Saturday, September 22, 2012

The First Business Suit Men's Business Dressing Etiquette Young Professional & University Graduate Student Etiquette

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by Harold Almon
Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin

Men's Business Dress
The first suit acquired is to be

1. Black. You can get two. Each may be worn more often than you may want, and to a church when you are young or are an usher. Avoid wearing the same suit two days in a row – when you can.

2. It can be very dark blue. Each can be worn to a job interview, or a cocktail party. A blue suit could be worn to a church wedding. This suit can be used for after hour dress in the city. Outside the city after hour dress is to be in soft cloth.

The next suit may be

3. Navy blue.

4. Solid Charcoal gray. You may acquire a more specialized suit, every three months, until your collection is complete.

(Avoid any suit in (Graduate) green. Business suits do not come in green. Take it back. A green suit can be worn to a parade during St Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, Easter, or Christmas.)

5. A pinstripe suit could be perceived to mean money. You might refrain from wearing one until you have convinced someone that you fit in, add significantly to the goals of the company, and that it really is about more than just salary. Do the former, and the cash and the suit will come.

6. Get a linen look suit or one with linen and a blend, just before you go on that well deserved vacation. You can have a hand sewn suit being made for when you return.

Keep a basic suit in the office for emergencies. It once was used as a manner in which to advertise a man's credit. Some believe it still is. Have each suit tailored in the extreme. Avoid having suit extremely fitted. They are not the same thing.

Practice wearing each of your suits. Each is to look used rather than new; good for you. The back of a vest is to be made of the same fabric as the front when you are planning to go without a jacket. A vest (coat) with five or six buttons is to be a part of each suit, where practical.

A suit: jacket and pants, is to be stored together on a single joint use wooden "Wishbone" hanger until the next time around. Each may be stored in a suit or a travel bag.

For your nightlife you may learn about jackets which bear good Italian names.

A Man’s Business Suit De-constructed Men's Business Dressing Etiquette Young Professional & University Graduate Student Etiquette

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by Harold Almon
Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin

Men's Business Dress
A shirt collar is to sit approximately one quarter (half) inch above the topside of a business suit jacket collar. The jacket is to lie a quarter inch below the shirt collar without rippling below in the back. It is not to pull away from the neck.

A knit shirt and/or a black T-shirt can be worn and the collar can sit even with it.

Ensure each jacket fits with the shirts selected to be worn with it.

The shoulder width or point to point is to be no more than one inch beyond your own. A natural softer shoulder can be slightly wider. The line from the shoulder down to the armpit is to fall freely without any material bunching.

The lapel is to lie flat and roll softly to the top button. The lapel is to be 3-4 inches wide at its widest point. It can be narrower to present a contemporary look.

The body is to be tailored in American Sack or silhouette cut with slight shaping, sloop naturally at the shoulders, and fit. It can follow the shape of your chest and waist in a European cut, or when you are young.

A suit is to be fully lined, single breasted with two to three buttons, and have notched lapels, hand stitched padding, and finished seams. It can have a boutonniere loop behind the left lapel.

When in a set of three, the top two buttons can be buttoned. The center button only may be buttoned. Avoid buttoning the bottom button. Buttons can come in a set of two. Each can be set higher on a coat. Still, the top button only is to be buttoned.

The bottom buttons on a jacket and/ or a vest coat are to be left unbuttoned. The rule: the top button is sometimes, the middle is always, and the bottom button is never, buttoned, unless it is the only one or the jacket is to a uniform. Avoid standing and wearing a suit jacket totally unbuttoned, (What part of always could you not understand.)

You can sit with a jacket buttoned and tell the fullness across the chest. Each jacket is to have pockets with bottom flaps that are to be kept junk free.

The body front can be cutaway to show more of the trouser; same rule.

The back of a jacket is to be long enough to cover one's butt: the seat of your pants. The old school rule: the bottom is to fit in the center of a cupped hand, can be ignored. This rule may be used unless you have a guerrilla reach, or are short and therefore the jacket would look like a skirt.

Each sleeve is to be short enough to show one half inch of shirt cuff. It can show just a quarter inch. Long sleeve shirt cuffs are to show beyond any jacket sleeves. The old the rule: the coat sleeve is to extend to the end of the thumb, may be ignored: especially when you want someone to believe the suit really does belong to you. The sleeves are to cover just the wrist bone on each hand.

Have someone take a picture of your jacket sleeves from the back while you are wearing your jacket. Get the sleeves hemmed up until you look like the jacket belongs to you and you can see your shirts cuffs. Each jacket sleeve can have functional cuff button holes; when each does, each front button hole may be left open for show.

Each leg is to be tapered to break over the instep with the bottom covering half of the heel of the shoe worn with it. The pants rule: plain front no cuff; pleated front cuffed. Do what you will with it. A suit is worn to show deference to authority or to show it with or over someone else. See you on the hill.

Men's Business Dressing Etiquette for Young Professionals & University Graduate Students

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by Harold Almon
Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin

Men's Business Dress
Men's Business Dressing Etiquette Lessons for Professionals and University Students is a compilation of two guides: Male Business Dress and Male Dress Accessories. It includes information on things someone meant to tell you when you bought your best – male business dress: the rules on how to wear it.

Either wearing the company uniform or socially standing out from the crowd, there are rules governing, things to know, do, and of which a male needs to be mindful.

Dress & Image

Contained herein is etiquette on dress: a set of rules that cover shirts, pants, shoes, ties, sweaters, vest coats, suits, jackets, overcoats, and policies. Each piece of clothing you own is to have a personality. People identify with you based on how you dress. The primary rule, clothing for business-work is to be crisp and clean to a fault. For business-social day, clothing can be casual and relaxed. Business-social night clothing may need to be more dressed up. Social day and night clothing could be sporty. Cultural dress requirements might need to be more specific. Dress is all about-

Pedigree… Shirts

Leashes… Ties

Paw Covers… Shoes

Collars… Policies

& Personality.

Twenty percent of success is dress, in a long term planning process. A player must look the part before being considered qualified for the part.

In business work, there are people who are called "Shirts." They wear crew shirts: (trainees and line workers,) and shirts with collars: (line supervisors.) Some of these people want to become "Ties:" (mid-level supervisors) and more than one of these people aspires to be a "Suit:" (an executive.)

Dress every day for a meeting with a company President, and not as if you were this person. Know the difference.

Dress to give an outward sign of your inward state of mind. Socially, avoid dressing too neatly and being confused for a floorwalker, an actor, and/or a model. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Secret to a Great Shoe Shine Men's Business Dress Etiquette Young Professional & Graduate Student Etiquette

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by Harold Almon
Be at Ease School of  Etiquette Austin

Men's Business Dress
In business, leather shoes are to be shined. The secret to a great shine is starting with a clean shoe.

1. Use a piece of cloth wrapped around your index and middle fingers, some lighter fluid, and a little cold water. Wet the cloth with a little lighter fluid, and dip it in the tin of water. Use this mixture to clean off the old wax and dirt. (Save the cloth.) (V05(r) removes scuff marks.)

2. Use a cream or a paste polish, a polish brush or cloth, a shoe brush, and a buffing cloth to shine your shoes. Rub a light coat of polish on each shoe in a circular motion. Work some polish into the join between the sole and the upper of your shoe. The can be done with an old toothbrush. Let it dry (for a minute or two.)

You can let the polish soak in for at least an hour. Ideally, it may soak in overnight. You can burn it in with a match, or let it sit in the sun, and then brush each shoe to a shine.

3. Now take the buffing cloth and buff each shoe to a high gloss. Repeat the process on the same shoe or go on to the next one.

You might flip a few drops of cold water on the tip of the toe of each polished shoe. You can substitute saliva for water. Pat the tip end of the tee shirt or a cotton ball lightly on the polish. Use it on top of the drops.

Rotate your fingers and rub the polish in on top of the liquid drops until each shoe tip reflects a high gloss shine. Check the shine again, tomorrow.