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If you want to create that all-important first impression, you must build an amazing business wardrobe that makes you stand out in the crowd without looking out of place. Here's our expert advice on the essential items to include in a career wardrobe.
What you do for a living dictates, to a large degree, the type of clothing you'll wear. Creating a positive first impression is important when we meet clients, potential employers, or even business partners for the first time. Here's our take on four different career paths as well as our recommendations for some must have clothing items.
As a professional man, you'll want to make a major investment in your suits and business shirts, but it's important not to neglect the casual aspect of your life - all work and no play is not a healthy lifestyle!
Here's our tips for crafting the perfect professional wardrobe:
As the owner of the company, there may be days when you'll have to roll up your sleeves and work alongside your crew, and then dash back to the office to slip into a more traditional outfit such as a suit or sports jacket, business shirt and tie to meet with clients or investors. Because you wear many "hats" that define your varied roles, you'll need a versatile mix-and-match wardrobe to suit each occasion or function.
Here's our recommendation for pulling together a working wardrobe to suit your needs:
While your work environment may or may not require you to wear a uniform, odds are you tend to wear business casual wear more than suits and ties. Because of this, you'll need to invest more in those garments and less in suitings and accessories.
The key to making this minimalistic wardrobe work for you is to invest in core pieces and staple colours that can be mixed and matched to form a multitude of versatile outfits.
Here's our opinion on the type of items that might be useful:
Those with a creative bent understand their mode of dress is simply another means of expressing their inner muse.
While we do recommend you own a suit, business shirt and tie just in case you need it for a fashion emergency, we realize you'll probably be investing most of your wardrobe dollars in comfortable but stylish jeans and trousers as well as complementary garments and accessories.
Here's some suggestions to spark your creativity but feel free to substitute and innovate as your spirit moves you.
Every man, regardless of background or profession, will probably have some formal occasions in his life where tuxedos and dinner jackets are required.
The full black tie ensemble is a onetime investment that enables you to have a quality outfit for special occasions. In fact, it is an outfit that will pay for itself after five or so wearings.
Original idea for article from Antonio Centeno, author of the internet's most actionable men's style guide. We recommend a read!
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