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Dress guide for politicians – Speech

Dress guide for politicians – Speech

Parliament representatives' clothes are in poor condition, according to some representatives, who want to force them to wear ties.

Unfortunately, discussions about clothing often become trivial and pretentious. Norwegian politicians believe that clothing is merely a necessity to cover oneself. Or something funny that someone chooses to play with. Clothes are seen as unimportant and irrelevant.

But formal wear is important to politicians.

Firstly Dressing formally is like acting professional and showing that you take yourself and your job seriously. A 2015 study also shows that our ability to think and make decisions Improves When we wear formal clothes.

Secondly, clothing can signal who or what we stand for – such as Parliament as an institution.

Through formal clothing, a representative of Parliament shows that he respects the authority he has been appointed to administer, and through informal clothing he shows the opposite.

Third Formal clothing tells the outside world something about us. Poorly dressed elected officials in international missions can ultimately worsen other countries' perception of Norwegians. Therefore, the minimum should be to know how elected officials in other countries dress, and not to dress less formally than them.

A terrifying example of this is US Senator John Fetterman, who spoke on the Senate floor wearing a hoodie and training shorts. this It created a debate Reminds me of the one I'm involved in now.

Not Norwegians Representatives, as far as I know, have stood on the floor of Parliament wearing hoodies. Still. In contrast, there are many examples of sneakers, jeans and T-shirts.

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Even our well-dressed Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Sture, spoke on behalf of Parliament In sneakers. If we don't take action now, it could quickly become a “slippery slope” inside the hoodie.

We can't expect all politicians to have the same interest in their own clothing, but sneakers, jeans and T-shirts should definitely be avoided.

When I help For people to find their own way of dressing, I like to ask them not who they are as a person, but who they want to be. I do this so I can understand how they, as individuals, want to be perceived. This must precisely be the core of the discussion for our representatives in Parliament.

They bear special responsibility for the way they dress out of respect for themselves, their constituents, institutions, and the way other countries view us.

These are the top politicians in Britain Aware of. Both Rishi Sunak, the current Prime Minister, and David Cameron, the former Prime Minister and current Foreign Secretary, probably own several tailored suits – or at least enough money to buy them.

But they both choose Consciously wear store-bought ready-made suits so as not to appear overly wealthy to voters or to the outside world.

This supports my argument that clothing indicates who a person wants to be or appear to be. However, Britain's top politicians dress in contrast under To the level our elected officials dress higher to.

So how should our elected officials dress?

The suit with shirt and tie still stands alone as formal business wear for men. Therefore, this should be the first option in Parliament.

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The suit should be dark blue or grey, while a black suit is reserved for funerals or very formal occasions, such as the opening of Parliament.

The shirt should be white or light blue and plain, or with an almost invisible pattern.

Equalizer task It is to tighten the outfit, so that it is complete, and automatically removes the snow collar or deep unbuttoned shirt. The bonus is of course that they add color to the outfit and just the right amount of personality.

Event writer Andreas Veit, also known from “Symesterskapet” on NRK.

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for women This matches a suit with a jacket, trousers or skirt and a fitted blouse/shirt. Or a formal dress. Here, colors are more socially accepted than men. Pastels are carefully shown, while strong colors are dominant.

A wool jacket and trousers are a close combination, with an almost high degree of formality, and can be a good alternative for activities outside the Parliament Hall. The same applies to clothes consisting of a shirt, blouse and woolen trousers, which are generally suitable for a closed office.

A great pair of black leather oxfords, polished and well cared for, will always be a good choice.

Last but not leastknee-high socks, so that bare legs are not visible – we are not at the beach after all.

If the Parliament's Rules of Procedure need an updated dress code, I will be happy to help.

while A properly tied necktie is a good start.