London, November 28 (ANI): Colonel Barry Jenkins of the Royal Artillery Regiment has instructed male officers to follow the lead set by Princes William and Harry when wearing civilian clothes.
In an email, he berated his junior officers for dressing like semi finalists from The Apprentice.
He also told female officers that their make-up should not be excessive and, 'most importantly', hair should be tidy and presentable.
"The whole 'train crash survivor' clambering the embankment look is unattractive and inelegant," the Telegraph quoted him as saying in his email.
"I am constantly amazed by what some think is acceptable dress... It is not just the quality but the untidy, scruffy manner in which it is worn - this must sharpen up," he wrote.
Colonel Jenkins had issued instructions for every item of clothing, including the necktie.
"The knot must not be big fat Grange Hill special or be seen adorning the neck of a semi finalist from The Apprentice," he said
"The tie should just reach over the waist belt, not six inches above or below," he added. (ANI)