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Elegance can never replace competence. But it might help to compensate incompetence… For a business lunch, a job interview or a lunch at the club, wear the right suit with the right shirt and accessorise with the right tie. Never overdo it. And that’s the hardest part. Note by Marc Beaugé.

Mens suit and clothing - De Fursac Job interview

Job interview

You have to do it well without overdoing it. Just like your words, your style must convey control, ease, simplicity but without arrogance or superficiality.

Being clearly less well dressed than the person in front of you is a mistake. As is being much better dressed. You have to play it equal.  You’ve got to look like him.

In a classic business environment the natural choice is a plain weave suit in grey or navy with no frills. Add a sky blue or stripy white shirt (a plain white shirt is too formal) and a dark tie (navy if your suit is grey, grey if your suit is navy).

Avoid cufflinks, pocket squares, gold watches and any other stockbroker accessories if possible. You’re not the boss yet, even though you undoubtedly will be.

In the meantime carefully polish your shoes. It’s said that recruiters are very attentive to applicants’ shoes. And we think that’s probably true. 

Grey blue - Micro design slim fit suit 17EC3ILYA-JC47/31 - De Fursac mens suit 17EC3ILYA-JC47/31 Men's wool suit 17EC3ILYA-JC47/31

Slim fit suit Grey blue - Micro design

Wool

Sizes: 44 46 48 50 52 54

€660-30%€462

Midnight blue - Dotted Swiss regular fit tie 17EF2CRAV-E251/98_TU - De Fursac mens tie 17EF2CRAV-E251/98_TU Men's silk tie 17EF2CRAV-E251/98_TU

Tie - Regular Midnight blue - Dotted Swiss

Silk

One size

€85-30%€59.50

Blue pinstripes small french collar shirt 17EH3NIKO-D010/36 - De Fursac mens shirt 17EH3NIKO-D010/36 Men's egyptian cotton poplin shirt 17EH3NIKO-D010/36

Shirt with small French collar Blue pinstripes

Egyptian cotton poplin

Sizes: 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

€135-30%€94.50

Smooth black leather belt PERE2CEIN-NE01/20 - De Fursac mens belt PERE2CEIN-NE01/20 Men's calf leather belt PERE2CEIN-NE01/20

Belt Smooth black leather

Calf leather

Sizes: 80 85 90 95 100 105 110

€165

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First days in the office

Look around you. Observe the customs and the suits of the company. Who’s wearing the tie? The boss, the executives, everyone? Who’s wearing jeans ? Nobody? Your new work colleagues will be observing you too and won’t hesitate to point out any sartorial mishaps.

Learn the codes and put them into practise. But don’t trip into any prevailing bad tastes. Do most of your colleagues wear a black suit? A black suit is not a work suit, don’t go there.

Some of them like matching tie, shirt and even a pocket square? You’re worth more than that. Lots of them wear their tie casually loose trying to look cool? You don’t need to give yourself any airs.

You are cool. Your sky blue or pinstripe or checked shirts are cool. Your silk knitted ties are cool. Your jeans, perfectly cut and wholly correct with a textured jacket in flannel or tweed, are cool. Your beige or navy chinos are cool, for the summer.

And once the preliminaries are over, everyone will have noticed. 

First days in the office advice: De Fursac mens suit and clothing
Khaki green knitted tie PERF3KNIT-T212/44_TU - De Fursac mens tie PERF3KNIT-T212/44_TU Men's knitted tie tie PERF3KNIT-T212/44_TU

Knit - Tie Khaki green

Knitted tie

One size

€95-30%€66.50

Carbon blue - Micro design slim fit suit 17EC3ILYA-JC24/32 - De Fursac mens suit 17EC3ILYA-JC24/32 Men's super 140s aaaaa wool suit 17EC3ILYA-JC24/32

Slim fit suit Carbon blue - Micro design

Super 140s AAAAA wool

Sizes: 44 46 48 50 52 54 56

€745-30%€521.50

Navy blue - "Ear of weat" print pocket square 17ED2POCH-JR52/30_TU - De Fursac mens pocket square 17ED2POCH-JR52/30_TU Men's silk pocket square 17ED2POCH-JR52/30_TU

Pocket square Navy blue - "Ear of weat" print

Silk

One size

€55-30%€38.50

Sky blue small french collar shirt 17EH3NIKO-D005/37 - De Fursac mens shirt 17EH3NIKO-D005/37 Men's egyptian cottonend-on-end shirt 17EH3NIKO-D005/37

Shirt with small French collar Sky blue

Egyptian cottonend-on-end

Sizes: 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

€135-30%€94.50

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De Fursac mens clothing - Business lunch advice

Business lunch

It’s not going to be easy changing in the office toilets just before going out to lunch. So in the morning between throwing back your coffee and hunting for your phone (have you looked under the sofa cushions?) take care how you dress.

And ask yourself the right questions. Where are you eating? In a café, an upscale restaurant, that trendy new bistro? And more importantly who are you eating with? A woman, a man? A client that needs to be seduced? Or a supplier whose prices you want to lower? If you want to seduce, pull out all the stops. Show them that business is good. After all they only lend to the rich… A suit with two buttons, white shirt, silk tie, cufflinks, pocket square. Seriously, go for it. However if you want prices lowered then do the opposite, go minimal. Zero accessories, even forget the tie. If the suit is creased that’s even better. For once. Take that heavy watch off your wrist. And make sure your tan lines don’t give the game away…

Carbon blue - End-on-end slim fit suit 17EC3FOBG-JC31/34 - De Fursac mens suit 17EC3FOBG-JC31/34 Men's wool and silk suit 17EC3FOBG-JC31/34

3-piece slim fit suit Carbon blue - End-on-end

Wool and silk

Sizes: 44 46 48 50 52 54 56

€1,150-30%€805

Burgundy - Dotted Swiss regular fit tie 17EF2CRAV-E251/73_TU - De Fursac mens tie 17EF2CRAV-E251/73_TU Men's silk tie 17EF2CRAV-E251/73_TU

Tie - Regular Burgundy - Dotted Swiss

Silk

One size

€85-30%€59.50

White small french collar shirt PERH3IGOR-I003/01 - De Fursac mens shirt PERH3IGOR-I003/01 Men's egyptian cotton weaved shirt PERH3IGOR-I003/01

Shirt with small French collar and hidden placket White

Egyptian cotton weaved

Sizes: 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

€145

Silvery cufflinks PERD2BOUT-C901/91_TU - De Fursac mens cufflinks PERD2BOUT-C901/91_TU Men's brass palladium finish cufflinks PERD2BOUT-C901/91_TU

Cufflinks Silvery

Brass palladium finish

One size

€85

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Lunch at the club

Unlike a business lunch, lunch at the club is a moment of down-time between colleagues. Take the same attitude with your attire. Enjoy. Relax.

The simplest option is taking off your tie, losing the jacket and rolling up your shirt sleeves. But it’s not impossible either to think of your day’s outfit in relation to this lunch. Especially if it’s on a Friday.

Move away from the suit and, during winter months, slip on a textured jacket in flannel or tweed, and wear it with a well-cut pair of jeans. A round-neck sweater and Oxford shirt underneath will do nicely if it’s really cold. The shoes could be in suede.

For summer put on a deconstructed and unlined jacket in cotton and wear it with a pair of beige or navy chinos. Or white jeans if you dare. Complete the look with a polo or chambray shirt. Slide your sunglasses into the breast pocket of your jacket… You won’t be back at your desk before 4pm, that’s for sure. 

De Fursac Lunch at the club - Mens suit and clothing
Blue - Fantasy seersuker slim fit jacket 17EV3IDOX-JX38/31 - De Fursac mens jacket 17EV3IDOX-JX38/31 Men's cotton seersucker jacket 17EV3IDOX-JX38/31

Slim fit jacket Blue - Fantasy seersuker

Cotton seersucker

Sizes: 44 46 48 50 52 54

€465-30%€325.50

Navy blue - "Ear of weat" print pocket square 17ED2POCH-JR52/30_TU - De Fursac mens pocket square 17ED2POCH-JR52/30_TU Men's silk pocket square 17ED2POCH-JR52/30_TU

Pocket square Navy blue - "Ear of weat" print

Silk

One size

€55-30%€38.50

Sky blue round collar shirt 17EH3JPER-JH25/39 - De Fursac mens shirt 17EH3JPER-JH25/39 Men's cotton oxford shirt 17EH3JPER-JH25/39

Shirt with round collar Sky blue

Cotton oxford

Sizes: 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

€145-30%€101.50

White jeans 17EP3IROK-I719/01 - De Fursac mens jeans 17EP3IROK-I719/01 Men's cotton denim jeans 17EP3IROK-I719/01

Denim jeans White

Cotton denim

Sizes: 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

€185

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