I noticed the gentleman stocking the shelves in our local supermarket wears a shirt and tie. Would he attribute him with the same sense of knowledgeable authority?
I can't say that I trust managers more just because they wear shirt and tie.
For myself, I am happy to be accepted and respected by my patients and colleagues for my actions rather than dress sense which could possibly do with some improvement.
Dr Nancy Murray, Northampton (in denim and cardigan).