2. Business Casual
In your opinion, what looks most attractive on a man in a “business casual” setting?
Breaking free from the light blue dress shirt/chino look is key. Guys fall into this “uniform” rut with their officewear, and it’s so, sooo boring.
Very interesting layering here. What attracts you to the denim jacket under blazer thing?
I talk on Style Girlfriend a lot about adding “visual interest” to an outfit. For women, I think that’s pretty easy – throw on a big sparkly necklace or bright red lipstick and you’re all set. For guys, adding layers in different colors, patterns, and textures is a great way to making your outfit more interesting. No lipstick required.
Where do guys go wrong with business-casual outfits? Turn-offs? What’s trying too hard/not hard enough?
It seems like guys don’t necessarily want to stand out at work, but I think there’s standing out in a good way (by looking awesome and totally put-together) and standing out in a bad way (by looking like you just rolled out of bed, or wearing a suit three sizes too big for you). Guys shouldn’t be so afraid of standing out in a good way at work.
- Brown herringbone tweed blazer Vintage
- Denim jacket by Levis Vintage
- Navy & red plaid french cuff shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Burgundy wool knit tie Vintage
- Navy cotton trousers by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Brown suede chukka boots by Massimo Dutti