Here at Edward Baumann in Dallas, our men’s custom suits are always in high demand, but not every occasion calls for a tailored suit, especially in Dallas. We have always had clients who work from home. Now that working from home is a necessity for most of us, we can learn from them and all the others who have mastered the art.

Working from a home office takes some getting used to, and it might take an adjustment in your wardrobe, too. You won’t need to wear your favorite bespoke custom suit (unless you want to, of course!), but sweats shouldn’t be your first choice, either.  

The New Dress Code 

What you wear not only makes an impression on others, it influences the way you feel about yourself. That’s why you should try to resist the temptation to spend the day in sweatpants. 

Mason Donovan, author of The Golden Apple: Redefining Work-Life Balance for a Diverse Workforce, told Fast Company, “Although a dress code may seem silly when you think about working from home, work clothes impact you on a business and personal level and can affect your career.”

Donovan is not alone. “Researchers Joy V. Peluchette and Katherine Karl conducted a study that was published in Human Resource Development Quarterly, and found that participants reported feeling more authoritative, trustworthy, and competent when wearing formal business attire,” Fast Company reports.

It’s easy to understand why dressing professionally, from the waist up at least, is important if you will be participating in video conferences and calls. But what can sporting a well-fitting pair of slacks and a custom-made shirt do for you when no one sees you? A lot!

  • Business attire can help you focus. “Clothes can act as a reminder, dragging you mentally into work mode,” Donovan told Fast Company. “If you’re wearing dress clothes, you will be far less likely to do chores. Clothes can pull you away from tangents that try to pull you away mentally.”
  • Dressing professionally can influence your productivity. Wearing that custom-made suit from Edward Baumann not only makes you look like a million bucks it also makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. And it’s not just you, research has shown that dressing well can make you feel more confident and competent. 

Edward Baumann may be best known for our bespoke custom suits, but we offer our clientele a choice of garments, that also includes custom jeans, shirts and sport coats as well as custom boots and shoes and a range of accessories, so you’ll be ready for whatever life brings. If we can do anything to help you stay focused and positive during this difficult time, please contact us.