Start With This | The DRIVE from Citizen CTO Watch

There’s few things that project an air of confidence and professionalism like a well-appointed watch. Whether attending a lunch date or afternoon interview, the right timepiece can effortlessly pull your entire look together. If you’re in the market for something sleek and tech savvy, the Drive from Citizen CTO watch  may be just the one to complete your signature swagger.

With a modern, classically designed case and bracelet in stainless steel, dark grey dial and grey accents, the CTO is deceptively simple. Batteries are not included because batteries are not necessary. The watch is powered by Eco-Drive technology, which means they are powered by light of any kind, natural or otherwise, allowing for ostensibly endless, uninterrupted use.

Shiny but sophisticated, this easy-to-wear timepiece can roll with you from the dorm room to the board room without much fuss, pairing well with stylish staples from across the fashion spectrum. We appreciate it partnered with casual, contemporary pieces that have a bit of edge but are also business friendly. For a bit of flair, mix in blue and black pieces for an unexpected approach to work wear.

Achieve understated cool with the Citizen CTO (Model BM6991-52H), $225, a high-style, low maintenance watch powered by light. 

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The Boxy Short Sleeved Shirt by Maiden Noir, $220, is a lightweight crisp and clean cotton shirt that can be paired with black dress pants and some stylish sneakers for an unexpected take on casual Friday. 

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Style and breathability come together in the Bradley sneaker by Clae, $130, shown in the ultimately cool steel suede. 

Photo courtesy of  Clae.

The Albion Shirt by Mission Workshop, $285, is a reinvented and reengineered take on your favorite flannel. Made with nylon face fabric, this shirt is highly water resistant and ultralight. 

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The Mick Regular Shirt by Dr Denim Jeans, $80, is a blank slate to work from. Wear with a cotton crewneck to go more casual, or a favorite skinny tie to dress it up. 

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The Iona Backpack, $64.99, by Herschel Supply Co., is an understated bag that stands out when all of the claps, connections and details are treated with the same deep navy blue, aside from the small Herschel logo detail, and signature red striped fabric liner. 

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The Kennedy Lux Athletic Socks by American Trench, $19.50, pay homage to JFK's stylish self. Knit in Pennsylvania from USA grown and spun Supima cotton, these socks are not only good looking (like a certain governmental figure) but also technically advanced in manufacturing protocol and made in the USA. 

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The Carl Pant by Chapter, $175, shown in charcoal, shows off what the brand specializes in: unique, not casual, menswear. 

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The Indigo Chambray Army Shirt by Buck Mason, $145, can be dressed up, with a suit jacket or sweater, or serve as perfect weekend wear, worn open with a tee and jeans. 

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It's been proven that the fastest way to appear smarter is to wear eyeglasses. Try the Hooper Frames by Salt. Optics. 

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This sweater is so soft you may not want to take it off when you get home from work. The Jetlag Crew by Outerknown, $285, is crafted from organic cotton and baby alpaca yarn. 

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With all clothing and outerwear sold in unisex sizes, this brand started in loungewear, but has boldly grown from there. Try the Influence Rain Jacket by OnePiece, $169, in transparent black or white. 

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