Informal Attire

Informal attire, also called international business attire or Western business attire is a dress code, typified by a suit and necktie. On the scale of formality, informal attire is more formal than casual but less formal than semi-formal. It is more presentational than semi-casual, but offers more room for personal expression than semi-formal dress. Informal should not be confused with casual, not even smart casual — in loose common usage, many people refer to informal dress as semi-formal or formal and formal dress (in the technical sense — that is, white tie, black tie, and similar) as very formal; fashion writer Andrew Gilchrist doesn't accept this usage. The technical definition of informal is used in this article.

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Informal Attire - Usage in The Workplace
... A new form of attire had arisen, business casual, which consists of nice trousers, often chinos or khakis, and a polo shirt or short-sleeved shirt ... Today this is acceptable and common attire at technically oriented business meetings and in semiprofessional settings, and is continuing to gain ground over ... Male business attire is also nuanced ...

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