Today, a commenter made a response to Matt’s Plan out the week’s clothing on Sunday post that gave me a good laugh:
“I use the Seth Brundle method of not having many different work clothes, and they all pretty much go together (IMO). This works so well I often forget that Friday is casual day, because I just pick the next shirt and trousers without thinking.”
If you don’t immediately catch the Seth Brundle reference, check out the Wikipedia page on the subject. Brundle is the protagonist in the film The Fly and he “adopted a habit of Albert Einstein’s when he bought five identical sets of clothes so as not to waste mental energy deciding what to wear each day.”
My guess would be the following:
Male — Dress khakis, white button dress shirt, brown or black leather shoes with coordinating belt.
Female — Black slacks, white button dress shirt, black leather 1/2″ heels and coordinating belt.
Okay, there is nothing creative about either outfit I picked, but I think most people would be able to pull it off except for formal parties. Also, I’m not sure that most people would know that it’s a repeated uniform, unless they saw you regularly.
What do you think is the ideal uniform? I’m not suggesting you need one, this is just a fun thought experiment for a Thursday afternoon. Let me know what would be your suggestions for ideal uniforms in the comments!
Our apologies for this post coming in on a weird schedule. Ack! Some days, technology wins.