Notes on professional attire
Clothing could be tricky for a beginner. Meticulousness goes a long way of showing that one goes the extra mile to look confident. A well dressed individual displays a high standard of knowledge of the modern business culture.
- Buy suits and pants together (two-piece outfit).
- All leathers the same color. (Watch strap, Belt, Shoes)
- All metals the same color. (Watch, belt buckle, pen, spectacles, tie pin, cufflinks)
- Full length socks and trousers the same color OR atleast any neutral color.
- Light colored shirts only. Dark shirts for Fridays.
- All clothes neatly ironed -- shirts and pants
- Buy 2 white shirts, wear only on special events.
- Clean, white hankerchief.
- Get a good shirt with cufflinks. Shows confidence.
- NO LINEN. Creases quickly. Could wear on Fridays.
- Buy two 'oxford' shoes. Alternate between them for longer life.
- Well polished.
- Use wax for longer life of leather shoes -- keeps moisture away.
- Do not use liquid shine.
- Dust, wax, wax stitchings with smaller brush, buff.
- Extra shine on tips.
- Should not touch collar.
- Should be well kept and shaped. Use water based gel if needed.
- Clean shave JUST before the event -- helps avoid green-ish tiny beard.
- Beard should be well trimmed and consistent. No patchy beard.
- Grow longer beard during holidays.
Carrying out the outfit:
- Nails should be well trimmed, shaped, and preferrably manicured.
- Moisturise your hands.
- No excessive perfume.
- Button the suit when standing/walking. Open button when sitting. DONOT unbutton when standing.
- New hankerchief everyday.
- Tighten belt enough to keep shirt in place.
- Use a tie pin if needed.
- Individual blazers are okay.
- Black shirts are okay.
- Linen are okay.
- Loafers are okay. Formal Shoes are good too.