What to Wear? – Part 3 – Corduroy

What to Wear? (part 3)

February 6th
what to wear
Light Tan Corduroys and Dark Brown Lace Ups.
what to wear
Light Green Polo.

Another warm day in Tennessee.  The V-neck undershirt peaking out is a matter out for debate.  Initial feelings are that I’ve lost too much weight for this shirt.  The collar is very open now and the alternative is going to be wearing it without an undershirt.  The versatility of a good set of Cords (Corduroy Pants) should not be underestimated.  They go from casual to sport to business casual effortlessly.  The traditional colors for them are the more earthy tan or chocolate brown.  I don’t feel that the purpose and scope of this specific series is going to allow me to touch on “sport” dress with the detail it deserves.  A common misconception is that sport refers to golfing clothes.  It does, but it’s so much more than that.  If you enjoy shooting sporting clays, that’s a sport too.  Sporting dress can include clothes that are lightweight and allow a full range of motion (such as would be used for golf) or clothes that are rugged and snag resistant (such as would be used for Upland Hunting).  What to wear for these sports and occasions is important and deserving their own articles.

February 7th
what to wear
Comic Book Hooded Sweatshirt.
Navy Work Pants
Navy Work Pants with Brown Slip Ons

Thursday turned out to be another intense study day for me.  Got to love the comic book sweatshirt.  It keeps my geek/nerd credit high.

Today wraps up the first week of February and the first week of the “What Am I Wearing?” series.  Going forward this series will be updated biweekly on Mondays and Thursdays.  Updating twice a week is going to give me the opportunity to post the new pics and start to point out trends and nitpick myself for your benefit.  Topics will include socks, shoe styles, and pant choices.

(part 1) feat. a casual blue button-down

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

(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

What to Wear? – Part 2 – Power Tie

What to Wear? (part 2)

February 3rd
What to wear
Khaki chinos and dark brown lace-up shoes.
What to wear
Light blue checked dress shirt, power stripe tie, and navy cardigan.
what to wear
Light blue checked dress shirt.

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.

February 4th
what to wear
Khaki Chinos and black square toe shoes.
what to wear
Casual, Western-Inspired shirt.

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.

February 5th

 

Navy Work Pants
Navy work pants with brown slip on shoes.
Sky blue light sweater
Sky blue light sweater.

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.

(part 1) feat. a casual blue button-down

(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

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
how to dress for the occasion
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
how to dress for the occasion
Casual Button-Down
how to dress for the occasion
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