While there are certainly a host of ills associated with biz caz, the relaxed dress code does have some redeeming features. For example, study after study has demonstrated that workplaces that have implemented a biz caz policy have an exceedingly smaller number of violent incidents than those that have not implemented such a policy.
The biz caz trade association, the Smart and Casual Officewear Federation (SACOF), uses these studies as a way to promote its agenda of having a biz caz dress code in every office in every country. Although the biz caz movement clearly emerged victorious from the bloody officewear wars of the 1980s and 90s, SACOF is not a group to rest on its laurels. It knows that part of what won the war–in addition to biz caz muscle–was propaganda. And propaganda is what will keep biz caz in power.
An example of such propaganda is SACOF’s recently released commercial showing the violence that is all too common in a non-biz caz office. The commercial is titled, “Office Worker Goes Absolutely Insane.” The commercial is hard hitting and its message is clear: If this man had been allowed to wear Dockers instead of a suit, his coworkers would be in a lot less pain now, especially the lady who caught a computer monitor with her face.