Now, for guys, there's pretty much this interpretation: Business casual = Not wearing a tie. That's a start.
Actually, I found this interpretation from Wikipedia (okay, I'm lazy):
- For men: A combination of collared shirt (such as a dress shirt or polo shirt), cotton trousers (such as khakis or blue, green, brown, or black trousers) with a belt. Jeans are not acceptable business casual attire. A blazer or business jacket can optionally be added.
- Unacceptable for either gender: rumpled or ripped clothing, T-shirts, miniskirts, underwear as outerwear, inappropriately revealing attire such as bare midriffs, and flip-flops. Many corporations also frown upon open-toed shoes and shorts. Bare feet are also unacceptable.
Anyway, the concept of Casual Friday or Business Casual has some unresolved questions:
Do strip joints have Casual Fridays? If so, what would strippers wear?
Is the sting of the Walk of Shame muted if one returns on Saturday morning wearing Business Casual?
Might the norm against bare midriffs be set aside for employees who wear the company logo navel jewelry?
What about Casual Fridays in offices of universities? Since in some cases it is okay to wear spirit wear, would it be okay to wear spirit wear of another institution? [I can imagine some employee of a state college in NC wearing a UNC or NSU sweatshirt on Casual Fridays in the fall.]
What does the military do for Casual Fridays? Do they wear battle dress?
For that matter, what is acceptable Casual Friday dress at McDonald's or Starbucks?
If Hooters' were to have a Casual Friday policy, what would the waitresses wear?
Can one wear bunny slippers on Casual Friday?
Finally, what unspeakable outfits may appear on golf courses when they institute Casual Fridays?