I used to have what was called a work week. Always looked forward to dress down Friday. I once told some co-office workers that one day every day would be dress down day IE..business casual and they of course thought I was crazy. This was back around 1996 give or take a few years. By 2001 we were indeed business casual every day.
Dress-down day memos
Office memo no 1
Effective immediately, the company is adopting Fridays as dress-down day so that employees may express their diversity.
Office memo no 2
Spandex and leather micro-miniskirts are not appropriate attire for dress-down day. Neither are string ties, rodeo belt buckles or moccasins.
Office memo no 3
Casual refers to dress only, not attitude. When planning Friday's wardrobe, remember image is a key to our success.?
Office memo no 4
A seminar on how to dress for dress-down day will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria. Fashion show to follow. Attendance is mandatory.
Office memo no 5
As an outgrowth of Friday's seminar, a 14-member Dress-down Day Task Force has been appointed to prepare guidelines for proper dress.
Office memo no 6
The Dress-down Day Task Force has completed a 30-page manual. A copy of Relaxing Dress Without Relaxing Company Standards has been mailed to each employee. Please review the chapter You Are What You Wear and consult the ‘home casual’ versus ‘business casual’ checklist before leaving for work each Friday. If you have doubts about the appropriateness of an item of clothing, contact your D-dDTF representative before 7 a.m. on Friday.
Office memo no 7
Because of lack of participation, dress-down day has been discontinued, effective immediately.