Rick Chasey wrote:Just wear a normal coloured suit and shirt that fits and a tie that's not novelty. Avoid socks the same colour as your shoes (so they don't look like boots), and I err against the novelty bright socks but if you're essex or poshboy inclined, go nuts.
Cuffs are up to you. Round here if you're a brit you wear double cuffs, as much as a pain as they are, though I actually don't mind single on others, if they're nice shirts.
If you start deviating away from formal suit colours, all the rulez are out the window and what you wear is a fashion statement. Whole different ballgame at that point.
Beyond that, you want your suit to give off the impression of *you* being super smart, but the suit should never be never memorable.
Pretty much this. I wear single cuffs as I can't be bothered with cufflinks any more except for special occasions.
Socks should be the colour of your suit (if plain).
I don't get monogrammed cuffs though. Two people at work have them and I think they look try-hard.
Although now in a BD role I rarely wear a suit. I mainly get told off for overdressing, but I am 'regional' now.