How To Do “Relaxed Business” This Fall
4 tips for nailing a professional outfit without the full costume This message is sponsored through Bally. When you think of work clothes, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably the suit, tie, and lace-up shoes. Am I right? While there is always a place for a suit and tie in a […]

4 tips for nailing a professional outfit without the full costume

This message is sponsored through Bally.

When you think of work clothes, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably the suit, tie, and lace-up shoes. Am I right? While there is always a place for a suit and tie in a business environment, it is also possible to wear business attire more casually.

It's relatively simple and opens up a whole new dimension to your wardrobe. And in today's post, I'll share four simple tips on how to achieve what we'll call “relaxed business”.

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1. Wear a blazer. The easiest way to break out of the formal mindset suggested by a full suit is to opt for a blazer instead. When it comes to weird jackets, I'm usually a fan of adding a pattern such as a window or shooting club check for a more sporty feel. However, a solid jacket will have an overall more traditional and conservative look. Make sure you choose a fabric that is appropriate for the season. Since fall arrived, I've been wearing flannel.

business casual wear men

| PORT | He Spoke Style x Michael Andrews jacket, shirt and pants, Brooks Brothers tie, Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, Bally loafers | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

2. Choose more casual pants. While I love to preach about the benefits of being able to separate your suits - more versatility equals better value - it's also important to have more casual pants, like chinos, in your wardrobe. Casual should actually be in scary quotes, because a dark navy chinos, like I'm wearing here, can actually feel more relaxed than it looks. And be sure to accessorize it with a classic dress belt.

3. Keep your tie conservative. Since we take the formality out of the outfit a bit with our choice of jacket and pants, it's important to have at least a element to keep the look anchored and adapted to the situation for which we are dressing. A classic striped tie layered over a crisp white shirt will easily tick this box for you.

business casual wear men

business casual wear men

4. Moccasins instead of laces. Loafers are always a good choice for a sophisticated but more relaxed look. This is certainly true with the pair I wear from Bally, known as Kelsy. I love the sleek and iconic look, especially the gold hardware detail. When styling moccasins with a look like this, always go for on calf socks.

business casual wear men

Finally, to really take the look up a notch, consider the following exceptional accessories:

Thanks for reading.

Elegantly yours,

Brian Sacawa
He spoke of style

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