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Generally, the nearer one is to the end of his career, the less dressed up he gets; while the younger, aggressive types dress fancier.
This works for me at 63. I wear jeans and a graphics t-shirt and nobody questions me. I work hard and help people every chance I get, so I think personality may also soften any reaction. Even among the young, only supervisors or higher dress for success on Fridays.
Technically, I suppose you are correct. I have always just thought of tuxedos as having tails or not; tails being formal with tailless being semi-formal. I suppose true formal involves specific attire for specific times of the day, but in general, in the USA, the average tuxedo (without tails) is as about as fancy as anyone gets other than perhaps a groom and his groomsmen.
In a business context a suit is considered formal business attire. Tuxedos are not appropriate business attire, that's for formal social occasions, you'd look ridiculous running around the office in a tux.
In any case, tuxedos are archaic and need to die. Don't even get me started on white tie and, horror of horrors, opera slippers. It's like the wealthy are making fun of themselves.
The only bit of this outdated fashion worth keeping is the dress boot. And speaking of which, I wish that women would bring back oxford boots and saddle shoes and throw those stupid pumps away. For that matter, I don't see why they can't wear oxfords the same as men.
Many business functions occur in the evening in the context of a social gathering (though those events are in no way optional). Those "parties" are frequently "formal", or more appropriately "black-tie".
You have some very strong opinions about the subject of attire. I think that is wonderful and perhaps personally agree on some points; however, be advised that the world will NOT bend to fit your whims, but a path to success usually consists of altering behavior to fit the established standards.
You're right about that, and if I was angling for a management position I'd conform and accept my fate as a stuffed suit. Being a back-end programmer, though, I'm a step ahead just by doing laundry on a semi-regular basis.
But fashions change, none more slowly than formal men's fashion but it does change over time, and usually due to the old being rejected for the new. So we don't wear hats anymore and vests are endangered, though both were essentially required for much of the 20th Century. So, someone has to get opinionated and push boundaries once in a while or we'd still be wearing waistcoats with fobs dangling about.
business casual for me is Jeans that hopefully have been washed in the last three months. Button up shirt which is untucked. Decent shoes and a watch. Gotta have the watch so I can pretend to look at it sigh and leave.
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Easy answer. Remember that you are in an environment of competitive people who are trying to one-up each other. (Love the corporate world and the even more hypocritical neo-corporate world!)
The purpose of saying "business casual" is to weed out those who are foolish enough to fall for the bait and who forget that it's always about looking as-good-as-or-better than others.
"Business casual" is a code for "dress better than others, but not flashy". Practical applications: toned down suit jacket or blazer, no khaki, no Hawaiian shirt. No guayabera outside of Latin America and Philippines.
Think "going to visit someone in order to borrow a LOT of money".
I'm looking for a straight answer regarding the development and deployment of a simple app using Xamarin (vs 2017) and targeting iPads specifically.
Do I really need a mac in order to actually build/deploy the app? If so, is it possible to run the mac in a VM for around $35 instead of shelling out $1400 for a new MacBook? (does it actually require mac hardware for the certificates?)
One other question: My current hand-me-down iPad unfortunately, is not compatible with the Xamarin Live Player. If I get a mac with XCode on the network and connected in VS, will that mean that I won't need the Xamarin Live Player? (saving the expense of a new iPad)
A little background: I was told yesterday that a new customer had decided on (and bought) iPads as their input device for a hybrid web-based application. I was confused because iPads weren't on the original proposal...they were added later unbeknownst to me. At any rate, I now need a simple little app that basically opens a webview with an encoded querystring identifying the device. It sounds easy enough, but after two days, I'm getting nowhere, and they want to start training in about 3 weeks!
One more thing, I have my mac mini running headless on my desk and I connect to it using TightVNC.
It works quite well but not over wireless. Instead I created a static IP address and hooked up a ethernet cable from my laptop to the mac. That works really well. Very fast.