I’ve not really been in an office in the UK for ages and our company has made most people home workers now but it was suit trousers, shirt and tie minimum and I have no reason to imagine they’ve changed their views.
I’m not really sure why they would, though? Yeah, wearing suits is fairly shit but it’s part and parcel of a lot of jobs and the reason is about giving into how people are expected to present face to face isn’t it?
The manager of one team has told them to dress smarter as they’re ‘leaders’ or something (they’re really not) Which is BS because we definitely don’t have a dress code and arent customer facing 99% of the time. If my manager told me to do this I’d probably go the other way and dress less smart. Hate the idea that these people (mostly white middle class men tbh) are the arbiters of what classes as ‘smart’. And try to do it by putting little bits of pressure on people rather than as a proper policy as they know they wouldn’t be able to do that.
Also got told off for wearing shorts when it was like 30 degrees outside so have a bee in my bonnet about this.
I dress about the same into the office (fancy ) i just only go into the office once a week. I am way scruffier when WFH (especially when it’s 0 degrees outside and my main thought is trying to wait until late afternoon to turn on the heating)
I’m not back in yet but it’s coming soon. Gonna switch from trousers/shoes to jeans/trainers. I can’t imagine anyone being fussed so long as they’re not too scruffy. I don’t think they’re bringing us in full time and I can’t be arsed buying a bunch of new work trou to accommodate the extra lockdown weight I’m struggling to shift.
Never had a formal dress code but people would generally dress office smart Mon-Thurs and then more casual Friday. Ties always optional unless you’re meeting someone very senior/important.
I’ve been going in one day a week (to our regional office here, where nobody I work with / report to is based), have mostly been wearing shirts when going in but also I can’t find most of my work stuff, so I’ve been wearing my regular trousers and some fake DMs. I quite like wearing a shirt tbh, it’s not something I would ever do otherwise. Just wear a jumper over and not a jacket. Never ever wear a tie. Fuck ties.
I like ties (don’t have to wear them for work), but they really are fucking weird when you think about it. “You’re not smart unless you tie a piece of flapping material around your neck and let it hang down your torso”.