Bold Suiting At A Creative Office 3 Ways
Creative Office Style
Today, many offices have abandoned the traditional “professional” dressed code for something that could be considered creative office style. Suit optional has become a common and expected practice, which is now giving guys options to take risks, while still looking the part.
We dropped one of the most creative offices in Philadelphia — Philly Mag, to show you three-ways to rock a bold suit to work. Their open office concept and beautiful living room space (in the middle of the office) inspired this entire feature.
Photography – Saeed Ferguson
Lido Tattersall Pattern Suit – Men’s Style Pro x ModaMatters Capsule (available here) | Navy Knit Tie – R.Culturi | Sea Dragon Watch – Zodiac | Brown Oxford Shoes – Beckett Simonon | Oxford Shirt & Pocket Square – The Tie Bar | Red Tie Bar – An Ivy Copenhagen
Rocking a full suit to the office is a somewhat foreign concept in creative office environments. But, when you’re going to rock a bold pattern, you got to add the right pieces to ground it. You’re already going to stand out as “the suit guy”, so take the risk, the right way.
- keep the accessories neutral and solid. Your suit is doing enough for everyone
- pay attention to the dark colors in the plaid pattern. This will guide you tie, pocket square and sock selection
- a brown Oxford shoe is the perfect grounding agent for a suit of this colorway
- opt for a blue Oxford shirt instead of a white. It gives off a warmer tone and complements the purple, green and navy tones in the check pattern
Real Casual Friday
Wearing a bold suit as separates might be the number one reason to cop a bold suit. So, COP ONE! When casual Friday rolls around, its time to give the pants their solo time to shine. Pairing them with a darker wash denim jacket and all white minimal sneakers is a fresh take on the blazer & loafer look.
Semi Casually Distressed
Tattersall Pattern Lido Jacket – Men’s Style Pro x ModaMatters Capsule (available here) | White Oxford Shirt – Michael Bastian | Knit Tie – R.culturi | White Bucks – Johnston & Murphy | Distressed Jeans – Gap | Pocket Square – Indochino
We’ll call this look — business on top & party on the bottom. With the addition of a distressed pair of jeans to this blazer and tie look, you can achieve the creative boss look without going too far in any one direction.
- mind your distressed denim. Meaning, if your entire leg is exposed, they should not be worn at the office
- Make sure your jeans are as tailored as your jacket. Always respect your fit
- adding a pair white bucks is a great way to bring out the spring vibe in this look and directly complement light colorway of the jacket
- this is a perfect date look too. it shows that you understand tailoring but you’re not soo buttoned up