As Summer is starting to fade like jeans in the sun, and Autumn creeps into the picture, there are some essentials, other than a facemask, that men should consider for the new work-from-home experience. With most of your ‘to-do’ going on at home, getting dressed for work these past few months has been a new endeavor for all of us.
Some maintained dignity, but others (many others) have made little effort to uphold a visual standard for their appearance as a contributing member of society.
We let our hair grow and let our style simplify itself through the natural process of not having to go to a legitimate office or in-person meeting. The same shirt for days or the go-to Zoom meeting shirt has been the ‘go-to’ since the start of the pandemic.
You will ultimately need to have some items on deck for the impromptu Facetime calls and to keep yourself looking fresh since you’ll spend less time commuting and more time sleeping. Here is a list of items that will cater to your work-from-home needs and stay-at-home must-haves. As well as some things for when you want to step out for some fresh air.
Ultimately, you should keep up a routine as much as possible. Shower regularly – do not put those pajama pants back on. Rather, put on those sleek comfy joggers and perhaps an oversized button shirt to complement. This will make you feel like you can accomplish more and give you a feeling of preparedness for what your day can bring. Dare to make yourself comfortable. No pressure though!
Oversized Button Ryan Shirt by NakedCashmere
The oversized button shirt is a good piece that makes you feel dressed up and comfortable in your home while you get work done in your favorite nook. The Ryan shirt from NakedCashmere is comfortable for lounging in and looks good when you need to get on a facetime meeting.
Made from 100% cashmere, Nakedcashmere’s has some of the finest cashmere available straight to the consumer.
All the time you’ll be spending at home you will need a decent pair of joggers to make it through the week. Providing comfort and a seamless wardrobe change from morning to evening.
Sportique is a heritage brand of comfort and a relaxed style.
Saturdays NYC Banya Leather Slides
Keeping a pair of slides close by at home can be time savers when you have to move fast. A clean pair like the Saturday NYC polished 100% Banya leather-strapped slides will help you maintain some dignity while waiting in line at your local post office.
Saturdays NYC was born in Soho in 2009 from a minimalist aesthetic focused on craftsmanship and classic style.
Bombas Compression Socks
Since you’ll be sitting most of your day and not on your feet as much as if you would commuting to the office, wearing compression socks throughout the day can be helpful. Blood flow through your legs will increase and you won’t be risking any shortage of oxygen to your limbs which can affect your productivity.
Bombas socks are comfortable indeed as they have mulled over each detail in sock-wearing, like solving the problem of sock slippage. They also donate an item for every item you purchase on their website.
Aviator Nation Board Shorts
Board shorts aren’t that farfetched when you think of how days are just getting warmer between seasons (climate change), especially in the expected colder months. You can feel free to pull this look off with a sweater or layered top half to compliment the beach professional look around your place.
Aviator Nation is a 1970s inspired brand that was founded in 2006 in Venice Beach. Founded by Paige Mycoskie, this brand is a reflection of her personal vintage collection, the music and fashion of the ‘70s, and surfing.
Some lowkey advice; having a pillowcase that helps your skin fight off acne and is gentle on your facial epidermis is a good idea. For those days you want to spend extra time in bed during the morning hours, this is the pillowcase that won’t harbor any harmful bacteria that will cause breakouts. Also, its a great material for your hair when you sleep.
“It’s really important to sleep with a fabric that nourishes your skin and is gentle to any skin sensitivities, like our natural eucalyptus sheets and pillowcases. Normal cotton bedding is harsh on the skin’s natural barriers and often stripping. This causes brittleness and dryness in the skin,” says Elle Liu, founder of Eucalypso. She has spent years creating a fabric soft enough and sustainable while allowing the material to breathe while you sleep.
Myssy Wool Hat – Farmester
These wool hats by Myssy are some of the finest wool hats in the world. It’s great for keeping your hair in decent shape when you want to step outside during the colder months – and back to your home office for more facetime meetings sans combing and brushing.
Founded in 2009, Myssy is all about handmade products and craftsmanship. Today Myssy is maintaining the heritage of Finland, farming their own sheep for wool and sourcing from other local farms, hand-dyeing wool at their headquarters, and they have local grandmothers make each hat.
Bottega Venetta Sandals
Like the slides, sandals will be easy access to footwear but will be able to endure more of what the outside world has to offer. Paired with some sturdy socks, you can stay in your comfort zone when heading out for longer than normal trips.
An Italian brand founded in 1966, Bottega Veneta sandals are made from buffed calfskin and wool canvas and make the statement of luxury and high fashion.
Alpha Industries Bomber Jacket
The Bomber Jacket by Alpha Industries is a style staple. A good bomber jacket to have when you need to step out to make runs to the post office and clean up the lax’ look in your joggers. The bomber is a classic look that anyone can pull off.
Alpha Industries is an American heritage brand founded in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1959. The clothing manufacturer was initially contracted by the US military and grew into an international commercial seller.
RAINS Longer Jacket Raincoat
A classic raincoat should always be handy in your wardrobe. The familiar yellow coat is always a standout and works well when it’s not too hot or cold and it happens to be raining out. It goes over most fits well and can be crucial for the storms that brew during hurricane season.
The Rains Long Jacket is designed for people to interact with the outdoors and since 2012 have been re-creating the idea of functional clothing.
Vardagen Work From Home Sticker
What better way to stay motivated throughout the day than an affirmation sticky by your computer screen. Or you can have the Vardagen “Work To Death From Home” sticker nearby to remind yourself not to work too hard – as usual. This sticker is sure to remind you to take a break from being wired-in all day.
Vardagen is a streetwear brand that produces graphic prints on garments. Inspirations for their designs stem from modern issues infused with heavy metal, Goth flair.