Want to wear your jeans to work? You're not alone


Suits are too formal for the office and most people would prefer to wear jeans.

That's according to a survey of 3,000 adults where two out of three of those questioned said they believed it was fine to wear jeans, while three quarters described a suit and tie as too formal.

Posed by a model: a man in jeans and T-shirt at an office desk
This guy is rocking the jeans at work look (Ciaran Griffin/Thinkstock)

Even bankers agreed, although in smaller numbers, according to the study by workplace firm Regus.

Chief executive Richard Morris said: "Everything about the world of work is changing, from where we work to the hours we spend working to what we wear.

"This more relaxed attitude to workwear is a reflection of the fact that the office environment is now a lot less formal in many cases - lifestyle and work are integrating.

Two men identified as office workers by their suits
Does their attire help - or hinder - them achieve results? (Philip Toscano/PA)

"Business leaders are learning fast about measuring on results rather than attendance and presentation. If a job's done well, who cares if it's achieved in flip-flops?"

But there's still one item of clothing seen as a no-no.

Tracksuits were the least popular item of clothing, according to the survey, although many employees in media and marketing firms see nothing wrong with wearing sports clothes to the office.