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#1 Megaman1

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:36 AM

Hi,

If I wanted to be a Computer Technician and work from home, what type of clothes would be suitable to look professional but not over board?

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 09:42 AM

Business casual.
For example: navy or khaki slacks (with belt), solid color cut-and-sewn shirt, leather or pseudo-leather shoes.
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 02:14 PM

Just to clarify one portion of jgweed's excellent suggestion. The shirt should have a collar.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:44 PM

And buttons, not snaps.
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:23 PM

I take it my denim coveralls and flannel plaid shirt are out??? :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:31 PM

Not if you have a magnetized Phillips screwdriver in the pencil holder tab, on the bib of the overalls. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:25 PM

Things to avoid:

1. Baseball cap turned sideways
2. Denim cut-offs
3. "I'm with stupid" tee shirt
4. Biker wallet chain
5. Facial tattoos

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:04 PM

Not if you have a magnetized Phillips screwdriver in the pencil holder tab, on the bib of the overalls


Phillips and a straight blade, with a Leatherman in the side pocket.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 12:34 AM

I see who mocks the wallet-chain. I'll remember this when you leave your wallet behind someone's computer desk. lol

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 01:46 AM

I work from home doing repair work and custom computers, and I dress like I normally do-blue jeans and a t-shirt. But, 2 things you should know, one its not my primary profession, 2 i do word of mouth, otherwise most of my customers are either friends or are recomended by friends. and 3 I do it more for a hobby, if you want to actually make money at it, you probably want to look professional, not tuxedo or 3 piece suit mind you, but khakis and polo shirt or at least very nice jeans and a polo shirt. :D

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