The Ideal Corporate Business Attire for Men

Athena By Athena , 13th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Projecting a professional image involves not only the ideas or proposals you verbally present. You should also dress the part.

The Ideal Business Attire for Men

When you need to go out to close a big business deal or simply just want to look professional to boost your self-image, here are some tips on ideal business attire for men.

A conservative navy blue or charcoal gray single-breasted or double-breasted three-piece suit (solid or pin-stripe) is a safe choice. In cooler climates, the 55 percent polyester and 45 percent wool blend is light-weight, seasonless and durable. In warmer climates, choose cotton, linen, or 100 percent seersucker. Avoid double-knit suits or sports coats, pants or shirts. Your best insurance in enhancing your image and drawing your onlooker to your face and eyes, is a crisp, immaculate white shirt. One hundred percent cotton or 55 percent cotton and 45 percent polyester will reflect rather than absorb the light. It is also more authoritative than a colored shirt.

Your tie is your finishing touch. It is the accent color to balance the well-dressed businessman or corporate executive. Choose a darker base for your ties, then put your accent color into play—red, burgundy, blue, etc. You can choose a pin dot, regimental or rep stripe tie. All silk is best, followed closely by a silk and polyester blend. Always make sure your tie touches the top of your belt buckle for a more elongated look. A handkerchief puff in the same accent color as your tie will balance your look.

Your shoes should be of good quality leather in basic brown or black (either slip-on or lace-up).


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author avatar Buzz
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Your tips will indeed make me distinguished-looking, no doubt. Thanks, Athena.

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author avatar Aluma Wallet XL
2nd Oct 2012 (#)

Good read. An ideal business attire for men seems never be complete without a matching classic leather wallet. Thanks for the tips.

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