What We’re Wearing

Back to the Office
(Sort of)

Men's back to the office outfit inspiration

What We’re Wearing

Back to
the Office
(Sort of)

Getting fits off in a
hybrid work environment

It’s been two years since the pandemic began and it seems like things are gradually going back to “pre-pandemic” times. We're eating in restaurants comfortably again, the kids are back in school full time. But the adults aren't going back entirely ... we've all grown quite accustomed to the hybrid return-to-office schedule, right?

Whether you're back in the office occasionally or three days a week, we're sure that your wardrobe may need an update. Sweatpants and athleisure are comfy, but it's time to give those looks a break and put on a proper outfit. Getting dressed for the office gives you the psychological delineation between work and home, but that doesn't mean it has to be uncomfortable.

Business casual has been the dress code for a majority of American companies, but let's try to elevate the look a bit. After all, it's been a while since we got a proper fit off in the office. Start with this field shirt from Buck Mason, which will keep you warm from the office chill and looks a bit dressier in a black colorway. Throw on a deep green knit polo to give your outfit a bit of panache that will boost your confidence in all those “in person” meetings. The cargo trousers will give you the comfort of some WFH sweatpants, but these look much sharper and offer a more tailored look. Lastly, don't forget a nice hand cream. Since you'll be sanitizing all day, a good balmy lotion will help keep those hands intact.

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Your Return-to-Office Fit

Men's back to the office outfit inspiration
Buck Mason Japanese Cotton-Sateen Field Shirt

Japanese cotton-sateen field shirt, $175 by Buck Mason

Orslow Straight-Leg Cotton-Poplin Drawstring Cargo Trousers

Straight-leg cotton-poplin drawstring cargo trousers,
$300 by Orslow

J.Crew Organic Cotton Boucle Short-Sleeve Polo Sweater

Organic cotton bouclé
short-sleeve polo sweater,
$98 by J.Crew

Corridor Space-Dye Socks

Space-dye socks,
$35 by Corridor

Seiko 5 Automatic Sports Watch

Seiko 5 automatic sports watch,
$350 by Seiko

Drakes Doek Ecru Canvas Oxford Trainers

Doek ecru canvas oxford trainers,
$190 by Drake's

Porter-Yoshida & Co Tanker Briefcase

Tanker briefcase,
$350 / $250 by Porter-Yoshida & Co

Frama Apothecary Hand Cream

Apothecary hand cream,
$31.85 by Frama

Your Return-to-Office Fit

Men's back to the office outfit inspiration

Japanese cotton-sateen
field shirt, $175
by Buck Mason

 
 

Straight-leg drawstring
cargo trousers,
$300 by Orslow

Bouclé short-sleeve
polo sweater, $98
by J.Crew

 

Space-dye socks,
$35 by Corridor

 
 

Seiko 5 automatic
sports watch,
$350 by Seiko

 

Doek ecru canvas
oxford trainers,
$190 by Drake's

Tanker briefcase,
$350 / $250 by
Porter-Yoshida & Co

 

Apothecary hand cream,
$31.85 by Frama

 

FYI

According to findstack, 85% of managers believe that having teams with remote workers will become the new norm.

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