Dress Code

You’ve heard it before and it still holds true; first impressions are crucial.  The way you dress can make or break your chances at landing that job or interview even before you’ve opened your mouth.  Below are examples of business professional and business casual and remember, if you’re ever unsure how to dress, it is better to over dress than under dress:

 Men's Business Professional

  • Dark colored suit (Gray or Black)
  • Light colored shirt that contrasts the color of the suit
  • Simple tie color and pattern with a professional knot (simple, Windsor, half-Windsor, etc.)
  • Black or brown leather belt that matches shoe color 
  • Black or brown laced dress shoes.  Whichever best compliments your suit color
  • A watch is optional, but if worn make sure it isn't a vibrant color or that it isn't too flashy
  • Make sure to match your sock color to your shoe as a rule of thumb

 Men's Business Casual

  • Button-up dress shirt with top button undone if not wearing a tie.  If wearing a tie, button all the way up
  • Dress shirt can be a more vibrant color or have patterns on it, but if unsure about a shirt always err on the side of conservative
  • Blazer is optional and does not need to match pants’ color
  • A watch is optional, but still make sure that it isn't too flashy
  • Dress pants can be black, gray, navy, or khaki colored
  • Wear a brown or black leather belt that matches your shoe color
  • Wear black or brown leather shoes.  These can either be slip-on dress shoes, or laced depending on how formal the event is, socks are where you can show personality.  The safe route is to match socks to pant or shoe color.