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Men’s professional image: common faux pas to avoid

Posted by imageandme in Corporate Style, Style For Men

Business dressing for men is pretty straight forward, as most believe. Its all about a formal shirt, dress pants, a belt and formal shoes.  While this is basically correct, there are however certain other subtle details that can project your image as a professional who is sharp and alert or sloppy and laid back. Here are common faux pas that you can avoid: 1. Suits, shirts or ties in polyester: Usually price is the factor why one would choose polyester over wool, cotton or silk. However, its best to choose quality over quantity, if you can. Its better to buy one trouser in wool or cotton blend than 3 polyester trousers. As for polyester ties, some may look good and but the downside includes difficulty to wash out stains and smells, knots that don’t hold well and the care needed when ironing. 2. Short sleeves shirt: Wearing it with a tie does not make it any better ( actually you never should). Business wear means shirts with long sleeves. If weather is your concern, then roll up your sleeves till just below your elbow. 3. Bulging pockets: While it just might be convenient and practical to stuff all of your keys, mobile phones and wallet into the pockets,…