Dressing etiquette.

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  1. 1. Dressing Etiquette Lecture 5
  2. 3. When to Wear a Tuxedo <ul><li>When the invitation states Formal, Black Tie, Black Tie Invited or Black Tie Optional </li></ul><ul><li>To the opening of the opera, ballet or symphony </li></ul><ul><li>Ball or formal dance </li></ul><ul><li>Formal dinner party or reception </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner at a formal restaurant (some think: be dressed at least as well as your waiter) </li></ul>
  3. 4. Invitation Types <ul><li>If the invitation says “Black Tie” </li></ul><ul><li>Generally accepted that “Black Tie” requires formal attire </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of this opportunity to truly look and feel your very best in a tuxedo </li></ul><ul><li>Today, “Black Tie” means formal attire, not specifically to wear a black tie </li></ul>
  4. 5. Invitation Types <ul><li>If the Invitation says “White Tie” or “Full Dress” </li></ul><ul><li>You can step into the special occasion in a traditional tailcoat. Wear a white wing collar shirt, a white vest, white tie, and black trousers accented by a formal satin stripe. Complete your outfit with patent shoes </li></ul>
  5. 7. Invitation Types <ul><li>If the Invitation says “Black Tie Preferred” </li></ul><ul><li>It indicates that the host prefers guests to wear formal evening attire to the special occasion. Black Tuxedo. White Dinner Jacket or a dark contemporary style tuxedo are acceptable (no tailcoats). </li></ul><ul><li>Non formal dress suits are also acceptable but not preferred by the host </li></ul>
  6. 8. Invitation Types <ul><li>If the Invitation says “Black Tie Optional” </li></ul><ul><li>Not as strong as a statement for formal attire as “Black Tie” or “Black Tie Preferred” yet formal dress is wholly appropriate and acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>Styles may include Black Tuxedo, White Dinner Jacket or dark contemporary style Tuxedo (no tailcoats). </li></ul>
  7. 9. Invitation Types <ul><li>If the invitation says “Black Tie Invited” </li></ul><ul><li>Starting to appear more frequently than “preferred” or “optional” </li></ul><ul><li>Usually in the context of large gatherings of civic or business groups, such as a dinner sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce </li></ul>
  8. 10. Black Tie Invited (cont’d) <ul><li>Can dress in formal attire if they would like but it is not required </li></ul><ul><li>Styles for these affairs are the same as for “Black Tie Optional” </li></ul>
  9. 11. Invitation Types <ul><li>Semi Formal: in strict and very proper social circles, “Semi-Formal” means “Black Tie” </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise, this allows any style of tuxedo or Dinner Jacket </li></ul><ul><li>Must have good knowledge of your local community </li></ul><ul><li>Good taste and common sense come into play </li></ul>
  10. 12. Semi-Formal <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner party at a local country club: dress more formally </li></ul><ul><li>Dance celebrating a local college football victory: Dress less formally </li></ul><ul><li>If a lady wears a floor length gown, it is appropriate for her escort to wear formal attire </li></ul>
  11. 13. Semi-Formal <ul><li>If you are ever unsure about how to dress, call the host or hostess for guidance in dressing for the special occasion </li></ul>
  12. 15. Invitation Types <ul><li>Clubhouse Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Please wear appropriate clothing (casual dress and shoes) at all times in the clubhouse </li></ul>
  13. 16. How to wear a Tuxedo <ul><li>Buy, don’t rent for a quality garment tailored to fit you (same for a suit) </li></ul><ul><li>Stay traditional and avoid colourful cummerbunds (a broad sash), socks, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Cummerbunds should match the fabric on the jacket </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple for the most elegant look </li></ul><ul><li>No clip on bow ties, tie it yourself </li></ul>
  14. 19. The Right Size <ul><li>The sleeves of any jacket should reach the base of the hand when the arms are straight by the side </li></ul><ul><li>The collar should fit closely round the back of the neck </li></ul><ul><li>About half an inch of shirt collar showing above the jacket </li></ul>
  15. 20. The Right Size <ul><li>Shirt cuffs should show a little below the jacket sleeves </li></ul><ul><li>Jackets such as the dinner jacket and lounge jacket should be long enough to cover the seat of the trousers and should hang evenly all round </li></ul><ul><li>The bottom of the trouser leg rests on the front of the shoe and slightly longer in the back </li></ul>
  16. 22. Business Attire (Men + Women) <ul><li>Conservative two-piece business suit (solid dark blue or grey is best) </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative long sleeved shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best) </li></ul><ul><li>Clean, polished conservative dress shoes (black or brown) </li></ul><ul><li>Socks: simple and coordinate with the colour of the suit </li></ul>
  17. 23. Business Attire (Men + Women) <ul><li>Light briefcase or portfolio case, traditional in either black or brown leather </li></ul><ul><li>Well groomed hairstyle </li></ul><ul><li>Well brushed teeth and fresh breath, no body odour </li></ul><ul><li>Clean and trimmed fingernails </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal cologne or perfume </li></ul>
  18. 24. Business Attire (Men + Women) <ul><li>Minimal jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>Empty pockets—no bulges or tinkling coins </li></ul><ul><li>No gum, candy, cigarettes, or other objects in your mouth </li></ul><ul><li>No visible body piercing (nose rings, eyebrow rings etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Only conservative ear piercings for women </li></ul>
  19. 25. Personal Grooming <ul><li>Hands: clean and well-maintained </li></ul><ul><li>Nails: no longer than ½ inch beyond finger tips, and nail polish should be applied with care </li></ul><ul><li>Hair: well combed and trimmed </li></ul><ul><li>Carry mouthwash or mints </li></ul><ul><li>Make up: moderate to enhance your natural features not create new ones </li></ul>
  20. 27. What to wear to work <ul><li>Dress professionally </li></ul><ul><li>Better to be overdressed than underdressed </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid clothing that is too flamboyant or revealing </li></ul>
  21. 28. Etiquette of the Job Interview <ul><li>Be punctual </li></ul><ul><li>Things NOT TO DO </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing someone with you </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking, eating or chewing gum </li></ul><ul><li>Asking to use the phone </li></ul><ul><li>Ignoring the receptionist’s attempts to talk to you </li></ul>
  22. 29. Etiquette of the Job Interview <ul><li>Listening to ipod or music on an mp3 player </li></ul><ul><li>Applying make up or brushing your hair </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your hands are warm and dry and give a firm handshake </li></ul><ul><li>Greet your interviewer by name and continue to use the interviewers name during the interview </li></ul>
  23. 30. Preparation for Job Interview <ul><li>Be prepared to answer many of the same questions over and over again </li></ul><ul><li>Research the company and make sure that you know the key things about the company and how to relate it to your strengths </li></ul>
  24. 31. Telus <ul><li>http://about.telus.com/community/english </li></ul><ul><li>https://telus.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en </li></ul><ul><li>http://csr.telus.com/en/areas_of_innovation/environment1/courage_to_innovate_env </li></ul><ul><li>http://csr.telus.com/en/areas_of_innovation/customers/innovate_and_enhance_customer_experience </li></ul>
  25. 32. Class Assignment <ul><li>Mock Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Handout on a company </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the following questions… </li></ul>
  26. 33. <ul><li>What can you tell me about yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you want to work for us? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I hire you? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you feel about your progress? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to be doing in five years? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your greatest strength/weakness? </li></ul><ul><li>What goals have you set and how did you meet them? </li></ul>

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