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Men certainly are trying to keep pace with women when it comes to accessories and fashion. Unfortunately men's accessories are not as wide-ranging as women's. Cuff links, rings, chains are most commonly used accessories among men. However, the really stylish also wear earrings and bracelets. Fashion designers too tend to overlook these things. But men's fashion accessories certainly make a style statement and add a dash of sophistication to casual and formal wear.
There are a few accessories which all men need: A simple belt - casual as well as a formal one that goes well with your clothes and your style is mandatory for men. Men's belts are generally made of leather and have a small buckle attached it. The belt usually measures 3 cm or less. Unless it is a jeans belt that is broad with flashy buckles
A black belt is an essential part of a men's wardrobe as it becomes easy to pair it with black formal shoes. It is better to find belts that can be reversed and worn both ways. A combination of black and brown with chrome buckle would be perfect.
For formal men's fashion wear accessories like cuff links and matching tie is a must. In the past men had to strictly stick to formal wear while working, but with changes in time casual wear has replaced formal wear at the place of work. Ties with loud patterns must be avoided as it does not suit all occasions. A stripped tie preferably in navy blue or burgundy is an essential part of men's fashion accessories.
A chrome cuff link not only looks sleek and elegant but also goes well with any tie. Cuff links in ovals, circular and square shapes look the best. It is an accessory which men cannot ignore.
Bags are also a part of men's accessories. Today designs for men's bags come in stylish patterns. Messenger bags go along well both with causal and formal wear. Those travelling can carry the backpack. Since the briefcase has become outdated do not bother to possess one. A black or brown messenger bag made from leather or nylon is considered versatile.
During winter gloves and scarves are essential part of men's accessories. Black leather gloves not just provides warmth and comfort but makes the wearer look stylish too. Stay of bright colored woolen gloves.
Wallets are indispensable for men. To make a style statement choose a plain black leather wallet, however avoid the ones with big logos. Watch is another accessory that can never be forgotten, though avoid gaudy and over-sized straps as they are not considered trendy. Stainless steel watch bands are not only durable but its good looks make a person look masculine too. You could also opt for watches with leather straps, however avoid going into the water while you are wearing it.
Men's fashion accessories need to be versatile - as it needs to blend well with your choice of outfits. Select accessories of classic colors and shapes to make it look interesting and versatile. There are some men who wear not accessories. Find out what your man prefers before you buy something expensive.
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Monday, February 20, 2012
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Many companies began instituting a business casual dress code many years ago with the creation of "Casual Friday." Over the last ten to fifteen years, casual Friday has turned into everyday for many businesses. If you find yourself in a business casual environment, care should be taken in the choices of work attire. An employee in this environment must remember that casual or not, their appearance makes the first impression, and each employee will, at some point, be the "face" of the company to someone. Gentlemen, business casual means much more than khaki pants and a polo golf shirt. Don't be afraid to show some personality through your appearance, just be sure to show some restraint. For example, T-shirts, either printed or plain, have no place in a professional workplace. Also, do everyone you work with a favor and do not wear any shoe that exposes your feet. Leave the sandals for the beach and always wear socks to work.
Now that we have looked at two rules that should be considered unbreakable, let's tackle some options that the business casual man does have.
The main thing to remember is that it is still a suit. It should be worn only after being pressed and cleaned. Also, be sure the pants have a clean and crisp crease. You can dress the suit down, but it still has its place and appeal. The point of the dressed down suit is to look more casual and relaxed, but still look sharp and well put together. In terms of keeping the suit in good shape, try not to have it cleaned any more than four times a year. Dry cleaning too much can compromise the fabric.
There is a difference between a sportcoat and a Blazer. Really, no man should be without a Navy Blazer in his closet. This is simply one of those items that every man can use at some point, and in this man's opinion, it is just as necessary as a pair of jeans or khakis. Stick with wool for your Blazer because it just looks and feels better than blended fabrics. The blazer is not as casual as many sportcoats, but, like the suit, it can be dressed down and keep that well put together look.
I cannot say this enough, but do not wear t-shirts, printed or solid to work. They simply are not appropriate in a professional environment. The three options here are polo or golf shirts, mock neck shirts, or button-up shirts. Mock neck shirts come in a variety of fabrics and look great under suits and sportcoats. Polo shirts also come in variety of colors and fabrics and are a fairly traditional option for business casual.
More and more men are wearing button-up shirts, normally worn with a tie, with an open collar. The important thing here is to be sure to keep them clean and pressed. Just because the look is less formal doesn't mean it should be sloppy. There are several different collar choices, from button down, to spread, to pinpoint. There is really no rule here, but my suggestion is to try all styles and choose what you are most comfortable wearing.
French-cuff shirt. It has become far more acceptable to wear a tasteful French-cuff shirt with a nice set of cufflinks, without the tie. It adds a little touch of a classic look without dressing you up too much. Again, this is another one of those personal preference things. My suggestion is to give it a try. If you don't like it, don't wear it.
Don't wear jeans to work. Now that we have dealt with that, what should you wear? Khaki pants are a very traditional option. Be sure the ones you wear to work are clean with a crisp crease, and that they fit properly. Wearing these everyday can make you seem, well...boring.
Change things up with charcoal, black, or olive. Even a pair of gray pants can work with the right shirt and jacket. We come to another personal preference with pleats versus flat front. Again try both and go with comfort.
dress shoes, they simply are not professional.
There you have it. Business casual done right is really not that difficult, but many men would rather have a root canal than spend much time on how they dress. If you are that guy, and you just can't get it right, your best bet is to visit your local men's store. Make sure it s a men's store, not one of the big anchor retailers in a mall. Any rep at a men's store worth his salt will be able to give you great advice.
Patrick Bodsford has held several positions in business management over the last 15 years. More articles by Patrick can be viewed at http://www.psbodsford.weebly.com.
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