This article applies to gentlemen who work in organizations that support smart Casual Friday dress code to work on Fridays.
Thank God it’s Casual Friday (TGICF)!!!
Casual Fridays in the office can be a great way to relax. Most importantly it gives us that feeling that the weekend is around the corner. We can dress down in casual attires, however, we must emphasize – Please don’t take casual Fridays too casually.
Gone are those days when dress-down Friday was time for guys to rock ripped jeans and Graphic T-shirts with no clue as to other dressing styles to adopt or what outfit is appropriate or not.
Every place of employment has its own unique dress code – including Smart Casual Friday dress code that may or may not fit with what we wear as casual attire outside the workplace or on weekends. Today, we are here to lay down the rules for Dress-Down Friday – What to Wear and What Not To Wear.
RULES FOR SMART CASUAL
WHAT NOT TO WEAR ON DRESS-DOWN FRIDAY
1. Never wear any form of Slippers or Slip-on to work no matter how cool your outfit is or how expensive your slippers or slip-on is.
2. Never wear ripped jeans or tee shirts to work on Friday. It’s meant for casual outing, after work hours such as visit to the bar, club or any other form of casual visits or meetings.
3. Never wear Graphic Print T-shirts or Slogan T-shirts with Loud Logos to work
4. Never wear cap – Base ball Cap, Fedoras, Flat Men’s Cap or any other type of Face Caps to work on dress-down Friday
5. Avoid Sagging Trousers
6. NEVER WEAR AGBADA/SENATOR NATIVE ATTIRE TO WORK
Unless you are the owner of the company, avoid wearing some special kind of native African attires such as Senators, Agbada and other traditional attires to work on Fridays as they are considered inappropriate for work. These types are reserved for public function and special occasions.
WHAT TO WEAR ON DRESS-DOWN FRIDAY
You can wear the following
Chinos, Jeans and Corduroys
JEANS AND CHINOS
2. FOOT WEARS
Sneakers and Loafers such as Moccasin, Boat shoes etc
T-Shirt Polos – Round Neck (excluding Inner Vests), Collar Neck , Bishop Collar Shirts and other Casual Dress Shirts such as Denim tops, Long Sleeve & Short Sleeve shirts etc.
Please note: If you must wear a V-Neck or Simple/Plain Round T-shirt you should pair it with Blazer Jacket and Chinos/Jeans to give it a Smart Casual Look
4. NATIVE AFRICAN WEAR
You can wear simple native African attires to work on Fridays and you can pair the top with other casual trousers such as jeans. For foot wears to go with these types, you can choose loafers, moccasins, boat shoes, and all other shoes that are not dress shoes (no lace-ups). You can also wear nice leather sandals with your native attires. For other style rules for native African attire, check out The KOBI KOACHMAN Guide to Men’s Native Wears-What to Wear & What Not to Wear
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I’m sure that this article has given you some insight on how to improve your style of dressing on Casual Fridays. If you need help with your outfits, perhaps you want to change your wardrobe or you want to buy new clothes, please contact us or send an email to email@example.com. You could also go to the STYLING SERVICES PAGE to see other services we offer and choose from, then we can begin with a free style consultation.
Making some little changes in your wardrobe and style of dressing is guaranteed to distinguish you from the crowd.
As you all know, you should dress how you want to be addressed and THE FIRST STEP TO BEING RESPECTED IS TO LOOK RESPECTABLE.
If you are serious about improving your sense of style, dressing well and becoming a classy gentleman, I recommend reading the KOBI KOACHMAN ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MEN’S STYLE | A HANDBOOK FOR THE MODERN GENTLEMAN. We guarantee you that if you follow this guide, you will begin to look great, feel great and become a well-rounded classy gentleman in as little as 30 days.
Thanks a lot for stopping by… Until Next Time, Continue to Do Well, Live Well and Dress Really Well. Be Classy!
Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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