Only in recent years have I become aware of Country Road’s great value wardrobe staples for men. At one point I think I owned every colour of chinos they had. Continuing their recent success in the menswear market Country Road have just opened a series of specialty Suit Stores in selected outlets and online. Again Country Road have focused on suiting essentials with classic clothes, colours and styles and we’ve pulled a few looks to suit a number occasions you gents may need to dress for.
Afternoon Wedding: Weddings often presents a sticky situation for men. On one hand you want to look sharp to appeal to the pretty bridesmaids, but on the other it’s important not to attract unwanted attention by being too showy. In my opinion navy and white is the most classic colour combination of all time and never fails to deliver. For this outfit we’ve added a bold red silk knit tie to keep the look relaxed but formal to match the occasion. Against the punchy tie, a subtle pocket square tucked in nonchalantly will provide a talking point and convey that extra bit of consideration you applied to your outfit. Brown toecap oxfords complement the navy and ensure any ladies judging you by your shoes will be suitably impressed.
Corporate Function: In the world of business first impressions don’t just count, they last. Looking your best at work functions should always be a top priority because at the end of the day you’re there to sell yourself. Traditional attire is the key; it’s not fashions on the field. To keep things understated and professional we’ve gone for a dark grey suit and thin checked shirt. This is an event to concentrate on the finer details like collar choice, tie knot and shoes. We suggest a blue spotted tie, which balances nicely with the grey, tied in a double four in hand knot. Black Oxford toecap shoes are the only option for this type of event.
Anniversary Lunch: You’re off to lunch with your significant other and you want to look sharp and respectful without looking overdressed. You want your lady to look around the restaurant and know she’s sitting with the best-dressed gentleman there. For occasions like this we suggest a more casual jacket with patch pockets. Wearing a more formal jacket will make it look like a corporate lunch, which it is most certainly not. A light blue shirt accompanies the light grey jacket effortlessly and a paisley pattern tie themes nicely with the bunch of flowers you should have in your hand.
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