Dressing appropriately for business meetings is imperative. Our rule of thumb is “you should be dressed the same as the others in the meeting,” whether it’s a suit, dress or something a bit more casual.
TV Anchors Dressed To Impress
When we watch the news, the anchors are in suits and dresses. Tuxedos and formal gowns would be a bit over-the-top. On the other end, it wouldn’t always be practical for a reporter covering a story to be dressed in “business attire,” depending on the story they are covering. TV reporters here in Arizona often dress for being out in the heat while still maintaining a professional look.
Overdressed Hall of Famers
While watching the MLB Network recently, which I do at length, I was amused to see the expert commentators, or anchors, on their demonstration-set resembling a baseball field, dressed as if they were going to a business meeting. These are former professional baseball players – some are Hall of Famers.
In real life, who takes hitting lessons from guys dressed in shirts and ties? Or learns the nuances of how to grip a change-up from guys in tailored dress shirts and cuff links? Or even steps onto a dusty ball field wearing slacks and dress shoes?
It was so awkward that Eric Byrnes, one of the former players who now works for the MLB Network, exclaimed:
“My pants are so tight they're going to rip!”
Time for the MLB Network to dress-down its experts and put them in more appropriate baseball gear.