I wonder about the value in preserving Workplace status quo. Isn't there harm in it? The question is inspired by my experience with the question here, "Is being casual unprofessional?" My sensible answer was derided and then deleted: "Trousers for men are the dumbest taboo there is. Skirts are way more sensible and comfortable. So I suggest wearing a skirt to impress potential clients with your innovativeness." Is being casual unprofessional?
My answer is serious and I think quite worthwhile. In West European culture from ancient Rome to the French Revolution trousers were unheard of and skirts were normal. Pants were introduced as part of violent protests by working class. They were useful and ubiquitous as horseback riding became normal. Skirts for men are still normal for non-westernized cultures. T-shirts and jeans, unheard of for professionals until a few years ago, are now normal. Clothing designers, retailers, and websites, are seriously promoting skirts for men. Why is this website being so drastically conservative as to delete my suggestion??