Dress code for¬†Diplotamic meetings
The¬†suit is only dark blue or¬†dark gray. Black is allowed only at¬†evening events with the¬†black-tie dress code, as¬†well as¬†at¬†funerals and¬†weddings.
The¬†jacket is single-breasted, with two or¬†three buttons. Length ‚ÄĒ up to¬†the¬†middle of¬†the¬†palm of¬†a¬†freely hanging hand. The¬†fabric is solid, dense, without iridescence (chameleon effect), and¬†gloss.
Trousers of¬†a¬†classic cut, with arrows. The¬†length is up to¬†the¬†middle of¬†the¬†heel with one front fold above the¬†shoe.
The¬†shirt is white, plain, opaque (not¬†transparent), and¬†without pockets. Cuffs with one or¬†two buttons are acceptable, but¬†French cuffs are preferable, with medium-sized cufflinks of¬†laconic shapes. The¬†cuff should peek out from under the¬†jacket by¬†1-1.5 cm.
The¬†tie without glossy gloss, plain, muted colors (dark red, dark blue, dark gray, graphite). Small geometric patterns or¬†contrasting stripes are acceptable. The¬†tie should not¬†be too wide, and¬†its knot should not¬†be too large. The¬†length should reach the¬†middle of¬†the¬†belt.
The¬†belt is only made of¬†smooth matte leather with a¬†classic laconic buckle. The¬†color of¬†the¬†belt matches the¬†color of¬†the¬†shoes.
Shoes ‚ÄĒ oxfords or¬†derbies made of¬†smooth matte black leather. Brown shoes are only allowed in¬†the¬†heat. The¬†sole is thin, the¬†heel is 3-5 cm.
Socks up to¬†the¬†middle of¬†the¬†calf, are selected in¬†the¬†color of¬†shoes or¬†trousers. White or¬†multicolored socks are not¬†allowed.
These are generally accepted rules. But¬†some politicians deviate from the¬†rules and¬†add their own corporate identity: Trump wears a¬†bright red tie and¬†printed socks; Putin most likely has higher heels. Macron sometimes wears a¬†turtleneck under the¬†jacket. Canadian leader Trudo wears socks with ducks and¬†star wars. Some civilizations are also wearing traditional costumes, e.¬†g., the¬†Saudi Arabian prince wears a¬†thawb (or¬†dishdasha).
The¬†suits are meaningful. For¬†example, Marcon wears a¬†turtleneck under the¬†jacket if he expects changes from the¬†politician‚Äôs decision. The¬†clumsy oversized non-ironed costume can mean that person does not¬†care about the¬†public¬†‚Äď Trump is one of¬†them. Obama, at¬†the¬†conference against terrorists, wore a¬†beige suit, that seemed too informal in¬†a¬†context of¬†a¬†speech on¬†such a¬†serious issue. A¬†light suid is only used at¬†weddings and¬†on¬†the¬†beach.
Putin wears Brioni and¬†Kiton (4000-8000‚ā¨). Macron wears a¬†local brand, Jonas et Cie, for¬†just 380‚ā¨. Biden wore Ralph Lauren at¬†the¬†inauguration. Hart Schaffner Marx and¬†Hickey Freeman produce suits for¬†presidents for¬†3000-5000‚ā¨. So, the¬†price of¬†the¬†suit may be any: 400‚ā¨, 3000‚ā¨, 8000‚ā¨¬†and¬†higher.