Re: ... and the other extreme
I've done the "visit banker after cleaning the hog pens" thing. I completely lost track of the time, until SWMBO reminded me. Fortunately she (the banker) grew up in a barn and can look past my peculiarities :-)
Another example: The last 9-5 I interviewed for (in 1989), I was wearing my racing leathers. When the interviewer queried my choice of "uniform", I pointed out that he had asked me to drive up from Palo Alto to South San Francisco by 10AM ... and had called at 9AM. I knew I could make it on the bike, but there was no way I was driving the Bayshore without armor ... I got the job.
The 9-5 prior to that, I wore the same outfit, for similar reasons. When queried, I responded along the lines of "are you hiring an engineer or a fashion plate?" ... They made me an offer. I counter offered, they hired me at my price point.
 Time flies when you're having ... uh ... fun?