Menswear should be all about style, versatility, and ease. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get up in the morning, get dressed for work, and have some durable and fashionable shirts for men readily available to you? Having a wardrobe that is both functional and stylish can save you time, money, and allow you to feel confident in your decision making when it comes to what you wear.
We’ve all heard of business casual, but what is it really? Typically, it means wearing slacks or khakis, a shirt with an optional tie, dark socks, and dress shoes (never jeans or sneakers). The goal of this look is to ultimately dress down your business attire while keeping it professional. It can be easily dressed up with a sports jacket or dressed down even further to create a casual look with the change of a shirt, pants, or shoes.
Business casual sets you up perfectly for a day at the office and with the change of a shirt can take you straight into your evening plans. Let’s say you woke up and chose black dress shoes, black slacks, and one of your dress shirts. You’re planning on going out with friends after work for dinner and want a more casual look. Swap the dress shirt for one of your casual shirts. A t-shirt with a nice V-neck, for example, and you’re good to go. Still looking stylish but comfortable, clean, and casual.
Now, let’s say you’re going out for a more formal dinner after work. Instead of changing into a nice t-shirt, put a sports jacket on top and call it a day! The possibilities are endless as far as mixing and matching are concerned. When executed correctly, this look should leave you feeling neat, sharp, and comfortable.
A great and versatile item to have in your wardrobe is a cotton suit. Thanks to the fashion industry utilizing new materials for suits, they no longer need to be stiff and uncomfortable. You can also use the pieces together or separately, allowing for multiple looks.
When looking to accessorize, a professional watch (with a case no larger than the wrist) and a nice pair of sunglasses can do the trick. Don’t forget about the shoes! The typical black or brown leather dress shoe is always a classic choice. However, if you’re looking for something new, keep your eyes open for a pair of dress shoes made of suede. They’re comfortable, durable, long-lasting, and can be worn in formal situations or look just as good paired with jeans and a t-shirt.
Traditionally, it would be unheard of to wear t-shirts, jeans, or sneakers to the office. But, it is worth saying that the fashion industry is challenging those traditional guidelines by putting items together that are considered extremely casual with items that are more formal, such as blazers and slacks. Ultimately, this leaves you with a lot of room to be creative and put together an entire wardrobe that can produce any look you are wanting to achieve with just a few items. With a little practice and wise shopping, you’ll figure out exactly what you like and what works best for you.