FALL 2016 Man Style

What should a man wear when he’s not in a suit? Business casual dress is the new normal for many offices and the options are often confusing. It can be tricky putting all of the pieces together when going for more style than the basic shirt and khaki pant combination.

Choose a pant with texture or pattern like these ‘Boss’ flat front houndstooth wool trousers from Nordstrom.mens-houndstoothAdd a shirt with a small plaid, stripe or check pattern. This non-iron “Madison Fit Hairline Framed Check” style is made by Brooks Brothers.brooks-brothers-shirtIf the formality of a tie is preferred, then a solid or pattern tie would work well with this shirt and pants. It’s personal preference whether a tie and pocket square are both worn together, or neither is necessary with a shirt, trousers and sweater. This Ted Baker London silk tie is available at Nordstrom and can be worn with a plaid shirt and sweater or with a sport coat.ted-baker-tieLayer a V-Neck or half zip sweater over a shirt and tie combination, and choose a contrast color for more interest like the Bloomingdale’s Men’s Store cashmere half zip sweater in “Granite Grey.” This sweater looks as great with jeans as it does with dress slacks.bloomingdales-mens-cashmere-sweater

Wear a sport coat or blazer over the sweater if you’d like extra interest, layers and a dressier look. This sport coat from Bloomingdales is the Hugo Boss “Antano Slim Fit” style. boss-sport-coat

Finish the whole look with a great pair of shoes. The “St. John’s” double monk strap style from Allen Edmond is available in three shades of leather.double-monk-strap-mens-shoe

There are so many options with these wardrobe pieces…. switching up the dress slacks for jeans, wearing a shirt, tie and pocket square, or the sweater with or without the sport coat…. the list goes on….. so dress for your professional needs, whatever your day requires and also builds your confidence.

 

 

 

Men…It’s Business Casual

WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU DON’T NEED A SUIT

Guys… You might be wearing a suit less than ever before, so what are you supposed to wear to look professional and put together? A shirt and khakis might be your “go to staple” but there are other options. Consider the current trend of a lightweight crew neck sweater like this from Brooks Brothers. A soft crew neck sweater can be worn without a shirt underneath for a clean, professional look.

Layer a crew neck sweater under a sport coat like this also from Brooks Brothers. Wear it with trousers for a business dinner meeting, and then switch to jeans for a casual night out with friends another time.

For an alternative color to your khaki trousers, consider these great wrinkle resistant cotton chinos also found at Brooks Brothers.

Another option on top is to wear a modern sweater vest like this available at Nordstrom. It can be worn under a blazer and may be worn with a tie.

Now remember your grooming touch-ups and you’ll look great! Hope these tips give you new ideas for business casual!

* Brooks Brothers is located in Lenox and Perimeter Malls

* Nordstrom is located in Phipps Plaza and Perimeter Malls