In Silicon Valley, Socks Make the Tech Entrepreneur - NYTimes.com: Claire Cain Miller (gotta love a double barrel surname!) wrote about how sartorial splendour is finally reaching the capital of chinos and neck beards.
What's the relevance to this blog? Two things;
Those who know me well know that I acquired the nickname "Fance" (short for Fancy Pants) after one of my drier colleagues noticed my garishly adorned ankles (why he was looking there is another matter altogether). I'm just thrilled to know that I'm not the only one!
I think the idea of deviating and differentiating from what has slowly degraded into the idea of "dress sense" by having some harmless, perhaps even thoughtful, fun is very "xthestreams" and, dare I say it, might bring some happiness to work.
More than ever having a sense of functional beauty is differentiating companies. Not since the renaissance has our culture been more design driven, it's hard not to notice an enhanced sense of the aesthetic that now permeates modern business.
Doesn't it make sense that we should be starting with ourselves. Time to char the chinos gents or are you incomplete without your pleats?