Is there a difference between wear something to work and wear something at work? For example:

The boss always wear a black suit to/at work.

If there is no real difference in meaning, then which one is more common?

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The clothes you wear to work are those you dress yourself in on a working day, like the boss's black suit.

Something you wear at work could mean a uniform you change into, or protective clothing you put on, when you get there.

  • Let's say I wear the same clothes at work as the close in which I go to work. Do I say "I wear a suit to work" or "I wear a suit at work"? Or there is no real difference? Jan 28, 2020 at 10:24
  • You could use either for a suit, but, as I explained, wearing something at work could have a specific meaning. Jan 28, 2020 at 13:31

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