The Executive Look
he term “dressing for success” has become an
overused cliché in the business world, but it
actually plays an important role in building
business success, and the power of proper clothing to
grant better job positions and work performance is highly
It takes 3 seconds to create a visual first impression
First impression are always the most important, they
define the way people will look at you for the rest of your
interactions, and clearest first impression to convey is
outward appearance and dress.
Even though clothes don’t affect the way you work, they
will affect the way people think of your work. A man in a
suit and polished shoes will usually appear more
proficient than the guy with long hair and torn jean.
Dressing out of style with the overall office tone sets you apart as someone who is not in tune with
overall work atmosphere and will reflect badly upon your work performance, even if it involves
Men should stick with two-piece business suits made out of natural, conservative material like wool,
with a long sleeve white button dress shirt, a silk tie that matches the suit colours and well polished
dress shoes. The business suit should revolve around primarily dark colours, like navy or grey;
anything lighter bends the rules of conservatism and can put you at a disadvantage in the work attire
If you wish to forgo full suit formalities, wear slacks, a
nice button down shirt, and a dark sports coat with
polished dress shoes. A nice tie optional but helps clean
up the entire look.
To wear a proper suit, make sure the sleeves taper and
end just over your wrist to release a natural and relaxed
Refrain from excessive suit dry-cleaning, it shortens the
life span of your sits and is completely unnecessary.
For general appearance tips, make sure facial hair is
trimmed concisely, and remove any visible body
piercings. It may seem obvious, but refrain from weari