A business formal wear code enhances the professional image of your workplace environment and your personal brand. This page provides style guidelines for on-campus activities where this wear code is required. The gallery and descriptions on this page help define “business formal.” Clothing should be crisp, neat, pressed and never wrinkled, to project a professional, “business formal” image. Torn, dirty, and unmatched clothing is unacceptable.
In addition to matching pants and jacket, men should wear a button-up collared shirt, paired with a tie. Refrain from wearing bold and bright colours or patterns in dress shirts; white, beige or light blue are “safe” colours for collared shirts. Choose a tie with colours and tones that match your suit and dress shirt; bolder colours and patterns are acceptable for ties. Some men choose to wear a three-piece suit, in which case the vest colour and material match the jacket and slacks.