Men’s Monday: Daily Outfit – Workwear
POSTED ON- 13 May, 2013 BY:StyleCard
There is an old Maxim that says ‘appearance is everything’ and there is no better place to put this into to practice than the work place, however choosing what to wear to work is no mean feat. Early mornings and late nights often put the idea of arriving at work pressed, coiffed and ironed to perfection firmly to bed, so we have put together a fail-safe work-wear outfit to make all of the above that little bit easier. When dressing for work it is important to consider the balance of casual and smart, keep the look basic and simple ideally in muted colours but incorporate some personality to break the monotony.
Start with the Lira PARALEL shirt, a 100% soft Cotton S/S Woven shirt with front pocket and printed stripe detailing on a colour way of two tone muted greys a perfect transitional piece for work to everyday wear, pair with Monkee Genes’ black slim fit chinos; trousers that are tailored enough, that when dressed up can work within a smarter look.
To complete your look with a smart polished sheen choose the nautically inspired Ted Baker Charjak smart blazer with collar piping detail and anchor badge on the lapel, this piece is just the right amount of relaxed and a perfect addition to your spring wardrobe. Base London’s Men’s Barcelona Shoe is the perfect accompaniment to this look. Featuring a brogue detailed upper, this footwear piece is a classic smart shoe choice.
Any work-wear look would not be complete without a utility style bag, the Sandqvist blue Corura cotton messenger bag is fit for purpose; a classic bag design it is the quirks of the piece that make it a must-have; the traditional flap closure, contrasting vegetable tanned leather trim and rudimentary adjustable shoulder strap, a much needed modern update on a work-wear classic.
> Base London Mens Barcelona Shoe from Rubber Sole (£63.74, was £74.99)
> Ted Baker Cotton Twisted Yarn Blazer from Masdings (£171.75, was £229)
> Sandqvist Blue Corura Cotton Messenger Bag from Six Whiting Street (£90, was £129)
> Lira PARALEL Shirt from Karmaloop ($52/c.£33)
by faith millward