Style Manual

The modern man’s guide to dressing well every day

It’s time to start afresh with a work wardrobe update. It doesn’t need to be a complete overhaul, we’re talking simple tweaks to ensure you look the part and are ready to face whatever challenges are thrown at you. Here are five easy updates for the office.


Stock up on shirts

Investing in two to three formal shirts will instantly give your work wardrobe a boost. Stick to plain colours like white, blue or light pink and focus on fit – getting rid of excess fabric will instantly make you look sharp. Choose between regular, tailored, slim or muscle fit and find a style that suits your frame, and consider easy-iron shirts to get out the door fast each morning. Then there’s always the Oxford shirt. Navy, burgundy, dark grey or a print shirt are also worth considering as you can wear them throughout the season.

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Think smart trousers

A pair of well-cut smart trousers in black are standard work wear in any man’s wardrobe but you can always switch it up both colour and texture wise. Navy or grey formal trousers are just as smart and they work with white, blue, burgundy and pink shirts. Another good option is a pair of tapered trousers or new-season checks. Team with a crew neck jumper and formal shoes or white sneakers if your industry is more smart/casual.


Refresh your knitwear

Even if you don’t wear a blazer or suit jacket in the office, you can still smarten up your act in a lightweight jumper. Stick to fine-gauge knits in plain colours. Wear a crew neck jumper over a tee or shirt buttoned right up. Don’t have to wear a shirt and tie to work? Then why not try this season’s roll neck, turtle neck or knitted polo shirt or even pair with jeans and smarten up with a formal shoe if the dress code permits it.

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Opt for an easy suit

Make your life that little bit easier with a machine washable suit. No need to spend your extra time and money at the dry cleaners, the machine washable suit takes the hassle out of looking sharp. Available in all your favourite cuts, it’s the modern man’s answer to looking great, simple turn inside out and wash at 30°C for a job well done.


Add a new layer

Let’s face it… you never know when the temperature will dip in good old Blighty. So have a jacket or coat to hand for those chillier mornings. A smart overcoat as an clever addition to your new work uniform – you’re sure to wear it at weekends and it’s smart enough for evening plans too, making it a versatile choice.

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