Professions, industries in which suit-and-tie is still being worn

Rushmore

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Lets go for the obvious:

- C-Suite and upper management in a corporate environment: many ditches their ties, many never wore them (in internet/tech companies)
- Law firms: went to see a magic circle firm in London last week: beards, tieless
- M/B/B strategy consulting firms: same
- Big 4 accounting firms: PwC's Bob Moritz without tie etc.

Goldman CEO etc: still in ties.

Anyone else?
 

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Business and law school professors wear them pretty regularly.

Also
Airline pilots.

Menswear bloggers.

Funeral directors.

News anchors and sportscasters.
 

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Suits and ties don’t necessarily go together like love and marriage, horse and carriage, anymore.

Many many places actually have a dress code of suit without tie. Some specify white open neck shirt. That’s bad enough but others have let a thousand (gingham) flowers bloom on the shirts. To be trapped in a lift with a bunch of these man/boys from ground to 30th floor is to experience some excruciating minutes of sartorial incompetence surrounded by some too tight and short suits, jackets and trousers, with shirts so short and tight as to continuously ride up and barely encase the flabby bellies of the post 40 yo teenagers. There’s always a smattering of them in the pack with too loose oversized dark suits, sucked of all life by being worn everyday and dry cleaning every few weeks, sleeves down to knuckles, trousers pooling on cheap un polished shoes and un ironed dirty white shirt on it’s third day of wear with curling collar points. Looking down is to take in a sea of scruffed and dull tan or bandaid coloured shoes and kindergarten type “fun” socks.

Alls well.
 

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That is the modern business world.

And the flip side is: Tyler Creme Brûlée types, in micro brand niche slim fit chinos and so on.
 

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I don't see many men in nice shoes and business suits anymore. Most of those suits are those fitted modern cut suits in ordinary fabrics usually a shade lighter than navy. They are like uniforms, and they all look the same, and nearly all men wear them, and when worn without a tie it looks ridiculous imo. Very few men look good in a suit anymore....the cheap fabrics, the boyish fits, the fusing, the COLOUR etc are all forgettable.

When it comes to shoes, l won't even bother getting started on that. I see lots of boy's shoes to go with their boy's suits. See...the yin and the yang is in reverse now....most men don't know how to dress like men anymore, so many are still like boys, and not even like a real boy boy, but more like a girly boy type. Not into the really fitted suit trend with the silly narrow legged trousers (girly man style), that's not how a man should dress imo.
 
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I think one should always dress to the gravitas, authority and responsibility of the position. Walking around with a paisley shirt on or a cheap and nasty suit fools only the likeminded. But of course, that attire might be appropriate in certain industries.

Here in The Netherlands most professions have eschewed the tie, but many keep the light grey suit and scuffed brown shoes. Never really understood that look.

In my industry it's generally only senior management who'll sport ties, jackets/blazers or the full suit. It's not unusual to turn up for meetings with global participants from the client and several of them will be wearing RL or Lacoste polos. Of course, the boss man will be in his power suit. There are exceptions and sometimes you find the Saudis/Kazaks/Chinese/Eastern Europeans always have a good suit on and the token Brit expat coming up to retirement dressed like he's in Pink Floyd.

Up until a couple of years ago, all the accountants and procurement engineers/buyers would dress in a suit with a stark white shirt and bright tie. The intention was to illicit cold intimidation and that the negotiations would not be a push over. But now that's pretty much gone too.
 

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The blogger blue jacket / no tie / smart jeans combo, together with the wavy blonde or grey hair, a 1,90+m body height - a very Dutch "Regional Managing Director Benelux" look in the IT industry.
 
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