A recent survey has found 80 percent of Kiwis think wearing a suit and tie is too formal for New Zealand offices.
T-shirts, jeans and sandals are more agreeable and deemed appropriate for the office but experts say being seen as trustworthy is strongly tied to your appearance.
"Whether we like it or not, our clothing communicates and significantly impacts the way others perceive us," says stylist Sarah Stuart.
So have Kiwis taken the 'casual Friday' tradition too far and could this trend be to blame?
Is there any truth to the phrase the 'clothes maketh the man?'
Story went to find out.