Smart Casual Tailoring

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SMART CASUAL FOR THE BUSY SUCCESSFUL MAN

In a world where appearances matter, projecting confidence and professionalism while retaining a sense of ease and sophistication is essential. Whether you’re attending a business meeting, a networking event, or simply enjoying a night out, dressing smart casual strikes the perfect balance between formal and relaxed. We guide you as to how to make it work for you and your lifestyle in a way that feels effortless and enjoyable. 

WHAT IS SMART CASUAL?

Smart casual (AKA business casual) is a versatile dress code that allows you to blend elements of both formal and informal clothes together. It’s about looking polished and put-together while maintaining a sense of comfort and individual style. Smart casual looks vary depending on the occasion, but it typically includes tailored pieces paired with more relaxed items. There’s a balance to be hand and by no means does it mean simply splitting your suit and wearing as separates. This is a well thought out look that has a few key components; mainly a tailored sports jacket, chinos, jeans or trousers (depending on the formality of your meeting) and a smart shirt, but less smart than a business shirt. I know, complex right? But that’s why we here at Alexandra Wood get to understand you and your needs so that we can pull together well thought out ideas that work for you and your lifestyle. 

“Voted one of the best Savile Row Tailors 2024 “Looking for a bespoke suit exactly the way you want it? Since 2007, that has been Alexandra Wood’s mission” to find out what the customer wants, and build upon it. While respectful of Savile Row, Alexandra Wood prides itself on its open-mindedness.”

”He was easily the best-dressed man in the room (once dubbed “GQ Man” by the Guardian). Even with his plate overloaded from the buffet, Umunna was looking good. Partly it is the way he carries himself – calm, relaxed, supremely confident – but also it is those bespoke suits he wears from Alexandra Wood on Savile Row.” Tony Parsons, GQ

”Her bespoke pieces have been worn by politicians, actors and film directors, as well as being named ‘’Tailor of the 21st Century’’ by GQ. This success has been hard won and thanks to 13 years experience. Alexandra has plenty of wisdom to share on the art of navigating a male-dominated environment and finding success on your own terms.”

”Alexandra isn’t your usual tailor. For one, she’s a woman – one of the first on Savile Row, and still something of a rarity on the storied street. Driven by a desire to make the world of men’s tailoring more personal and less intimidating, Alexandra began her tailoring career in womenswear, Alexandra quickly found she had a hidden talent for mens tailoring.”

KEY ELEMENTS OF SMART CASUAL

  1. Tailored Clothing: Invest in well-fitted tailoring such as blazers/sports jackets, trousers, and smart tailored shirts. These pieces form the foundation of a smart casual wardrobe and can easily be mixed and matched to create different looks.

 

  1. Quality Fabrics Opt for high-quality fabrics like cotton, wool, and linen. Not only do they look more refined, but they also last longer and drape better, enhancing your overall appearance.

 

  1. Attention to Detail: Pay attention to the small details like accessories and grooming. A classic watch, leather belt, and polished shoes can elevate your look instantly. Additionally, ensure your grooming is impeccable, from well-trimmed hair to neat facial hair (if applicable).

 

  1. Versatility: Choose versatile pieces that can transition seamlessly from day to night. A well-tailored blazer paired with dark jeans can take you from the office to a dinner engagement effortlessly.

IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG SMART CASUAL IMAGE

As a busy, successful man, your wardrobe should reflect your dynamic lifestyle while exuding confidence and sophistication. Here’s a breakdown of essential smart casual pieces for every occasion

Remember, smart casual is about striking the right balance between professionalism and comfort. By incorporating these key elements into your wardrobe, you’ll exude confidence and sophistication wherever you go, leaving a lasting impression as a busy, successful man on the move.

YOUR SMART CASUAL COLLECTION

SPORTS JACKETS

Invest in a few quality sports jackets for both summer and winter. They can be dressed up with tailored trousers for a business meeting or dressed down with jeans for a casual outing.

BUSINESS SHIRTS

Stock your wardrobe with a variety of tailored business shirts in classic colours such as white, light blue, and pale pink. Opt for high-quality fabrics and ensure they fit well to avoid a sloppy appearance.

TROUSERS

A well-fitting pair of chinos or trousers is a must-have for any smart casual wardrobe. Stick to neutral tones like khaki, navy, and olive, which are versatile and easy to pair with other pieces.

SMART SHOES

Choose footwear that complements your outfit and the occasion. Oxfords, loafers, and brogues are ideal for more formal events, while clean white sneakers or leather boots add a casual touch.

ABOUT ALEXANDRA WOOD

With decades of experience and having been named as one of Savile Row’s first female tailors who has paved the way for a more modern, refreshing and inviting approach to tailoring – Alexandra and her seamlessly selected team (pun intended) serve elite clients around the world, including high-profile executives, celebrities, and discerning gentlemen from various industries. Fear not however, as we’re not elitist. Not set to be the next prime minister, we don’t judge. Our door is open to the man wanting to make a difference and to have fun with it. All we ask is that you’re ready to invest in yourself and are open minded to the process. 

We’ve perfected our craft to not just meet but exceed the expectations of those who seek perfection. Our expertise lies not only in the quality of our tailoring but in understanding and articulating the persona of the wearer through fabric, fit, and finesse. You’ll meet Alexandra who takes your style even more seriously than you take your golf swing – with her vision for making even the meekest of men look exceptional, she simply has what it takes to not only make you look incredible; but to make you feel pretty good about it too.

Alexandra’s vision is one that considers you – of course! But on another level, she’s seeing you in a way that you can’t – yet. It’s through a combination of a seriously flattering cut, innovative, yet highly practical fabrics and a style that would leave James Bond swizzling in his Martini! It’s effortless, timeless but has an intelligent twist that inspires a compliment or eight. (So we’ve heard!)

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