Office Dress Code Analysis

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What Office Dress Code means today? Debates are means by which individual or group of people share their views of a particular subject through arguments or forums. Debates use rhetorical appeals, which are logos, ethos and pathos to send messages across the same audience. Logos is the capacity of making the audience have confidence in the speaker by using logical explanations, facts and statistics. On the other hand, ethos is an appeal of making the audience believe that the debater’s idea is credible using the speaker’s experiences and sources. Pathos is an appeal that gives message to the audience through different emotions. In this “New York Times: Room for debate”, debaters use those appeals to explain the meaning of dress code in today’s…show more content…
For him, it is really disturbing. During summer, many people might want go to work like that. This argument convince the audience that despite the weather, people should still dress professionally to work. He blames technology for destroying sense of style because of the advance of technology which motivates people to work at home in pajama rather than going to office. Because of this, people lose sense of what professional casual means today. He convinces the audience that it is not really necessary to wear suit in all business situation but we still need to go to the workplace wearing good outfits and that should not be clad in flip-flop or short. However, comparing Troy’s argument to Heather Pool’s argument using pathos, Heather also appeal to sad emotion, but in more deeply sense. In her argument when she was asked by a reporter if the dress she was wearing was just a mere uniform like a mail carrier or a mechanic, she replied angrily that her office dress is not just a simple uniform because if so, people could have to wear like her during Halloween. Her reply to the reporter lays out a strong argument that convinces the audience about the difference between a uniform and an office dress code. Workplace clothing standards vary greatly among different workplaces.…show more content…
This argument convinces the audience about the importance of wearing good clothes to work. Since people tend to judge us at least in part based on how we look, it is good to always dress as if it was for job promotion. Dressing doesn’t necessarily mean wearing a suit and tie every day. Sometimes subtle details can make a distinct impression, especially on fashion-conscious people like company bosses. While Heather Poole identifies logical facts in more details about the aviation office, Troy Alexander did not give specific examples of professions that require office dress code. Heather Pools gave specific example using aviation dress code. According to Heather Pool, flight attendants wear blazers with two gold stripes around the wrist, distinguished from the blazers of first officers who wear three stripes, and captains who wear four. This is the only way passengers can tell difference between aviation workers. She convinces the audience saying that the aviation’s clothes are not just to look glamourous but also to give order. This makes the audience knowing that office dress code is not enough to harmonize its look, we must also think about the impression that one gives to its audience and the image the outfit returns. The use of the logos in Heather’s arguments works effectively to get her audience attention than its use in

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