Dress Code

Letters to the Editor, May 17, 2013

Lu Ping's appeal makes perfect sense. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Blame tycoons, not dockers, for social ills

Joyce Hung says that the logistics sector has been hurt by the dockers' strike and says we all have a responsibility to try to create a harmonious community ("'Success' for strikers has hurt society", May 10).

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 3:17am 2 comments

Suit and tie rule for lawmakers

'Che Guevara' T-shirts and colourful jackets are not proper attire for lawmakers attending Legco. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Having lived in Hong Kong for over 27 years, I have always been keen to follow the political issues and changes of this great city. I am surprised and appalled to see how certain lawmakers are dressed during Legislative Council meetings.

13 May 2013 - 1:52am 5 comments

Do clothes make the woman? Only if we let them

Just because a woman thinks she looks pretty in a particular dress while a man thinks she looks sexy in that dress, there's no reason to be offended. Photo: Reuters

Whether it is India, Hong Kong, Australia or the US, the question of how women should dress or what clothes are "provocative" has been raised in cases of rape or molestation.

18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am

Briefs, December 11, 2012

Pakistani NGO activists hold photographs of Pakistan's child activist Malala Yousafzai during International Human Rights Day in Lahore. Photo: AFP

Vietnam and South Africa signed a deal Monday to tackle rhino poaching and the lucrative illicit trade in the creature's horns for use in traditional medicine.

11 Dec 2012 - 2:12am

Dandy & Dapper

I had jacket envy on my last business trip. The man across the aisle had a fantastic travel jacket (like a blazer, not anorak) and kept all his stuff in secret pockets. It didn't wrinkle even though he didn't ask the stewardess to hang it up. Where can I get such a thing?

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Dressed up for flavour

'You should dress a cucumber with pepper and vinegar and then throw it away'

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) - English writer

Dress code

Dress is an item of clothing worn by women and girls, but what is ...?

1 a dress code

a. a box for storing dresses

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

It's all geek to me

Arnault Castel, the owner of fashion and lifestyle boutique Kapok, says he isn't afraid to channel his inner geek when picking out an outfit.

Display shelves at his home are filled with childhood memorabilia, toy figurines and bunny-related decor - anything from a cushion cover to a taxidermy specimen.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Rape claims expose true shame of male bigotry

Women tourists visiting India can take to heart a string of comments by senior Indian officials attributing rape to the way women dress. The remarks were about Indian women, not tourists, but it should concern women visitors because it shows the male Indian mentality - both in ordinary men who view foreign women as 'easy', and in the police - is regressive in the extreme.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Teacher sues over school dress code and being singled out at assembly

A woman is suing the principal and sponsoring body of the Ma On Shan school where she used to teach, claiming its dress code discriminated against her on the grounds of her sex and that the principal publicly humiliated her over her attire.

21 May 2010 - 12:00am

Let's keep uniforms

I am writing in response to the article 'Uniform rule is wearing thin' (Young Post, March 3). I don't agree that students should not wear school uniforms.

Uniforms represent unity within a group. If casual wear is allowed at school, every student will wear something different. They wouldn't look like they belonged to one group.

31 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

The metro

Last week Dutch-Chinese designer Hu Shequang was busy trashing the city's fashion sense. 'There are so many beautiful clothing shops,' he said. 'Why don't people put on more fashionable clothes?' As much as his remarks may grate, they're not completely without merit.

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Making a fashion statement

Clothing makes the man, but for people in the banking and finance sectors, it often fits the profession. In today's business world, suits are still the most preferred outfit for senior executives and managers in banks and financial institutions, as what they wear not only makes a statement of their personal taste, but also projects a professional image of confidence and ability.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Casual dress spreads but banks set limit on deductions

Hang Seng Bank and DBS Bank are the two latest lenders to join the government's 'dress down' campaign in support of environmental protection.

From yesterday, all male staff who do not have to meet clients have been told they can wear shirt and trousers instead of a suit, collar and tie, while the women can opt for more casual wear.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Climate makes the clothes

Some day, posterity might look back at the attire of our times and express astonishment at, in the words of fellow columnist Kevin Sinclair: 'a strip of brightly patterned frippery' that used to encircle men's necks.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

A change of clothing

Men are finally learning to liberate themselves. They are beginning to dress down.

19 Sep 2005 - 12:00am