LOOKING good at work is important for both men and women these days. So if you're hoping to find a new job, think carefully about how you present yourself.

In the second part of our work wear series we focus blokes, teaming up with John Lewis Glasgow’s in-store stylist Tricia Chennell and recruiters HR Consultancy to offer some hints and tips on how to nail the right look.

Hilary Roberts, managing director of HR Consultancy said: “We know only too well that first impressions count.

“Many workplaces no longer have a strict dress code meaning that employees can be a little more creative in their outfit choices, but we always recommend wearing what you feel comfortable, confident and ready to tackle the working day ahead in.”

This week’s case study: Marco Giordano, Accounts and Finance Manager at Aon.

Tricia says: “Marco works closely with a team of accountants and clients in a professional working environment, and his Italian heritage means he loves to be stylish.

“The classic tailoring on the navy Ted Baker suit lends itself perfectly, and the interior lining adds a fun modern twist. The suit jacket also works well paired with chinos or jeans, creating a more casual look.

“A pair of good quality leather shoes are a fantastic investment, and these tan lace up brogues are a nice alternative to black. We kept the look conservative with a pinstriped tie, but you could easily add a pop of colour or subtle pattern.”


Invest in leather business shoes, keeping them polished and un-scuffed

Care for your tailored clothing with regular cleaning and pressing

Buy a good quality reversible belt – two for the price of one!


Wear wrinkled shirts

Cram pockets with mobile phones, wallets and business cards

Extent your tie below your belt