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Silicon Valley stylist on 2 items men should never, ever wear to work



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  • Fashion is subjective — but Silicon Valley stylist
    has a few rules for any man trying to pull off a
    polished look.
  • Hitchcock recommended ditching both khaki pants and
  • She told Vox that these were her two
    major fashion “no-nos” for men.

Fashion used to be much simpler for men.

Throughout much of the 20th century, men in white collar jobs
would typically throw on a suit in the morning and be
done with it. But from the 1990s onwards, workplaces dress norms
have become more casual for both men and women.

Still, even though suits are no longer the norm in a large number
of industries, many professional men still want to look polished.
Stylists like Victoria
are there to help them strike the perfect balance.

She specifically focuses on helping tech workers cultivate a look
that’s both effortless and put-together, in order to help them
tackle Silicon Valley in style. Hitchcock charges clients a
$2,000 upfront fee.

“I want my clients to express their own authenticity and brand
and live their lives,” Hitchcock told Business Insider.

That being said, Hitchcock does have two strict fashion rules
that she told Vox about. According to her,
men should avoid khaki pants and flip-flops at all costs.

When it comes to khakis, Hitchcock said that even East Coast
dwellers should steer clear of that particular type of pants.

“There are other color options, like dark olive green,” she told

And as for flip-flops, Hitchcock added that the footwear doesn’t
have a place in more casual settings either.

“I don’t care if they are rubber or leather, and I don’t care if
you are ‘just wearing them to your friend’s barbecue on the
weekends,'” she said.

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