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Swiss bank to review 44-page dress code

Swiss bank to review 44-page dress code

(18 January 2010 – Europe) Swiss bank USB AG is set to review its 44-page dress code, after coming under scrutiny for suggesting employees wear skin-coloured underwear and avoid garlic breath. The bank’s dress code also informs female employees how to apply make-up, as well as telling them what colour stockings and lingerie are acceptable.

Anyone who colours their hair is advised not to show re-growth and, if nail polish is to be worn, to avoid black.

The bank said on Monday that it is reviewing the document and reducing it to become a more modest booklet that will concentrate on how to impress customers with a polished presence and sense of Swiss precision and decorum.

'We're reviewing what is important to us,' UBS spokesman Andreas Kern told The Associated Press.

The dress-code made international headlines for its rigidness.
'Glasses should always be kept clean,' the code instructs. 'On the one hand this gives you optimal vision, and on the other hand dirty glasses create an appearance of negligence.'
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