Professional Appearance Essay

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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE

Prepared by:

Marcos

November 12 2010

Table of Contents

Executive Summary…………………………………………….1

Introduction…………………………….……………………….2

Item 1 –Clothing................................................................….......2

The business suit…………………….…………………….3

Business casual…………………………………………….3

A historical timeline of business wear….…………..…….4

Item 2 – Physical Appearance………………………………….6

Grooming………….……………………………………….6

Exercise……….…………………………………………....7

Diet…………….………………………………………,…...7

Item 3 – Social Interaction……………………………………...7

Networking………………………………………………...8

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1900-1920’s- The more formal businessmen would wear custom made frock coats (which was a long coat, similar to today’s trench coat) vests, stripped trousers and usually carried a pocket watch. The working class were wearing the first “off the rack” leisure suits. These suits were produced in the U.S. by American companies such as Hart Schaffner and Marx. Since they were mass produced, they were more affordable. Wrist watches were also becoming more popular. Women at this time were encouraged to wear dark colors that resisted staining, and avoided attracting male attention.
1930’s-
The elite dressed with style despite the great depression. Checker and plaid wide shouldered jackets, and double pleated trousers. Working women became more flamboyant. They started wearing more chic suits, complemented by matching hats, bags, gloves, and shoes.

1940’s- World War II caused restrictions in the amounts of cloth used in fancier suits. This caused the making of jackets shorter, slacks narrower, and all but eliminated vests, and patch pockets. The colorful patterns of the 30’s were replaced by more conservative darker colors and thin stripes.

1950’s- Men started to dress in a more “preppy” or “ivy league” style. The new style of suit was smaller in the shoulders and slimmer all around. The post-war era brought on a trend in women’s wear calling for a more feminine look. The look was controversial as some

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