Classic Cotton Shirt for a Business Meeting ‘Al Di Fuori’

Buy a Classic Cotton Shirt for a Business Meeting OnlineThis week has seen me in Milan in a classic cotton shirt for a business meeting in the sun. The Italians in my business circle have a relaxed take on meetings and we discussed our work on a stunning sun terrace in an exclusive hotel with an array of delicacies. The atmosphere was one much more conducive to a pranzo partino than a business meeting, which I did not complain about!

I was glad I had chosen the classic cotton shirt for a business meeting, which I teamed with light trousers and a matching tie.

Cotton is the fabric of choice for the heat, as it keeps the temperature temperate across the upper body and is uber-comfortable in the sun. Wearing a jacket is impossible in searing temperatures, so I went for a coloured shirt, which would give me the stylish appearance I was after for the occasion.

It is always wise to keep a stock of non-iron shirts in a travelling wardrobe, although Italian hotels do run a marvellous laundry service! I prefer to keep a good range, as one never knows quite how hot it will become in Milan and even the most breathable classic cotton shirt can be no match for the temperatures.

My classic cotton shirt for a business meeting has never let me down, however, and I have a good range of colours to wear sans jacket.  Cotton socks also work in the heat, particularly inside business shoes. As much as I would love to sport sandals, Italian businessmen do like to dress well for business, appearing sickeningly cool to even the most stylish of Englishmen.

Working in the sun is one of my favourite ways to conduct business and it is not always possible, of course, in the UK. A classic cotton shirt for a business meeting in England is a good idea, as in the cooler temperatures, cotton also keeps you warm!