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A Modern Man’s Guide To Dressing Like an Accountant

Before entering a corporate environment, it is a good idea to know how to dress yourself.

You’ve graduated college and you’re ready to work in the corporate world, but you can’t wear those joggers and graphic t’s that you did during senior year. It’s time to trade in those sandals for loafers and those sweatpants for suit pants. Here’s a comprehensive guide to dressing for success as a modern accountant.

Keep Your Shirt Tucked From 9 to 5

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Don’t you hate when your socks keep rolling down and your shirt keeps getting untucked? You can’t itemize all those deductions when you can barely keep your shirt tucked. Haven’t you ever wondered how other guys keep their shirt wrinkle free and looking sharp all day? Well the answer is shirt stays from KK&Jay. This nifty tool has been used by working men for years to keep their socks up and their shirts down. Once you buy a pair you will wonder how you ever spent a day without them!

Give Your Socks Some Flare

If you think socks are just meant to keep your feet warm, you’re wrong! There are several lengths, styles, patterns, and textures that will give you the leg up in the corporate world. You don’t have to just wear black and navy anymore – color is a must.

But what are the rules for wearing socks? What color socks can you wear with brown shoes and when is too much color for the office? Well that’s where ties.com comes in with their Quintessential Guide to Men’s Socks.

  • No show socks when you don’t like the look of socks.
  • Mid-calf socks for every occasion.
  • Over the calf socks when you want to keep your socks high and dry all day long.

Ditch the Boring Ties

What’s the point of wearing a useless piece of cloth around your neck for hours on end? Nobody knows but you need to wear it because it’s “corporate policy.” But if you must wear a tie then you might as well ditch the boring tie for some stylish cloth.

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The tie is often the make or break for any outfit. Choosing the right tie can bring your outfit together while choosing the wrong tie can get you some looks – and not the kind you’re trying to attract.

To get your full guide to how to match your tie with your outfit you must checkout The Idle Man’s guide. Here are some highlights:

  • There is more than one way to tie a tie and choosing a different style can add flare to your outfit.
  • You don’t need hundreds of ties to have different looks – pairing the same time with different outfits can create an entirely new look.
  • Fabric maters when choosing the right tie.

Shoes Are a Must

Office life is getting more casual so there are several options when it comes to shoes. But although your choice of shoes is endless it just leaves you open to make more mistakes.

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The most important factor in deciding which shoes to wear is the color of your outfit. You can take risks with different patterns and styles but you never want to clash when it comes to color. That’s why you need an all-inclusive guide to matching your shoes with your suit, provided by RMRS.

  • Navy Suit: Black/Brown/Burgundy Shoes
  • Light Gray Suit: Black/Brown/Burgundy Shoes
  • Charcoal Gray Suit: Black/Burgundy Shoes
  • Brown Suit: Brown/Burgundy Shoes
  • Black Suit: Black Shoes

Practice Makes Perfect

There is no “one style fits all” when it comes to men’s fashion, especially for accountants. You’ll need to test different styles with your skin complexion, height, weight, and overall style. Some people can take more risk while others are more comfortable being conservative. But whatever your style is, practice makes perfect!


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Jeremias Ramos is a CPA working at a nationally recognized full-service accounting, tax, and consulting firm with offices conveniently located throughout the Northeast. Jeremias specializes in tax and business consulting with focus areas in real estate, professional service providers, medical practitioners, and eCommerce businesses.

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