Published on July 11th, 2016 | by Janine Giorgenti


Are Sandals Acceptable at Work?

Don’t be that guy

By Janine Giorgenti


Is it okay to occasionally wear sandals to work (instead of shoes), during warmer months when casual wear is more acceptable?


Yes. Absolutely. 100%. If you live and work in, say, ancient Rome – then yes, you will fit in and not turn one head.

Alternatively, perhaps your office is hosting a Halloween party, in which case, go for it!

In all seriousness, no.

The office environment is a place of business. Whether that’s your business or somebody else’s, an office place deserves a standard of respect which you, as a professional, show through your work attire. Not to mention, men’s feet are statistically one of the least maintained (and groomed) regions of the body; do you really want to expose yourself to judgment and criticism?

Many times I will get asked if sneakers are acceptable in a business casual environment. While some may feel that in an increasingly “Web 2.0″ work culture, the “non-gym usage” sneakers may be acceptable if worn with khakis or a nice pair of jeans. I happen to disagree. My stance is that sneakers were created for street clothing and for exercising.

If you want to go casual, invest in a good pair of monk strap shoes, wing-tip shoes, or a pair of loafers.

(Monk Strap Shoes // via

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About the Author

Janine Giorgenti

For over 25 years, Janine Giorgenti, renowned fashion designer and image consultant – has provided a long line of satisfied clients with unparalleled service and first class made-to-measure custom suits. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, CBS, and other top media outlets – Janine has established a clientele of some of New York’s most successful and discerning professionals – including such New York dignitaries as former New York Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom and chief economist Dr. Irwin Kellner.

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Are Sandals Acceptable at Work?

by Janine Giorgenti