Amid all this confusion comes Dress Casual for Success. . .For Men (McGraw-Hill, $16.95), which makes sense of this thing called casual workplace dressing.'' A ton of books and videos purport to solve the problem facing millions of fashion-impaired chaps who stand before their closets each morning crying, Oh, dear, what am I supposed to wear?'' First, Dress Casual acknowledges that it's OK not to embrace a casual style at work. For those who want to look casual and professional, however, here is a dandy primer for figuring out how to strike the balance without breaking the bank. The book contains plenty of what you-need-in-your-wardrobe lists, too: top 10 lists for a dress-down casual business look, '' a more formal business casual look, '' a more dress-up business casual look.'' Dress Casual for Success is a valuable read. Buy it, read it, live it.'' -- Hood, Marshall "Columbus Dispatch" (10/15/1996)
From the Back Cover
On Dress-down days, are you confused about how casually to dress? Want to feel comfortable and look great every day! Am a projecting the image I want? Suite or Jacket?; Jacket or Sweater?; Tie or Turtleneck?; Slacks, Jeans, Khakis, or Corduroys?; Loafers or Lugsoles?; Earring or not?' Your clothes convey your image. Look right and you'll be successful. Achieving the casual look you want is a matter of knowing yourself and following a few guidelines. Let Dress Casually for Success. . .for Men help you make the fashion decisions that tell the world exactly who you are. Instructive and entertaining, this guide shows today's businessman how to dress down without sacrificing authority and style. With expert advice from the Van Heusen Creative Design Group, the leader in corporate casual sportwear, it guides you from head to toe in projecting the image you want. Along with ideas and tips for developing your own "business casual" style, you'll enjoy pages of photos, easy-to-use charts, and quick references for Fashion Do's and Don'ts.