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Suit Up: A Guide To Dapper Office-Wear


In 2005, the term “Suit up” made its way into pop culture courtesy of Barney Stinson, the breakout character on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother.” Stinson’s suit up concept revolved around finding indomitable self-confidence in a well-tailored suit. Clever phrase aside, Stinson’s idea of looking dapper in every situation is not a new one. Long before Barney, there was James Bond: the ultimate example of a man who knew how to suit up and look flawless on the job.


Though we may not all be on her majesty’s secret service, wearing a suit to the office is a tradition that still remains. The villain might be your boss & that DB5 you’re driving in your head might actually be a swivel chair in your cubicle but with a little help from Club Uomo; there’s no reason why you can’t rock up to the office on Monday morning with the style and poise of 007 himself.

Don’t be afraid to be daring with your shirt and tie selection. For example, a red tie can add just the right amount of contrast to a blue and white gingham shirt. Contrary to popular belief, it’s ok to mix and match shirt and tie patterns, as long as it’s subtle. There’s a fine line between quirky and kitschy, so be sure to tread carefully.

If you’re not quite ready to go bold & fully suited, you can take the casual route. Forego the tie, add a pocket square, pair your suit jacket and vest with a pair of dark tailored jeans and leather wingtips.

The right accessories can do wonders for your suit. Simple touches like a refined watch or a beautiful leather briefcase can compliment your look. Seasonal accessories like a well-fitted trench or pea coat can also make an eye-catching statement.

With brands Ike Behar, Tiger of Sweden, Hugo Boss & Jack Victor, Club Uomo has a selection of suits as varied as the men looking to wear them. You’re sure to find the right colour, fit and the confidence to go with it.