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Work Clothes: How To Choose Something Comfortable To Wear

Posted on 3 March 2022

We all know that successful people are always dressed comfortably. For example, look at Steve Jobs, always in his black turtleneck, jeans and trainers – so minimalistic, yet so powerful. The reason why he was committed to his signature look was very simple: it was “one less decision he had to make every day”. But when you think about it, it’s not just that, he wouldn’t possibly wear it if it wasn’t comfortable. And when you’re comfortable, you don’t have to constantly think about the way you move, how uncomfortable these shoes are, or the fact that you need to be careful with your new suit. This is especially important when you’re at work! You want to completely focus on what you’re doing and perform your task well, instead of worrying about all this nonsense. So how do you choose comfortable clothes to wear to work?

A good place to start would be with shopping. Now, contrary to popular belief, men have a lot of choices in workwear, just like women do. We can see that from the fact that men's work clothes have evolved from a three-piece suit for all males back in the 50s and 60s to more sophisticated designs today. As long as you pick something modern, there are plenty of options available, so you can find comfort without stepping out on any trends! How do you even begin shopping then? Where do you start looking?

Every self-respecting man has this one shop that they love and visit whenever they need new clothes. So why not to start your search there? After all, it’s the easiest way to begin upgrading your wardrobe, if that’s what you need to do. First and foremost, however, make sure that everything you pick out goes well with the other clothes you have – compose outfits in your head, think back to what you already own and how you can style it. It might seem like a difficult task, but after you’ve done it, you’ll see how effortless it can be. All you need to do is to keep in mind the state of your wardrobe.

Secondly, try on the clothes in the shop! We know that you might sometimes be tempted to just buy something without even trying it on, but doing so is not going to help you to figure out whether that item is comfortable to wear or not. Pay attention to the materials and how they feel against your skin. You don’t really want something itchy or unpleasant-feeling. As they say, dress up to impress, so make sure the pieces you’ve picked out are good quality, don’t stretch out too easily and can be worn season after season. You want something unique, yet timeless. And that sometimes can be quite difficult to achieve.

"Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always."

- Hippocrates

When you’re all done with your shopping, take your clothes home and see how they work with the rest of the items you’ve already got. It might be that some of the pieces won’t go together as well as you imagined they would, so there is a possibility that you might need to return them. However, don’t rush to return stuff, especially if you really like it, it’s comfortable and you know you will wear it. Give it some time and figure out how to style that particular item of clothing.

Let’s talk about accessories. Everybody knows that a watch is an absolute must for a man who wants to make an impression, to make a statement. So, why don’t you pick up a good watch that would look great either with a suit or a turtleneck? That would make you look more put-together and professional. Moreover, here’s a little tip you need to remember when choosing your accessories: it is ideal to match the colour of your shoes with that of your belt. Minimalism works great for men's style – this is why avoiding any accessories you are not 100% sure about is the best thing to do!

And there you have it, this is how to dress comfortably to work. It doesn’t always have to be complicated and hard, you just need to be mindful about what you’re wearing and remember that your clothes are not supposed to restrict you in any way.

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