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Business Attire

  1. 1. Business attire<br />
  2. 2. Business attire<br />The way you dress speaks volumes about who you are as a person and as a business communicator. Let's face it, clothes talk. Whenever you enter a room for the first time, it takes only a few seconds for people you've never met to form perceptions about you and your abilities. You don't have to utter a word; people peg you one way if you're dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, slacks and a sports coat, and yet another if you're wearing a bow tie and seersucker suit. Regardless of who you really are, your clothes and body language always speak first.<br />
  4. 4. Business professional <br />Formal business attire is clothing meant for serious, professional occasions. Unlike "business casual," which leaves a lot of room for imagination, formal business is stricter, crisper and less forgiving. A good rule of thumb to determine if your clothing is formal business: If you're uncomfortable, self-conscious and can't do a cartwheel freely, you are probably doing it right. This guideline covers formal business styles for the Western world and does not include clothing for special ethnic or cultural groups.<br />
  5. 5.  attire includes business suits , dress shirts, and ties for men. It includes business-oriented suits for women, both skirted suits and tailored pantsuits. Leather shoes (closed-toe/closed heel), socks are also a requirement for any outfit to qualify for traditional business attire.<br />
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  7. 7. Business casual<br />While ties are usually not required for men, high-level business casual includes suits worn with dressy sport shirts or fine-gauge knits and tailored separates, such as dress trousers, dressy collared sport shirts that do not require a tie, fine knit shirts and sweaters, as well as sport coats. Low-level business casual includes khakis, chinos, and knit golf shirts. To command respect, wear all-leather belts and shoes; sandals and sneakers do meet a true business casual standard.<br />
  8. 8. Khaki, gabardine or cotton pants, neatly pressed<br />Cotton long-sleeved button-down shirts, pressed, polo shirts or knit shirts with a collar<br />Sweaters<br />Leather shoes and belt<br />Tie optional<br />
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  10. 10. Specifics for men’s business attire<br />
  11. 11. ties<br />Ties are generally not necessary for business casual, but if you are in doubt, you can wear a tie. It never hurts to slightly overdress; by dressing nicely, you pay a compliment to your host. You can always wear the tie and discreetly walk by the room where the function is held; if no one else is wearing a tie, you can discreetly remove yours. (Then put it in your book bag or other discreet place. Don't stuff it in your pocket and let part of it hang out.)<br />
  12. 12. shirts<br />Long-sleeved shirts are considered dressier than short-sleeved and are appropriate even in summer. Choosing white or light blue solid, or conservative stripes is your safest bet. Polo shirts (tucked in, of course) are acceptable in more casual situations.<br />
  13. 13. Socks and shoes<br />Wear dark socks, mid-calf length so no skin is visible when you sit down.<br />For shoes leathered black or brown shoes are only required.  No sandals, athletic shoes or hiking boots.<br />
  14. 14. Facial hair<br />Just as with interviews: Facial hair, if worn, should be well-groomed. Know your industry and how conservative it is; observe men in your industry if you are unsure what's appropriate or are considering changing your look.<br />
  15. 15. jewelries<br />Wear a conservative watch. If you choose to wear other jewelry, be conservative. Removing earrings is safest. For conservative industries, don't wear earrings. Observe other men in your industry to see what is acceptable.<br />
  16. 16. details<br />No missing buttons, no lint; and don’t forget to remove external tags and tacking stitches from new clothes.<br />Clothes should be clean, neatly pressed, and fit properly, neither tight nor baggy.<br />Perfume or cologne should be used sparingly or not at all.No odors on clothes.Don't smell like smoke.<br />
  17. 17. The do’s and don’ts<br />
  18. 18. Standard Suits (Men)<br />Dark Grey<br />Dark Navy<br />Medium Grey<br />
  19. 19. Correct Suit Jacket Length<br />DO:<br />DON’T:<br />Jacket sleeve length should break at the wrist when arm is hanging down<br />Allow ¼ - ½ “ of shirt cuff to show <br />Suit jacket length is way too long<br />Suit jacket should cover buttocks <br />Too many buttons, opt for a 2- 3 button suit<br />Jacket length should reach the tip of your thumb<br />
  20. 20. Types of Ties<br />Good quality silk tie in a conservative solid color<br />DO:<br />Subtle color & pattern<br />Subtle color & stripe<br />DON’T:<br />Too bright<br />Ugly bold pattern<br />Words<br />Knit tie<br />Pictures<br />
  21. 21. Tie Length<br />DO:<br />DON’T:<br />Too is too long, going below the belt<br />Bottom of tie should just cover your belt buckle<br />Tie is way too short<br />
  22. 22. Shoes (Men)<br />DO:<br />Dark brown lace-ups or loafers<br />Leather loafers w/ conservative buckle <br />Black leather lace-ups<br />DON’T:<br />Bucks<br />Too Casual<br />Too Casual<br />
  23. 23. Interview Attire – Men (top)<br />Hair should be short and styled neatly<br />Face should be clean shaven<br />Collared white or blue button-down shirt<br />Dark colored suit, preferably blue, black or charcoal grey<br />Silk tie in a conservative pattern and color<br />
  24. 24. Interview Attire – Men (bottom)<br />Pants fit just above the hips<br />Dark leather belt<br />Pressed pants, preferably blue, black or charcoal grey<br />Dark colored socks<br />Dark leather recently shined shoes<br />Pant length near the heel<br />
  25. 25. The end…<br />
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