Haha, can’t you tell? Yes!
It’s a bit of a cliché but it does make you feel more ‘sciencey’ I think.
We also have green ones and blue ones in other rooms, I think even red ones in the microscope room (but no one wears these, it’s pointless and annoying!).
Of course, not all scientists need to wear labcoats, but I quite like that we do.
A little secret (don’t tell anyone) – I usually don’t wear a lab coat! But that’s just because I’m not often in the lab, and when I used to do more research it was in a physics lab where lab coats aren’t always needed.
But here’s another secret – I do rather like wearing a lab coat when I need to