BBC News recently featured an article on the importance of clothing in a workplace, entitled “Could wearing a suit harm your career?” The piece explores the notion of first impressions, what corporate wear actually signifies and how clothing plays such a vital role in how we are perceived. As the saying originally went, one look is worth a thousand words. Typically, what employees wear is supposed to signify what the company stands for. A well-presented and groomed appearance tends to communicate care and precision, which is purportedly a reflection of the company’s values. In more creative work environments, sneakers and jeans are more common, reflective of the laid-back, creative workspace, encouraging imaginative free-thinking. Ozwald Boateng, the former creative director for Givenchy, believes that standard corporate wear tends to overshadow personality and uniqueness. He believes that this in turn reflects a person’s attitude to their job. If they are tentative about how they dress and express themselves, they are less likely to be the modern game-changers the company needs to succeed. Fanny Moizant, the co-founder of designer fashion resale site Vestiaire Collective, highlights the significantly fewer options men have when comes to expressing themselves, in comparison to women. However, as she explains, men can express themselves in small ways, while still keeping within their industry’s dress codes. We have to say we agree with Ms Moziant, as we’ve been saying this for years. Allow your individuality to shine through with Nic Harry Socks and our wide range of accessories. Show the boss you’re no wallflower, but rather a game-changer who is there to take the company to the next step! Read the full BBC News article here.