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Weekly Business Fashion must-haves

FucktheICFucktheIC Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 2012 in Fashion Forward
I know what it was like when I first started working in a business environment. I had no one to really help guide me in my transition college to career. It's frightening. Which combos work? Pocket square too much? Socks, belts, shoes, what matches, what doesn't? Should I just be one of these corny dudes who just wear a million shades of the same color and say "I match?" It's scary. I know what it's like and I'm here to help put on and anyone else who wants to share can.

Reasoning for the GnS
I do not want this in Growing Pains b/c this is an issue anyone can face with their first office job. It's not in simpl;y business or fashion forward b/c no one goes to the former and only overmatching no style having assholes post in the latter(just being honest here)

I would love if women could handle the women's side, but I love women's fashion(especially fall) and it's about to be fall, so I can do the first couple.

First for the gentlemen, I'm going to introduce you to the Navy Blue Blazer. Easily THE single most versatile item in the business wardrobe. Seriously, there isn't a piece that will work for more occasions than the navy blue blazer. For the sake of this thread, let's go with J. Crew's fall 2012 blazer
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Let me add this caveat, I'm not a fan of this blazer personally. Nothing against it, it's really nice, but I don't like the black buttons. I have 2 blue blazers(one from J. Crew) and mine with the gold buttons definitely gets more play from me. Anyways, still a good blazer.

As you can see here, this gentleman is wearing his with jeans, which I have been known to do on casual friday. It can also be paired with a nice flat front sand colored pair of chinos for what's known as the "california tuxedo" It's a classic look. Can't go wrong. In the world of suit separates(I only wear a full matching suit for big events these days), you can never go wrong with the blue blazer. Looks amazing with ANYTHING except black pants. Not that it can't work, I just haven't tried it. Gray slacks - check, brown slacks - check, olive slacks - check(with the right shirt). But you get my points. Personally, if I was building my wardrobe again and had to choose between a suit or blazer and couple slacks, I'm choosing the navy blazer and a couple pairs of slacks 10 times outta 10.
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But here we were as young adults —news junkies, hip-hop heads, smart-asses and autodidacts who grew up in the hood — suddenly smack dab in the middle class, wielding much of the same privilege we’d always criticized. Because of our backgrounds, we were keenly skeptical of the politics of respectability, and surrounded by and socializing with self-congratulating Negroes who patted each other on the back because they were about something and self-congratulating white folks who patted themselves on the back because they had black friends. (But damn it if we didn’t love the sushi!)

So where did we fit in?

We agreed that labels were silly and reductive. So, of course, we created one.

“We’re post-bourgie,” she said.
Meta_ConsciousSionBK Product
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  • FucktheICFucktheIC Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ladies, for you, this week's must-have is the wrap dress.
    cn5197857.jpg

    Some women think dresses at work are too girly, but I'm not of that school of thought. The wrap dress is very versatile. For happy hour, for the board room, for drinks with a new guy friend after work, it never fails. A nice wrap dress helps to give your body shape and defines your waist. They go well with heels or flats, and I've even seen them paired nicely with a nice pair of riding boots. However, if you don't have the legs for it, don't do it. It won't look very nice honestly.

    It was a toss up between this or the black blazer for women. I guess I can do that next week.
    2877kz.jpg

    But here we were as young adults —news junkies, hip-hop heads, smart-asses and autodidacts who grew up in the hood — suddenly smack dab in the middle class, wielding much of the same privilege we’d always criticized. Because of our backgrounds, we were keenly skeptical of the politics of respectability, and surrounded by and socializing with self-congratulating Negroes who patted each other on the back because they were about something and self-congratulating white folks who patted themselves on the back because they had black friends. (But damn it if we didn’t love the sushi!)

    So where did we fit in?

    We agreed that labels were silly and reductive. So, of course, we created one.

    “We’re post-bourgie,” she said.
  • MARIO_DROMARIO_DRO Posts: 14,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I CANT GET DOWN WITH THEM HIGHWATER SLEEVES BRUH!

    WHITE FASHION AINT ALWAYS THE RIGHT FASHION
    iw23gx.jpg
    Meta_ConsciousKnives AmilliR.D.
  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher Make Reasonable Choices. H. E. Double Hockey SticksPosts: 52,385 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This looks too professional for my job.
  • MARIO_DROMARIO_DRO Posts: 14,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    I CANT GET DOWN WITH THEM HIGHWATER SLEEVES BRUH!

    WHITE FASHION AINT ALWAYS THE RIGHT FASHION

    It's not white fashion. Go to any tailor. 1/4 inch of your shirt barrel should show under the blazer sleeves.
    NOT TRUE.. NOT TRUE AT ALL, BUT U GO HEAD AND WEAR YOUR SHIRTS LIKE THAT GOOD SIR
    iw23gx.jpg
  • FucktheICFucktheIC Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    I CANT GET DOWN WITH THEM HIGHWATER SLEEVES BRUH!

    WHITE FASHION AINT ALWAYS THE RIGHT FASHION

    It's not white fashion. Go to any tailor. 1/4 inch of your shirt barrel should show under the blazer sleeves.
    NOT TRUE.. NOT TRUE AT ALL, BUT U GO HEAD AND WEAR YOUR SHIRTS LIKE THAT GOOD SIR

    Are you talking about shirt length or blazer length? Cuz the shirt's sleeve length is perfect. It's right where the thumb meets the wrist.
    2877kz.jpg

    But here we were as young adults —news junkies, hip-hop heads, smart-asses and autodidacts who grew up in the hood — suddenly smack dab in the middle class, wielding much of the same privilege we’d always criticized. Because of our backgrounds, we were keenly skeptical of the politics of respectability, and surrounded by and socializing with self-congratulating Negroes who patted each other on the back because they were about something and self-congratulating white folks who patted themselves on the back because they had black friends. (But damn it if we didn’t love the sushi!)

    So where did we fit in?

    We agreed that labels were silly and reductive. So, of course, we created one.

    “We’re post-bourgie,” she said.
    GettinLo
  • MARIO_DROMARIO_DRO Posts: 14,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    I CANT GET DOWN WITH THEM HIGHWATER SLEEVES BRUH!

    WHITE FASHION AINT ALWAYS THE RIGHT FASHION

    It's not white fashion. Go to any tailor. 1/4 inch of your shirt barrel should show under the blazer sleeves.
    NOT TRUE.. NOT TRUE AT ALL, BUT U GO HEAD AND WEAR YOUR SHIRTS LIKE THAT GOOD SIR

    Are you talking about shirt length or blazer length? Cuz the shirt's sleeve length is perfect. It's right where the thumb meets the wrist.

    BLAZER SLEEVES...

    I GOT LONG ARMS.. I CANT HAVE NONE OF MY SHIRT SLEEVE SHOWING
    iw23gx.jpg
    Meta_ConsciousGettinLocontemplate
  • FucktheICFucktheIC Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    I CANT GET DOWN WITH THEM HIGHWATER SLEEVES BRUH!

    WHITE FASHION AINT ALWAYS THE RIGHT FASHION

    It's not white fashion. Go to any tailor. 1/4 inch of your shirt barrel should show under the blazer sleeves.
    NOT TRUE.. NOT TRUE AT ALL, BUT U GO HEAD AND WEAR YOUR SHIRTS LIKE THAT GOOD SIR

    Are you talking about shirt length or blazer length? Cuz the shirt's sleeve length is perfect. It's right where the thumb meets the wrist.

    BLAZER SLEEVES...

    I GOT LONG ARMS.. I CANT HAVE NONE OF MY SHIRT SLEEVE SHOWING

    I think sleeve showing looks better on long arms than on shorter arms. I have shorter arms so I adhere to the 1/4 inch rule. Whereas you could get away with more. Look at the executives where ever you work bruh, check them out.
    2877kz.jpg

    But here we were as young adults —news junkies, hip-hop heads, smart-asses and autodidacts who grew up in the hood — suddenly smack dab in the middle class, wielding much of the same privilege we’d always criticized. Because of our backgrounds, we were keenly skeptical of the politics of respectability, and surrounded by and socializing with self-congratulating Negroes who patted each other on the back because they were about something and self-congratulating white folks who patted themselves on the back because they had black friends. (But damn it if we didn’t love the sushi!)

    So where did we fit in?

    We agreed that labels were silly and reductive. So, of course, we created one.

    “We’re post-bourgie,” she said.
  • Bussy_Getta Bussy_Getta STFUPosts: 37,679 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wrap dresses hug your curves,I don't feel people (especially men) take me serious when they can see my figure like that.
  • CapitalBCapitalB all these dollars.. no sense. Posts: 24,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    I CANT GET DOWN WITH THEM HIGHWATER SLEEVES BRUH!

    WHITE FASHION AINT ALWAYS THE RIGHT FASHION

    It's not white fashion. Go to any tailor. 1/4 inch of your shirt barrel should show under the blazer sleeves.
    NOT TRUE.. NOT TRUE AT ALL, BUT U GO HEAD AND WEAR YOUR SHIRTS LIKE THAT GOOD SIR

    hahahahahaha

    TOO REAL for IC
    #TEAMDRAGONSnSHIT
    #TargGangyabish
    Sion
  • Meta_ConsciousMeta_Conscious Hypocrite The BashmentPosts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    this nigga Dro dumb as fuck...
    Alpha_Ambition BK ProductR.D.
  • GettinLoGettinLo Posts: 8,035 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2012
    On a Blazer, Sport Jacket or Suit Jacket the sleeve should be cut @ about 1/4" above the bottom of the shirt sleeve. The reason is that you want a slight bit of sleeve showing... It presents a 'finished' look.

    In terms of shoes and socks matching, that shit is lame, I've been known to punch it up a bit with my socks, it's cool to me...

    DSCN1572.jpg]

    One of the best rules to follow, is to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. If you're co-workers wear jeans everyday and your boss wears chinos, wear chinos, if you're co-workers wear chinos and your boss wears slacks and a jacket, try that look a few days a week, etc... If your office isn't formal but you want to wear a suit, lose the tie, and add the pocket square (I prefer the 'TV' fold b/c it's simple and elegant)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnFHIdxlLo
    
    Meta_Consciousking hassan
  • MARIO_DROMARIO_DRO Posts: 14,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I TAKE THAT BACK..

    IF IM ROCKING CUFF LINKS, THEN OF COURSE I WOULD WANT MY SHIRT A LIL LONGER/COAT JACKET A LIL SHORTER
    iw23gx.jpg
  • MARIO_DROMARIO_DRO Posts: 14,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Stopitfive wrote: »
    Stopitfive wrote: »
    this nigga Dro dumb as fuck...
    YO MAMA DUMB FOR NOT LETTIN ME HIT THE 3RD TIME
    iw23gx.jpg
    Meta_Conscious
  • CapitalBCapitalB all these dollars.. no sense. Posts: 24,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aone415 wrote: »
    On a Blazer, Sport Jacket or Suit Jacket the sleeve should be cut @ about 1/4" above the bottom of the shirt sleeve. The reason is that you want a slight bit of sleeve showing... It presents a 'finished' look.

    In terms of shoes and socks matching, that shit is lame, I've been known to punch it up a bit with my socks, it's cool to me...

    DSCN1572.jpg]

    One of the best rules to follow, is to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. If you're co-workers wear jeans everyday and your boss wears chinos, wear chinos, if you're co-workers wear chinos and your boss wears slacks and a jacket, try that look a few days a week, etc... If your office isn't formal but you want to wear a suit, lose the tie, and add the pocket square (I prefer the 'TV' fold b/c it's simple and elegant)

    who knitted those socks playa??

    they go..
    thought i was the only one...

    TOO REAL for IC
    #TEAMDRAGONSnSHIT
    #TargGangyabish
  • MARIO_DROMARIO_DRO Posts: 14,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    THEM SOCKS ARE KING HASSAN'S LANE... DUDE STAY WEARIN THE COLORFUL SOCKS... I DONT WEAR SLACKS ON THE REGULAR BUT I DO HAVE MULTICOLOR SOCKS
    iw23gx.jpg
  • CapitalBCapitalB all these dollars.. no sense. Posts: 24,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    yeh.. i forgot KH got a fes pair..
    so that makes 3 of us wit pizzazz lol
    TOO REAL for IC
    #TEAMDRAGONSnSHIT
    #TargGangyabish
  • CapitalBCapitalB all these dollars.. no sense. Posts: 24,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    *few
    TOO REAL for IC
    #TEAMDRAGONSnSHIT
    #TargGangyabish
  • Meta_ConsciousMeta_Conscious Hypocrite The BashmentPosts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    pizzazz?
    word?
  • CapitalBCapitalB all these dollars.. no sense. Posts: 24,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    look it up..
    TOO REAL for IC
    #TEAMDRAGONSnSHIT
    #TargGangyabish
  • CapitalBCapitalB all these dollars.. no sense. Posts: 24,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol i swear yall try to hard...

    OOPS!!! i mean "too" hard..
    better?? smmfh
    TOO REAL for IC
    #TEAMDRAGONSnSHIT
    #TargGangyabish
  • FucktheICFucktheIC Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aone415 wrote: »
    On a Blazer, Sport Jacket or Suit Jacket the sleeve should be cut @ about 1/4" above the bottom of the shirt sleeve. The reason is that you want a slight bit of sleeve showing... It presents a 'finished' look.

    In terms of shoes and socks matching, that shit is lame, I've been known to punch it up a bit with my socks, it's cool to me...

    DSCN1572.jpg]

    One of the best rules to follow, is to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. If you're co-workers wear jeans everyday and your boss wears chinos, wear chinos, if you're co-workers wear chinos and your boss wears slacks and a jacket, try that look a few days a week, etc... If your office isn't formal but you want to wear a suit, lose the tie, and add the pocket square (I prefer the 'TV' fold b/c it's simple and elegant)

    Those leather or suede, boss? Cool as leather, but I'd love them if they were suede.
    2877kz.jpg

    But here we were as young adults —news junkies, hip-hop heads, smart-asses and autodidacts who grew up in the hood — suddenly smack dab in the middle class, wielding much of the same privilege we’d always criticized. Because of our backgrounds, we were keenly skeptical of the politics of respectability, and surrounded by and socializing with self-congratulating Negroes who patted each other on the back because they were about something and self-congratulating white folks who patted themselves on the back because they had black friends. (But damn it if we didn’t love the sushi!)

    So where did we fit in?

    We agreed that labels were silly and reductive. So, of course, we created one.

    “We’re post-bourgie,” she said.
  • GettinLoGettinLo Posts: 8,035 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2012
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    FucktheIC wrote: »
    aone415 wrote: »
    On a Blazer, Sport Jacket or Suit Jacket the sleeve should be cut @ about 1/4" above the bottom of the shirt sleeve. The reason is that you want a slight bit of sleeve showing... It presents a 'finished' look.

    In terms of shoes and socks matching, that shit is lame, I've been known to punch it up a bit with my socks, it's cool to me...

    DSCN1572.jpg]

    One of the best rules to follow, is to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. If you're co-workers wear jeans everyday and your boss wears chinos, wear chinos, if you're co-workers wear chinos and your boss wears slacks and a jacket, try that look a few days a week, etc... If your office isn't formal but you want to wear a suit, lose the tie, and add the pocket square (I prefer the 'TV' fold b/c it's simple and elegant)

    Those leather or suede, boss? Cool as leather, but I'd love them if they were suede.

    Those are leather... Bruno Magli split toes... but yeah I feel ya on the suede... Next month for fall I'll be copping some suede brogues...

    Looking for something like this

    mark-mcnairy-suede-wingtip.jpg
    BossBoo wrote: »
    who knitted those socks playa??

    they go..
    thought i was the only one...

    I got those from Saks... They have their own line of socks... fairly inexpensive, especially when on sale...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnFHIdxlLo
    
  • DrMindbender122DrMindbender122 Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭✭
    Def gotta rack up on my sock game. Plain black, navy blue or plain grey is usually the lane I stay in, but U wanna switch it up a bit.
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