Put This On: Why don’t developers dress better?

Put This On: Why don’t developers dress better?:


“Suits shouldn’t be allowed to this type of meetup. I definitely saw at least 5 people in suits. so lame.”

That comment was left on the Hacker News comment thread about this week’s YCNYC. I went to the meetup on Monday and was one of those wearing a tie, jeans and a blazer,…

The sense I get is that in developer culture the belief is that when someone starts wearing a suit (or jacket, or tie, or non-sneakers), it’s because they’ve given up, sold out, or they’re angling for a management job.

“If you have to dress up to get noticed, your ideas and skills aren’t doing it for you”