Thursday, 29 January 2009

All change

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last year you'll know there's a new guy at the White House, and he's rather popular. As the 'new guy' everything Obama is doing is undergoing close scrutiny, particularly in reference to how Dubya did it before.

This is a fascinating article from the New York Times looking at how dress codes have changed in the space of a few days. Where once jackets and ties were a must in the Oval Office, now a more laid-back, casual approach is allowed - partly because the Hawaiian-born Obama has the heat turned up higher than Bush did.

Not only that, it's now a casual Saturday at the White House too. It must be strange for the staff, having to suddenly reconsider their wardrobe. Where once a suit was the one and only, now there is suddenly a choice - or change if you will - in what they can wear.

Would you want that? If a new boss suddenly said you could wear what you like? Or does the staple suit-and-tie mean you can get up safe in the knowledge you don't have to think about what to wear - beyond what will match and what won't? Let us know below.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

dress down saturday? what a privilege... mine is always dress down!