A strong suit in informality

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The Independent Online
Most men would prefer to wear casual clothes at work rather than a formal suit and tie, a new survey has found.

One in three men still have to wear a formal grey or blue suit at work, with just 13 per cent allowed a discreet splash of colour. Formal suits were least popular in the North and South-west and most liked in the South- east, the poll of 800 workers for shaving company Philishave found. The most conservative men dressers were in the South-east and the Midlands, where 40 per cent were required to wear a suit, white shirt and tie.