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Welcome to the latest edition of Working It, where Racked takes street style to the next level—the office. The litmus test of a true fashionista is how she (or he) rocks her style on any old day to work. Forget the pedestrian khakis and a button downs—these fashionable professionals take the office dress code to a whole other dimension. Quick, somebody call HR!
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This week, we take you overseas to London and inside the home base of Ben Sherman. The brand's crisp tailoring and classic Brit style are just one of the reasons the Ben Sherman button-downs have been a part of London's music and cultural movements since the company was founded—from the '60s mod scene to the Brit pop of the '90s. For the employees behind it all, dressing sharp seems to come second nature.
Martin Morris, Head of Creative: I often think of a style as like a haircut—you may not necessarily like it at first, but after time you will grow to like it.
Martin is wearing a shirt by Ben Sherman Modern Classics, EC1 Chinos by Ben Sherman, and Abbington boots by Timberland.
Style advice: Wear whatever you feel comfortable in and don't dress in an outfit like it's a costume.
Percy Gilbert, Senior Menswear Designer: A mish mash mix up. Mixtures of different styles to create one outfit.
Percy is wearing a Plectrum by Ben Sherman shirt, a Plectrum by Ben Sherman blazer, Fuel jeans, and vintage shoes.
Style advice: Wear whatever makes you feel good. Fashion and style should enhance a person, not make them who they are.
Sarah Coburn, Creative Artworker: Simple, classic, unbranded, well-made items. Nice fabrics are key and vintage styling is always inspiring.
Sarah is wearing a dress by Cos and vintage Bally shoes.
Style advice: Keep it understyled. Have your own personal look on fashion and don't just always follow trends.
Mike Smith, International Licensee Manager: Well-made and enduring, traditional clothing that has authenticity and character to it.
Mike is wearing a Plectrum by Ben Sherman shirt, EC1 Chinos by Ben Sherman, and Clarks Original shoes.