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Morning/Day For Him

(USA and Canada)
     

Headwear

Hats are not normally worn

Neck

Tie
Normally discouraged unless worn very casually.

Jacket

Any Jacket
Including Sports Jacket, Suit Jacket, Blazer, or a casual jacket.

If desired.

Top

Formal Shirt
Collared.

Always the safest option.

Avoid french cuffs (cufflinks).
Polo Shirt or Tennis Shirt
Or similar collared top.

Short or long sleeve.

Tucked in.

Avoid logos and slogans, but fashion labels are generally acceptable, as are university or sports club (such as golf, rugby, cricket, tennis, or polo) names.

Company branded clothing is normally encouraged.
Cardigan Sweater
Fashionable Top
Some tops are more appropriate to a smart environment than others.

Avoid tatty or revealing styles.

Avoid denim.

Avoid slogans and logos, but fashion labels are generally acceptable.
Henley
A collarless polo shirt.

Bottom

Pants
You can't go wrong with good quality pants.
Dockers
Or similar.
Chinos
Good quality.
Khakis

Ankles

Dark Socks
Can't go wrong with black.

Mid-calf length.

Footwear

Shoes
Leather, fabric, or microfiber.

Black, Navy, or Brown are appropriate colors. Avoid lighter colors.
Loafers
Leather.
Deck Shoes
Moccasins
Oxfords
Leather.
Loafers
Dressy.

Coat

Any Coat
If weather requires.

Accessories

Watch
If desired.
Rings
A wedding or engagement ring is always allowed.
Other Jewelry
It is best to avoid excessive jewelry.

There is more scope for jewelry in a creative role than there is in a more conservative environment.