Photography: Bill Kouroupis
Editor: Katerina Theocharis
Be your most confident self.
Attending an important business meeting or a job interview is usually quite a stressful procedure. It is rather challenging, as you should radiate an aura of neatness, professionalism, severity and power, starting from your appearance. A sleek outfit not only upgrades your look, but also highlights your personality traits.
So, what is the recipe for success? The traditional suit combined with a crisp white shirt and a tie. A look that contains the right amount of formality for an important business meeting.
The business suit should be worn in neutral shades like navy, charcoal or grey. Neutral shades radiate severity and professionalism.
A pinstripe suit, like the one I am presenting to you today, is an excellent choice. A style that has British origins, favored by the elite class. Later, it was identified as a banker’s uniform. Nowadays, it has become one of the most classic and timeless outfits oozing a confident vibe. It is ideal for bold business looks, the key for a dapper as well as sharp appearance.
Another important thing you should definitely bare in mind is to focus on the right fit. It is necessary to show that you know what is right for you and that you know how to make the right choices. The right sizing is significant, as well as the length of the trousers and the sleeves. You should feel comfortable into your clothes, in order to look comfortable.
What could look more fresh and serious than a crisp white shirt?
Classy and elegant, the white shirt radiates neatness, while it can be worn with ANY suit and tie combination. It should be super-clean and pressed, but at the same time it should not be timeworn (shirts mostly weather at the collar and cuffs). A classic button up with a turn-down collar white shirt, is the ideal choice.
Shoes are considered to be the foundation of an outfit.
Therefore, you should wear brushed and polished footwear for a sharp and flawless appearance. A nice pair of Derby or Oxford shoes that match your outfit is the perfect pick.
As soon as you finished with the neutral suit and white shirt combo it is nice to play around with the color of your tie or pocket square to add a bit more detail and texture to your look.
A stripped tie is a quite popular option, as it is considered one of the most conservative patterns available. It is also a great option for interviews and important business meetings as you can have a tie with a colorful pattern, without having an edgy result. A solid color pocket square is the ideal match.
The watch is one of the most important men’s accessories. It is an item that everyone notices first, as you communicate, using your hands to express yourself. The watch can express a lot about you and your sense of style. Combining your suit with perfectly shined shoes and a powerful dial watch with a leather strap will make you look your best. God is in the details, so you should bear in mind that a black watchband should be worn with black shoes and belt and a brown band with brown belt and shoes.
The car that I chose to present to you today, is the ultimate car for the classic man. Volvo S90 is a car that oozes professionalism, prestige and the feeling that its owner makes responsible choices, based on substantial factors, rather than superficial ones. A car that not only is included among the 3 safest cars in the world (the other two are also Volvos!), but also delivers the aesthetic quality, luxury and efficiency that a demanding professional needs.
Following these tips you are going to adopt the right amount of sophistication and confidence that a man needs while attending an important business meeting.
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Made-to-measure Pinstripe Suit made by Zegna Fabric & Shirt by Christakis | Zegna Tie by Kourlas Athens | Watch by Longines | Handmade Pocket square by ΚΥΔΟΣ | Bespoke Shoes by Ioannis Karagiorgos | Bespoke Lapel Pin by Moutsatsos | Volvo S90 by Volvo Greece