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

Business attire is expected. Formal dress for the marine ball and others hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce ball and other clubs and schools. - Jun 2020

Business to slacks with a nice shirt. Totally depends on the section and what you are doing that day. Hong Kongers are great dressers though. - Jul 2018

Same as DC for work. In public, people are overly bundled in the winter, like it's Siberia. In the summer, you gotta dress to be cool and comfortable, so I've seen business to very casual on the streets. - Apr 2016

Pretty formal. - Feb 2015

You will see it all, but most business people in Central choose black and conservative wear. Most consulate people wear business casual or a suit and tie. Others wear anything and everything. - Mar 2012

Suits. Nicer ones than I can afford. - Mar 2012

Same as any large international city. The women tend to dress more trendily and less in a conventionally business fashion way than in other places I've been. - Aug 2010

Business attire - suit and tie during the work week. Tons of excellent and well priced tailors around the city will make sure that you are snazzily dressed. Get it all made here!After hours can be very casual. It is okay to walk around the city in t-shirt, shorts and flip flops. - Jun 2010

Hong Kong locals wear a lot of black suits! For work they dress up, and dress conservatively. Even in their free time, they tend to dress fashionably (think Tokyo). I would have felt uncomfortable dressing like a total slob, even if I was just running down to the supermarket. Hong Kong is a city that is very much into fashion. Men can get really nice suits made here, for cheap. - Jun 2008

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