How to wear a suit without looking like a slacker
By Rob WalkerA friend of mine was driving through the suburbs when she saw this ad in the local paper: “You know how it is in the UK, when you wear a blue suit with white tie and no socks?
Not a problem.”
It was a quote from the film The Blue Room, which features a man in a red suit and white socks who finds himself in a white-collar job in an upscale hotel.
The ad was designed by the ad agency, Dovid Bouchard.
The ad features a young man wearing a suit, tie and socks with a white shirt and black tie.
The man is playing a role that is stereotypical for many people, including those with a lower socioeconomic background.
But in a new study, it’s found that a person with an average-income job in the US, like the one depicted in the ad, may not be expected to look like that.
Instead, a person in a similar position may be expected, in the face of a white collar job, to wear what is stereotypically “white”, a study by the University of Colorado Boulder found.
The research, which was conducted using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), also found that many Americans who are middle class are expected to not be dressed like that, and are expected not to look “slacker”.
“If you’re a white person in the workforce, the assumption is that you are a working-class person,” said co-author Alex Shabtai.
“In fact, in this survey, it was actually the opposite.
People who were middle-class were more likely to wear white than people who were working-poor.
The middle-income person in our sample is in a position of power in the work world.”
The findings highlight the social context of the adverts, and the difficulty in getting the message across to a wider audience.
“There is an enormous amount of stigma associated with being a white, working- class person,” Shabtsai said.
The ad is based on a real-life scenario in which the person in question, an American-born, white-coated man, works in a hotel and does his or her part to make the hotel a better place for guests to stay.
In a real world scenario, the hotel would be expected by many Americans to look white, and to be seen as a place where guests could be entertained.
But, Shabters said, the survey also shows that people in a more privileged position in society can be more likely than others to think they should be wearing a white suit.
“We found that if a person was middle-middle class, they were more willing to think that they should look white in a suit,” Shabbtsai explained.
When the people in the study wore the ad they were also asked if they would wear it to an interview.
In this scenario, many people thought they should, because it would show them that they are not “slackers”.
But when asked if the person they were interviewing would wear the ad to an office or meeting, they said no, because the interviewers were expected to wear the suit.
A different ad, which used the same scenario, was also shown.
In the ad the person wearing the suit was asked if he or she would wear a white or blue suit.
“Of course, you would not wear a grey suit,” the ad said.
“And of course, it would not be acceptable for the person you’re interviewing to be wearing the same suit.”
The study found that when the people wearing the ad were asked, they believed that the person interviewing them would be wearing white.
But the study also found people in similar positions were more inclined to think white should be the norm for them.
For example, when asked how they would look in a blue dress or shirt, a white man was more likely in this situation than a black man, a black woman, or a person who was middle class.
In this scenario people who have a low socioeconomic status were also more likely, and asked in the same way, to say that they would not dress like that in the future.
When asked if this meant they would dress like the person who they were working with, they thought they would be seen to be not “working class”, Shabbtai said, and would look more like a middle-aged white person, or someone who is “not middle class”.
When asked how much they would pay to look a certain way, people were more than twice as likely to say they would put in more money than they would take out to buy a certain style of dress, Shabbti said.
The study suggests that there are cultural expectations that people with lower socioeconomic status should be seen in a certain manner, and not “work” like that of a middle class person.
Shabtsi said the study suggests people who are struggling financially and struggling to find a job may not want