For 15 years, I had jobs that required starched shirts and ties, every day, even when I was walking land, or doing quality checks on construction sites. At one point I owned a closet full of tailored suits. My first job out of law school was much more casual, the dress code was please don't offend anyone, look like a lawyer when you need to, and beyond that we don't care. My current job, is officially business casual, we tend to the casual side. I can't get away with wearing the funny shirt, but I almost never wear a tie.
Give the choice I would sooner be a slob, than wear a suit.