Corporate Style

 

5 things to note about ties

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Ties, the accessory that catches the eye first. Ties take your style up a notch or two and if you are out to make a style statement, make sure you include this key accessory as part of your ensemble. A tie looks great when… 1. It is the right width. What is the right width ? The one that is proportionate with your suit lapel and your body type. The right width would be one that is equal at its widest part to the widest part of your jacket lapel. Now, we know that tie and lapel widths change with fashion, hence choose a style that best suits your body type without looking outdated (we mean avoid those really wide or terribly skinny versions !). A smaller to average body frame size suits lapels in slim or medium width while someone who has large body frame will look best in widths that are between medium to slightly wider. ( Stay within the 8.4 cm width range and you’ll be fine ) 2. You tie a perfect knot. The tie knot should sit perfectly between the collar spread without being too big that it causes the collar to spread apart or too…

Dress code etiquette for professionals

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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 luck—pantsuits 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…

Style update for men: 5 different ways to wear blue in 2014

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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…

Want to have an impressive personal style? Here is what you need to do.

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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…