Well here in Los Angeles, the dress code is pretty casual, not old jeans, but just about anything else goes..and even shorts in the beach areas.. I suppose if people are this opinionated you could always ask them if they have a preference.
If I'm going to a listing appointment: Dress pants and a tucked in dress shirt. No tie.
If I'm meeting new buyers for the first time: Same as above.
If I'm going to a funeral: Suit and tie.
How often have you been faced with a gaggle of folks in the front yard and you couldn't distinquish the professional real estate person from the lawn service dudes and/or the client(s)?
May have some bearing on that 'image' thing so many flap about.
If you want to be viewed professionally, how you set the stage can establish the context.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
I wear Tommy Bahama silk trousers and either TB shirts or Signum shirts I get from Vancouver.