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

Embassy was typical business attire; men in suits and women in equivalent, but depends on which office. When summers got hot they sent a notice allowing business casual wear. Macedonians are typically smartly dressed (they like irons, which I do not). - Jun 2023

Relatively casual at work, much like the States in public. I'm sure certain people need formal dress, but I never do. - Jan 2019

Business and business casual. Formal wear seems to be reserved for the Marine Corps ball. - Sep 2016

Standard business dress at work, in public anything goes. - May 2016

Like anywhere in the States, maybe a little dressier at the mall. - May 2014

The embassy community is pretty formal but Macedonian society is very laid back. - Oct 2013

Business casual. - Sep 2013

Suit and tie at work. Casual to business casual in public. - Jun 2013

Suit and tie for men. - Mar 2012

Standard business attire at work. There are a lot of talented tailors available and many people have complete wardrobes created here. - Aug 2009

Business dress required during the week. - Mar 2009

I slub around, but Macedonians dress pretty fashionably/smart. The way the women stare constantly, openly and disdainfully at your shoes gets really annoying after a while. - Mar 2009

Business attire at work; almost anything in the city. Most people don't wear shorts in the old town area. - Jan 2009

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