Never Dress Down: Men’s Professional Style Tips

Man in light blue shirt and grey dress pants in business casual clothing

Tip #4: If you are unsure of what to wear, always dress up for the occcasion.

The Importance of Dressing Up and Investing in Quality Clothes

Dress Up

When it comes to fashion, it’s essential to always dress up. What do we mean by that? Dressing up doesn’t necessarily mean a suit and tie, it could mean jeans and a cardigan if the event is more casual. But if you are going to a “business professional” dress code event, you should be in a suit and dress shirt at the very least. A business casual event? Dark wash jeans, a dress shirt and a sport jacket or blazer are key. Wearing jeans and a nice sweater may still look nice, but you will stick out like a sore thumb.

If you’re unsure about the dress code for an event, don’t be afraid to ask. You can call the venue, the host, or another attendee to find out. If you’re still unsure, it’s always better to go up a level. Dressing up shows that you’re taking the event seriously and that you’re committed to making a good impression. A properly tailored navy suit with a clean white dress shirt and pocket square is the safest bet.

Man in a properly fitting shirt and jeans.


Another important factor to consider when it comes to fashion is the fit of your clothes. No matter what you’re wearing, it’s essential that your clothes fit well. If you invest in clothing that fits, even if you accidentally dress down, you’ll still look well put together. Clothes that fit well will flatter your body and make you look confident and stylish.

If you don’t own any formal clothes, it’s time to invest in some. A custom navy suit and white dress shirt are essential pieces that will make you look dapper in any environment. A navy suit is versatile and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. A white dress shirt is classic and timeless, and it’s a staple that every man should have in his wardrobe.


When it comes to custom clothing, it’s important to find a tailor that you trust. A tailor will be able to help you create the perfect fit whether you are altering a suit, dress shirt, sweater or jeans to make sure that your clothes are tailored to your body. Custom clothing can be expensive, but it’s worth the investment. Custom clothing is made to fit your body, and it’s designed to last.


Always dress up and invest in quality clothes. Whether you’re attending a formal event, a business meeting, or a casual get-together, dressing up shows respect for yourself and others. Investing in clothing that fits well and that is tailored to your body will make you look confident and stylish. So, the next time you’re getting dressed, remember to always dress for the environment or event you are going to and invest in quality clothes.


Derek Burbidge - Owner/Founder of Cardero Clothing
In 2014, Derek rented a suit for his wedding only to later discover the advice he received was terrible and the fit of the rentals was way off. After travelling to Thailand and Europe soon after his wedding he was introduced to bespoke clothing and various timeless styles. As a lover of all things men's fashion, he started Cardero Clothing to keep men from making the same mistakes he did.

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