We hear it all the time, “everyone loves a sharp dressed man.” To be perfectly honest, that saying is true. The way we dress (unfortunately and fortunately) directly influences the first impression a total stranger will make about us. If you have a job interview for a high level management position you probably wont show up in stained shorts and flip flops. You are probably going to dress up as opposed to dressing down. But why is that? It’s probably because you want the company to take you seriously and hire you. So today I’m going to hopefully share a few tips on to help you you boost your suiting game.
So lets start with your pocket square. The right pocket square not a handkerchief (because there is a difference) can add pizazz to any suit. The possibilities are endless for the way you can choose to present your pocket square. You can go with the classic rectangular or diamond folded pocket square. My recommendation is to go wild and get creative. Fold it, make an origami flower, or just crumple it up and place it in your blazer’s pocket (neatly of course). I chose to incorporate this silk navy pocket square with white polka dots to add a little fun to this outfit.
Now lets move on to the blazer because we know that man cannot live by pocket square alone. I absolutely love this heather gray tweed blazer. I know i’ve said this before but I am BIG into the DETAILS. And this blazer doesn’t disappoint. I love the white accents that peer through on this blazer. A good tip that I’ve learned is that you can do so much more by doing less. Thus, I paired the blazer with a classic white button down and no tie. A shirt with a busy print or colors would have made this outfit look like a jig saw puzzle.
I am a watch guy. Some may say I have an obsession but I just consider myself a collector. I know right now you are probably wondering how many watches I have. Lets just say I have a watch display box…..and I’ve outgrown it. Don’t judge me, we all have our flaws or hobbies. However, adding a nice time piece to your suiting is never a bad thing. So keep your watch game strong.
To tie the look together I added these navy blue slim fit slacks. Guys, a nice pair of navy slacks can do wonders for your suit game. Navy is one of those colors that just works with a lot of other colors. So find you a nice pair in your size and add it to your closet. While we are on the topic about size, there are a lot of guys out there that don’t know their pant size. If you are wearing pants that are the wrong size it just throws the entire outfit off. So if you don’t know your size walk into a department store that has a tailor on site and let them measure you so that you will know your size.
We all know that if you are going to build you must have a solid foundation. And these charcoal loafers are divine. They stand out and they tie in so well with the elbow patches on the blazer. I don’t know if you picked up on that but thats just another little detail thing I couldn’t help but mention. It also helps that these loafers are super comfortable as well. You could walk for days in these shoes and not hate your feet.
Here’s the entire look. I had a lot of fun putting this look together. There’s so much you can do if you allow your creativity to flow. So remember you can so much more by actually doing less.
Shirt: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Steve Madden
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