Take Care of Father’s Day Business with These Comfy Work Clothes

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Whether he’s returning to the office or still scheduling virtual meetings, he’ll love these comfortable work clothes.

If looking at your pre-pandemic work clothes is more depressing than the thought of commuting in the winter, it’s time for a refresh. We’ve grown accustomed to doing our jobs in sweats and T-shirts, and the thought of returning to stiff shoes and heavy fabrics just isn’t appealing. Thankfully, the fashion industry is ready to deliver, with reasonably priced work essentials designed with convenience and comfort in mind. We’re talking machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant, breathable fabrics in comfortable cuts, waterproof bags and shoes, and subtle elastic waistbands. In other words, clothes you’ll actually want to wear. With companies rethinking pretty much everything about how we work, there’s absolutely no reason to go back to the same old, same old.

We had trouble narrowing our list down of comfortable work clothes for women, but while researching, we realized that there are some insanely comfy work clothing options for men that’d we’d be remiss not to mention, from backpacks to button-downs.

Plus, if the man in your life is returning to the office soon, some new wardrobe staples would make for a wonderful Father’s Day gift — after all, the holiday is just right around the corner. Read on for our top recommendations for comfy work clothing for men (but don’t blame us if your wallet takes a hit).

The Best Comfortable Work Clothes for Men

lululemon New Venture Long Sleeve Shirt

A crisp button-up is an office staple, but ones made from stuffy polyester that require ironing are not ideal. Thankfully, lululemon has created a shirt that stays wrinkle-free, has four-way stretch, is sweat wicking, and quick drying. The slim fit looks polished on any guy, and it has built-in anti-stink technology that makes it great for those who bike or take a sweaty public transit ride into the office.

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Everlane Men’s Performance Chino

An everyday chino is a number one staple for a guys wardrobe and Everlane has the best options. The great thing about chinos is that they are an office go-to and a casual pant for everyday wear. These are specially made to be extra comfortable and stretchy, but they’ll still last all day in the office. They even come in three different cuts (slim, athletic, and other, which is more of a straight fit). 

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lululemon ABC Classic-Fit Pant

Four-way stretch in a pair of pants that look like slacks? Say no more! These stretchy pants from lululemon are made from a fabric that wicks away stretch and resists wrinkles, all while feeling like his favorite sweatpants. There are 13 different colors to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with any of them.

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Nisolo Everyday Low-Top Sneaker

Wearing literal sneakers into the office is possible! These leather shoes from Nisolo are classy enough to wear to a meeting without having to worry about getting called out for being too casual. They have a cushy insole that will make him want to wear them everyday, and they’re durable enough to stand up to his morning commute and weekend outings.

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Johnston & Murphy XC4 Lancer Waterproof Wingtip Derby

One of the most classic work style shoes is the wingtip, but what if we wanted that but not as serious? Luckily, these wingtips lean heavily on the sneaker and less on the dress shoe style. They’re meant to be more casual and more comfortable, with extra cushion and arch support. We also like the XC4 Prentiss Waterproof Plain Toe Derby, which has a lived-in look and sporty sole.

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Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket

Blazers are a year-round staple, but hot, scratchy wool doesn’t exactly make for a garment you want to wear all day long. This heavyweight cotton blazer has a bit of stretch, which makes it more comfortable, and it’s infinitely more breathable than other options. It comes in three colors (navy, black, and olive), which can all be worn with khakis, chinos, or any other of his favorite work pants.

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Abercrombie Johnny Collar Geometric Sweater Polo

We already know that ’70s styles are back and better than ever, so why not help him lean into it? This sweater polo is actually from Abercrombie, which may surprise you. It rings in right at $50, making it an affordable addition to his closet. Plus, it’s made from a cotton-polyester blend, so it’s soft and breathable.

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Everlane The Linen Short-Sleeve Standard Fit Shirt

Linen is a great choice for warmer days in the office and days where after-work activities need some flare. Everlane’s linen short-sleeve shirt in black is our top choice but the other colors work just as well with every summer and spring outfit.

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Cole Haan GrandPro Rally Sneaker

We love an office sneaker that leans heavily on a textured, leather design and less on a rubber style. These sneakers by Cole Haan have extra foam comfort in addition to swag practically dripping from the laces. 

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Peter Millar Coryell Performance Poplin Sport Shirt

One of Molner’s favorite brands is Pete Millar for casual and work wear. This textured microprint pattern button-up has breathable cotton that won’t cause unnecessary sweat. 

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Everlane Bomber Jacket

The bomber jacket is the new everyday jacket. It can easily pair well with a white button-up dress shirt and chinos or a t-shirt and jeans. 

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