Unlocking the Code for “Smart, Casual Dressing” at the Office
Recently Goldman Sachs instituted a new dress code policy. The policy is written with the goal being " dress in a manner that is consistent with your clients' expectations." Gone are the days of the shirt and tie, now is the time to re- think the smart casual work wardrobe.
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1. See what the people in the "C" suite are wearing. They give you a reference point to what should be worn. If you are the person in charge,or part of the team " dress in a manner that is consistant with your clients' expectations" , and dress well.
2. Think about your position within the company.
Your appearrance should not only reflect the position you currently have, but the position you aspire to have.
On the flip side, do you run the risk of being thought "less of" if you are not dressing up to par?
3. Make a mental note. What colors and patterns seem to have worked better for you in the past. What have you worn more of: darks, lights, stripes, etc. Do you have a favorite suit, and what color is it?
All of this information will help you in making better purchasing decisions in the future.
4. Buy the best level of article of clothing that you can afford. You have a long term strategy, you have chosen to compete, the very powerful sut is no longer the armor of choice. Invest in clothing that is well tailored, fits you well and makes you look and feel your best.
5. What you need to know-
A good custom clothier should know all of your needs and wants. They must know your long term clothing goals so that they can help offer advise for your immediate needs. If you are just getting started, tell them you need maximum flexibility so that a few pieces a can give you mulitlple outfits. Building a balanced wardrobe doesn' t necessarily happen overnight.
Start with a conversation and see where it goes. If you want to chat, give us a call 267 606 6691