And if you exist in the type of world where you are always living to impress others, well, that says it all. Shooting weddings in tuxes......really......would that be pink or blue ruffles ?
1. This may just be my market, but I have noticed that there is a bit of a dress code regarding vendors in tuxes. Most of the weddings we work are black tie (the kind where the guest and bridal party own their tuxes, they don't rent) and all of the vendors wear very professional, sedate, black or charcoal suits. They are very nice suits, but no one wears a tux. I don't know if it is like that everywhere, but we've noticed it here. It seems doubly questionable to wear a disheveled tux than to not wear one at all.
2. It might sound great on a t-shirt to say that you aren't interested in impressing people but it is kind of silly. Every on the planet, save for a few clinical sociopaths, care what other people think of them. We work in a communicative medium where the point is to create something that someone else sees. We all own businesses and we want people to be impressed with the work or service we provide and hire us. To act like we're above that is ridiculous. When you get on a forum and say that you don't care about impressing people, you're just trying to make a certain impression on the people reading, or else you'd keep it to yourself. I get your point, but I don't see why it is reprehensible to admit to wanting clients, vendors and other people vested in getting me more business and supporting my livelihood to be impressed with the work I do. That's kind of the point.
Nothing wrong with wanting to impress other people.And I totally disagree with you that most people care what others think of them. Younger people who are making their bones in life generally do, but mature adults who are secure in their life and direction usually don't.
Of course we have to be presentable when working. But to say that wearing a "jacket" is going to make or break one's career or life is ridiculous.
As i said earlier, if one is working in the black tie tux market, then of course it would behoove them to wear a tux if that is what is required. But to do it when it's not required only to "maybe" impress someone is...........well, a personal issue.
I don't see how a "jacket" makes your "work" any better. It may make YOU look better, but it doesn't improve your "work".
"hey Jim, bring that jack hammer over her"......."ok bob, but first let me adjust my bowtie, a straight one makes my work look better"............that's my point.