Congrats! You made it to the big leagues! You’ve finally achieved to be the part that you worked so hard for. Now the only thing left is to look the part too. No need to worry, big-time banker, we got you covered. Being a banker is a tough and tiring job, surrounded by all these big numbers and you have to look good while doing it. This article will show you some items that you must have in your closet so you won’t have to stress over looking good, you deal with numbers we’ll deal with the wardrobe.
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1. A Good Watch
Now, when I say good I don’t mean spend all your salary on a Rolex or a Cartier. Just a watch that looks professional enough will do. A watch gives a subconscious idea that the man wearing it is a responsible man and knows his stuff well. Stop being “efficient” and taking your phone every time to check the time, just flick your wrist in a badass way, but not too hard you could break that beautiful timepiece. A watch sets you apart from the crowd but makes sure that it is not a sports watch or for god’s sake a digital watch, go with an elegant leather or chronographic watch to go with most of your outfits.
Every man needs at least one good suit in their closet and for bankers, you’ll have to own more than one, that’s for sure. There is no room for error when it comes to suits if you have got your fit down to perfection. Get your suits custom made that way you’ll never go wrong. A banker should always go with a more professional approach so go for more your solids grays, blues and blacks. If you want to have fun with patterns, you can never go wrong with some nice pinstripes, the wolf of the wall street anybody? Pinstripes are also back in fashion so it’s a win-win for you. Never mismatch your suit jacket and pants while going for a professional setting.
3. Oxford Shirts
You must have a bunch of these in your closet in as you can. They are the crispest shirts you can wear in an office setting. The options with oxfords shirts are limitless, they go with almost anything. They have so many options to select from endless solid colors to various patterns. A banker top picks should be the most basic colors and a few light shades of pink and blue, for patterns go with either small checks or pinstripes.
Ties are a crucial part of any professional setting. They complete any formal outfit, without ties any formal outfit looks a lot dull and boring. You can play with your ties and even make a statement with them, just don’t go overboard with them. Ties are meant to be that subtle stand out piece that doesn’t crave for attention but still gets it.
5. Leather Shoes
Another necessity is leather shoes. Leather shoes go beautifully well with any formal outfits. You should have at least 2 pairs one black and one brown. For styles go for oxfords, monk straps or brogues.
You read that right, now being a banker you may have to sign a lot of documents and whatnot. So you are not going to do that with your ordinary everyday pen. You should always have a good looking pen in your arsenal, something that will catch the other person’s eye. A Good looking pen even looks good when it is slightly peeking from your pocket.
One of the best accessories of our time, glasses can make you look like a smart, intellectual individual without much effort. Find something that suits your face and defines your facial structure for the best results. Besides making you look attractive glasses also protect your eyes from the computer screen that can be harmful to your eyes causing you to weaken your eyesight.
A wallet is a very essential piece in your wardrobe. A man’s wallet says a lot about him and I am not talking money. My description of a perfect wallet would be something that can easily fit my cards and a small amount of money in it. A bulky wallet never looks good, go for something slim and secure. A bulky wallet makes you look sloppy and disorganized while a good slim wallet says that you care about organizing.
Socks are really important for everyone, and when you work in a professional field then you should always have some really good pairs of formal socks and no- show socks. You can also play with patterns and colors when it comes to socks, it is a stand out piece.
You should never go overboard with belts, I have seen people screw up a complete outfit with just the wrong belt. Never go for the big round buckles when it comes to belts, the 2000s are gone now and not coming back anytime soon. Go with something more simple and suave, you never want your belt to stand out while in an office setting.