Category Archives: Business Casual

Smart casual outfits that are informal but appropriate for the office


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See that awkward, uncomfortable look on my face?  That’s the look that says, “I don’t like this ‘smart casual’ dress code and would really feel more comfortable in this outfit … Continue reading

Do the Unexpected

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Camel hair jacket, blue shirt, foulard tie, cordovan penny loafers.  Pair them with gray or brown flannel pants, and it’s an attractive and fairly ordinary combination.  But swap the trousers … Continue reading


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Most of Europe and many of their former colonies observe November 11th, the anniversary of World War I’s end, as a day to remember war dead.  It’s common to wear … Continue reading


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  Let’s face it, tailored clothing is not usually the most comfortable way to dress.  Jackets, buttoned-up collars, ties, leather-soled shoes – all can be constrictive and are certainly less … Continue reading

Casual Friday

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Cotton trousers, like khakis/chinos or these corduroys, generally aren’t good for dressy, formal occasions because they don’t drape well and wrinkle easily.  But they’re perfect for casual Fridays when a … Continue reading

It’s nice to be noticed

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It’s nice to be noticed, and my friend Lauren has kindly taken notice and featured me last week on her new blog, South by Style.  I don’t pretend to have … Continue reading

Military Jacket Casual

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Jacket: No-name military-style jacket, thrifted, $5 Shirt: Land’s End, thrifted, $5 Khakis: Brooks Brothers, bought secondhand online, $20 Shoes: Alden for Brooks Brothers, store sale, $450 Total: $480 If I’d … Continue reading

Tie & Jeans

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Jacket: Leonard Cox & Co, thrifted, $5 Shirt: Land’s End, gift, $0 Sweater: J Crew, thrifted, $5 Jeans: Levis 514s, Amazon, $36 Shoes: BA Mason Executive Imperials, thrifted, $20 Tailoring: … Continue reading

Business Casual

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The boss has declared business casual in my office through the end of the week, so I’m dressed down today.  All of the clothes I’m wearing are Brooks Brothers, but … Continue reading

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