The sixties is a great era of history to draw style inspiration from. From the sharp tailoring, to the roll neck sweaters and double denim of Steve McQueen, sixties style had it all. However, it is sixties inspired tailoring and formal wear that we are going to be showing you how to incorporate into your work wardrobe.
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One of our favorite things about tailoring in the sixties is that it oozed confidence and style. There was a wide and eclectic choice available for anyone who wanted to show off to the world that they knew how to dress. Bold pin stripes and checks were extremely popular amongst the working (mad) men in the sixties.
The men of Mad Men look powerful, confident and ready for anything. Csquared has taken inspiration from icons such as these in order to bring your present day work wardrobe up to scratch.
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The sixties produced a wide variety of suit cuts, with everything from one button to three button to double breasted available. This is one of the major reasons we have seen a resurgence of double breasted tailoring and outwear within the industry recently. When you get the cut and fit right on a double-breasted suit, it can look very imposing and give off a very powerful vibe.
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Of course, suit style is all about personal preference though. Right now there are so many options and varieties at your disposal; although if you are struggling the 2 buttoned suit is a timeless winner which will never look out of place at any event. Always remember if it does not fit right, it’s not going to look right.
If you don’t necessarily want a business look and you want to perhaps dress down a suit, then a check pattern has lots of potential. Think Michael Douglas in Wall Street.
This is a little more subtle compared to a bold pin stripe and works just as well as a suit out of work at formal occasions. The jacket can even be separated and utilised with dark jeans for a put together smart-casual outfit.
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What to wear with it? Well juxtapose a check patterned suit with a lightly checked shirt in a different colour and a solid colour tie and you’re sorted. You do not have to pair bold print suits with plain shirts and ties these day.
If you want to dress down the suit into a more casual look, then wearing the suit with a light merino knitted roll-neck jumper is a perfect alternative.
Accessories in the work uniform were a must back in the sixties. Accessories are great as they either finish a look or to individualize it. You don’t want to go over the top with colors, patterns and the like when you are looking to be taken seriously, so incorporating subtle details through accessories is where you will find your separation.
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Key sixties accessories included cuff links, braces, pocket squares, bow ties, slim belts and watches. All these can be brought bang up to date to give your workwear the shot of life it needs.
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We hope you can incorporate some of the key features of sixties workwear into your wardrobe so you can look sharp, refined and ready for business.
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