Probably Norway and Sweden are about even. Many people here go to Germany, Italy and France to buy stuff (food, clothing, furniture).
My Hermès-tie-wearing CW brought his smudged tie to the dry cleaner this morning. However, they said that the silk would not survive the process.
So, he went back to Hermès to ask if they would clean it. Nope, nothing doing. That’s it then.
The CW does deal with clients. But on that particular Friday afternoon he had no appointments, so he could easily have gone without a tie.
At the bank, we never ever wear jeans to work. I think I saw my boss once in jeans when he came in on his off day to fetch something.
I sooo envy Nords. All day, every day in shorts. Must be great! I’m looking forward to doing that myself in 3 years’ time!