So I’m leaving in a few days for my new job at a software development company in Belgium. I’m from Canada. I’m about to pack, and I’m wondering: what clothes do I bring? What do I wear to work? I emailed the company, and they said:
“no shirt and tie needed: casual is fine.”
So, uh, what’s anybody’s best guess as to what ‘casual’ means in a European business setting? I’m guessing just a halfway-nice shirt and trousers, but I’m not sure. I know companies where it’s t-shirt and jeans, and others where it’s dressy, just without the necktie. And I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a difference in opinions about ‘casual’ across the Atlantic.
Additional notes: I’m male, and on a student placement testing the software, in case that has any bearing.