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What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Dress in Tijuana and San Diego is casual. More shorts in SD than TJ, but overall pretty casual everywhere. Locals tend to dress up more than Americans for dinners out, but formal dress is reserved for very formal events. The consulate is also casual - ties are rare and suits rarer. Sandals and dressy casual dresses in summer are perfectly acceptable. DC-wear not needed but a couple times each year for major visits. - Nov 5, 2017
Business casual at work. Public is fairly casual. - May 31, 2015
On the dressier side. - Mar 25, 2015
I do not see ties on men ever. It's pretty casual overall. - Apr 30, 2014
Dress casual. - Feb 15, 2014
Business casual. - Apr 4, 2011
Business casual at work. Jeans and t-shirt are fine on the weekends. Dress to impress if you are going out or to a party. - Mar 5, 2011
Business casual. - Dec 29, 2010
Business casual at work, more formal if meeting with Mexican officials or business contacts. - Aug 11, 2010
Same as in the U.S. - Mar 11, 2008