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Office Dress Code: Cracking the Old Style

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Dress code has always played an important role in both, doing business and job interviews. Whereas traditionally these codes have been strictly followed, nowadays more and more people cross some limits and new trends come out. In this ever changing world choosing the right style has become more and more difficult. 

Today we have the advice of Caleb Wells, Visual Consultant for T.M. Lewin. Since its beginning in Jermyn Street in 1898, T.M. Lewin has become famous for having the first coat shirt to feature buttons down the whole length of the front.  Fashions may have changed since then, but excellent craftsmanship, quality, service and value remain the unique features of the brand.


How can dress code help you to get a job?

Research has shown how crucial the first 10 – 40 seconds of your introduction are. 90% of people form their opinion about you within this time.  Besides, some experiments conducted by psychologists at Princeton University state a tenth of a second is enough for someone to form an impression of a stranger (and just based on their faces!). So this decision could be taken before you’ve even said a single word. Choosing the right outfit plays a big role to convince them and get hired. But, how can you be sure you are making the right decision?

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