Style Guide for Startup Guys (Part 4): Quick Tips That’ll Make All the Difference

September 18, 2014

7:30 pm

This is part 4 of a 4-part series, Style Guide for Startup Guys, an overview on style tips for all the guys in the startup world. Read the three previous pieces,  “(Part 1): The Hoodie is Dead“, “(Part 2): Ties Aren’t Just for Bankers“, and “(Part 3): Don’t Forget the Shoes, Brother“.

Well, this is it; we’ve reached the end of the “Style Guide for Startup Guys” series. Hopefully, I can wrap it all up here with a few parting tips (and hey, at the end of the day, it’s still sure to be a better conclusion than the Dexter finale.)

Your tie should always be darker than your shirt.

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This picture is the perfect case in point, as to why this rule should be followed (via the_teenage-queen/Photobucket).

Denim should be dark.  Faded jeans are for President Obama and Brett Favre.

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Or Bugle Boys… (via FyberTech).

Accessories are the first things everyone notices.

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Something as simple as a bracelet can do wonders (via Miansai/Gargyle).

Invest in a tie bar. They’re cheap, will keep your tie in place, and immediately improve your look.

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You can splurge and get this one from Merrin & Gussy for $49.90 (via Merrin & Gussy).

There is a time and place for colorful socks.

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“My eyes! The goggles do nothing!” – Radioactive Man, The Simpsons

Not all tie knots are created equal – certain collars do require specific knots.

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I don’t know what this is, but it is dumb (via AgreeOrDie).

Menswear mags will often advocate going sockless. This is commonly accepted as part of a conspiracy with the Band-Aid people to give you blisters.

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What you don’t see: the gallons and gallons of spilled blood.

And, finally, if you don’t feel comfortable with how you look after giving these suggestions a shot, go and change.

The main benefit of dressing well is the added confidence boost you’ll receive anyways.

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Behind his icy glare is a man who wishes he would have worn jeans and a v-neck to his daughter’s birthday (via UK GQ).

If you still have any lingering questions for me, feel free to reach out. I’m hoping to turn this into a regular gig and (hopefully) add “Style Consultant” to my skillset on LinkedIn…one day.

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Jake Kuczeruk is the Co-Founder and CMO of Tie Society. Raised in Michigan, Indiana University graduate, and citizen of San Francisco- where he resides with his girlfriend and two cats.

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