How many image mistakes can you find in this photo that might suggest the person is not a true business professional? Test your I.Q. (Image Quotient) against that of the Image Architect. If you find four image mistakes, you are average; seven errors and you are good; nine mistakes and you are very good; ten image faux pas and you are close to a pro. If you find all 11 errors, you are probably an image consultant.
(1) The man on the left has trousers that are too long. (2) His purple shirt is too dark to be a business shirt; it is a sport shirt. (3) The sleeves of a shirt should extend ½” (1 cm) longer than the jacket sleeve; so his shirt sleeves are too short. (4)The woman in the center has no accessories; she needs earrings at the very least. (5) The object she is carrying is too masculine and clumsy looking for a petite woman; if it is a briefcase, it is too narrow. (6) Her posture is awkward; women should never stand (especially for a photo) with their legs spread apart. (7) Orange stockings are not businesslike. (8) Her shoes are dated and clumsy looking. (9) The man on the right looks fairly professional, (9) but his tie is too blah and doesn’t make enough contrast with his suit. (10) His trousers are a bit long, because they break a little too much. (11) Lastly, both men have their jackets unbuttoned. When a gentlemen stands, he should button his jacket. He unbuttons it when seated.