It's that time of the season where changes in career moves are being made. Whether you're working on securing a new internship at a start up or a full time position at a Fortune 500 company, we can agree that securing an opportunity is one thing. Figuring out how best to present yourself physically whilst trying to secure that opportunity, is another.
I often preach the importance of versatility in every article of clothing we wear. By versatility, I mean being able to dress up, or dress down a piece of clothing, whilst also making sure it transcends seasons.
For the longest time, the double-breasted suit/blazer has remained one of the most formal, and prestigious articles of clothing ever constructed. While I appreciate the more ceremonial characteristics of this item of clothing, I'm always looking for unconventional ways to change perspective, so I don't feel restricted or stuck in a personal style rut. In light of demonstrating this, I'm showing that the double-breasted blazer can also work in a more easy going setting.
"New Year, New Me." I'm sure we've all heard those four words before and as cliche as they may sound, sometimes the idea of a new year does necessitate a blank slate.
I've always been a fan of making New Year's Resolutions. Ever since I was a little boy, it was something that my family made sure I did and it stuck ever since. I believe in having positive goals, putting it out there and trying your best to stick with them.
It’s often said that clothes maketh the man, and never is this more the case than when it comes to dressing for our nine-to-five work environment. Many a bloke has failed to ascend the corporate ladder for simply failing to wear the appropriate clobber.
In the pantheon of men’s fashion there has been some mighty blunders over the years. Such as being seen out in public in anything designed by Ed Hardy. Or even considering a man bun. Or drop crotch trousers. Trust us…if you ever want to father children, the last thing you want is your crotch near the floor.
Transitioning into colder months, it is essential that we trade in clothing with lighter fabrics for heavier ones with tactile quality such as the herringbone suit. For those who are unaware, "Herringbone" is one of the most prevalent fabrics in menswear that can be woven in various forms. Its pattern is visually appealing without reading as flamboyant or overwhelming.
"Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter." – Gay Talese, Author
Just as you wouldn’t build a skyscraper without digging deep into the earth and laying the correct footings, and you wouldn’t drop a grand on a horse in the last minute at Flemington without first studying the form-guide, neither would you construct a suit until its foundations are perfect.