February 4, 1995 in Nation/World

White’s Out At Big Blue

Associated Press

Big Blue is finally living up to its name.

The white-collar world of IBM, where suits were dark, shirts were starched and ties were dull, is taking a turn for the brighter.

The company’s new relaxed dress code was the main topic of water-cooler chat on Friday.

Exactly how much leeway employees have wasn’t specified.

“Our employees are smart enough to know what’s appropriate,” said IBM spokesman Rob Wilson.

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