Return to Office: Business Casual Style Tips and Resources for Men

A professional man getting ready for work

“A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them.”

- Hardie Amies

The “Return To Office” call has gone out to many of us who have been working from home since sometime in 2020.  Whether we like it or not, that means getting back into the habit of daily grooming routines and donning our business casual attire.

For many men working in business casual environments, dressing well can feel like an afterthought. However, neglecting your appearance can unintentionally communicate a lack of attention to detail, which can undermine your professional image and confidence. In this article, we'll provide essential style tips for men in business casual environments, so you can look and feel your best every day.

I regularly encounter intelligent guys from various fields - Finance, IT, Marketing, etc. who seem to give little attention to their clothes and grooming.  Shirts that fit poorly, baggy pants, generic shoes and unkempt hair might be technically acceptable, but they're not doing you any favors. 

Your appearance is a form of communication, and you could unintentionally be sending the wrong message to those around you.  Neglecting the details of your appearance might be misinterpreted as general sloppiness.  That's not the image you want to project to anyone whether it's your boss, a client, or a potential romantic interest.  You'll even feel better about yourself when you take the time to look better.

Learn how to dress for success in business casual environments with these essential style tips for men. Discover the importance of fit, color coordination, haircuts, and grooming to project confidence and professionalism. Find helpful resources for each aspect, including Real Men Real Style, Business Insider, AttireClub, and more. Don't underestimate the power of dressing well - it can make a big difference in your career and personal life.

1. Fit is Key

Man being fitted for a suit

One of the most important aspects of dressing well is getting the right fit. Ill-fitting clothes can make you look sloppy or unprofessional, even if you're technically within the dress code requirements. To find the right fit, consider the following resources:

2. Master Color Coordination

Classic men

Color coordination is an essential skill for any well-dressed man. It can be challenging, but with the right guidance, anyone can learn how to coordinate colors effectively. Check out these resources for tips on matching colors:

3. Get The Right Haircut

Man getting a haircut

Finding the right haircut for your face shape can be a challenge, but it's worth the effort. A good haircut can make a huge difference in your appearance and confidence. Use these resources to find the best haircut for you:

4. Grooming Matters

A man shaving

Grooming is another aspect of  your appearance that sends a message whether you realize it or not. Taking care of your skin, beard, or hair can help you project a polished and professional image.

A well executed shave that leaves you with smooth and healthy looking skin is an undervalued aspect of grooming that can easily give you an edge over less attentive guys.  Getting the results you want comes with a combination of using the right technique and products.  We always recommend traditional wet shaving using a safety razor and shaving gel, cream, or soap over electric shavers or cartridge razors.  Be sure to follow up with a high quality aftershave to ensure that your skin stays feeling and looking great throughout  the day!  Check out the resources below for tips on getting the best possible shave, along with our aftershaves that will help you look, feel, and smell great!

By following these essential style tips, you can project confidence and professionalism in any business casual setting. Don't underestimate the power of dressing well - it can make a big difference in your career and personal life.

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