What to Wear? – Pink Tie – Part 6

What to Wear? (part 6)

February 19th
what to wear
Medium Gray Suit with Light Blue Button Down and Patterned Pink Necktie
what to wear
Medium Gray Suit with Burgundy Captoe Shoes

Tuesday marked a night with my Fraternity.  The weather turned very cold just before I left.  Which reminds me of a common complaint I hear regarding the wearing of a sport coat or jacket.  “It’s just too hot.”  I assure you, I was very cold.  Perfect weather for a topcoat.  Unfortunately, living in Tennessee doesn’t afford a lot of opportunity for wearing a topcoat.  However, a trench raincoat comes in quite handy.  At least I hope it does since I just purchased one.

Topcoat aside, if I had checked the weather I would have worn a tweed sport coat with a sweater or sweater vest underneath.  I would have changed, but did not want to be late.  These burgundy Captoe shoes are very comfortable and have stayed in great shape the year or so I’ve owned them.  Get your own pair here: Rockport Men’s Editorial Offices Cap Toe Oxford,Burgundy Brush Off,9 M US.

February 20th

Sorry, no pictures for this day.  Fret not, I was only wearing some navy work pants with a t-shirt.  I was quite under the weather Wednesday.

February 21st
what to wear
Blue Button Down with Creamy Tan Sweater Vest
what to wear
Tan Cords with Dark Brown Casual Shoes

Don’t let these sunny pictures deceive you.  It started raining buckets very shortly afterwards.  This marked a very special business meeting.  Since it was a very informal business meeting I didn’t wear a necktie, sport coat or jacket.  I knew it was going to be standard casual, not business casual, and did not want to intimidate anyone present.  That doesn’t mean you can’t look nice though.

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

(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 7) feat. a Green Tweed Sport Coat

 

What to Wear? – Part 4 – Floral Tie

What to Wear? (part 4)

February 8th
what to wear
Medium Gray Suit with Floral Necktie
what to wear
Medium Gray Suit with Burgundy Captoe Shoes

Use the second picture of my leg as a proper indication of the jacket’s color.  I took these pictures after dark inside without the aid of natural light.  The particular occasion was a recognition dinner at my Fraternity.  The atmosphere called for a suit, but did not demand a sense of business.  Hence, I made some subtle changes to the standard wearing of a gray business suit to fit with a more social occasion.

  • Burgundy shoes (with matching belt) instead of black.
  • A white shirt instead of the usual blue or subtle pattern.
  • A floral tie instead of a more conservative stripe or solid pattern.

Understanding the impression that small differences can make such as a floral tie versus a conservative stripe will cause you to stand out in a very positive way.  The biggest impact you will see is in job interviews or work presentations.  Presenting yourself in a manner that is well put together can leave a lasting impression on the people you need to impress.

February 9th
What Am I Wearing
Khaki Chinos with Black Square Toe Shoes
What Am I Wearing
Yellow Button Down with Blue Stripes

Heading out to dinner with a friend.  For the casual environment, it really is hard to go wrong with Khaki Chinos.

February 10th
what to wear
Black Work Pants with Black Gym Shoes
what to wear
Green Plaid Shirt

A Sunday of studying and test taking with some good food and good television later that night.

February 11th
what to wear
Blue Shirt with Yellow Necktie and Brown Argyle Vest
what to wear
Light Brown Slacks with Dark Brown Casual Shoes.

Monday night classes.  However, the desired affect was attained.  Upon entering the college I made a great impression on the Director of IT.  For all I know I could be interviewing with him in just a few months time for a job at the college.  Keeping yourself dressed at a level above the rest can pay off unexpectedly.

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

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

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

(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