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Boston

Business Etiquette

Any specific business customs, norms:

People are generally friendly and informal.

What is the accepted business dress code:

Typically corporate dress code can range from business professional attire to business casual. Men should wear business suits if possible, however blazers can be worn with dress slacks or nice khaki pants. Wearing a tie is a requirement for men in a business professional dress code. Sweaters worn with a shirt and tie are an option as well.

Women should wear business suits or skirt-and-blouse combinations. Women adhering to the business professional dress code can wear slacks, shirts and other formal combinations. Women dressing for a business professional dress code should try to be conservative. Revealing clothing should be avoided, and body art should be covered. Jewelry should be conservative and tasteful. Women should avoid open-toe shoes and strapless shoes that expose the heel of the foot.

Never wear jeans, athletic apparel or athletic footwear. Offensive T-shirts, distracting jewelry and rips in clothing are not appropriate in a business professional dress code. Women should avoid shirts that expose cleavage and back areas. Shorts are never allowed in a business professional dress code. Women should wear pantyhose or stockings as not to expose their bare legs. Head wear is not permitted unless it is for religious significance.

Local Etiquette

Any clothing regulations, specific restrictions and things to avoid to not cause offense.

Local business customs/local customs:

For the most part, dining in New England is casual. Formal dress (tie and jacket for men) for dinner is required at some restaurants in Boston and at some resorts.

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