The current dress code at my shop, an independent roaster/retailer, is similar to everyone who responded. However, we're opening up another cafe and my boss wants everyone to wear white button-ups, black slacks and neckties. I'm concerned that such a drastic change will put our customers off, since we're currently the kind of place where we know 90% of our customers by name. We're also in Portland, where people tend to appreciate individual expression. Hopefully I can talk the owner out of requiring us to dress like caterers.