For some context, this was Super Bowl Sunday. The wife and I went out to the grocery store for a few items. The tie went on because I wasn’t satisfied with the way the collar looked unbuttoned on this particular shirt. The navy cardigan above is 100% Wool and probably the warmest article of clothing I own. I reserve it for the coldest days. It looks great, keeps me warm, and replaces a much heavier jacket.
Mondays are days that I get to enjoy college campus life. I have never seen a shirt so loud with such muted colors. This shirt may have a Western-Inspired plaid going on, it’s cut and fit is more business casual. However, it’s pattern would make me squeamish to wear it in a true business casual setting. In a true business casual setting, you should wear a shirt that you could wear a tie with. Business casual doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t wearing a tie. Food for thought.
An unusual Tuesday for me today. Nothing social on the calendar, leaving me to hit the books, do some homework, and try out a new recipe for Manicotti. Those brown leather slip on shoes I paid around $10.00 for and are my standard mulling around the house shoe on relaxed days. Also, my go to shoe for dog walking.
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:
Yesterday, Friday, for me was a homework day. So I got very comfortable and hit the books.
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.