Tag Archive: mens business attire

Jun 01

Ties are Still the Best Power Tool

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Ties convey authority and status. Image consultants agree that they increase credibility, status and respect.
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Nov 08

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Sandy Dumont, your image consultant about men's ties and belts.

This man has a lot going for him. He is handsome as well as slim and toned, so he looks great in his dark navy blue suit and slim-fit shirt in French Blue. However, there are a few things that need tweaking. First of all, the belt buckle is too large and sporty looking. A …

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Sep 05

Evolution of French Blue Business Shirts

Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect points out the evolution of the French blue business shirt

Former French Prime Minister Alain Juppé was the first person to have worn a business dress shirt (center shirt) in a shade of blue several times darker than the classic Oxford blue. It was about 1995, and my Belgian husband Stefaan and I were living in Brussels at the time. I noticed how attractive the …

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Jan 28

Floral Tie Conveys Wrong Message in Business

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CNN’s Rick Sanchez Rick, you’re such a pro, and a charmer as well, that’s why I must tell you that the floral tie you’re wearing is wimpy.  Floral prints just don’t go with the “business” look that an anchor must convey.  Also, I would suggest a tie in burgundy, red or raspberry to create beautiful …

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