San Jose - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Pretty relaxed. - Sep 2020

People dress up more than in the States. - Jul 2018

More formal than the U.S. - Dec 2016

More formal than in the U.S. - Feb 2016

Relatively formal with healthy splashes of non-conformity. Suits for male professionals. Gringos love wearing shorts but jeans or pants are really more appropriate for going out. I think 80% of the Central Valley wears blue jeans every day. - Apr 2014

Formal to business casual. No pantyhose for ladies! - Jun 2013

Formal. - Feb 2010

Tight jeans and tight shirts are the standard uniform for women, shorts for either sex usually only worn by foreigners. Jeans and shirts for men. One rule of thumb - everything is tighter. - Jul 2008

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