On Looking The Part

On Looking The Part

September 26, 2016

This blog entry was written by Cynthia Salim, founder of Citizen's Mark and champion for women's advancement.

I'll always remember the day a mentor at the UN told me "I thought you were a lawyer. You dress like a lawyer." I was a 22 year-old intern in Geneva, Switzerland working in policy advocacy then, and I couldn't have asked for a better compliment. 

As I went on to work at a big management consulting firm (blazer + cigarette pants) then in a warehouse as an operations manager (blazer + denim), I eventually realized that looking the part was about putting people at ease. To convey in every setting that "yes, you can trust me, for I am one of you." Meeting people where they are in simple ways always allowed more leeway to be more outspoken in the moments that mattered.  

A sharp blazer was that versatile piece I could style in different ways but always added gravitas. Finding a good one that wasn't too frilly or fun was tough. That's why I started Citizen's Mark with a modern, high-quality Italian wool blazer that packs a punch. 

In the spirit of looking the part, one of our favorite models, Rebeca Mosquera, a New York international arbitration attorney, shows us the Geneva Blazer dressed up and dressed down. Here's to making your mark. 

The Geneva Blazer Dressed Up
Settings: law, finance, consulting, diplomacy
The look: regal, formal, sophisticated

Dressed Up Geneva Luxe Fit (Royal Blue)Dressed Up Geneva Luxe Fit

Citizen's Mark Geneva Luxe Fit Blazer ($475) in Royal Blue and Black 

The Geneva Blazer Dressed Down
Settings: startup, media, communications, marketing
The look: sharp, clean, accessible
Dressed Down Geneva Luxe Fit Dressed Down Geneva Luxe Fit (Royal Blue)
Citizen's Mark Geneva Luxe Fit Blazer ($475) in Black and Royal Blue
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Made of 100% Italian wool, luxury cotton-seed lining, and German wool undercollar, the Citizen’s Mark blazer is produced in a specialized suit factory in Portugal alongside the most respected mens tailoring brands. Shop our Inaugural Collection now at citizensmark.com.

ZRH Slim Fit : most fitted at the waist and our longest fit
CPH Classic Fit : very fitted and tailored and medium length
GVA Luxe Fit (black and royal blue) : relaxed fit with more room at the chest.
Not sure which size to get? US and EU shipping and returns are free. Order two sizes and find your perfect fit.