10 Items of High Quality & Stylish Work Clothes for Men
Entrepreneurs need a wardrobe that’s as hardworking and flexible as they are. But by choosing a core selection of high quality pieces, it’s easy to maintain a professional yet subtly varied appearance all week long. Here are 10 items that will have you looking like the most stylish entrepreneur on the scene.
For hard-working male entrepreneurs, looking your best all the time is not simply about choosing the most stylish work clothes for men. You need items that are subtle and durable as well as stylish. We’re talking about dressing for places of work here, not the fashion catwalk. So here is AGENT’s guide to the most stylish work clothes for men that keep you looking professionally sharp yet ultra stylish all week long.
1. Navy Suit
There is nothing as sharp as a slim navy suit. It’s more stylish than the typical black, and can be worn with a wide variety of shoe, shirt, belt and tie colours. This slim-fit suit by Hugo Boss is 100% wool, fully lined, with a jacket that has dual side-vents, notch lapels, flap pocket and mock sleeve buttonholes.
2. Grey Suit
Entrepreneurs who wear a suit to work every day should own at least two. A mid-grey colour works for all seasons and is universally flattering. This option from Emporio Armani is on the pricey side, but it’s a beautiful stylish, slim-fitting tailoring creation that is well worth the investment.
3. White Shirt
A crisp white shirt is the ideal thing to wear for the most formal of occasions, and if you wear them often it’s worth spending money on good ones. A good quality white shirt, worn open at the neck, makes a sharp impression even in casual settings. Every wardrobe should have one.
4. Pale Blue Shirts
Pale blue shirts are a variation on the white. They are perfect for a suit worn on less formal occasions than white would be idea for, but worn casually, they are a tip-top option for dressing down ever so slightly, while sacrificing none of the sharp, professional image that you want to retain. This option from Burberry, is a classic shirt in soft stretch cotton poplin with a point collar and smart check-lined collar.
5. Brown Dress Shoes
A dark brown leather shoe will complement both a navy and grey suit and is more fun than boring black. The Stacy Adams Men’s Dickinson Cap-Toe Oxford shown here is a classic example of how to create a subtly striking counterpoint to a formal professional outfit.
6. Brown Belt
To maintain a seamless and unified appearance, the belt you wear should always match the colour of your shoes. Fit is also very important to ensure your suit trousers sit properly. This 100% leather Polo Ralph Lauren, complete with iconic pony logo on the keeper loop, also has a single-prong brass-tone buckle, which creates a more classic visual ‘feel’ than silver.
7. Understated Watch
No matter how expensive your watch, it’s always best to go for understatement. Visual flash can leave people with a bad impression, so stick with something expensive but simple, free of gems or decoration. The Calatrava by Patek Philippe exudes understated elegance and will remain in style for generations.
8. Leather Briefcase
For the sake of convenience alone, it’s good to have somewhere to keep your laptop and papers while commuting or flitting between meetings. A leather briefcase is the most professional option, and should match your shoes and belt. Here is a great option from Samsonite, a Colombian Leather Flap-Over Laptop Messenger Bag. It has a padded shoulder strap that’s adjustable and removable, it fits all laptops up to 15.6in, and there is ample room front and rear for stationery and travel essentials and business files.
9. Navy Overcoat
In the winter months, it’s important to not let the cold get in the way of your professional style. A wool overcoat will look perfect with your suits, but can also be dressed down with jeans at the weekend. Stylish and sharp, this wool, cashmere and polyester coat from Savile Row is lined in red, and has three front flap pockets and a chest pocket, as well as a contrast felt under collar.
10. Cashmere Sweater
If you want to be comfortable while remaining professional, a cozy cashmere sweater is an excellent addition to your workwear wardrobe. In a neutral colour, a cashmere jumper is incredibly versatile as it can be worn with jeans or a shirt and suit trousers. This sweater from Williams is beautifully soft and features a crew-neck collar.