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Executive Casual Dress Code

Evening For Him

(USA and Canada)
     

Headwear

Hats are not normally worn
There may be some regional variations, particularly due to local climate and season.

Neck

Tie
Normally optional but discouraged. Always worth having one tucked away in a bag, though, just in case.

Jacket

No Jacket
A jacket is always optional with casual styles.
Suit Jacket
Sports Jacket
Blazer
Might be considered a little conservative or old fashioned.
Smart Jacket
The smarter the better.

A dark color often looks more professional especially if it is made out of a nice material.

Top

Formal Shirt
Collared.

Long sleeves are considered less relaxed than short sleeves.

Clean and well pressed. White is the universally preferred color, but not essential in a casual environment. Light blue or stripes are also popular.

Avoid french cuffs and cufflinks if you are not wearing a tie.
Pullover
Or Jumper.

If desired.

Bottom

Pants
Good quality pants.
Chinos
Good quality.

Ankles

Dark Socks
Ideally the same color as your pants but normally a darker shade. Black will go with most things.

Mid-calf length.

Avoid patterns, logos, and images.

Footwear

Formal Pumps
Black is safest.
Oxfords
Leather.
Loafers
Leather.

Coat

Any Coat
If weather requires.

The smarter the better.

A dark color often looks more professional especially if it is made out of a nice material.

Accessories

Watch
Rings
A wedding or engagement ring is always allowed.