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Dressing for an interview

Make first impressions count New research out of Princeton suggests that you make a first impression in as little as a tenth of a second – and that meeting and talking to you will only confirm that impression, rarely altering it.This means dressing for your interview – or, in fact, any business situation – is as important, if not more so, than your actual skills, experience or demeanour.Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to dressing well for an interview, but here we share some fundamental rules to steer you towards making an excellent first impression.   Dress for the role above you Do your own research, and seek out people who occupy the role above the one you are applying...

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Repurposing your wedding attire

Getting married is not just a major decision in your life, it can also be an expensive one. Clever choices about your wedding attire can ensure you look sharp on your wedding day, while also leaving you with clothes that can extend your everyday wardrobe. Below, Nicholas Jermyn stylist Vlad Tichen outlines some smart wedding choices and how to wear them after the big event.     Dark suit A well-fitting, quality dark suit is appropriate on almost any occasion, making it an extremely smart option to wear at your wedding. Most dark suits are classically designed and made out of plain wool. The colour choice here is quite conservative - black, dark blue, or grey. All these options are...

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The latest trends in men’s formal wear

While fashion changes from season to season, classic formal wear goes at a steady pace. Think of it as of a respectable gentleman who knows what works best for him, but who is still open-minded to new ideas – even if those new ideas are simply the old ideas, reinvented. That slow and steady progression means subtle changes in formal wear are worth noting – here are the updates we’re seeing.   #1 Cuffed trousers Classic suit trousers have gone through countless style variations. They have been high-waisted, low-waisted, wide-legged to the floor, generous in the thigh but tapered at the ankle, or slim cut with a flared bottom. More recent iterations have been low-waisted with a slim line in...

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Off the Cuff: With Christo Swanepoel

In this Off the Cuff feature we chat to one of NZ’s industry experts and gain knowledge and insight into key trends in the Digital Marketing space. Meet Christo Swanepoel, Marketing Director from Moustache Republic. Please introduce yourself? My name is Christo (@christoswanepoels on IG). I am heavily involved in Marketing eCommerce businesses and have been involved in the marketing industry for a number of years now. My speciality is in Social Media and have been voted as an elite Facebook Marketer. I will be heading to their HQ in June to look at new product developments, give some user consulting on what we would like to see for the platform and check out their offices.   Describe a typical day...

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How to make your suit last

Cleaning, storage, and considerationOur simple suit care guidelinesWhether you wear one to work every day, or only bring it out for weddings and funerals, a suit should make you look polished and put together. It should fit you perfectly and hang beautifully. It should look crisp and fresh – not creased and misshapen.Part of this comes from investing in a great suit in the first place, so it can last a lifetime. If you choose a suit that is well designed, properly constructed, and made of high-quality materials, it should help you look the part for years to come.But choosing the right suit is not the only factor. Taking care of your investment is also essential. You can keep your...

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