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Aug 22, 2006 8:48 am

MS is finally going to make its FA's dress professionally.  It is about time.

Aug 22, 2006 9:07 am

I assumed all of the wirehouses required business attire. 

Aug 22, 2006 9:55 am

Across all spectrums of the business world the trend as been back to traditional business attire.

It's like so many things--when you give a moron an inch he'll take a mile.  It's crazy to think that a brokerage firm should allow casual attire, but they did.

The pendulum went too far and now it's swinging back.  I suspect that a day will come when the only thing that is acceptable in men will be dark suits, white shirts and ties that are not obvious due to their color or pattern.

Aug 22, 2006 10:24 am

I personally enjoyed wearing my speedos and a tie, but I understand where cooperate is coming from!

Aug 22, 2006 10:25 am


Are you a cross dresser?

Aug 22, 2006 10:39 am

Yeah, that's a real knee slapper.  I can see why you wanted to use that icon deal.

What a clever guy you are.

Aug 22, 2006 10:45 am


MS is finally going to make its FA's dress professionally.  It is about time.


In what way? The ones I'm in contact with have always dressed professionally. Then again, I don't know many DW hold-overs. 

Aug 22, 2006 10:56 am

In my office I have seen everything.

Aug 22, 2006 10:59 am

[quote=frumhere]In my office I have seen everything.[/quote]

Sweatpants and a feathered boa?

Aug 22, 2006 12:06 pm

…wearing a pick beret

Aug 22, 2006 12:42 pm

Professional dress is a contextual thing, and should be appropriate to the events of the day.

Whenever I see somebody wearing a suit in August here in Houston, I assume that his employer doesn’t trust him to dress himself.

There are exceptions of course.  You should wear a suit to most  interviews, to court or to certain functions.  But if an employer ALWAYS requires a certain dress style then it shows a lack of trust.

Aug 22, 2006 1:19 pm

Those stupid firms like Morgan Stanley don't know how that the idea of "Dress for Success" is so yesterday.