On the whole, Germans dress smartly for business but do not restrict themselves to the dark blue and dark grey suits favoured by many U.K. and Asian business people.
It is common for men to wear sports jackets and trousers with a shirt and tie in business situations and for women to wear smart casual clothes. Trousers for women are commonplace.
In some of the new technology industries, dress is more casual – with jeans being seen as acceptable attire. It is always best to check on dress code before meeting a new company.
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