We have a mandate at work that during big meeting between the senior staff, the dress code is business casual. For men that means suit sans ties or sport coat & slack sans ties, or with ties if people want. Today we had a new guy that just came on about a month ago and this was his big meeting. He's round thirty-something so you'd think he'd know better. The guy came in with his dress shirt untucked and shirt collar on the outside of the jacket collar. I pulled him over the side and told him to tuck in his shirt and tuck in the shirt collar because this is a meeting for the senior staff of a multi-billion dollar company and not a try-out for John Travolta's disco movies. I suppose I could have kept my sarcasm in check, but for Christ's sake, he ain't a wet-behind-the-ears college kid on his first job. Maybe that look is uber chic at a sushi bar, but that's not a look at a business meeting. Anyway the dude told me that he doesn't work for me and doesn't have to answer to me and kept on going. The senior VP in charge of this particular meeting pulled him over and had some frank exchanges that resulted in the guy red faced, tucking in his shirt and adjusted his collar. I pulled the guy's immediate supervisor over and told him that apparently he had failed to instruct his people to follow simple sartorial protocols and that next time one of his people get smarmy on me, I'd have his *** for his people's stupidity. I suppose I could have been more diplomatic with my correction to the transgressor, but dammit, a 30-something-years-old "professional" oughtta know how to freakin' dress for formal meetings.