September 18, 2014
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.
Denim should be dark. Faded jeans are for President Obama and Brett Favre.
Accessories are the first things everyone notices.
Invest in a tie bar. They’re cheap, will keep your tie in place, and immediately improve your look.
There is a time and place for colorful socks.
Not all tie knots are created equal – certain collars do require specific knots.
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.
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.
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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