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Given that it's a work environment and these are women making the remarks, just stay quiet.

To do otherwise is an invitation to be the next #MeToo poster boy.
I don't see how a discussion about the level of formality of clothes would ever lead to this. Not unless he says: "You're right. I am overdressed" and then proceeds to remove all his clothes.
 

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I don't see how a discussion about the level of formality of clothes would ever lead to this. Not unless he says: "You're right. I am overdressed" and then proceeds to remove all his clothes.
Are you willing to bet your career on this? I'm being totally serious. Perhaps not the place to discuss this but we live in a different world now.

A well dressed man exudes toxic masculinity, no? Disagree and I'll label you as someone who perpetuates male dominance and intimidation at work.
 

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Please tell me this post is true, so I can fall over in laughter. Sarariman? I'm going to hell for my amusement at that one.
Every language adapts words from other languages, sometimes changing the pronunciation, sometimes not. Do you e.g. think "kindergarten" is of English origin?

The saying goes that a japanese word for suit, sabiro, is derived from the japanese attempt at saying "Savile Row".
 

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Every language adapts words from other languages, sometimes changing the pronunciation, sometimes not. Do you e.g. think "kindergarten" is of English origin?
Really good point. Linguistic cross-pollination has enriched many a language. Consider all that Yiddish words have done for American English: I'm grateful to have at my disposal such terms as megilla, maven, nosh, chutzpah, glitch, nebbish, schlock, klutz, shtick, dreck, schlep, mensch, schmooze, and on and on. Such useful and evocative words.
 

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Really good point. Linguistic cross-pollination has enriched many a language. Consider all that Yiddish words have done for American English: I'm grateful to have at my disposal such terms as megilla, maven, nosh, chutzpah, glitch, nebbish, schlock, klutz, shtick, dreck, schlep, mensch, schmooze, and on and on. Such useful and evocative words.
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Are you willing to bet your career on this? I'm being totally serious. Perhaps not the place to discuss this but we live in a different world now.

A well dressed man exudes toxic masculinity, no? Disagree and I'll label you as someone who perpetuates male dominance and intimidation at work.
I don't know about toxic masculinity but a man that's well dressed by this forum's standards does, IMO, exude an air of masculinity and power. I know my experiences are different than yours. I mean, I'm pretty certain that if I were to have a discussion with a woman about the level of formality of clothes it would not be taken the wrong way. Not sure how that would work out for others though.
 

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I don't know about toxic masculinity but a man that's well dressed by this forum's standards does, IMO, exude an air of masculinity and power. I know my experiences are different than yours. I mean, I'm pretty certain that if I were to have a discussion with a woman about the level of formality of clothes it would not be taken the wrong way. Not sure how that would work out for others though.
My kinda guy!

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You dress how you feel.
Exactly. I see other people -- men and women -- look ridiculous. Like they're wearing a costume, so why can't I wear something that I think looks good and makes me feel good?
Sometimes, if a good looking woman asks me why I'm so dressed up, I'll say: "Because I look good. Don't you think?" I've never gotten a negative reply from that. :)
 

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If someone was to say I was "overdressed" I'd respond with: "By whose standards?"

I've never gotten that one. I have gotten: "Why so dressed up?" or "Why are you wearing a suit?" To which I usually reply: "Because why not."
I suppose by contemporary community standards, I'm overdressed every day. I don't think I'm over-doing it so much as that the bar is set pretty low around here. I also get a lot of those questions as to why I'm so dressed up - and much more so if we stop anyplace else coming or going from a formal occasion. But, we get a lot of compliments, too. Overall, I'm good with it...
 
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