Last week my client challenged me to find him some smart casual work wear which was crease resistant, as he travels a lot for work and often goes directly to meetings. I researched thoroughly before our personal shopping trip and here are some of the things I saw that were non iron, crease resistant or part of a travel range.
Sartoria Lab Style Tips
Some men like to have the uniformity of wearing a suit to work every day as it simplifies everything but it can get boring wearing the same thing day in and day out. If you work in a conservative environment and have to keep your look formal there will be limits to the changes you can make but here are some styling suggestions on tweaks that you can easily incorporate.
I was talking to a very dapper chap the other day at a menswear event (the launch of new bespoke service - The Wanderist) who worked in the finance sector. He was telling me how, despite the fact that many of his colleagues had plenty of spare cash to spend on their clothing, they were unsure on how to dress and relied on him for advice on how to do so in a stylish manner.
Here's a synopsis of our discussion and advice on how to give your business attire the edge in order to look pin-sharp.
Now the nights are drawing in and the Christmas jingles will soon be playing in every store, clients have been updating their wardrobes with new coats on the recent personal shopping trips I've done.
Of course they all had varying briefs, so here I've put together a selection of the best coats I found to fit their critieria. I've concentrated on ones that are suitable to wear to work and fit over a suit jacket, though most of these will look great as part of a casual outfit too.
Inspired by a personal shopping trip where we purchased the jacket below, I've been doing a bit of research on stylish and practical clothes to travel in. Here's what I found that ticked both those boxes.....
What's the alternative when you're looking for trousers that aren't jeans or chinos, but are also not as plain as a lot of suit trousers tend to be?
I like the ones that have some sort of texture to them or a small micro pattern. I find this adds a bit of interest when wearing a plain shirt but is versatile enough to go with lots of things too.
Here are some I found coming up for the new season.
I know many of you will start your search for a new Winter coat soon so I've had a look around & chosen some that are slightly different from your regular grey & black and here's what I found.
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Get some variation in your business wardrobe with some alternative suggestions to blue and white shirts.
Graduation signifies the need to move out of casual student clothes and upgrade your wardrobe to something altogether smarter. I've put together a guide for you to help you navigate the choice and give you some tips and ideas on choosing a suit for your graduation, interview and new job.
Even though they've been around for over 50 years, Robertson Jessel is new to me as I was only introduced to them recently.
Here, I style some of their bags up into outfits that I think would work perfectly for modern smart/casual office wear.