In this article (link to, etiquette expert William Hanson tells us what he considers to be unprofessional in the workplace.

Things he mentions:

  • tattoos
  • nose rings and piercings
  • tie clips
  • too much perfume (something I don’t like either!)
  • charity bangles (What are they? Perhaps something like this?)
  • visible hair roots
  • high heels (not more than 3 inches)
  • brown shoes with suit
  • waistcoat
  • stubble (What is it? Look here!)
  • backpacks

I’d say that it very much depends on your place of work whether this is acceptable or not. Do you agree?