3. Exec Meeting – Before
When guys don’t “care about fashion” (meaning they haven’t put in the effort to learn about clothing that flatters them) it really shows when they have to wear a suit.
What we can learn from Gabe’s “before” look:
- A four-button suit? C’mon! Gabe is tall and lanky, but you don’t even see these things at the NBA draft anymore.
- An oversized suit doesn’t make you look bigger or tougher, it makes you look sloppy.
- Black suits are not office appropriate, whether they have a “shadow stripe” or not.
- Avoid square-toed shoes. They are the most obvious sign of low-quality, mass-produced footwear.
- A nylon briefcase is not technically an oxymoron, but it’s pretty close.
- Black/grey/red is a good color combo for a WWE wrestler, but a little agressive for an office meeting.
- Avoid fat/loose tie knots. Keep it right, keep it tight.
- A little scruff can work in a business environment, but it should be neatly trimmed. Also, most guys can benefit from a haircut that is short on the sides, longer on top, and parted with a little pomade.
Exec Meeting – After
- Blue suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- White slim-fit shirt by Brooks Brothers
- White cotton pocket square
- Brown striped tie by Ralph Lauren Black Label
- Silver slide-on tie bar by TheTieBar
- Canvas/Leather briefcase by Onassis
- Brown wingtips by Ferragamo (Vintage from eBay)
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Styling by Dan Trepanier.
Photography by Alex Crawford: alexcrawfordphotography.com