Executive Wear For Male: 3 Real-Life Style Breakdowns (2021)

November 18, 2021

Many offices now dress more casually, but that can make getting dressed more confusing. Executive wear for male varies a lot across industries and companies.

But business casual for men doesn’t have to be complicated.

With the right strategy, you can use your style to look and feel more powerful and confident at the office. In fact, dressing the right way can even help you get promoted.

In this blog post, I’m sharing a few men’s business outfit ideas with real-life examples.

Keep reading to learn more.

Mark Cuban: Men’s Formal Wear

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Mark Cuban is one of my favorite sharks on Shark Tank, and he does a great job looking sharp when hearing pitches.

As a TV personality, investor and philanthropist, Mark likely understands that style is an important part of your professional brand.

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How can a man dress like a manager?” then Mark may be a good source of inspiration for you. Especially if you work in a more formal office environment (like finance or law) and want a very traditional suit look.

So why does Mark’s executive dress male outfit work so well in the photo above?

First, he’s wearing core colors.

(Learn more about core colors in my blog post An Executive Image Style System for Men).

Core colors help Mark look polished and put together.

Second, the tailoring and fabrics are on point.

At the level Mark is at, small details like the design of his lapels, the fabric of his jacket, and how his shirt fits make a big difference.

Third, Mark has added a few subtle accessories to enhance his look.

The green pocket square tucked into his breast pocket adds interest, and it’s a fun touch of subtle color. He’s also wearing an Apple watch—another great detail for someone that is on the cutting edge of tech and business.

This is a great reminder that even if you work in a formal company, executive wear for male doesn’t have to be boring!

David Beckham: Casual Business Attire

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As the president & co-owner of Inter Miami CF, David Beckham has a lot going on. His outfit above proves that men’s casual business attire can be simple and stylish.

David’s look shows that executive attire for male doesn’t have to be complicated. Great style is simple, but you need to have the right pieces in your closet and a sustainable strategy.

Why does this men’s business casual outfit work so well?

One of the best parts of this outfit is his focus on the basics: a great pair of trousers and a well-fitting sweater.

These are pieces that will serve you for years to come.

If you’re searching for executive casual outfit ideas, this look is an easy one to replicate.

You’ll look professional, and anyone can pull this look off.

Shamier Anderson: Executive Casual

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Sharmier Anderson is a co-founder of Canada’s largest venture fund for BIPOC founders. He looks powerful and confident in the photo above, wearing gray trousers, a long-sleeve navy polo, and black loafers.

This menswear look works well for a couple of reasons.

One of my favorite elements is Shamier’s loafers.

They take his style to the next level. If you want to have fun with your look, shoes can be a great way to do it.

His shoe choice shows he’s given a little extra thought to his outfit.

You’ll also notice that Shamier is incorporating a few different textures in this look.

His shoes are a suede or velvet material, the pants have a slight woven texture, and his polo is a soft, knit fabric.

These textures give more depth to your look.

Finally, he’s using core colors to make dressing easy and send the right message.

Executive wear for male can help you look and feel your best.

By being intentional, you can have a wardrobe that makes feeling powerful and confident easy.

Create and enhance your executive professional brand by applying for our men’s image consulting services today.

About the Author - Cassandra Sethi
About the Author - Cassandra Sethi

Personal Stylist & Image Consultant

Cassandra Sethi is a Personal Stylist and Founder of Next Level Wardrobe, a luxury Personal Styling and Shopping Service that helps successful professionals of all ages and sizes. After working in the fashion industry for over 25 years, she used her expert knowledge to create a proprietary styling system called ‘The Next Level Wardrobe Style System' which guarantees clients more outfits with less items in their closet. NLW has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Tamron Hall Show, NY Mag, Huffington Post and more.

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