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Despite the fact that an increasing number of start-up companies are based around cutting edge technologies and advanced scientific theory, it seems that many of our younger entrepreneurs aren't keen on the clichéd "mad professor” look. Gone are the days when an unkempt, mustachioed man enjoying his twilight years would present his latest technological breakthrough to the world in typically eccentric style – white lab coat and all. Today, our Silicon Valley superstars tend to prefer the classic, albeit more conservative, business suit or jeans/jacket combo, and it is easy to see why.
In an increasingly competitive world, it certainly pays for your investors, customers and entrepreneurial peers to concentrate on your idea rather than your fashion sense – however normative that may be. It seems then, that we're talking business (attire that is) and, whether its casual or conservative, take a look at our top tips for "best fashion practice” and ensure you become start-up of the week.
• Appropriate Attire Dressing appropriately is never an easy thing – particularly when there is no overtly stated dress code. If you are at all unsure of whether that tuxedo is suited to a post conference drinking session or your grungy jeans to your keynote speech, then take a look at what your peers are wearing and make a compromise.
• Find the Right Fit Equally, finding clothes that fit well can also be challenging. However, when they do, it can make all the difference. If you find you've put on a few kilos over the Christmas period then why not head over to Zalando and try the next size up in their range of premium, tailored clothing.
• Shine Your Shoes You know what they say – you can always judge a man by his shoes. So, if yours have taken all the buffing, polishing and waxing they can handle, why not take a look at this site and invest in a pair that won't take the shine out of the rest of your outfit.
• Great Grooming Finally, there's nothing like a bad hair day to ruin all that careful preening and preparation. Ensure you have a haircut before any big event and you'll always have the confidence to carry off the rest. Facial hair and fingernails are equally as important so make sure they're well cared for and you can't go wrong.