October 18, 2018

dress codes

Should CPA Firms Allow Employees to Wear Shorts? A Brief Debate

No. When the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) relaxed its dress code last May to allow employees to wear shorts on Fridays, employees welcomed the change, but many haven't taken advantage of the new rule yet, according to chief operating officer Maureen Dingus. "I think the staff was excited to be able to wear jeans, […]

The Accounting Firm Dress Code Revolution Rolls On

In this first half of 2016, accounting offices across the country have witnessed a bolt of denim throughout their halls. It's been quite an interesting fashion evolution for a profession that's been banally formal since, well, always. It's captivated everyone, including PwC's Tim Ryan who, knowing that he needed to set the proper example, asked […]

PwC’s Tim Ryan Sought Sage Advice in Avoiding Dad Jeans

As we've witnessed, several accounting firms have granted their employees the privilege of wearing jeans to work. And if your firm hasn't jumped on the denim bandwagon by now, you probably feel like your dress code is something straight out of Mad Men. Now banks are taking a hint. On Friday, the Wall Street Journal […]

PwC Jumps on Jeans Bandwagon

Last week, someone posted an Open Item requesting opinions about PwC's new dress code. Then yesterday a tipster dropped us a note about it and provided some visual evidence. It confirms the text posted from last week and gives us some further context: I love that someone at PwC insisted on italic type for stylish. […]

#WhatsNext: Accounting Firms and Dress Codes

Last month, we debuted #WhatsNext, a co-production of Thriveal and Going Concern. These are live discussions about the future of the accounting profession featuring Jason Blumer, Greg Kyte and myself. Today we're discussing dress codes — are they important? Are they not? What's the deal? It's been a bit of contentious topic early in 2016, […]

L’Affaire Denim: Accounting Firm Dress Code Debates Span Borders, Decades

Cosmic issues are being raised in the great Dress Code debates: Is denim okay every day? What’s the largest allowable team logo on a sweatshirt? How about pajamas outside the house? My experiences may offer some useful historical and cultural context. In the late 1990s I was expatriated to Paris with one of the then […]

The ‘Everyday Jeans’ Policy Backlash Has Begun

As the culture wars in the accounting profession continue, it was inevitable that concerns would arise around the "Don Your Denim" policies. On Accounting Today earlier this week, one worry that was brought up is that the casual dress policy is allowed "as long as you don’t have a client meeting" and that would discourage […]

It’s a Damn Shame That There’s No Summer Break From Business Casual

The country is on fire this week. I mean, even Canada is thawing out. On one sweaty hand, it’s nice to see the month of July actually pulling its weight and holding up its end of summer. On the other, it’s FRIGGIN HOT. How are you all compensating with the threat of melting today?    […]