HOW TO MASTER BUSINESS CASUAL

Casual Friday has officially crept into our work wardrobes permanently: it’s a revolution called Business Casual, and in COVID times it’s become the standard. Layer up a simple look, and you’ll be working away in absolute elegance.

SHOP THE COLLECTION

START WITH A PROPER SHIRT

The ticket to a winning business casual getup? A sharp shirt. Pick out a straightforward formal shirt, or try Tyrwhitt’s dedicated business casual collection: smart yet laid-back in equal measures. They’re both Zoom-friendly and perfect for the odd office appearance.

SHOP BUSINESS CASUAL SHIRTS

OR SKIP THE SHIRT

Not the ideal recommendation coming from a shirtmaker, unless said shirtmaker has been cutting a mean polo that is just as smart as a formal shirt. We're so confident in its smartness that we put it under our twill business suit, for a look that's as comfortable as it is elegant.

SHOP POLO SHIRTS

GET A LEG UP

Your video call looks may focus on the top half, but a proper pair of trousers never goes amiss. For a mix of business-ready and easy-to-wear – in other words, a handy set of chinos. In stretch cotton and a plethora of colours, it’s just a case of picking the pair that work for you.

SHOP CHINOS

TOP IT OFF

Our well-knitted merino jumper makes a nifty finish to an office look with outstanding dress-down credentials. Keep the fit as trim as your build can take to leave no doubts about your sartorial flair, even in a casual getup.

SHOP KNITWEAR

SOFTLY TAILORED,
SHARPLY TURNED-OUT

Business casual can manifest itself in artfully softly-structured tailoring. Choose a smart jacket with soft shoulders and a gentle lining, and you can throw it on over anything – shirts, polos, knits – to dress your look up in an instance. (Keep one to hand for surprise meetings with the boss.)

SHOP BLAZERS

WALK THE WALK

Choosing business casual shoes can be tricky; but rest assured, there’s a middle ground between wholecuts and your ratty old trainers. A handsome pair of boots or Derbies hit the mark at the end of your chinos. Loafers can add a rakish touch… though you may want to wait for fairer weather if your favourite pair are suede.

SHOP SHOES