Dress well and you'll be treated well. Shirt untucked, unpolished shoes and clothes not ironed? There's a good chance you'll be brushed off. Nailing style at work is equally as important as what you wear on a Saturday night - you have to make sure you're impressing the right people. Courtesy Men's Health Magazine Australia
Despite being the simplest to fix, a shirt that fits well is often one of the most overlooked aspects of an ideal work wardrobe and frankly, most business shirts don't. It's a good idea, especially if you've developed broad shoulders and have a narrow waist, to make friends with a good tailor to alter any shirts (or any item for that matter) so that they're not super tight up top and bulging with material around the waist, or vice versa. If you can't find a tailor, find a well made shirt that's not generic.
Go through your wardrobe, take out all the work related clothing that hasn't been worn in 2 years, doesn't fit anymore or has obvious stains, and donate it. We tend to hoard items in the off chance we'll need them one day, but we never need an oversized sport jacket from 1997. This will also force you to evaluate what the best items you have are, and where you need to fill in the gaps.
It doesn't get simpler than this. Polish your shoes. Your good shoes. Most guys don't make the effort to look after their work shoes, and it shows. You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes, so keep yours looking their best. They'll not only look better, they'll last longer and polishing your shoes takes all of 10 minutes every few weeks. Invest in a decent shoe polish kit, and you'll be set.
As men, we have more than we imagine at our disposal for basic accessories that we can add to any wardrobe to spruce it up. We've come a long way from just investing in a nice watch or a leather bag. Have a look at items such as pocket squares/handkerchiefs, a garment sleeve for travelling, a brass pen instead of a bic, a cool and sturdy keyring, a money clip or even
. The options are endless.
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This article is sourced from and is a Courtesy of Men's Health Magazine Australia.