Good points all. Something that hasn't been discussed much on this board.
Alex's point about Asia is absolutely true, and even I had to change radically from my jeans and T-shirts of European academia. In fact in Thai government schools, teachers wear military style uniforms, and the private schools offer pleasein uniforms for their female teachers. males a re expectede to wear standard business attire - with a tie.Going for a job:
One of the most important tips for succes is to do some research and find out what the school's dress code is and go to the interview deressed for the part. This is one of the reasons why canditaes who are available in the country for a personal interview will get a better chance than those who apply from abroad.
If in doubt take the IBM model.
Here are some dress code articles that also contain links to one or two others.http://www.nittayo.org/faq.html#question17http://www.nittayo.org/clothing.htmlhttp://www.nittayo.org/ten_tips.html
: paragraph 10.