Dress (for Success) Codes
The Newsroom

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Smoking is confined to a tiny sliver of a room, and fedoras are all but extinct, but the vibe at the New York Post is still distinctly newsroom. "I rarely do up my tie," editor-in-chief Col Allan says proudly. "And the jacket is always off." "There's a lot of energy and walking around and screaming in my job," says metro editor Jesse Angelo, whose sleeves are always rolled up. "I have to be ready." There are several sartorial dividing lines at the paper: The editorial brass wear suits (you never know, after all, when Rupert might stop by and the jacket will come in handy), the reporters dress for comfort, and the columnists (Jared Paul Stern, Steve Dunleavy) dress like characters. "To be honest with you, many of us are suffering from a hangover when we wake up," admits Paula Froelich, "so it's mostly, Oh, God. What's clean?"

The "Page six"-er, Paula Froelich, 29. (pictured, far left)
"If I wear a sheer shirt for an event, I change on my way out. Who wants your co-workers looking at you in a sexual way? Ew."

The Editor-in-Chief, Col Allan, 49. (pictured, in blue shirt)
"There's a lot of freedom of expression. I like to think that it comes through in the pages."

The Reporter, Bridget Harrison, 31. (pictured, in sweater)
"I want to be covered for anything, a funeral or standing on a street corner. If I ever became an editor again, I'd wear high heels."

The Metro Editor, Jesse Angelo, 29. (pictured, in white shirt)
Suits, every day. Dark ones, and slackened ties. "It's not that macho for a newspaper."

The copy boy, Hasani Gettins, 26. (pictured, far right)
"On days when I'm doing reporting, I wear a collared shirt."
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