Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Rich Etiquette: How to Dress

Rich Habits Word of the Day

Dapper – Stunning, in vogue. For his first job interview he wore a custom made shirt with initials, his best suit, tie and patent leather shoes.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

Mark Twain was a famous writer. He had fourteen white lounge suits made so he could wear a clean one every day. He knew what he liked and he wore what he liked — a lot.

Rich Habits Lesson of the Day

You have to learn how to dress in life. There’s a certain way to dress for work and job interviews. You’re going to go to all sorts of social things. Weddings, formal dinners, informal dinner parties, engagement parties, funerals, birthday parties, picnics etc. You need to know how to dress. Here’s a basic rundown:

  • Work and Job Interviews – Some professions have special special purpose clothing like construction, roadwork, electricians etc. If you work in an office, dress like your boss or your boss’s boss. In some offices its business casual, in others its a suit and tie for men. For woman its slacks, or skirts with open collars, heels or no heels are ok.
  • Weddings, Wakes, Funerals –  In most cases this will be suit and tie for men. For women its the same as work clothes but many women like to wear more formal gowns or a more stylish cocktail dress, usually worn with heels. Some cultures have special dress codes you need to be aware of.
  • Formals – Usually formals are black tie optional, black tie or white tie for men. Optional usually means a dark suit, black bow tie, dark shoes. Black tie means black tuxedo, dark shoes, white tie means black tailcoat, white wing-collar shirt, white bow tie, black shoes for men. For women its a long formal gown or short cocktail dress or dressy long skirt and top, usually worn with heels White ties are very rare.
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