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Saks Fifth Avenue Creates Menswear Manual – The Ultimate Guide To New Office Casual

[New York, NY –August 18, 2016]–Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to launch The New Office Casual Manual ­–Saks’ master guide to the “Office Casual” movement. The manual includes a curated list of seven everyday items that men can sport at the office, as an alternative to the full suit. The 21st Century yields diverse work environments with a variety of dress codes, and Saks is taking the lead in helping equip customers with the new wardrobe essentials. Saks’ The Manual is currently available in store and highlighted on

“The ‘New Office Casual’ movement has worked its way into the fabric of professional attire, and at Saks, we are fully embracing the trend,” stated Tom Ott, Senior Vice President/General Merchandising Manager, Menswear, Saks Fifth Avenue. “We are confident Saks will continue to be the expert on menswear at work – with the fashion, advice and items necessary to pull off casual but fashion-forward looks.”

The Manual includes seven everyday items that are okay to wear in the new office setting. These include the sporty suit, easy layer, refined top, perfect fit pant, dress shoe hybrid, clean sneaker, and leather bag. Within the guide, Saks provides insight into how customers should select and don each item, including details on type of fabric, suitable colors, proper fit and more.

“The casual office trend can be realized in several different ways, so we wanted to provide our customers with plenty of inspiration and guidance,” stated Eric Jennings, Vice President/Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue. “And, the manual is not only for customers –we are utilizing the manual as a training tool for associates as well.”



Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 39 full-line stores in 22 states and Canada, five international licensed stores and, the company’s online store.

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Katie Majeski
Saks Fifth Avenue