I work on wall street, and is crucial to had a dress code.
First impressions count. A professional consultant who doesn’t take the time to maintain a professional appearance presents the image of not being able to perform adequately on the job. This professional dress code is codified because many professionals have never been taught appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
Professional dress code standards are alive and well in major financial and executive management. Anyone who aspires to top management knows that personal appearance counts.
If you look and behave like a highly trained and well-groomed professional, you will win the respect and honor of our valued clients.
A fresh haircut, spit-shined shoes and a crisp suit go a long way in establishing a professional demeanor.
It's also about quality; most professionals can spot a cheap suit at twenty paces and high quality dress shoes are de-rigueur.
If you have never worked in a professional environment and you are not sure how professionals look, watch the lawyers on an episode of Law & Order on television.