Anonymous User wrote:My firm's policy is business casual, but because the most I ever spent on clothing was for OCI, I actually own more formal wear than I do "business casual." As an SA, I don't really feel like spending a ton of money on J. Crew. Some people just do full-on formal and that seems fine/accepted, but I was wondering: is a suit without a tie a bad look? I know it's not strictly "business casual," but I find it functional because I'm more comfortable without a tie, and I can just add a tie if I need to be in a suit for whatever reason. Thoughts?
Depending on the suit, suit without tie can be a great look. The right blazer/pant combination (ex: navy blazer with chinos) can look great without a tie.
Wearing a tie without a suit/blazer, though, is a pretty bad look and I don't recommend it. Makes you look like a waiter or an IT guy.