Most workers believe wearing jeans in the office is acceptable amid fresh evidence that a suit and tie is too formal for the modern workplace.
A survey of 3,000 adults found that tracksuits were the least popular item of clothing, although many employees in media and marketing firms see nothing wrong with wearing sports clothes.
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.
Even bankers agreed, although in smaller numbers, according to the study by workplace firm Regus.
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Ties are coming off
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.
“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?”