Advanced Chic

There are many streetstyle websites out and about on the interwebs. Business Chic was borne out of one auditor’s (i.e. me) frustration that there wasn’t a resource that showed what most of us can to wear to enliven our 9-5, every day. As such I am dedicated to bringing you streetstyle to inspire your workwear. One of the sites I frequent to inspire my own style is Advanced Style – the blog of New Yorker, Ari Seth Cohen who has taken it upon himself to document the fabulous style of creative elder ladies and gents.  Here is one gent I photographed on the streets of Camberwell who I thought provided some style inspiration for the BusiChic:
Advanced style

So many details here to love - I particularly like the peek of cardigan - what makes this look for you?

A belt that requires a keen eye for detail.

Ari says:

Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest.Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.

I agree with Ari’s quote and looking at these images of the gent I photographed, I wonder – did he used to wear awesome pastel blue pants to work? Because is it just me or do people seem to shy away from colour in the workplace? Colour appears to have been more welcome in work wardrobes of the 70s as we found in our post on fashions shown in Australian two-part series, Paper Giants.

So then I wonder, what killed colour in the workplace? Was it economic i.e. the austerity of the recession in the early 90s or is it in an comfort thing i.e. that some people feel out of depth with experimenting with colour? Whatever it is, I hope that we can bring it back to the extent that men can wear more colour in the workplace – as long as it is professional of course. What do you think?

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