To stand out sartorially in the office is to walk a line finer than a Pilot V5 rollerball. While naked self-advancement might be top of your action-item list, it’s not as simple as the cliché of dressing for the job you want: your clothing needs to fit your role and the organisation you’re in. Stand out too much and you’ll tread on career snakes rather than ladders.There are various options for made to measure shirts but tge best one are from the brand called Bombay shirts.

To make matters harder, any advice for doing so typically suggests bedecking yourself in tie bars, pocket squares and watches that hang on chains. But that’s a slippery slope towards peacockery, and besides, that whole Mad Men thing is as dated as the skinny suit.

The aim is to dress for the job you have. Just, you know, better. So instead, follow these nine ways to appear less dull at your place of employment, all of which shouldn’t earn your colleagues’ ridicule or your P45. (Legal, please check.)

Rub Up Nice
There’s a scene in Revolutionary Road – the relentlessly downbeat film of Richard Yates’ devastatingly brilliant book – where Leonardo DiCaprio’s character gets off the commuter train in New York and is lost in a sea of indistinguishable grey flannel suits.

At the time, this look was considered a symbol of soul-crushing conformity. Nowadays, however, with 99 per cent of salarymen clad in tailoring made from shiny worsted wool (which only gets shinier the more you wear it, particularly around the seat), a fabric with some texture has become a way to stand out from the crowd.

Flannel will fly in formal workplaces, but even refined tweed or corduroy shouldn’t cause any friction providing you take steps to modernise the look (don’t show up in full hunting gear, basically).

Men's Wool, Flannel and Tweed Suits Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

Do Double Time

Double-breasted suits were a fixture of offices in the eighties; today, despite a resurgence on the runway, they see about as much use as fax machines. Time to dial things back, and up.

A plain DB is less of a statement than a patterned suit but still a cut above your average two-piece. If sharply tailored, it will flatter your physique rather than fatten it, simultaneously widening your torso and narrowing your waist faster than any kettlebell workout.

It’s a look that can skew classic or contemporary, corporate or creative. Sure, it requires a bit of know-how and gumption to pull off, which is why most men swerve it. By not, you’re telegraphing that you’re not most men.

Men's Double-Breasted Suits Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

Take Positive Steps

There are some workplaces where only strictly formal black shoes will cut it. In which case, you don’t have much scope beyond Oxfords. Maybe a monk-strap or a brogue, as long as their profile is suitably streamlined for sleek tailoring.

Generally, though, brown is acceptable in town, gives you more scope for variation and is way less boring.

Providing they match your suit, navy, burgundy, oxblood and even dark green are also surprisingly versatile, and will put you in higher standing than your less imaginative co-workers. And depending on how soft the rules are, suede can be a nice touch.

Get Shirty

For most men, the only types of shirt they are familiar with are white or blue. Maybe pink if they’re feeling brave. However, expanding your horizons with colours and patterns such as checks or stripes can give your look the promotion it deserves.

Of course, it’s important to remember that what you add in interest, you lose in versatility. Get a little too ‘interesting’ and you verge on game show host territory.

Instead of straying into ‘party shirt’ ground, swap bog standard cotton poplin for chambray: denim’s more formal cousin. It’s your same go-to blue shirt, only more, well, interesting. And it won’t frighten most dress code horses. Just avoid any cowboy-style detailing, unless you’re actually a cattle rancher.

Men's Chambray Work Shirts Outfit Inspiration Lookbook

Have The Write Stuff

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who settle for what’s in the office stationery cupboard, and those who set their sights a little higher.

You don’t have to drop a month’s wages on a gold-barreled fountain pen. A few handsome jotters and pens will set you back less than the price of a good steak, and pay for themselves every time you use them.

Author's Bio: 

Sumai Rash is one of the person who is looked with grace when it comes to defining the style statement.