Business Dress Becomes More Formal

During the Clinton administration, the White House was a business-casual environment, where people wore rolled-up shirtsleeves and jeans to pizza-fueled all-nighter work sessions. When George Bush entered the Oval Office, he made it clear that anybody who was summoned there had better be wearing a suit.

Bush himself has been the poster boy for the resurgence of more formal business attire. On his ranch in Crawford, Texas, he may wear jeans and a cowboy shirt, but when he is in Washington, he is always wearing o.....

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