Dress to Impress: Proper Business Attire
Looking to roll into the office turning heads? We’ve got you covered.
By Jonathan Hackman
Being in the world of business means that you need to know how to dress. If you do not dress appropriately, then it’s quite possible that people won’t take you seriously. You also might not qualify for jobs if you are dressed inappropriately at the interview. When it comes to proper business attire, what do you need to know?
Generally, a suit is required in the business domain. However, if the establishment is a bit more casual, you might be able to wear dark slacks or dress pants with a button down shirt and a tie. It’s better to be a bit more formal than under-dressed; therefore, if you are unsure, choose to wear the suit at first.
Don’t overdo it with any type of accessories in the business environment. Instead, choose nice, clean, and shiny shoes that match well with your outfit, and select a crisp watch and cufflinks, if necessary, that will accentuate your wrists. Excessive jewelry, facial piercings, and the like are not recommended.
It’s always wise to be neat and groomed when at a place of business. Going for the clean-shaven look generally works well for most men, and you want to ensure that your hair is cut and trimmed as well. Keep all of the elements formal, and you will be just fine.
Getting dressed in proper business attire can be a bit overwhelming for some men, but these tips will help to keep you look sharp and proper.