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Dress code for MCK workshop

Guillaume asked on May 01, 2018 - 4 answers

Hi all,

I will be attending a McKinsey worshop for prospective candidate in a few days and the dress code is casual.
Is it really t-shirt and denim or more shirt, blazer and chino ?
Might be a silly question but I don't want to underdress or overdress too much for this occasion

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I would err on the side of caution and plan to go with a long sleeve shirt, dark pants (not jeans), leather belt and shoes (not sneakers). If the vibe is way more casual then you can roll-up your sleeves to give the appearance of dressing down a bit.

Hope it helps,


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If it is casual, I would think of Smart-casual - pants, shirt, shoes. You have to look professional, no matter what.


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Very expensive tie.

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Hi Guillaume,

I would suggest to never go with T-Shirts and Jeans to a workshop/work appointment, whatever was mentioned as dress code. Pants+Blazer+Shirt is always fine and professional in this setting.



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