The New Rules of Businesswear

10 head-to-toe steps to getting your business suit groove on and nailing the details

The put-together man is the new office rebel. In a world where guys wear flipflops to work and can barely remember how to knot a necktie, it’s the other guy – the one who’s perfectly put together – who’s cooler than the rest   1. Go Brash and bold with your shirt and tie combinations Liven up your dreary office with confidence – in a tie that packs a punch of bright colour. It’ll differentiate you from the army of anonymous men who pair their dark shirts with dark ties.   One of our favourite trends right now is pairing a check on check. The move is calculated, confident and flawless.    If a bright tie isn’t your thing, try making a ballsy statement with your shirt instead. Gingham has become part of the suited man’s uniform, but this sorbet pink will set you apart.   2. Get the right collar Point collars look dated these days. It’s the spread collar on the three shirts above that’s the standard now, and will be for the foreseeable future.   3. Add another pocket It’s an old-school British thing: tailors sewed an extra pocket for their customers’ train tickets. These days you still see ticket pockets on structured suit jackets. Small detail – but a rad one.   4. But get the pocket square right first Most guys are comfortable wearing a white pocket square. Raise them one by stockpiling an arsenal of patterned versions. Grab a pocket square that plays off the colours of your shirt and tie.   5. Tell your barber “ hit me with a side part” Think Cary Frant and Steve McQueen. style your mop in a slick, side parting it’s a no-fuss look that complements suits and formalwear in general.

6. Make men with backpacks look like boys Nothing wrong with a backpack. However, a look this polished calls for a briefcase. It sends the message that you’re a professional, with serious business to attend to – not just a man carrying gym shoes. Briefcase by Louis Vuitton, price on request   7. Get yourself a sturdier frame Not all of us can have a chiselled jaw line and a strong chin. If you wish your face had a little more, um, architecture, glasses with a chunky frame will hook you up.

8. Punch up your clock The timepiece you wear says a lot about you. When it comes to leaving an impression in business situations, a refined watch is a great trump card.   9. Step up your socks game too Stripes, argyle, dotted or solid: Add a spring to your step by paying attention to hosiery.   10. Last, not leas, go forth with confidence. Roll back your shoulders. Straighten your spine. chin up. your suit commands respect. so should the way you carry yourself. -GQ staff You may also like: 30 BEST SHOES FOR THE RAINS 8 BEST BARS IN BANGALORE THE BEST DRESSED MEN OF CANNES

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