Be the best dressed man in the office with these outfits under £250

“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” or so the adage goes. The basic premise here being, don’t rock up to the office in a pair of trousers that are a relic from your school days and a jacket that you could feasibly fit inside twice. Dressing well doesn’t have to mean a text from your bank informing you they’ve blocked your account and an overdraft charge equivalent to your monthly salary. It’s perfectly realistic to pick up an entire outfit at an affordable cost and still look the proverbial dog’s gonads.

Outfit 1: Presidential

If it’s good enough for the Commander-in-Chief, it’s good enough for Steve from accounting. Channel some serious JFK vibes and keep it simple with a navy suit tailored slim, a white shirt and burgundy tie, finished off with some classic brown leather lace-ups.

Total cost: £153.89 ($223.53)


Outfit 2: Winter Ready

Ditch the shirt and tie with a nod to 70s style and a fine-gauge rollneck knit. Worn under a suit, it makes for on-point office wear and is impossible to get wrong – you literally have to put on 3 items of clothing and there’s nothing intricate about it.

Total cost: £234.00 ($339.90)


Outfit 3: Dress-down Friday

With the weekend on the horizon, don’t let standards slip, even if a more casual dress code is in effect and the guy from IT tends to roll in wearing cargo pants. Stick with a shirt and pull on a tactile blazer alongside some smart jeans – selvedge denim in indigo wash fits this brief perfectly – for a look that errs on the off-duty but remains put together.

Total cost: £229.80 ($333.80)


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