When it comes to the elegant gentleman, his lifestyle is generally reflective of his sense of style, his attitude and his desires — and there is no better place to find these attributes than in the working environment.
The rules of what to wear to work have changed. And while it’s a necessity to wear a suit to work in more conservative industries, in other, less-conservative industries you have the freedom to wear more casual clothing.
Unlike the past where it was all suits and ties, the dress codes of today range from traditional and formal to smart casual, business casual, and casual.
The corporate businessman
While fewer jobs require their employees to wear a suit every day, attorneys and accountants, for example, are still appreciated for their sartorial talents.
However, in the high-turnover corporate world, the last thing any stylish man wants is to look like everyone else.
And while a well-tailored navy or black suit goes down fittingly in the corporate world, a man who’s got the best shoes will edge out all the other men in the room.
Our pick: The Charles Smooth Castanho
This men’s leather brogue can help you polish off your office look. Not only does the shoe feature a beautiful brogue pattern on the outside, but is also lightweight and flexible, thanks to their soft leather uppers and rubber gel soles – providing you with day comfort, so that you can focus on sealing the deals.
Fernando Smooth Bronze Steve Smooth Black Charles Smooth Castanho
In certain offices, looking too boring can be a detriment. This is especially true in the creative office.
However, this does not mean that nontraditional office clothing should be low quality or cheap, so if jeans are part of your base formula, invest in high-quality denim.
And while you have more of a creative license when it comes to footwear in a creative working environment, we highly advise leaving the flip-flops at home…
The right shoe can be a quick way to infuse a basic outfit with a creative twist.
Our pick: Sao Paulo Touch Bronze Brushed
Magnificent, the Sao Paulo men’s lace-up shoes are handcrafted and brushed thinking of the modern gentleman. The combination of its anil brushed colour with the white sole is the perfect balance between classic styling and modern. Throw on a pair of stand-out socks and get the creative juices flowing.
Pilar Vintage Sky Light Blue Villas Touch Havana Sao Paulo Touch Anil Brushed
The man on the go
Some gentlemen find themselves on their feet all day, rather than sitting behind a desk or in boardroom meetings.
Bakers or shop owners, for example, are constantly on the go. However, this does not mean that work attire should be given any less attention than that of an office based worker.
The man on the go will come across many customers and business partners throughout the day, and should therefore ensure he is always presentable.
While the man on the go has more freedom with his style, a comfortable pair of shoes that will support him in his daily tasks will go a long way.
Our pick: Gurupi Mustang Cognac
Ideal for a man on the go, Gurupi is a lightweight and durable go-to for day-to-day use. Generous wide fitting, cushioned PU rubber soles, padded ankle supports and breathable leather uppers offer unbeatable comfort.
Regalo Vintage Castor New Recife Black Pedras Vintage Rust
The work from home gentleman
If you’re lucky enough to work from home, then you have total control over the work attire you choose to wear.
That being said, as a stylish gentleman, you want to always look your best, especially if you’re heading out from your home workspace.
Whether you’re popping out for lunch with one of your clients or for a few drinks after a day’s work, being presentable is a must – you never know who you might bump into.
As a man who works from home, you’ll be after a shoe that provides you with comfort, but at the same time is stylish should you head out.
Our pick: Botas Hunter Camel
With a pair of suede leather Botas you can enjoy long days, both in your home and outdoors. Even when no one’s around, you’ll find yourself wanting to keep them on.
Senador Touch Havana Tavare Suede Navy Vai Nubuck Silver
The expressive professional
Some jobs allow men to not only dress as they like, but to also express themselves.
Professionals such as fashion designers or hairdressers have a sense of freedom and artistic expression most occupations won’t afford.
And while their work attire does not abide to any set of rules, standing out and establishing their own unique style through fashion is everything.
This professional is known for having great attention to detail and looking good from head to toe.
Our pick: Charles Smooth Black
The beautiful black brogue hits it on the head in all aspects. The shoe’s pattern is second to none, and will elevate a man’s style.
Tucano Mustang Black Charles Smooth Bronze Pilar Smooth Burgundy/Black
Taking time to dress professionally from day-to-day goes a long way in influencing the impression of your coworkers and customers about your capabilities and professionalism. Dressing well in the workplace is a must.