Doubt if I could wear something like that Columbia shirt, Funk, but I do like their stuff a lot. Columbia gear is damn near indestructible.
Jolly, I don't have to work with the public at all. My new boss said that the tie thing was to boost the department's image within the company. I'm trying to keep an open mind to that idea and it's not working out well. It's also not boding well that I'm going into this with a tinge of a bad attitude, before I've even written a single line of code for them.
PG, There are definitely lots of thrift stores around here. Of course there are also a lot of thrift shoppers, so it all balances out. I've found that dress shirts tend to be something that you need to buy new. But yeah, I will absolutely be searching the thrift stores for a few more ties. I'm not gonna spend more than $3 for something I don't want to wear in the first place.