5 Tips to Master the “Office” Style

Looking good in the office is often an overlooked thing but it’s very important. How you colleagues perceive you is as important as what you do in the office.
Looking well dressed and groomed is the best way you can make a great first impression, and as you know the first impression is the most important thing when you work with clients.

As most offices, probably yours too has a dress code that you should fit into. If it doesn’t, great, but you can still check some of these advices if you like to dress up.
How flexible you can be with your style depends on the rules your workplace implies, so you should pick the things that will work best with you.

#1: Fit

This has been said a thousand times here, but it never hurts to say it again. It doesn’t matter how boring your suit is, if it has a great fit, you’ll still look better than most guys around you.
If you are lucky enough to have a physique that makes any off the rack suit look good on you, then great! But if you are like most men, and you never find a suit that fits good you should visit a tailor.

All you have to do is buy a suit that fits in the shoulders and chest. The length of the sleeves can be adjusted and the blazer can be fitted in the waist. To the same with the pants. Get a pair that fits you in the waist and get it tailored after that.
You can always get a bigger suit and shrink it, but if it’s small for you, you can’t do a lot about it.

Even better that buying a suit is to get one made just for you. If you can spend a bit more cash, then definitely go and get a couple of well-made suits. It’s an investment that will pay in the long run.

#2: Invest in a nice watch

Yes, a watch makes a difference. Spend a bit more money on a timepiece that you can give to your child in the future or at least resell at a nice price.
Not everyone can spend $5 000 on a watch, but if you can invest in a nice watch then definitely do so.

If you can’t spend a lot of money, but you still want a nice and presentable watch you can still do so by getting yourself a pre-owned luxury timepiece. Find someone who knows his way around watches and ask him for advice on where and from whom to buy.
If you want to get one yourself the check our article here: The Beginners Guide to Buying a Watch

#3: Shoes

Even if your boss restricts you from wearing shoes that aren’t black, it’s not his fault that you wear those ugly square-toed shoes that your grandfather wears!

Instead, go and invest in some nice shoes. You have so many choices that you simply don’t have any excuses not to look good.
Loafers, Oxford’s, Chelsea boots, Brogues etc., there a re hundreds of different styles, so, again, you have no excuses no to buy nice shoes.

#4: Details

The devil is in the details, people have said. Yeah, you might have a nicely fitting suit and nice shoes, but it’s still a bit boring. You still look like you are wearing a uniform.
It’s time to add a bit of yourself. The pocket square, the tie and the colors, a bracelet, a ring – they all show your own personality.
The tie and the pocket square is your way to add some color to the outfit. Choose contrasting but complementing colors for your accessories.

#5: Etiquette

Now that you look dapper, you have to behave the right way.
Often times we are overwhelmed by what we have to do at our workplace, so we aren’t really interested about what our colleagues think of us. However, it’s important to remember that people are always looking at us and making their judgments, and once if you look like you aren’t ready to do your work it might cost you a promotion or other professional advantages.
Keep attention to your posture and gestures. How you talk and look at people can mean a lot in a professional place.
Take heed of those things and give them the needed attention. You might just be starting up with these things so giving them more of your time than you usually do.

Final Words

Adding your own style to everything is important to pretty much every aspect of your life, so feel free and proud to do so.

Evgeni Asenov

For the last 4 years I've been enthusiastic about men's style, lifestyle and fashion. Trough trial and error I've learned some things in this area and now I'm here to share with everyone who might be interested.

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