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Dress Code for Starkey Students

Certified Household Managers Four and Eight Week Participants

As much as possible, we try to relate your dress code to actual job situations in Household Management.  Occasionally persons relax this dress code once placed and quickly begin to lose their professional edge.  Begin to practice the discipline now.

Below is the required clothing you will need while attending the Starkey International Institute for Household Management.

Daily Class Attire

Gentlemen:

  • Slacks - Khaki (suggest a minimum of 3)
  • Shirt - Long sleeved white straight-collared shirt is mandatory (no Oxford shirts with button down collars)
  • Shirt (Daily Graces) - Short Sleeved white polo style shirt (suggest a minimum of 2)
    • No patterns or designs
    • A small logo over the left or right upper area is acceptable
    • This is worn with khaki slacks
  • Neckwear - Conservative necktie
  • Blazer - Solid navy blue
  • Shoes - Brown (must be able to polish)
    • Please note: All shoes must be non-scuff and have soft soles.
      • The intent is to create as little noise as possible while walking on hardwood floors or during serving at formal dinner exercises
  • Belts - Brown
  • 8 week students - Plain white Chef's jacket

Ladies:

  • Slacks/Skirts - Khaki (suggest a minimum of 3)
    • If desired women may wear mid-calf length, khaki skirts
  • Shirt - Long sleeved white
    • Must be tucked in and ALL buttons except for top button must be fastened
    • No short sleeved or sleeveless tops or dresses
    • No blouses
  • Neckwear - Small conservative neck scarf in a solid color or conservative pattern may be worn
  • Shirt (Daily Graces) - Short sleeved white polo style shirt (suggest a minimum of 2)
    • No patterns or designs
    • A small logo over the left or right upper area is acceptable
    • This is worn with khaki slacks
  • Blazer - Solid navy blue
  • Shoes - Brown (must be able to polish)
    • Please Note: All shoes must be non-scuff and have soft soles
      • The intent is to create as little noise as possible while walking on hardwood floors or during serving at formal dinner exercises
  • Belts - Brown
  • 8 week students - Plain white Chef's jacket

 

 

Formal Attire (Required)

Gentlemen & Ladies:

  • Slacks - Black
    • Plain - no print or flared bottoms
    • Pleated front is acceptable
  • Shirt - Long sleeved white straight-collared shirt (no Oxford shirts with button down collars)
    • Please wear undershirts gentlemen - preferably round neck with sleeves
  • Vest - Black
    • Plain - no patterns, designs or silk back
    • Poly-blend
  • Shoes - Black
    • Non-scuff rubber soled
  • Socks - Black or nylons for the ladies
  • Bow Tie - Black
    • Plain - no patterns or designs

 

Interview Attire

Gentlemen:

  • Conservative styled suit - A dark two-buttoned, three-buttoned or double-breasted is acceptable
  • Military Enlisted Aide - Should wear their uniform as appropriate for all interviewing occasions

Ladies:

  • Conservative styled suit - A dark two-buttoned, three-buttoned suit is acceptable
    • No short sleeved or sleeveless tops or dresses
    • Please be conscious of 'over-stylish shoes'
    • No excessively high heels or 'statement makers'
  • Military Enlisted Aide - Should wear their uniform as appropriate for all interviewing occasions

 

Graduation Attire

  • Civilian Graduates should wear their interview attire for graduation ceremonies
  • All military persons are required to bring their uniform to wear at graduation ceremonies

 

Perfumes and Other Scents

  • Refrain from using any perfumes or scents while in class or while serving at the formal dinner exercises
    • This can be uncomfortable for people with allergies
    • This should also be a priority when considering entering private home service, as you would most likely be asked to fore-go such cosmetics in the work place

 

Jewelry and Grooming

Gentlemen:

  • Jewelry
    • Limit to rings, wristwatches or inconspicuous necklaces
    • If your jewelry collection includes items or visible piercing in other areas, you are asked to refrain from wearing these during class times or entertaining exercises
  • Hair - should be conservatively combed, trimmed, and styled
  • Facial Hair - avoid

 

Ladies:

  • Jewelry
    • Limit to conservative earrings worn only at the bottom of the ear lobe
    • A conservative necklace or rings
    • If your jewelry collection includes items or visible piercing in other areas, you are asked to refrain from wearing these during class times or entertaining exercises
  • Hair - Long hair should be pinned back and off shoulders
  • Make-up - Should be worn in a conservative manner
 
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