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.
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When you need to smarten up a little at work but still want to feel comfortable then the perfect choice is a knitted blazer. This is an item I've bought frequently with clients as it fills the gap between the formality of a blazer and the comfort of a cardigan, and therefore straddles the smart / casual divide perfectly.
If you're not yet ready for the 'fugly' trainer trend that's been sweeping the catwalks, and would prefer to keep it simple and classic then go for some white leather trainers. Here are my top 3 picks, with details on how to combine them with tailoring:
Whilst out and about at London Fashion Week Men, I came across a colleague who looked great in a t-shirt and mid weight bomber jacket but had seriously underestimated how cold it was and had spent the day freezing. When questioned, I was surprised to hear that he didn’t know how to layer, so here are six ideas on how to stay warm but well dressed this winter.
Every which way I turn I see a velvet blazer and I'm sure if you've been anywhere near the shops, you will have too. If you've been tempted but don't really think you need something so formal.....well think again. They don't just need to be worn with a classic white shirt and bow tie for a formal event. Here are 5 different ways to wear one:
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.
The clocks have gone forward and the days have got longer and warmer, though things are still changeable. Wool is starting to look wintery, so freshen up your wardrobe with a lightweight jacket. There are plenty of different styles to choose from and here I've picked a selection that I'll be bookmarking for future shopping trips with clients.
Wear any of these now on top of a t-shirt, shirt and crisp cotton knit sweater and if the wind is still biting, add a cotton scarf too.
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....
Here are my 7 key pieces for your capsule wardrobe - things that offer versatility and are classic in style. Take advantage of the end of the sales to buy good quality items that will last.
Copper has been popular in interiors for awhile now and the fashion world is following it's lead. These Autumn leaf tones with lipsmacking names like caramel, cognac, chestnut and pumpkin are all the rage this season. See what I picked out and how to wear them here.
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.
Lightweight. unstructured and unlined blazers for summer.