The article about incoming President Colin Clinton raises the issue of clothes, presentation, dress sense and the wearing of a tie (NCE 28 October).
The image of no tie is personified by Richard Branson, the creator of the Virgin business empire. He claims that people should be comfortable in the clothes that they are wearing for the various tasks that they are undertaking.
For any job, the clothes that you wear should be functional, stylish, easy to look after and fit for the purpose. Presentation is also important.
Branson's approach in the railway industry has led many intending passengers to complain that at times, there appears to be no one in authority to ask for information or direction. The image of 'the man in the black mac' may appear to be dated but he or she was the person in authority who took the brunt of responsibility and made things happen.
It is to hoped that the incoming president will take a more 'horses for courses' approach and will not put off major clients or the financial institutions by what may appear to be a casual approach to dress sense.
DC Kimber, Affiliate Member c/o 20 York Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3RN