GUIDE TO YOUR WORK CLOTHES
It wasn't many years ago that the dress code in all offices was suits and ties. But 2 years of varying home and office work has accelerated a longer-standing trend towards a more casual approach to the classic work uniform. When there is no longer a universal dress code, it can be difficult to define the right fit between the business expectation of formal requirements and one's own personal preferences. We've taken 4 work situations as a starting point and tried to give our take on an appropriate and stylish work uniform.
But remember: whatever job you have - or dream of - your choice of clothes should reflect your personality. And above all, be from KAUFMANN
1. The man who works from home
More and more people have their work base at home. With both a desk and an armchair. Here, the limits of what you can afford are determined only by your own taste. But that's why you can dress presentably to avoid falling through in the videoconference. Dressing nicely in the home office also gives you more energy and a sense of being at work. If you're in your nightwear, you'll end up on the sofa with Netflix playing in the background.
A great choice of workwear for the home office: a stylish Paddy Polo and sweatshirt with matching (sweat)pants from BOSS Athleisure. A nice and comfortable set, where the polo shirt helps to give a more work-related look. And of course, no one is forbidding you from having a nice suit jacket hanging in your wardrobe, should the need suddenly arise.
2. The creative man in the office
Whether you sit in front of a computer screen all day programming, or you're an architect designing new houses, it doesn't really matter. The working day consists of developing ideas and lots of creativity. The style here is relaxed, but you want your success to shine through. In design studios or media agencies, there is rarely a proper dress code. Comfort and individual style are emphasised. We also remember Steve Jobs in jeans, a turtleneck and white sneakers. For information, however, it was an Issey Miyake shirt for 1,500 SEK. So in the creative workplace, a sweatshirt is not at all unusual. But there are sweatshirts, and there are sweatshirts. Here's the creative outfit from C.P. Company. The soft, stylish sweatshirt, the practical black cargo pants and a black overshirt that will keep you warm and dry on your way to the nearest coffee shop.
3. The classic financier
When we're talking about banks and finance houses - and probably many law firms too - a more old school approach to dress is almost called for. These are people who live by a strict dress code. The last bastion in the defence of suits, white shirts and ties. But remember, it's the big picture that counts. So it's also important that the shoes both match and are freshly polished.
That doesn't mean there isn't room for personal style, which can easily be expressed through a beautiful tie or a classic dress watch that isn't so big that it doesn't easily slip up under the shirt cuff. The BOSS suit has a classic slim cut. In a navy blue hue, it gives the modern man the necessary air of credibility and professionalism. The tie is from An Ivy, while the cognac leather shoes are from Ahler.
4. Always on the go
Business travel often requires a suitcase filled with both suits and travel clothes. Both need to be comfortable, of course. But the travel clothes should be a bit more casual and nice. After all, you don't want to fall through just because the plane seat has crumpled trousers and a jacket. A flexible weekday is a challenge, mixing work with meetings, computer time and perhaps a business lunch. And then we have to pick up and drop off the kids. All in all, a bit of a challenge for the wardrobe. We've chosen a travel outfit that both looks good and is extremely comfortable. It consists of navy blue trousers from Les Deux with a classic oxford shirt. Also an NN07 overshirt in dark navy and a light sand cotton coat from Tiger of Sweden. Classic, simple and stylish.