LetsGoMets wrote:Pretty sure I'll be wearing jeans to ASWs. Not sure why anyone feels the need to look formal. They already let us in, and you're not impressing professors by the way you're dressed, especially before you're even a student.
Just a note for clarity: some of us working people are used to attending events in business formal or casual attire. This is no way tied to a "impressing profressors". And I've been to two ASWs/regional receptions and the majority of the group were business formal or casual. Nightlife is different, but daytime wear was not jeans and a hoodie.
Don't get me wrong, I've been working in an East Coast city for a few years, so I've been to my fair share of happy hours, professional receptions, what have you -- but like everyone else I'm usually coming from work, so I'm dressed up already. I was just saying I didn't see the point of putting on nice shoes or a dress shirt for a day or two of law schools trying to convince us to go there, and I was guessing one of the reasons some people might do that is looking professional for talking to future instructors. I'm not gonna wear gym clothes, but I'm pretty sure casual Friday attire is good to go.