Why is the UBS Dress Code Mocked?

(Telegraph) Swiss bank UBS changes much-mocked dress code

Swiss bank UBS AG is revising its dress code after getting mocked for suggesting employees wear skin-coloured underwear and avoid garlic breath.

The bank said on Monday it is whittling down its 44-page style guide to a more modest booklet that will concentrate on how to impress customers with a polished presence and sense of Swiss precision and decorum.”We’re reviewing what is important to us,” UBS spokesman Andreas Kern told The Associated Press.

The existing code tells female employees how to apply make-up, what kind of perfume to wear and what colour stockings and lingerie are acceptable. It advises them not to show roots if they colour their hair and to avoid black nail polish.

“You can extend the life of your knee socks and stockings by keeping your toenails trimmed and filed,” UBS tells its female staff. “Always have a spare pair: stockings can be provisionally repaired with transparent nail polish and a bit of luck.” Men are told how to knot a tie as well as to get a haircut every month and avoid unruly beards and earrings.

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