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UBS dress code dicates how to smell, apply makeup and more

Updated: December 17, 2010 6:43AM

UBS, the Swiss banking giant, has issued a new dress code for its workers — and it features some patented Swiss precision.

The 43-page edict is being tested at five Swiss branches. It notes that: “Our body odor cannot be changed. However, we can ensure that it produces only pleasant scents. Strong breath (garlic, onions, cigarettes) can have a significant impact on communication.”

It also includes, according to NBC:

For women:

♦ “Light makeup consisting of a foundation, mascara and discreet lipstick will enhance your personality.”

♦ “Women should not wear shoes that are too tight-fitting as there is nothing worse than a strained smile.”

♦ “A flawless appearance can bring inner peace and a sense of security.”

♦ “The ideal time to apply perfume is directly after you take a hot shower, when your pores are still open.”

For men:

♦ “Three days of stubble is not permitted and a visit to the barber is recommended once every four weeks.”

♦ “Wear only ties that match the bone structure of the face and do not wear socks with cartoon motifs.”

♦ “If you wear a watch, it suggests reliability and that punctuality is a great concern to you.”

♦ “Underwear is among the most intimate parts of our clothing . . . your underwear must not be visible through your clothes, or stand out . . . your figure should not suffer from the way you wear your underwear.”

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