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Dressing for a Company Party

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JHD204W_1_241X241For a company sponsored cocktail or Christmas party, take your initial cues from your company’s dress policy.

If you work in a suit and tie environment, you can assume that suits will be worn at these types of social events.   It is, however, recommended to switch from your normal solid white or blue dress shirt to something more fashionable.   Try a striped dress shirt , check dress shirt, or a shirt with a contrasting white collar.   For a more formal look, wear a French cuff shirt.

If your day-to-day environment is business casual, you may want to select a deep toned sport shirt  and match it with a great looking sportcoat.   Or, take that same… Continue>>

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Matching Colors

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JHD322S_212_241X241The most basic color matching involves selecting a tie to wear with a dark suit and a white dress shirt. It is difficult to go wrong with this combination and your main decision is whether to keep with subdued tones or go for a brighter look.

The same holds true for matching a fine gauge knit with a pair of dark trousers. If you are wearing a colored solid dress shirt, select a patterned tie that uses the dress shirt hue as a secondary color. Use the same logic if you are wearing a patterned pair of trousers (glen plaid, houndstooth, etc.). Select a knit or woven shirt that matches the secondary color in the… Continue>>

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10 Tips for a Successful Business Wardrobe

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RHD783N_401_241X2411. Invest in quality tailored clothing that will last. Buy conservative suits and basic trousers that won’t be out of style next season, and use fashion dress shirts and ties to personalize your fashion statement.

2. Find a good tailor and treat him/her well. Proper alterations on suits, trousers and sportcoats are important to your appearance.

3. Be a bit more adventurous when matching shirts and ties. A large patterned necktie will work very well with a small patterned dress shirt, and vice versa. For example, pair a bold paisley tie with a micro-check dress shirt.

4. Make certain that your shoes are shined and appropriate for the rest of… Continue>>

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Matching Shoes, Trousers, Socks & Belts

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TROUSERS_SHOESShoe colors for business traditionally range from black to burgundy to shades of brown and beige. It makes sense to stay within these guidelines, unless you are extremely confident that you can “pull off” a different color. Black is the most versatile color, since it complements a nice variety of suit and trouser colors.  Also remember to coordinate your shoe and belt color, as well as your trouser and sock color… Continue>>

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Dressing for a Job Interview

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The major purpose of an initial job interview is to convince a prospective employer of two things: that you have the skills required to successfully perform the job; and that you will fit into the existing organizational culture. Here is some straightforward advice on how to dress for the all-important interview.

Unless you are interviewing for a position where artistic flair is an important element, you should dress as conservatively as possible. Dressing in this manner, will both demonstrate respect for your prospective employer and that you are serious about your professional appearance.

Wear a suit to the interview. No matter how the interviewer is attired, you will make a good impression in a navy or charcoal single-breasted suit. Wear a solid color or a pinstripe, and… Continue>>

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Matching a Dress Shirt and Tie, Sportcoat or Suit

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JHD840W_201_241X241Some simple rules for coordinating your dress shirt with a tie, sport coat, or suit.

1. Avoid patterns that are too similar.

2. Select complementary colors and patterns.

3. Don’t wear combinations that are drastically different. The patterns and colors should not compete with one another.

4. Match large patterns with small patterns or vice versa.

5. Don’t overdo one pattern or color.

The key is feeling comfortable wearing your ensemble. Many times there will be combinations that seem to fit the rules but do not look right together. Always use your own judgment to determine what works for you… Continue>>

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