Rules vary from office to office, so it is important to understand what kind of shoes match the formality level at your workplace and the professional image you want to project. Here is a guide. 1.
Mid-thigh to 5 cm above the knee: Suitable for the young and slender. Best for informal ocassions. 2 cm above the knee, knee length and 2 cm below: Appropriate for professional image.
Excerpts from Etiquette 101 by Conde nast traveller to highlight dress code etiquette in countries around the world. We share here dress code etiquette for professional dressing around Asia. the article was written in 2009, but these dress codes still hold true. ‘ASIA You’ll need a myriad of outfit options for a transcontinental Asian trek. Miniskirts and monochrome black are safe bets from Jakarta to Japan, but women in India and Pakistan cover their legs and sport vibrant, rich hues. In fact, very few styles would work in every country: Flip-flops, for instance, are trendy in Singapore, verboten in China, and, in Indonesia, acceptable only for shower wear. Here’s how to prep before you pack. CHINA At a meeting: Twenty years ago, “Chinese fashion” meant dark Mao pantsuit uniforms; today, work clothes are still homogenous suits and ties, even on the hottest summer days. Businesswomen go without makeup and jewelry, and everyone shies away from conspicuous consumption to show they’re focused on the business at hand. INDIA At a meeting: Hillary Clinton, you’re in luckpantsuits are okay anywhere on the Indian Subcontinent; choose cotton or linen in summer, and accessorize with a colored scarf or dangly earrings to keep up with vividly…
Immaculate style of Patrick Grant, fashion designer and creative director of bespoke tailors Norton & Sons in Saville Row.
Besides dry-cleaning, which needs to be done only once a year, there are a few other things you can keep in mind to add longevity to your suit’s life. Hanging device, the right hanger preserves the shape of the suit. The hanger should mimic one’s shoulder profile, which preserves the shape of the tailored collar and drape.
Every man has at least two to three shades of blue in his wardrobe. While navy blue is an obvious choice for suits and trousers, light blue is an easy colour to pick for shirts. Since blue is such a favorite and the colour for spring-summer 2014, we give you 5 new ways of incorporating blue into your wardrobe to update your collection: 1. Try a different shade of blue instead of the plain navy. The intensity of a medium shade of blue is same as of light grey and hence carries the same formality level. Combine with a pale blue shirt and a dark navy tie and you are dressed to project a professional image that is approachable and friendly. 2. Go for patterns instead of plains: Plain navy is a no brainer. Make a bold statement and include a navy suit/ trouser with windowpane or stripes into your collection. 3. Try different colour combinations: Experiment with colour combinations and match your blue suit or trouser with colours like beige, bold pink, olive green etc. 4. Ditch the navy blazer: A navy blazer is a classic piece to have in your wardrobe. But update this classic…
What is common to all men who understand style and are recognised for their own? A well defined signature look. A signature style is not about trends. It is the confidence that shows when you know which style works best for you and wearing it consistently. Most often the word ‘consistency’ always raises this questions by most, ‘ isn’t that boring ?’ But style savvy men know that it is by clearly and consistently displaying your individual style, through the balance between quality of the clothing and the details incorporated, that you can create a distinctive personal style. In today’s fast paced world when you want to make your mark as early as possible, having your own signature style can be an advantage. How to get started on crafting your signature look? Begin by asking basic questions about what kind of image you would like to project. With the few keywords in mind explore how you can project these characteristics. Give some thought to colour combinations, textures and fabrics. Learn how these can work for you. For example: You want to look ‘ professional, successful, reliable?’ The right combination of colours and contrast levels can help you look professional. To…