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HBS clothing – Dress to impress


This is what students at HBS used to wear in class - the ties are definitely gone today. (harvardmagazine.com/2013/07/the-girls-of-hbs)

This is what students at HBS used to wear in class – the ties are definitely gone today. (harvardmagazine.com/2013/07/the-girls-of-hbs)

On my first day at HBS, now more than a year ago, our HBS section coordinator gave a typical start-of-the-year speech. His introductory talk to our HBS experience was followed by a Q&A session, during which one of my brave section mates asked if there was a dress-code for HBS classes. The HBS coordinator, a tenured professor at HBS, dressed himself in an impeccable tailor-made suit, replied that while he was very much so in favor of a dress-code for HBS students (preferably enforcing suits and ties in the process), unfortunately most of the HBS faculty did not share his point of view. There was no formal dress-code at HBS, though he politely asked us to show up for class being dressed in a decent way. Continue reading

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