The fact that this is notable speaks to the sartorial state of the office in general, clients do not walk in, the boss regularly wears tennis shoes, and our windows have a view of the golf course’s parking lot.
Then there is this guy.
He is about a decade older than the rest of us, but not yet old. He is tall, bearded, bespectacled, and round in the middle. He is in no way eloquent, not exceptionally witty, and I don’t get the impression he is a big sports fan. He is friendly but not extroverted, the type of guy that can tend to become furniture in a crowd.
He might be my favorite person in this place and I’m not exactly sure why.
I think it’s the tie, or maybe the suspenders.
Being the only guy in the office wearing a tie, while being at the bottom of the leader board, looks a bit desperate. Being older than the rest and wearing suspenders seams out-of-date.
With all of this taken into consideration, again, he may be my favorite person here, and I think it is in fact his clothes.
He does it right.
He dresses in a way that makes you notice the inconspicuous, overlook the shortcomings, and simply appreciate him for… who knows? You just do.