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Sep 19, 2020 - 06:49 AM By Erynn Masi De Casanova

Who is today s white collar man The world of work has changed radically since The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and other mid twentieth century investigations of corporate life and identity Contemporary jobs are precarious, casual Friday has become an institution, and telecommuting blurs the divide between workplace and home Gender expectations have changed, too, wiWho is today s white collar man The world of work has changed radically since The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and other mid twentieth century investigations of corporate life and identity Contemporary jobs are precarious, casual Friday has become an institution, and telecommuting blurs the divide between workplace and home Gender expectations have changed, too, with men s bodies increasingly exposed in the media and scrutinized in everyday interactions In Buttoned Up, based on interviews with dozens of men in three U.S cities with distinct local dress cultures New York, San Francisco, and Cincinnati Erynn Masi de Casanova asks what it means to wear the white collar now.Despite the expansion of men s fashion and grooming practices, the decrease in formal dress codes, and the relaxing of traditional ideas about masculinity, white collar men feel constrained in their choices about how to embody professionalism They strategically embrace conformity in clothing as a way of maintaining their gender and class privilege Across categories of race, sexual orientation and occupation, men talk about blending in and looking the part as they aim to keep their jobs or pursue better ones These white collar workers accounts show that greater freedom in work dress codes can, ironically, increase men s anxiety about getting it wrong and discourage them from experimenting with their dress and appearance.
  • Title: Buttoned Up: Clothing, Conformity, and White-Collar Masculinity
  • Author: Erynn Masi De Casanova
  • ISBN: 9781501700491
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback

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Killian Sep 19, 2020 - 06:49 AM
While this was definitely an interesting concept, I really didn't feel like I learned much from this book. I feel like most people who have given any minor thought to how they dress has figured out that you dress to adapt to your environment, and even more so in the "business" world. White-collar jobs being the most ubiquitous of those, with the more recent exception of IT jobs which seem to prize super casual dress.For the most part Buttoned Up relies on snippets from interviews to tease apart [...]
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Gio Sep 19, 2020 - 06:49 AM
De Casanova explores how men workwear has changed in recent years. Is business casual spelling the end of the power suit or do men still feel the need to don one to advance in their careers?De Casanova interviews men in three different cities (New York, San Francisco and Cincinnati) to understand what influences their dress choices at work. Topics include the evolution of business casual, gender expectation, and the relationship between race and business dress. These are all topics that are very [...]
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Margaret Sankey Sep 19, 2020 - 06:49 AM
De Casanova studies white collar men in three cities (NYC, Cincinnati and San Francisco), digging into how they learned to dress, how they understand the hierarchy at their work, and how what they wear factors in to how others perceive their authority, social class and masculinity. As someone who was fascinated by old Dress for Success books in the 1980s, it is interesting to see how the game has changed--with tech workers able and encouraged to flout dress codes because they are creative and in [...]
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Kristine Sep 19, 2020 - 06:49 AM
Buttoned Up by Erynn Masi De Casanova is a free NetGalley ebook that I read during a Trivia Night in early November. I believe that I chose to read this book in tandem with Fashion Victims, but the latter book was released a lot earlier than this one.Buttoned Up takes a much more scattered, qualitative interview approach than I would've expected to such a narrow topic. That being said, it's a bulky, dense, pompous read, where it could've been more exploratory and diverse.
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Buttoned Up: Clothing, Conformity, and White-Collar Masculinity By Erynn Masi De Casanova Who is today s white collar man The world of work has changed radically since The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and other mid twentieth century investigations of corporate life and identity Contemporary jobs are precarious, casual Friday has become an institution, and telecommuting blurs the divide between workplace and home Gender expectations have changed, too, wiWho is today s white collar man The world of work has changed radically since The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and other mid twentieth century investigations of corporate life and identity Contemporary jobs are precarious, casual Friday has become an institution, and telecommuting blurs the divide between workplace and home Gender expectations have changed, too, with men s bodies increasingly exposed in the media and scrutinized in everyday interactions In Buttoned Up, based on interviews with dozens of men in three U.S cities with distinct local dress cultures New York, San Francisco, and Cincinnati Erynn Masi de Casanova asks what it means to wear the white collar now.Despite the expansion of men s fashion and grooming practices, the decrease in formal dress codes, and the relaxing of traditional ideas about masculinity, white collar men feel constrained in their choices about how to embody professionalism They strategically embrace conformity in clothing as a way of maintaining their gender and class privilege Across categories of race, sexual orientation and occupation, men talk about blending in and looking the part as they aim to keep their jobs or pursue better ones These white collar workers accounts show that greater freedom in work dress codes can, ironically, increase men s anxiety about getting it wrong and discourage them from experimenting with their dress and appearance.

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