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Workwear 101

Workwear 101

February 20, 2019

Someone wisely said that you make half your monthly targets when you’re dressed crisply. Dressing for work is more of an art, as well as a wonderful exercise that defines who you are. At Indian Terrain, we are all about making you look your dapper best. It’s fun to look good, and even better when you make a statement. Dressing etiquette varies from one industry to the other, but here are some general pointers that we recommend you to take note of:

The company culture

We all want to fit in, and it’s always most appropriate to adopt your company’s dress code policy. If you’re in the company of high fliers who are suited up by day, and go to black tie events by nightfall, you might want to pick the suits and jackets that are of good quality. Even if your workplace has relaxed dress guidelines, we think it’s always a good idea to stock your wardrobe with an interesting and eclectic mix of clothes- Khakis (we swear by them), checked shirts, well-fitting denims, perky mandarin collars,  and custom-fit trousers. It’s never a good idea to cheap out on your clothes, and when you don’t, it says a lot about you as a man.

Matchmaking

Ensure that your trousers and shirts don’t throw an image of an estranged couple. Pair them well, taking visual cues. Don’t hesitate to spend time in front of the mirror, and pick the best shirt for the day, that brings out the colour in your eyes. Take the time to pair that well-fitting Kansas trousers that go really well with your lucky burgundy checked shirt. Accessorising brings about a raw confidence from within, so remember to colour-match your belt and shoes.

Fit in to your personality

No matter the expensive clothes, it will make you look poorly if they don’t fit you like a glove in hand. Go for those well-fitting trousers, and neatly stitched shirts, with tasteful accessories. Think about what brings out the best silhouette of you? You could either be a fan of the pastels or of the dark contours- bring out the wardrobe that brings out your personality to your cabin. On casual work days, do you prefer a slick Brooklyn cut, or are you a Khaki-for-all-occasions man? Your feel, style and attitude set the tone for your day, and you would want to get that absolutely right, don’t you?

Do your research

Dressing well is like carrying good manners. Do your trousers fall clumsily at the end? Are you constantly adjusting your pants every time you get up? If yes, then you aren’t doing justice to all the shopping you’ve been doing. Browse fits, try on several before you choose one. If you’re worried about loose, saggy clothing, choose slim fits that show you’ve been working out. After all, dressing right is all about how you feel about yourself.

Details are everything

Your clothes are great- they look good, and you feel great. But are you skimping out on other details? Ensure your shoes are clean and polished; your belt isn’t worn out and your clothes aren’t faded. Check your perfume- is it too loud? Check your wallet- is it old and scaly? Does your Mo-vember beard go with your workwear ensemble? Stay simple, but relevant. There is nothing more attractive than a man who wears his sophistication on himself. 

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