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3 x Green blazers

3 x Green blazers

Last week, by coincidence whilst out on personal shopping trips with 2 separate clients, each of them bought a dark green blazer.  It wasn't something I was specifically looking for and in fact it was the shop staff that suggested them in the first place, but both myself and the client were very taken with them.

If you've already got your basic navy and grey blazers in your wardrobe and are looking for something different without being too "out there" then I'd suggest you try out a dark green.

I love something that's versatile and even though it doesn't initially seem it, I think this colour is surprisingly adaptable. Unfortunately I can't find either of the ones I bought with my clients to show you online but I had a look around for some others and these are the ones I came up with.

Categories: Colour, Dressing for Business, Smart/Casual dressing, Winter, Jackets

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Travel suits

Travel suits

I've got a challenge to complete for a client in the next couple of weeks - help him to pack for a trip which will include events which he needs a suit for but also swimwear, walking and waterproof gear etc etc and he wants to take minimal luggage.

I'd noticed the Z Zegna suit below, just the week before and bookmarked it in my brain as I thought it might come in handy to know about, but I thought I'd get a bit ahead of myself for other future requests and do some research on other travel suits available.

Here's what I found - ready for you if you travel a lot or have a long commute to work....you can arrive crisp and crease free.

You're welcome :-)

Categories: Suits, Dressing for Business, Travel

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From casual to formal - a step by step guide

From casual to formal - a step by step guide

I put this guide together for a recent client to try and demonstrate a beginners guide on what makes items and outfits more casual, gradually going to more formal. It's based on summer wear with some explanations as to what to look out for and other variations you may also want to try. 

From what I hear about how some people dress on Dress Down Fridays, I think this is something a lot of men struggle with, so I hope this is a useful guide, particularly around the middle section where it can get more subtle and therefore complicated to achieve.

Categories: Formal wear, Suits, Dressing for Business, Smart/Casual dressing, Casual, Outfits

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Crease resistant solutions for smart / casual business trips

Crease resistant solutions for smart / casual business trips

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.

Categories: Business, Dressing for Business, Smart/Casual dressing, How To, Travel

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Bored with your business wear? Then try these tweaks

Bored with your business wear? Then try these tweaks

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.

Categories: Business, Formal wear, Suits, Dressing for Business, Classic style, How To

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5 tips on How To Look Sharp for Business

5 tips on How To Look Sharp for Business

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.

Categories: Business, Formal wear, Suits, Dressing for Business, Classic style, How To, What to wear

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Textured trousers - an alternative to jeans and chinos

Textured trousers - an alternative to jeans and chinos

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.

Categories: Business, Dressing for Business, Smart/Casual dressing, Trousers

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10 Tips on How to dress with gravitas when your office has a casual dress code

10 Tips on How to dress with gravitas when your office has a casual dress code

Various studies have been done that prove if you dress smarter you perform better. But how does that fit in with the dress codes of today? Many of my clients work in young creative or tech companies & can wear whatever they like, but when promoted to a more senior role they feel the need to dress up a little more. Here are my 10 tips on how to do it....

Categories: Dressing for Business, Smart/Casual dressing, How To, What to wear, Dress Code

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