UBS, the premium global bank catering to high end clients, has issued a brochure to its staff on proper dress codes.
The main message: first impressions count!
For example, men are advised to wear suits in dark grey, black or navy blue, since these colors "symbolize competence, formalism, and sobriety."
The brochure is in French, but you can use Google Translate to read them. Page 16 shows you how to tie a tie, and you don't need to know the French language to understand the graphic illustrations.
The WSJ summarizes some of the advice in English (see attachment section below).
Yes Warren Buffett used to say: "I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me", but you are no Warren Buffett.
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