FT Life and Arts: What to wear at work – the new rules

“Seldom is the new uncertainty more apparent than during the summer, which arrived in earnest this week in London to prompt a sudden uptick in half-sleeve shirts and crumpled linen suits. In sweltering temperatures, when we’re stuck at our desks in shoes and socks, tailored dresses and ties, the absurdity of the old office dress code becomes apparent. How could there be one mode fit for all weathers? And glancing down a commuter train carriage on a hot day at the loosened collars, open-toe sandals and (God forfend) shorts, you might well think that formal office wear, even for bankers and lawyers, is on its way out…”

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