you wear polo necks? What would go with a polo neck? Combats or normal trousers?

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    In my old job I wore black trousers + shirt/tie and if it's cold a black polo neck jumper. The team wasn't uniformed unless it was cold and we all wore a black-polo. Our image went through the roof during the cold months

    Here I wear a full suit bought for me by my employer but so does my boss and so *will* my collegues. Everythings uniformed and I feel much better and dedicated to this role, because I understand that whatever I do can and will be attributed to my department (weather they know me or not).
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    Quote Originally Posted by oalcock View Post
    You can get some really nice shirts for very little cost at Primark but I have found they have gone funny within a few weeks in the wash. It isn't my washing, as other items would be effected if it was the case, and I am washing at 30 deg c.
    try hand washing it i.e let it soak in a bowl for a couple hours.

    I do these with mine and havent had any problems at all.

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    Would anyone be interested in EduGeek shirts (long and short sleeves), t-shirts and polo shirts? All will be quite embroidered and affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Would anyone be interested in EduGeek shirts (long and short sleeves), t-shirts and polo shirts? All will be quite embroidered and affordable.
    Yes.


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    OK. I shall get to work. Any objection to black

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    Next Long sleeved Slim Fit shirts here, and they do some awsome colours. The bright red one always gets a comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    They actually work?!? I've always assummed they were a bit scammish.
    They really do! I just take them out the tumble dryer and hang them in the wardrobe, job done. Their trousers do the same as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    They really do! I just take them out the tumble dryer and hang them in the wardrobe, job done. Their trousers do the same as well.
    +1 They are brilliant. So long as you don't leave them scrunched up in a ball they don't need ironing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmdixon View Post
    +1 They are brilliant. So long as you don't leave them scrunched up in a ball they don't need ironing!

    Blasphemers! You look like a disinfected tramp if you don't iron those non-iron cloths!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Would anyone be interested in EduGeek shirts (long and short sleeves), t-shirts and polo shirts? All will be quite embroidered and affordable.
    Let me know when these are ready and ill buy a few. short sleeves obviously, how about a tie with the edugeek logo on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Blasphemers! You look like a disinfected tramp if you don't iron those non-iron cloths!
    Nope, you look like a strutting Adonis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    They really do! I just take them out the tumble dryer and hang them in the wardrobe, job done. Their trousers do the same as well.
    I agree the do work :-)

    Long you dont leave them in a pile or tumble drier for too long,even if you did does not take long to iron though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    They actually work?!? I've always assummed they were a bit scammish.
    I buy those too and I can assure you what the man says is true. They really are non-iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalsoth View Post
    Noticed this thread and had a thought. I wear a shirt and tie to work, my techie sometimes gets away with a black t-shirt and trousers. On a recent FITS training course one thing came up was a suggestion of rebranding the IT techs image around the school by adopting a "uniform". This may alter staff perception that we are just lackeys to be lashed into obedience.
    A note of caution, there's a difference between a dress code and a uniform.

    We had a bit of a to-do over the attempted imposition of a uniform - same colour shirt, specific tie and black trousers. This to us was a uniform and as a result the school were told if they wanted a uniform for us then they can pay for it. Uniforms can be discriminatory too (we objected to being singled out while all other support staff had only a smart dress code)

    We dropped back to trousers shirt and tie as our smart dress code.

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