essential dress shirts

If you work in a company that has a formal dress code, you may own a few dress shirts. But dress shirts can often end up looking monotonous if you don’t explore your options. That’s why we created a list of six dress shirts which can create the foundation for your dress shirt collection,

1.Classic white shirt

A solid white dress shirt with a classic collar and regular cuffs can lay the foundation on which you build your dress shirt collection. This is probably the most versatile shirt you’ll own since it can easily be worn with jeans, chinos, formal trousers and suits. Plus it goes with separates in all colors too. We suggest you for one in a medium weight fabric so that it can be worn year-round. Also, opt for one without pockets since the pockets don’t get used and a plain shirt front sits better under a suit.

2. White solid shirt with French cuffs

A white shirt with French cuffs can easily give you a break from the classic white shirt. They are especially appealing when you want to shine in a suit since the French cuffs (with cufflinks) and regular collar helps to frame the suit.

3. White shirt in fancy weave

Fancy weave shirts look solid from afar but display its subtle style element in close quarters. A herringbone pattern is a good place to start. Similarly, you can go for a dobby weave too. These look particularly good for evening wear, paired under a black suit.

4. Light blue dress shirt

We’re slowly moving into colors now. Traditionally dress shirts were typically available only in white. Therefore, colored dress shirts usually come in a limited range, namely light blue, light pink and lilac. And of these, a light blue dress shirt is the most versatile since it can easily be worn with all your suits. Once you have this, you can get one in light pink too.

5. A striped dress shirt

A blue and white dress shirt is an intrinsic part of the corporate dress code. Opt for one in thin blue stripes over a white background since it can be worn without you having to worry about the right tie or suit to match it. You can add a striped pink shirt too. Don’t go for contrast collars and cuffs in white just yet, since this is your dress shirt starter wardrobe, and therefore you want versatile pieces.

6. A checked dress shirt

Before you think this has anything to do with plaids, do understand that dress shirts always play it quietly. Therefore, a checked dress shirt can be in grey graph checks, light blue micro checks or a small red gingham check. You can opt for a check shirt with a button-down collar since check shirts usually spend more time in the smart casual wardrobe than the formal one.

And there you have it – the six dress shirts you can use to build your dress shirt collection. Do check out the Tailorman Foundation Shirt collection – 49 classic options for every occasion, custom made for you! But if you want to make your dress shirts really special, then go for a made to measure session at Tailorman and have your shirts tailored to your preferences.

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essential shirts for men

Despite there being a prescribed shirt for every dress code and situation, most men often end up wearing the same four shirts on repeat. We don’t blame them. The abundance of options can be overwhelming and make you want to stick to tried and tested favorites. Therefore, we’ve listed the eight essential shirts every man should own, and these should cover most dress codes.

1.Oxford button-down shirt

Oxford button-downs are the ultimate casual shirt. They are versatile and can easily be worked into your smart-casual and semi-formal wardrobes. That being said, they are ideally made for casual wear, thanks to the thick Oxford fabric. They look great worn untucked with jeans or chinos, and they can even be worn as outerwear(layered over a T-shirt) in a pinch.

2. Formal shirt

Formal shirts, worn to work, fall into the dress shirt category. They are made of cotton or poplin and are usually worn under a blazer or with suits. Therefore formal shirts come in white, light blue and pastel shades (plus a selection of prints like graph checks and micro prints) and a starched crispy look are often preferred. Owing to the fact that they are made for formal wear, they are worn tucked in, and the focus is on the collar and cuffs.

3. Chambray shirt

Chambray shirts are an indispensable addition to your casual and smart casual wardrobes. They are a great alternative for denim shirts and can be worn with jeans or chinos. You can even layer them under blazers.

4. Printed shirt

Printed shirts can easily break up the monotony of solid shirts. Add printed formal shirts in micro checks, graph checks, and small repeat prints. And take it up a notch with printed casual shirts in plaids, quirky conversation prints or bold floral prints. If you want to ditch the kurta pajama look for an Indian event, wear a printed shirt with Indian motifs instead, and you’ll fit right in.

5. Mao collar shirt

The Mao collar shirt can be worn for semi-formal occasions when you want to stand apart from the crowd. This shirt should be in your wardrobe, especially if you wear Nehru jackets and bandhgalas regularly since the Mao collar will ensure that there’s no bunching under the jacket neckline.

6. Check shirt

You can’t go wrong with a check shirt, be it a graph or micro-check dress shirt, or plaid or gingham check casual shirt. Choose one in your favorite colors and watch as you reach for it often.

7. Dress shirt

Don’t make the mistake of wearing your formal work shirts to a formal event. Instead, opt for a black shirt which can be worn with a trouser or suit, or go for a white shirt with a pin-tucked bib while donning a tuxedo.

8. Linen shirt

A seasonal staple, linen shirts are always popular in summer. Choose one in a neutral shade like white or ivory, or go for pastels, and you’ll be wearing them year after year. Wear them with linen trousers when you want to channel resort vacation vibes.

And there you have it – eight essential shirts that’ll see you through any event. If you often run into sizing and fit issues, go for custom made shirts on Tailorman. Don’t forget to check out the Foundation Shirt collection either – 49 classic options for all occasions!

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dress for interview

No event creates as much stress in a man’s life as an impending interview. We understand the importance of turning up dressed just right so as to make a positive impression on the interviewer. But in a sea of vast sartorial choices, where do you even begin?

Start with research

A bit of research will tell you exactly what works best at the company you are interviewing for. Go through the Linkedin or Facebook pages and check out the pictures of company events to get a general idea. If you live near the office, you can wait around to see how the employees come into work every day. And finally, if you know someone who works at the office, you can drill them for all the details.

Here we have curated three looks for three popular dress codes:


There are traditional companies that follow the formal dress code. This is more so when their employees directly interact with customers and therefore represent the company on a day to day basis, e.g. banking, finance, law, and government. Exude authority and professionalism by pairing a solid navy or dark grey single-breasted suit with a classic dress shirt in white or light blue. Accessorise with a complementing skinny or regular tie and black or brown leather Oxfords.

Business Casual

Owing to the relaxed dress codes followed by most companies, you can no longer go with the trusted formal suit and tie. In fact, unless the company belongs to a conventional field like banking, finance, law or government, you might end up looking out of place with the other applicants. That being said, don’t wear chinos and unstructured blazers for your interview. Make a positive impression with a button-up dress shirt worn with dark grey or navy dress pants. Layer it with a blazer. Alternatively, wear a navy suit with a dress shirt. Accessorise with black leather Oxfords or Derbys.


Nowadays interviewers have started preferring the informal interview, where they try to get a feel of the candidate before asking them to come for a formal interview at the organization. These usually take place over coffee or lunch. Despite the informality of the situation, it’s best to come dressed well. Therefore, no casuals. Instead, stand out from the casually dressed crowd in a button-down Oxford shirt worn tucked in with slim-fit chinos, and accessorize with brown or black Derby shoes.

Don’t forget:

Apart from the above style tips, there are a few crucial rules to remember. They are:

  • Don’t wear shirts in dark colors like black, indigo, etc. Instead, stick to office-friendly colors like white and blue. If you do want to add an element of design, then let it be in the form of ties and socks.
  • Wear close-toed shoes, and ideally no sneakers or loafers without socks.
  • Dress a level above the interviewer.
  • Even if the company you are applying to has a casual dress code, and the position you intend to work for is young and hep, do not wear denim, sneakers or hoodies.
  • Be well-groomed and sport stubble or long hair, no matter how good you look in it.
  • Don’t wear overpowering perfume, even if it is your signature scent and expensive.

There you have it, clothes to help you nail important interviews without worrying about dress codes. Head to Tailorman stores to have shirts, trousers, jackets and suits custom made for you.

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how to wear smart casuals to work

There was a time not too long ago when working for a corporate meant dressing up in formals every day. Thanks to the tech boom and the popularity of relaxed work environments, nowadays you often find company employees coming to work wearing casuals, and sometimes, even sweats. Apart from organizations where the employees are expected to convey their professionalism through their clothing (like banking, government, and law), most companies don’t push for formals. However, this does not mean that you wear your favorite graphic t-shirts or saunter in wearing your gym clothes. Instead, the ideal dress code for such work environments is smart casuals, or as we like to call it, casual wear for grown-ups.

We already discussed the building blocks of a smart-casual wardrobe in an earlier post. Now, let’s see how that can be adapted to work.

Everyday 9-5

Smart casuals are elevated basics. Therefore the fit is impeccable, the fabrics are high quality and styling details are subtle. Smart casuals make you look professional yet approachable.

Tips: Pair a white, check or striped button-down shirt with tapered navy or black chinos. Keep your tan and khaki chinos for Fridays. If you do wish to wear them, balance them with an unstructured navy blazer. Similarly, keep your printed shirts for Fridays. Another look to try – wear shirts with dark wash denims and layer with knit blazers or fitted cardigans.

Don’t forget to add a navy blue and grey suit to your workwear options in case important conferences or business meetings crop up. This way you are really prepared.

Accessorize your looks with Derby shoes or Chelsea boots.

Friday dressing

Pretty much all companies now allow casual Fridays. Once again, this doesn’t mean regular casual wear, so no hoodies or graphic T-shirts or cargo pants.

Tips: Instead of your favorite graphic T-shirt, opt for polo T-shirts in solid colors. Pair it with your beige and khaki chinos. Alternatively, wear button-down plaid shirts with your chinos. You can top this look with a tweed or herringbone sports jacket. Similarly, you can wear round neck T-shirts with tailored joggers and blazers.

Complete the look with leather loafers or white sneakers.

Going out with the boys after work

Smart casuals transition well to non-work environments where you still have to look professional. Therefore, you can wear them to evening networking events or business cocktails or just an evening out getting to know the new guy who has just joined the group.

Tips: This is the time to break out your patterned separates, be it a Glen plaid blazer or a printed shirt worn with an unstructured blazer. If you want to take it up a notch, wear a suit but swap the shirt for a long-sleeve T-shirt.

Jazz up your look with suede Derbys or leather monk straps in brown or burgundy. If you feel your look is a bit too flashy, play it down with a pair of white sneakers (the pair that keeps on giving).

Office parties

Office parties are so important when it comes to making an impact on the office social scene we did an entire post on it. But that being said, we want to lay emphasis on the importance of looking professional. In other words, have fun but don’t forget that your boss is watching.

And there you have it – a quick overview of smart casual looks for work. Head to Tailorman stores to purchase your custom made chinos. For shirts, definitely explore the range of Foundation Shirts that cover everything from casuals to business formals. When it comes to slaying the smart casual look, it’s all about looking neat and tasteful. Therefore do get your clothes custom made whenever you can, and go easy on the colors and prints. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll do just fine.

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smart casual essentials for men

The phrase “smart casuals” sounds ambiguous, and yet it has a strong grip on the fashion world. The simplest way to explain it is that it’s more dressed up than casuals, but less formal than business formals. The typical smart casual look will usually have two of the following – chinos, dark-coloured jeans, shirt, or blazer. Comfortable, yet not slouchy, this is the ideal casual dress-code for grownups.

Basics of a smart casual wardrobe:

Before you splash out on a new wardrobe and spend all your savings there, it’s good to remember that you can begin to create a smart casual wardrobe with a just few foundational pieces. Plus, these pieces can easily be accommodated in your business casual wardrobe too. Here are the four core pieces of a smart casual wardrobe:


Chinos form the base of most smart casual looks. They’re not as casual as jeans and they’re not formal like formal pleated trousers. Custom made Washed Chinos from Tailorman are as comfortable as lived-in jeans and can be customized to suit your personal taste. Classic colors like khaki, navy and beige go with almost everything. Plus, washed chinos with a bit of stretch are as comfortable as worn in jeans, if not more so. Chinos are perfect for any occasion where the dress code is vague and the only thing you know is that your sweats and faded jeans won’t do.

Long sleeve shirts

Well-fitted long-sleeve button-down shirts are next on the list. Start with the classic white shirt. Then add solid colors, stripes, checks and patterns. One way to really stretch your wardrobe is to choose colors that can be matched with the rest of your wardrobe. So if your bottoms are neutrals, then your shirts can be complementary colors. Alternatively, go for accent colors. Don’t forget denim shirts either!


A blazer is what sets apart your smart casual look from everyday casual looks. A classic navy unstructured blazer like the Tailorman knit flex blazer be easily matched with a shirt or T-shirt and chinos for an effortless look that always wins. Similar to the classic navy blue blazer, a light blue or beige blazer in linen, cotton or lightweight wool is also a versatile piece you can add to your wardrobe. If unstructured blazers are not your thing, then go for one that is less structured (with less padding on the shoulders) than a formal suit jacket.


A pair of dark wash jeans in black and navy blue in straight-leg styles are a must in the smart casual wardrobe. Want to mix it up a bit? Just stay away from anything with a strong fade or ripping since that falls in the casual wardrobe.


Once you have the basics covered, you can add a few more pieces to bring out your signature style. These are:


Light wool, linen, and cotton trousers are all welcome to the smart casual party. The only rule is that it should not be too baggy or covered in pockets (cargo pants, we’re looking at you). Instead choose slimmer cuts, and if you do go for patterns, choose classic patterns like plaids and stripes instead of anything flashy like florals. Leave that for the shirts.


The smart casual wardrobe was made to accept and accommodate the jogger trouser – those hybrid tailored trousers with jogger waistbands. Pair them with shirts or T-shirts and a blazer, and you are good to go.

T-shirts and roll-necks

Don’t forget knits! Leave the loud graphic casual tees behind and instead wear more luxe versions in solid neutral, earthy or pastel shades. Roll neck T-shirts too are a sophisticated option that’ll look good under a blazer.

Final touches

The accessories give the final finishing touches to your looks. You can’t go wrong with classic white sneakers, leather loafers, Chelsea boots, and chukkas. Add a stole or two in neutral shades with small repeat pattern to add visual interest to your look when you’re wearing solids. Keep your accessories sleek and minimalist – sleek messenger bags, backpacks, smart watches etc. to really bring this look alive.

And there you have it, the smart casual wardrobe starter kit! To keep the look sleek, go for well-tailored pieces that can be layered effortlessly without adding bulk.

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classic blue color of the year 2020

If you’ve watched the news over the past few months, you may have come to feel alarmed at the tumultuous state of world affairs. And you’re not alone when it comes to yearning for more stability and peace in general. The Pantone Color Of The Year 2020, Classic Blue, was chosen for these very reassuring qualities.

What is Color Of The Year?

Before we elaborate on the qualities of Classic Blue, let’s talk a bit about the concept of Pantone Color Of The Year. The selection process involves a heavy amount of trend analysis; Pantone’s trendspotters keep an eye out for new color influences in different fields, from art to fashion to tech, throughout the year. This is serious business, since color plays an important part in contributing to the visual identity of everything from product to brand. And therefore, Classic Blue being chosen as THE color of 2020 was not a flippant decision, but one reflecting the collective consciousness of the moment.

Why Classic Blue?

Classic Blue looks almost old fashioned when compared to the colors from the recent past, namely Ultra Violet of 2018, Rose Quartz of 2016 and Serenity of 2016. But therein lies the beauty of it. It’s conservative, dependable vibe is exactly why it was chosen. To quote Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute: “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”

Classic blue in menswear

Blue has always been one of menswear’s favorite colors. In fact, it’s one of the safest colors; it looks good on everyone no matter their age or skin tone. It’s the color of style staples rather than trendy buys (we’re not talking to you turquoise blue). And it’s versatile enough to be worn day and night. Just think of all the men you know who’ve paired blue shirts with blue jeans over the past twelve months. Therefore, with the spotlight on Classic Blue this year, you have the freedom to revel in this color and style it accordingly.

How to style classic blue?

Off-White using Classic Blue for the Paris Fashion Week Menswear Runway F/W 2019-2020

Classic blue suits – Take a break from navy blue suits and opt for a classic blue suit instead. It’s a bit more vibrant than the dark navy blues, therefore keep it for special occasions, parties and weddings, where it can really shine.

Classic blue shirts – For those of you who don’t like to draw much attention to yourself, but still want to shop the trends, opt for a classic blue solid shirt which can be easily worn under a black or grey suit.

Classic blue printed shirt – What better way to add the color to your wardrobe, than with prints? Go for stripes, graph or gingham checks, plaids, florals, minute repeat prints, and bold placement prints in this color. Opt for the classic white and blue combination to really show off the shade.

Classic blue trousers – Now this is going to catch everyone’s attention, so play down the shirt. Just wear a plain white shirt and let the trousers do all the talking.

Ties and pocket squares – For those who want only the barest minimum of classic blue in their wardrobes, opt for solid or printed ties and pocket squares in this shade.

And there you have it – imaginative ways to add and style this shade for 2020. Let us know in the comments which of these looks you intend to try first. Head to Tailorman stores to stock up on the latest styles.

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Christmas gifts for men

Christmas is almost synonymous with Christmas presents for most of us. After all, the star of the show is Santa, the ultimate gift giver, delivering presents to children around the world in one single night. Therefore this season has the spirit of giving woven into it with Secret Santas at offices and schools, present exchanges between near and dear ones, donations to charities and orphanages, etc. That being said, choosing the right gift can still be stressful, especially for men with sophisticated tastes. Therefore we’ve curated a list of things that’ll please all the men on your list.

1. Tailorman gift cards

Go with gift cards, especially if you’re the boss of a company and want to give your employees something special, but still give them the freedom to choose what they want. Gift cards show good taste, but cut out all the hassle of choosing presents for a large number of people.

2. Perfumes

Perfumes are intimate gifts that are best reserved for the special man in your life. You can either restock his favorite scent or give him something that has been on his wishlist for a long time. Or you can take a risk and buy him something in the fragrance family he usually wears.

3. Tailorman shirts

You can’t go wrong with shirts when buying presents for men. These are particularly ideal for distant family members or newly minted friends. All you need is a bit of sizing info, which can be easily gathered from their parent or spouse. Just ensure it’s a color and pattern they will look forward to wearing, therefore choose something of their choice rather than imposing your taste on them.

4. Leather bound journal

With the bullet journaling trend going strong, it’s a great idea to buy a high quality journal for your friend or work wife. Go for ones with high quality paper (no smudging) and leather binding. With 2020 just around the corner, they’ll definitely put it to good use.

5. Tailorman made to measure session

A Tailorman made to measure session is more than a service, it’s an experience. Therefore surprise your loved ones with a visit to the Tailorman store for a made to measure session. If your father or grandfather is planning to buy a new suit, they’ll love this! Go ahead and book an appointment now!

6. Grooming kit

Is the man on your list a regular jetsetter? Then a high quality leather grooming kit is just what he needs. Fill it up with premium toiletries as an added surprise and he’ll think of you every time he travels.

7. Tailorman Home Service

Know someone who’s in sore need of a suit but has absolutely no time to visit a store? The Tailorman Home Service was made for him. Just WhatsApp us and fix an appointment and the Traveling Tailor will be at your door in no time.

8. Kindle

If your son or nephew is an avid bookworm, then a brand new Kindle is the kind of gift that’ll cheer him up for years to come. Fill it up with a few of his favorite titles as an extra treat. Add a Kindle jacket and you’re good to go.

9. Smartwatch

Watches are always solid gifting options. But a smartwatch that tracks everything from sleep to activity levels to phone notifications is something else entirely. Gift it to the busybody in your life so that he can track all his activities.

10. Headphones

Is there a music lover on your list? Don’t stress wondering about which music album or concert tickets to buy for him; instead gift him a wicked headphone set, preferably with a storage case, and you’re golden.

Now that you have all the tips you need, call on your inner Santa and get shopping!

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dressing for winter weddings

Winter weddings are special – the agreeable weather makes it ideal for outdoor festivities, and even destination beach and desert weddings are able to showcase their charms without being hindered by excessive heat or humidity. That being said, one thing winter events are guaranteed to be is chilly. And since you can’t turn up in your office parka, we’ve put together a curated list of style tips and product recommendations to help you layer stylishly for winter weddings.

Western formals

You can’t go wrong with suits for weddings. The only rule is to ensure that you don’t upstage the groom. With services similar to Tailorman Wedding Services, most grooms have the men in their family and their groomsmen kitted out in coordinating outfits. Instead if you’re a guest, then a suit would be more than enough. Unless the wedding invite specifies “black-tie”, it’s best to not wear a tuxedo. Especially since there’s a good chance that the groom would be wearing one.

There are a few rules to follow, of course. For example, a day wedding would require you to be in a light color suit. A light grey paired with a white shirt is an excellent choice. Wear a pastel color tie or lose the tie and wear a complementing pocket square so that the grey suit and shirt don’t look too corporate. Pair the grey suit with dark brown derby shoes. Alternatively, go for a navy blue suit. Steer clear of corporate-wear essentials like stripes, checks, and you’ll be fine.

For evenings, wear a suit in a dark color. Black, navy blue, charcoal grey, etc are good choices. If it’s a reception that involves a lot of drinking and dancing, you can opt for a look that’s more party-appropriate with jewel toned shirts and dark suits. And yes, if it’s a festive affair like elaborate Indian wedding parties, you can easily slip into a velvet blazer too.

Of course, the chilly weather is ideal for layering your suits with a waistcoat. Wear one in a matching color or go for something that creates a stark contrast. Accessorise with a tie or bow-tie and pocket-square. If you feel overdressed at any point, you can casually slip off your suit jacket and just have your waist coat on. Do check out our post on how to style your three piece suit too.

Do get suits in heavy winter-friendly fabrics like wood, tweed, and flannel. Look for heavy cloth weight(between 400 – 570 grams) to stay warm. Similarly, opt for full lining over half lining, both for better structure and insulation.


If suits aren’t your thing, then try the Indo-western look. Most Indian weddings do have a ethnic element running throughout, and if dressing up in a top to toe kurta-pyjama-sherwani look feels like too much, stick to adding just one Indian element or two.

Since most western wear and Indian ethnic pieces complement each other well, you can easily add a Nehru jacket to your look. For example, layer it over a shirt and trouser combination. Add a paisley print pocket square to add visual interest to the look. Similarly, team a kurta-pyjama look with a Nehru jacket. Dress it up with a floral shawl. Or go with a floral Nehru jacket and a solid shawl. Some beaded jootis, worn with socks will bring all components of your outfit together for a flawless finish.

Don’t forget the bandhgala either! Wear it over a Mandarin collar shirt and trouser combination. Add a pocket square. If you wish to really indulge, don’t miss out on this chance to wear a velvet bandhgala.

The beauty of winter weddings is that you get a chance to wear velvets, silks and other heavily embellished pieces. Just remember that, when it comes to layering, less is more. Therefore, a maximum of three layers (apart from thermals) can be visible, but no more. And the best way to achieve stylish layering is to ensure that each piece fits well. This will get rid of unsightly stretching and bunching that usually shows up along the shoulders, upper back, waistline, and side seams. Therefore, go for made to measure clothing as much as possible.

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three piece suit for men

Now that we’ve officially entered winter, it’s time to get a three piece suit. Though not a winter staple per se, December festivities give you a chance to dress up in your best, and a well tailored three piece suit delivers.

What is a three piece suit?

A three piece suit is composed of three pieces – the suit jacket, matching trousers and a waistcoat. The waistcoat can either match the rest of your suit, or be in a striking contrast to it. There are a few things to keep in mind though. The last button on your waistcoat should be left undone. Your waistcoat should cover your trouser belt line, without going too far below it. And finally, don’t pair a three piece suit with a belt.

How to wear three piece suits

Three piece suits are usually perceived as formal, but that doesn’t mean they have to be stuffy and boring. Fashion lovers regularly add playful elements like bold suit patterns, colored shirts, bold ties, etc to adapt it to semi formal occasions. But if you’re new to three piece suit territory, then we suggest you start safe and explore with fun styling as you get more comfortable in it.

Navy blue three piece suit

If you could own only one three piece suit, let it be the navy blue suit. The color is ideal for day or night and suits all age groups and skin tones. You can either dress it up with a light blue or white shirt, tonal tie and derby shoes, or keep it fashion forward with a floral shirt and loafers. A pinstripe three piece suit would be ideal for work situations where you want all eyes on you.

Grey three piece suit

Grey three piece suits, like navy suits are ideal for conservative work environments. A charcoal grey three piece will look just fine at work, but a light grey three piece suit looks more summery and ideal for daytime weddings. For the latter event, wear a patterned tie and matching pocket square to give the look a jaunty vibe. Add dark brown derbies to complete the look.

Black three piece suit

A black three piece suit worn with a grey shirt and black tie is a sleek way to slip into a party. Wear monk strap shoes and a chrome watch and you’re in rockstar territory. Swap out a solid black waistcoat for one in jacquard fabric to make it look more ornamental. The color palette makes it ideal for evening wear. But if the event is more formal, then swap out the monk straps for Oxford shoes.

How to wear patterned three piece suits

Three piece suits in dark colors and minimalist styling are ideal for formal and even corporate wear. Three piece Glen checks and pinstripe suits too are great for work. Patterned three piece suits in earthy tones with houndstooth and plaid patterns like windowpane checks or tweed are ideal for semi formal situations like holiday parties, dine dining, weddings, etc. Those who want to break up the seriousness of the look can add a waistcoat in a complementary color instead of matching it with the suit. To know how to mix patterns like a pro, check out our post on the subject.

The thing to remember while wearing a three piece suit is that it has to be tailored well. This is because this look involves four layers – shirt, waist coat, suit jacket and trouser. Therefore it can’t be too bulky. Apart from that, the waistcoat has to skim the body so that it lies flat over the shirt. Finally, since no belts are worn in a three piece suit so as to not break the lines, the trouser has to fit well. Therefore consider taking advantage of the Tailorman made to measure service. Feel free to Whatsapp us on +91 9551112222 for a personal styling session.

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office party looks for men

Office parties give you a chance to relax and mingle with different teams in the organization, and even strike up a conversation or two with top management. They’re an excellent way to have some fun, network and even make a memorable impression on the right people. Hence, they have become an unavoidable part of everyone’s lives today. That being said, many men still find dressing for an office party a bit of a challenge, often wondering how formal or casual they’re expected to dress. Unlike casual parties, company parties do have codes of conduct, and dressing right is part of it. Therefore, we have put down a set of style tips and office party looks that’ll make dressing for the upcoming office party a breeze for you!

Follow the company dress code

An easy way to decide what to wear, is to follow the company dress code. For example, if your company dress code is casual, then don’t turn up in a three-piece suit. Similarly, if you work in a conservative office, then stick to formals, but add a festive flair.

Work with the party theme

Incorporate the party theme, but still stay within the company dress code. For example, if your company dress code is business formal, but the party theme is “Christmas”, then add a red and green pocket square to a white shirt (left unbuttoned at the neck) and grey suit ensemble.

Don’t be over the top

The whole point of following the above rules, and keeping things subtle is so that you don’t embarrass yourself when you run into your boss or top management. Just because it’s a party doesn’t mean that you’re off the clock – your behavior is being observed and you’re being judged, and you want to stay sharp.

Add one stylish element

A festive tie and pocket-square combo, a printed shirt under a sombre suit, a sharp suit with a T-shirt, colorful socks, statement watches, etc, are ways in which you can let your personal style shine. Keep bold colors and quirky prints to accessories and accent pieces, and keep the rest of your look sleek with tailored pieces.

Office party looks to try

Light neutrals

An easy way to stand out from the crowd is to dress up in light neutral shades like beige, ecru, grey, white, etc. A suited look with light separates will look almost zen at a boisterous party.

Printed shirts and dark suits

The only way to rock a printed shirt at an office party is by pairing it with a solid suit. Of course, the more relaxed the company dress code, the bolder the print. If your company is conservative, then stick to a subtle repeat print in a deep color, eg. printed burgundy shirt with a navy suit.

Light shirt and dark suit

Stark contrasts are always eye-catching. Therefore, a light colored shirt when worn under a dark suit can look effortlessly fresh and stylish. Get a complementing pocket square instead of a tie to keep it in party mode.

Smart color blocking

You don’t necessarily have to use bold colors to take advantage of the ever popular color blocking trend. Instead, channel this trend effectively with a dark shirt and trouser paired with a contrasting light color blazer.

Add athleisure

If you want to rock a suit at an office party that’s notorious for its relaxed dress code, balance your tailored suit with a pair of sneakers and a T-shirt. This look is young, effortless and classy.

Playing it safe

So you want to look great without taking too many risks? This classic party look is for you – dark suit with dark shirt. No tie, and leave the shirt neck unbuttoned. Want to give it just a bit of pizzazz? Add a pocket square in a vibrant print. But that’s optional.

You’ve probably decided on the look you want by now. Feel free to Whatsapp Tailorman on +91 9551112222 for a personal styling session. And if you have the time, walk into one of our stores for a made to measure session. After all, if you’re going to invest in snazzy clothes, make sure they’re well-tailored and fit like a glove!


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