The Best of Swiss Bank UBS’s Delightful Fashion Commandments
Swiss bank UBS has published a wonderfully thorough 44-page dress code for its workers. It’s in French, but NPR’s blog and its French-speaking readers have helpfully plucked out some highlights. Among them:
Light makeup consisting of foundation, mascara and discreet lipstick … will enhance your personality.
Male employees of a certain age are warned against dying their hair, because artificial color contrasts excessively with the actual age of your skin.
In general, it is recommended to not wear a jacket with full pockets. It gives the impression of disorganization.
Haha, I misread this as “a jacket full of pockets,” and I was like, “true, yeah.” And, my favorite:
Never wear shoes too small for you: there is nothing worse than a tense smile.
Undergarments must exclusively be made of fabrics of superior quality, be easily washable but equally must remain in good repair after a few washings.
The best time to apply your perfume is right after a hot shower.
[Men,] if you have to take more than a half-hour to get your hair ready, that indicates that there is a problem.
In addition, we recommend that you, inasmuch as is possible, not apply makeup to your neck. Makeup stains on the collar produce an ill effect.
Indeed. But, phew:
Whether you shave dry or with water is of little import, it’s for you to choose.
… And that’s what it looks like when you steal from NPR by tiptoeing through its comments section and plucking its users’ French translations. Go give NPR lots of money!