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What to Wear? (or How to Dress for the Occasion)

How to dress for the occasion.

What to wear?  What am I specifically wearing? Questions that I’m sure people ask me in their minds when they remark how well put together I am during the two days of the week they happen to see me.  I’m honestly not sure if people think I go home and throw on busted jeans and a torn t-shirt or if I don a full tuxedo.  This series, going forward, will be mostly pictures.  Every day I’ll snap a picture or two of myself and post them here.  For context, I’ll also note where I’m going or where I’ve been.  The hope is that I can effectively demonstrate what to wear and when.

Let’s get started:

February 1st
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T-shirt and Dickies work pants.

Yesterday, Friday, for me was a homework day.  So I got very comfortable and hit the books.

February 2nd
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Casual Button-Down
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Brown Corduroys with Black Square-toed shoes


Today I had a monthly breakfast, with a committee meeting following, with my Fraternity.  Still casual, but not t-shirt and jeans.

Today’s post illustrates that there are many forms of casual.  From t-shirt and work pants, to a button-down shirt and corduroys.  Let’s not forget business casual!  Setting plays a large part of knowing how to dress.  If you’re unfamiliar with the setting, always dress at the upper end of the spectrum.  For example, if a corporate funded dinner says “business casual”, I would suggest slacks, sport coat, and tie if it’s your first time in that specific setting.

I may include brand descriptions in the future (and subsequently links to where items could be purchased), but the intent of these articles are not to promote any specific brands.  With that said, there are certain clothing items that should last you many years, so be selective with regard to quality.

(part 2) feat. a Navy Cardigan and Power Tie

(part 3) feat. Tan Cords and Brown Casual Shoes

(part 4) feat. a Med. Gray Suit with Floral Tie

(part 5) feat. a Tweed Sport Coat with a Vest and Power Tie

(part 6) feat. a Med. Gray Suit with Pink Tie

(part 7) feat. a Green Tweed Sport Coat