Smart dress suits UK workers

British
workers are the ‘stuffed shirts’ of Europe, with more of us still slavishly
wearing a suit to work than any of our European counterparts, research finds.

The
Germans, Spaniards, Italians – and particularly the French – jump at the chance
to casually dress for work but almost almost 50 per cent of the working
population in the UK is still ‘suited and booted’.

The
research, carried out by international researcher BMRB for Dockers, reveals
that of the seven countries surveyed, the UK came bottom of the casual table.

The
findings show:


46 per cent of British workers are formally attired – the highest figure of the
7 countries surveyed


8 in 10 French office workers wear casual clothes, compared to just 5 out of 10
Brits


the Germans (40 per cent) and Swedes (45 per cent) are the jeans junkies of
Europe, where as just 7 per cent of UK office workers don denim for work.

By Ben Willmott

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