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I’m inherently more of a casual guy. I’m more comfortable circling around this part of the formality spectrum. I still like jackets and ties and pocket squares. I even like wearing suits. But, I need them to still express me. I’m not a businessman and have zero desire to be one. So, I’d rather not emulate business attire. That said, #menswear evolved in close conjunction with the evolution of modern business, so to be informed by classic meanswear will necessarily invoke a ‘business’ look. It’s a matter of making it your own.
I find myself wearing this chino jacket from LEC more and more often. Partially, it’s because I don’t worry about beating it up a bit. It wasn’t expensive. It fits well - if toward the snug side of things. It’s quite neutral, so easy to accessorize. Yet, in 90% of the places I go, simply because I’m wearing a jacket, I’m more ‘formally’ dressed than 95% of the guys in there.
I’m wearing a green grenadine tie with a pink pocket square based on some explicit consultation with a colour wheel. Green and pink are opposites on the wheel.
The toque is a cashmere-cotton blend from Rugby. It’s perfect for Toronto weather. The shirt is the extra slim fit OCBD from Brooks Brothers. The jeans are PRL selvedge that I picked up on sale at Mr. Porter. The shoes are Allen Edmond moc toe chukkas (I can’t remember the actual name). 

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I’m inherently more of a casual guy. I’m more comfortable circling around this part of the formality spectrum. I still like jackets and ties and pocket squares. I even like wearing suits. But, I need them to still express me. I’m not a businessman and have zero desire to be one. So, I’d rather not emulate business attire. That said, #menswear evolved in close conjunction with the evolution of modern business, so to be informed by classic meanswear will necessarily invoke a ‘business’ look. It’s a matter of making it your own.

I find myself wearing this chino jacket from LEC more and more often. Partially, it’s because I don’t worry about beating it up a bit. It wasn’t expensive. It fits well - if toward the snug side of things. It’s quite neutral, so easy to accessorize. Yet, in 90% of the places I go, simply because I’m wearing a jacket, I’m more ‘formally’ dressed than 95% of the guys in there.

I’m wearing a green grenadine tie with a pink pocket square based on some explicit consultation with a colour wheel. Green and pink are opposites on the wheel.

The toque is a cashmere-cotton blend from Rugby. It’s perfect for Toronto weather. The shirt is the extra slim fit OCBD from Brooks Brothers. The jeans are PRL selvedge that I picked up on sale at Mr. Porter. The shoes are Allen Edmond moc toe chukkas (I can’t remember the actual name). 

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  7. edwinzee said: Love the pink pocket square, green tie combo. Good stuff!
  8. eightinhand said: "… #menswear evolved in close conjunction with the evolution of modern business…" I’m not really convinced that this is actually the case, but I’d be interested to hear your argument on this.
  9. afistfulofstyle said: This is the conversation I have with myself all the time. Wearing a shirt with buttons puts you in the top quartile of formality in Portland ME, a jacket and tie is easily top 1-3%. The CBD model has virtually 0 relation to my life.
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