Originally Posted by shoreman1782
It's not you, HF!
That's kind of you to say so, but I can well realise from the pics that my casual looks aren't at the same standard as my non-casual ones. I mean, whether people like my tailored looks or not is one thing, but I have my own frame of reference as to whether they work or not and I can "get" that. But I have trouble with casual looks, because I can't seem to narrow down the frame of reference in a positive way i.e. it's difficult to figure out what I'm trying to project when dressed casually. I can only define it in terms of negatives e.g. "not wearing a jacket", rather than a positive mental construct to aspire towards. For instance, when I wear a suit, whether it's a formal or relaxed one, or even when I'm wearing an odd jacket sans tie, I have a clear idea of what effect I'm aiming at. With truly casual looks, I can't seem to figure it out in a positive way. This is especially so in winter; in summer if it's too hot for a jacket, I can still figure out what I want to look like and dress accordingly.