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Want a promotion? Wear a light blue shirt and a dark blue tie

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Men wanting a promotion should come to work wearing a light blue shirt and dark blue tie, a new study reveals.

New research released today suggests the elegant two tone outfit is the best way to create a good impression in the office.

Failing that, red and purple ties are the next most popular garments to wear for those looking to do well at work. And not putting on a suit in the morning appears to have had an effect on the career of some British workers.

One in seven (14 percent) feel they have missed out on promotion by dressing down.

A third (29 percent) always dress up for meetings, while five percent regularly wear lucky cufflinks, socks or ties.

The average man now spends £193 a year on office clothes, the study by menswear retailer Jacamo found.

Eight in ten men (82 percent) do not wear a suit and tie anymore.

More than half (58 percent) said their work outfit was motivated by a desire to be smart and to impress their boss and clients (13 percent).

Meanwhile, five percent want to dress smart to impress the opposite sex and attract a colleagues' attention to find romance.

And it seems that younger men are looking the smartest.

A quarter (25 percent) of men aged 16 and 24 go to work in a full suit, compared to just 17 percent of Brits aged 55 and over.

These young professionals spend the most on kitting themselves out - with one in seven (14 percent) blowing up to 300 pounds on work clothes.

The study of 1,502 Brits also reveals the clothing bosses hate the most. Two thirds (64 percent) hate the combination of socks and sandals, followed by slogan T-shirts (58 percent) and shorts (49 percent).

Less than a fifth (18 percent) still wear a suit, shirt and tie to work, while a quarter (26 percent) wear a shirt but no tie.

Only 12 percent always wear a tie, while a casual 16 percent simply rock up in jeans and a T-shirt.

Martin Roberts from Jacamo said: 'Creating the right impression in the workplace can make a real difference to your performance. 'The rules used to be fairly straightforward, buy a suit and wear a clean shirt.

'But for modern men it has become a bit more complicated than that, particularly among the more relaxed office environments. There is no longer a male 'uniform' - instead we all have to make our own work wear style choices, and that goes across the board whatever shape and size men are.

'With more clothing lines and sizes now available, men have the choice to dress and look how they want - both at work and at play.'

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