Microspeak: Suited and booted

Raymond Chen

At Microsoft’s consulting divisions, customer visits are a part of the job. A shorthand has developed to describe how formally dressed you should be at the meeting with the customer.

  • Suited and booted: Business suit including necktie.
  • Business casual: Collared shirt and trousers (no jeans).
  • Microsoft casual: Jeans and a t-shirt.

(I leave it as an exercise to develop the comparable attire for women.)

Note: This Microspeak entry was submitted by a colleague from the UK, so it may be peculiar to the UK dialect of Microspeak.


Discussion is closed.

Feedback usabilla icon