Executive Style: Fashion Tips for The Corporate Male

Fashion is probably more important at the executive work level than anywhere else. It is the visual statement that you are making to the world around you. It is sending a message to your boss, your colleagues and your clients. You want to make sure that you are sending a stylish and powerful message to all of those important people. No man or woman is an island after all.

Starting with the basics, wear clothes that fit properly and which did not belong to any recently deceased relatives. Wear clothing that is industry appropriate to what you are doing. Don’t attempt to reinvent the wheel on your first day. It is okay to look the part and to blend in within a certain overall look. Just make sure that it is quality all the way, with no short cuts and cheap shots messing with your holistic fashion statement.

Executive Style: Fashion Tips for The Corporate Male

If you want to get rich, dress as if you are already rich, with an emphasis on strong colours rather than light wishy washy colours. Be bold but not totally bananas in your choice of colours and contrasts. Don’t douse yourself in cologne or strong perfumes; it is a sign of social inferiority. Don’t turn up at work with wet hair or looking like something the cat dragged in; it suggests a lack of preparedness. Dress as you would wish to be seen; in the altogether and not in the emperor’s new clothes.

Pay attention to what every woman knows, the state of your shoes. Expensive stylish shoes make more of an important understatement than just about any other fashion accessory. If you carry a bag make it a neat and tidy one. If you wear a watch, let it speak for you in matters of style and wealth. The corporate male must understand that every move he makes and every item of clothing he takes to work says something about him.

Sydney corporates are some of the most stylishly dressed working men in Australia; and so they should be, this is the premier city. This is where the money is made in this country and so the big swinging dicks should look the part. Whether it be banking, advertising, the media, mining or whatever, executives here ought to be cutting a fine figure. Silk, leather, pure wool in winter and designer bespoke wear all signify power and wealth. Be the man of the twenty first century; be the truly stylish Australian male.