As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to start focusing on the new year. Creating a better version of yourself in 2018 should go beyond a list of short lived, far fetched resolutions.
Generally, people just want to do and feel better in the new year, and a great way to start is by looking better.
A man’s style can play a big part in his confidence and performance, especially in the workplace. If your formal wardrobe is due for a revamp, you’re in the right place.
We rounded up our favorite workwear companies to help you walk into 2018 in style. Companies like Twillory, Wolf & Shepherd, Charles Tyrwhitt, The Tie Bar, and Indochino pack everything you need for an all-new formal attire selection.
Whether you’re looking for custom suits, shirts, and pants, or accessories like ties, watches, and bags, you’ll find it here.
Check out the workwear brands you should know about, below:
Twillory is one of Insider Picks’ favorite dress shirt companies, and for good reason. Many of its shirts use SafeCotton Technology, an innovative alternative to constantly ironing or buying non-iron shirts that use formaldehyde. While its shirts are well priced, to begin with, right now you can get four for $179 by using the promo code “Holiday4” or five for $209 by using the promo code “Holiday5” at checkout.
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Ministry of Supply
Ministry of Supply
Named the world’s most radically engineered dress shirt, Ministry of Supply didn’t cut corners while designing the Apollo 3. With scientists from MIT and NASA brought in to help, you’ll be hard pressed to find a shirt that allows you to move as freely and offer as much breathability, with the convenience of never having to iron it.
Ministry of Supply Apollo 3 Dress Shirt, $115
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Founded in 2014, Woodies is the go-to place for custom-fitted dress clothes for men. The New York City-based startup uses your key measurements (ones you won’t need a tailor to get) to create custom pieces just for you. To further the personalization process, you can select monogrammed initials in the collar and sleeve cuff. By using the a direct-to-consumer business model, Woodies sells shirts that would typically cost $175 in a department store for about $85. Learn more about its customization process here.
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Founded in 2007, Bonobos started with just one item: an extremely well-made pair of pants. Today, the same thought that went into those pants can be found throughout Bonobos’ wide range of apparel, which includes everything from outerwear to underwear. While the startup stocks apparel for all settings, its work attire selection is some of its best. If you’re a commuting professional, my first suggestion would be the Tech Chino. Check out my full review of them here.
Bonobos Tech Chino, $168
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A good suit should be tailored to your body, never purchased off a rack. Indochino is leading the way in online made-to-order custom suits. Right now, the company is having a 48 hour holiday sale, with some options up to $470 off. Just use the promo code “48HOURS” at checkout to save.
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Charles Tyrwhitt has earned a reputation as one of Wall Street’s favorite clothing companies, and it’s easy to understand why. The London-based menswear company has mastered the art of making dress shirts that fit well and feature classy design elements. In addition to shirts, men can full suits, pants, sweaters, ties, socks, and more.
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The Tie Bar
The Tie Bar
Buying a handful of ties with no rhyme or reason is a sure way to burn a hole in your pocket, and it can still leave you without all the essentials. Luckily, The Tie Bar offers every kind of tie you need for a well-rounded wardrobe. Most are priced at only $19, so buying multiples of your favorites is still cheaper than a single tie from many other places.
Shop all items at The Tie Bar now.
Stuart & Lau
Stuart & Lau
Founded by Matthew Stuart Janney and Jimmy Lau, Stuart & Lau was started in and inspired by New York City and Hong Kong. The pair noticed points of frustration while traveling frequently between both places, and realized they’d need smarter luggage to keep up in the fast-paced cities.
After designing the stylish, lightweight, and modern Cary Briefcase, the startup is expanding its line with a wider range of ultra premium bags, hoping to change the way city dwellers commute. My top choice from the company’s growing range of bags is the Capstone backpack. Designed for the modern commuter, it’s stylish, durable, and has a surprising amount of convenient storage space.
Stuart & Lau Capstone Backpack, $335
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A nice watch is one of the most important accessories for a well-dressed man. As the most crowdfunded watch company ever, Filippo Loreti is making luxury watches more attainable by eliminating middlemen that would bump up their prices. Inspired by three iconic Italian cities — Venice, Rome, and Milan — Filippo Loreti’s watches are well-made, and come in an array of designs that will appeal to all types of watch lovers.
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Wolf & Shepherd
Wolf & Shepherd
Hard as it is to believe, Wolf & Shepherd’s dress shoes are designed to be as comfortable as sneakers, and actually are. Though it’s only a few years old, the 2015 startup accomplished its goal of prioritizing comfort without sacrificing style; that’s a feat that some of the oldest shoe companies have yet to master. While I’ve enjoyed the Gunner Drivers and Blitz Chelsea boots, my all-time favorite is its Striker Chukka in Bullet. The shoes feature a handsome pebble-textured leather on the outside and a padded ankle collar, tongue, and memory foam insole on the inside. Choosing any of these shoes will improve your personal style.
Wolf & Shepherd Striker Chukka in Bullet, $335
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If “good” doesn’t quite meet your standards, and you’re after pair of exceptional dress shoes, Paul Evans is the place to look. Using premium Italian leathers, each pair of Paul Evans dress shoes is meticulously handcrafted. In addition to shoes, Paul Evans also has many premium Italian leather accessories. Whether you’re looking a belt that perfectly matches your shoes, premium leather wallet, or classy leather briefcase, you will find it here.
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Founded in 2017, Moral Code brings together over 50 years of collective experience at companies like Allen Edmonds, Florsheim, and Clarks. While the startup’s emphasis is on high-end footwear, it’s a one-stop shop for all sorts for leather goods, including backpacks, briefcases, dopp kits, wallets, and watch boxes. By using a direct-to-consumer approach, you’re able to get some of the best items in their category at a fraction of department store prices. After testing several shoes and bags, I can attest to Moral Code’s high level of craftsmanship.
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