Alright dudes, we know you didn’t think we’d leave you hanging without some 9 to 5 style pointers of your own. Here are our top 4 tips for werking denim while workin’ for the man.
Tip 1: Mesh hues of blue.
This summer may have been all about 50 Shades of Gray for the ladies, but when it comes to men, we’ve been noticing a lot of guys combining shades of blue for a sleek look. To get the right combo, pair dark denim, such as Travis in Ozone, with a grey-blue blazer over a sky blue button-down shirt and a dark blue tie. Bring it all together with a camel accent or two. These Oliver Sweeney oxfords will do the trick.
Tip 2: Button up that cardigan.
A cardigan and cords are must-have pieces in every man’s wardrobe. And a crisp fall day calls for fine wale cords, like Travis in Mink. Make them office appropriate by pairing them with a collarless button-down layered under a cashmere cardigan (buttoned all the way to the top, of course).
Tip 3: Scarves and pocket squares are essential accessories.
A white button-down shirt paired with Travis Black Night jeans is a great starting point when you’re getting ready for work in the a.m., but sometimes you need a little extra kick for a big day in the office. Whether it’s a board meeting or a make-it-or-break it negotiation, command attention by adding a sophisticated twist to your look. Try tucking a patterned pocket-square into a tailored blazer. Then throw on a black scarf and shades to finish off your urban executive look.
Tip 4: A bright tie is a man’s best friend.
Who says you can’t pair jeans with a tie? For casual Friday, pair dark denim (Travis in Selvage) or khakis (Travis Vintage Chino) with a classic light blue button-down. Modernize the look with a bright, textural tie. (We dig this pink woven one by Hack and Hue.)
How do you twist up your office look? Tell us in the comments.
Images: Hack and Hue, Black Lapel Custom Clothiers, She’s Like a Ghost