Salary menJapanese salary men prefer the dependable black suit to any other color.
New GraduatesJapanese university students spend their last year at school looking for a job. The process is grueling – information sessions, multiple interviews and company tests. The dress code for these events is strict. Even women must wear black suits. Women may not die their hair, wear earrings, etc.
New graduate job seekers resemble clones – all wearing the exact same nondescript black suits.
Office LadiesMany office ladies stick to the new graduate look for the few year of their career. As they gain experience their clothing tends to become more individualistic.
WeekendsOn weekends most people dress smart. It's rare to see Tokyo people wearing shorts in the city (even when its over 30° C in the summer).
FuneralsEveryone wears black to a Japanese funeral. Even your tie must be black. It's also acceptable to wear a uniform such as a military or school uniform.
WeddingsWeddings are the one place Japanese people are less likely to wear black. You can wear a black suit but black ties are bad idea. That's because black ties are associated with funerals. Wedding guests wear cheerfully colored ties (usually white or silver).
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