Dress Casual Day is a bit of a misnomer. It's also a bit dressist, we've decided. This year's Community Chest-sponsored event is pencilled in for Wednesday. The premise is that we all dress like students for a day but actually go to work instead of sitting around the flat drinking tea and watching morning TV. But we have a gripe. It's all very well for those who wear a stuffy suit to work, but what about employees such as the quality security guard in Lai See's block? Are you telling us that the pensioner in the stained vest and pyjama bottoms who sits on a plastic chair all day has casual wear? If he has, we'd like to see it (then again . . .). Any more casual and he'd be in his pyjamas! Oh . . . well . . . perhaps he could put on the top half. So what about those employees who, because of their job, are constantly casual? Lifeguards, construction workers and telecommunications executives. Won't they feel left out? The Community Chest points out that: 'Should operational needs prevent employees dressing in casual wear, they can show their support by making a donation and wear the Dress Casual Day sticker on the event day.' What? You mean we bump into our security guard first thing in the morning only to find he's wearing nothing but a strategically placed sticker? Ugh, not a good look. As an alternative, we need to rename this year's event to Dress Un-worklike Day. Organised by the Community Chest - Dress Un-worklike Day - will give employees the opportunity to dress the opposite to how they normally dress for work. So, those who never get to wear a suit to work will now have the opportunity to look smart for charity. All donations - as normal - will go to 140 social welfare agencies supported by the Chest to benefit 800,000 needy people. Lifeguards will get to wear their best bib and tucker to the beach, construction workers can don DJs to shovel cement and telecoms executives can buy a tie. As for the rest of us, swimming trunks and hard hats all around. Or perhaps we should save that for Village People Day. Getting in on the act to dress like Muppets for the day, are our glorious leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum in Shanghai. As is traditional, the host country gets to dress up the 21 leaders of the Apec economies like Barbies. Who could forget those cherished shots of Apec's great and good on the Indonesian island of Bali dressed in shirts made from the same pair of old curtains. Or in Malaysia, where Apec's leaders appeared for a photo all dressed in . . . err . . . curtains. At least in the Philippines the curtains were of the see-through net variety. The only country that was able to offer any modicum of decorum to the proceedings was Canada when each leader got a leather flying jacket. It will be interesting to see what China offers up. If the trend from previous years is continued then we're probably looking at a set of curtains. Perhaps with a tasteful dragon and peacock motif on a purple background with gold trim. Maybe they'll go for something a little more contemporary with a nice colour picture of the Three Gorges and a large building site in Xinjiang. Somehow we just can't see George W. Bush in a Mao suit. Or a cheongsam for that matter. If the crowds of mainland tourists we see pouring across the border at Lowu are anything to go by, it will be plastic slip-on shoes, black polyester slacks, white shirt and grey flannel jacket. Oh, and a handbag. And if it is raining they will probably also get a piece of newspaper to wear on their head. The only worry being that a passing police patrol might mistake them for a bunch of Uygur immigrants and bundle them into the back of a lorry only to deposit them 20 kilometres outside the city limits.