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For Men • Combed/brushed hair
• Close/clean shave or Trimmed/groomed
• Hair line at back – shaved or trimmed
above the collar
• Nose/ear hair – cut or trimmed
• Undershirt – absorbs sweat and smell;
helps keep one cool in the summer and
warm in winter
• Shirt – cleaned & pressed (treated collar if
necessary); not too tight
• Tie – falls between the middle of the belt
buckle to the end of the buckle
• Belt – polished if marked from movement;
• Suspenders or belt – not both. Suspenders should be same color as suit.
• Slacks – one break; pressed
• Jacket – arm length; to wrist joint; Length: drop arms naturally, curl fingers up to
palm, jacket should fall between base of palm and fingers
• Socks – no white, color should match shoes or slacks; when seated no skin is
• Shoes – polished; match belt
• Cologne – only a small amount
• Fingernails – short, manicured, clean
• Jewelry – wedding or school ring on ring finger 3 Please enter your email
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• Button down/golf shirts with slacks
• No jeans, T-shirts, sandals, tennis shoes
More General Tips
• Make sure your shoes are shined everyday
• Do not wear button down collars with double breasted suits
• With a traditional or tab collar, always tie a four-in-hand knot. With a spread or button down collar, tie a half Windsor knot
• A knotted tie should just brush the top of your belt line
• Bow ties are becoming more popular as part of the business attire
• Air your clothes, and make all necessary alternations before putting them back in
your closet. Never use water to loosen up stains, it sets the stain. If anything use
• As a rule, the best colors for business shoes are black, burgundy and brown tones
(cognac or luggage)
• Business shoes must always be darker than the suit
• Before each season, take your shoes to the shoemaker. Have them polished and
resoled if necessary
• Always wear your trousers at the top of the hip bone.
• When buying a suit, always carry the items you normally keep in your pockets
(e.g. wallet, keys, money clip, etc…) for proper alterations/fitting
• For proper trouser length, wear the correct heel on shoes. Cuffs should be 1 ¼” or
2” in width
• Suites should be cleaned no more than three times per year. Chemicals used during this process may destroy the dyes and damage fabrications.
• If one manufacturer’s pieces work for you, stick to the manufacturer. They almost
always cut the same sizes and proportions over and over.
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course ECE 1234 taught by Professor G.wdwdw during the Spring '10 term at St. Johns Seminary.
- Spring '10