Corporate wears for men
By Evelyn Omotoye
Good dress sense is a prerequisite to working in a corporate organizations. Expectedly, employees are to dress well as dressing formally helps to create the right professional image.
It is not necessary that you have to wear your business suit daily to work but one needs to dress appropriately in line with the work culture for a pleasing personality.
In dressing corporately, choice of colour is of essence. Do not wear loud colours or patterns that are too bold. For your suit, blazers, shirts, belts, socks and shoes, subtle colours look good for offices/outing.
Neutral colours such as blue, grey, white, khaki, black are guaranteed hits in a corporate setting. Colours such as red, yellow, orange usually are not preferred to be worn at the workplace.
A crisp white shirt teamed with a black well fit trouser can give you that desired professional look. Avoid wearing party shirts to work. Plain shirts are always in style but you can also go for shirts in stripes, checks or micro-checks.
Polka dots shirts or shirts with sequins are not acceptable. Avoid wearing short sleeves to work as much as possible. Full sleeves shirts look professional. Make sure your sleeves touch the base of your hand. Do not roll up sleeves at work.
Your shirt should not be too tight. You should be able to button your shirt properly without any gaps. Clothing should be clean, wrinkle free and well ironed.
Take care of the fit of the trouser. Slim fit or flat front trousers in solid colours such as grey, black, blue look best at workplaces. Avoid baggy trousers as one looks lazy and sloppy in such.
Shoes should be polished. Keep a shoe shiner handy. Prefer dark leather shoes (Black or Brown) with black laces. Wear dark coloured socks to work. Do not wear sports shoes or sneakers to work especially during the week days.
Silk ties are always the best bet.
Do not wear ties in terribly loud colours or jazzy patterns. Striped shirt doesn’t go well with patterned ties and vice versa. The tip of your tie should touch your belt buckles. Remember, your tie should complement your overall look.
Do not wear flashy belts with broad buckles. Wear leather belts in dark colours preferably black or brown to match your shoes colour.
Note: Although, you could dress down on Fridays (or wear complete native outfits if allowed in your office), never wear casuals to work, you never can tell when the VIPs could come around.
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