Dress Codes Decoded: Business Casual (men)

December 15th, 2011 by Trademark Image Consulting

The Business Casual dress code is the norm for super casual offices.  At this level, denim can be worn and even more colours and fabrics can be used compared to the Professional level of business attire.  This level of business attire is also known as “Casual Friday” for Corporate and Professional executives.  This look is seen as relaxed and friendly.

  • Bottoms: Pants can be cotton, corduroy, or denim.
  • Hosiery: Socks should match the shoes or outfit.  Cotton and opaque socks are ideal.
  • Shirts: Shirts can be of any colour and pattern, including plaid.  They should not have large logos or any slogans on them.  Sweaters or cardigans can be worn over the shirt.
  • Shoes: A variety of shoes can be worn, including sandals.  Leather shoes are preferred.
  • Belts: If a belt is used, it should coordinate with the shoes.  The belt can be leather, metal, and/or textured.
  • Accessories: Jewelry should be kept simple, but there is no strict guideline for the types of jewelry that can and cannot be worn.
  • Bags: Messenger bags are allowed, but briefcases may be too professional. Backpacks are not recommended.
  • Grooming: All hair (including facial hair) should be well-groomed.
Business Casual (men)
Business Casual (men)

Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Billy Reid
Shirt: Robert Graham
Sweater: Topman
Jeans: Bottega Venetta
Socks: Paul Smith
Watch: Nixon
Scarf: Robert Graham

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