I don't think it's American Trad, because I don't think such a thing exists, and I was sort of alluding to the jokes that LA Guy was making about the obsession on AskAndy with "American Trad." Â I think that because your look isn't "citified" in that picture (for example, the lines, colors, and fabrics are soft -- decidedly not "Armani"), someone might mistakenly refer to that as American Trad. I think when people talk about American Trad, they are sort of apologists for ill-fitting suits, button-down collars being worn inappropriately (patterned buttondown with suits = fine in my book; broadcloth white button down with suit = why?) and boring/nonexistent patterns/colors.
Well, you might not like it, but I don't think there's any question that such a thing exists. Full blown Trad isn't my daily look of choice, either, but there are elements that I like. And I did pick up a hardcore Trad Southwick sack suit so I can go full tilt when I want. I prefer the more fitted look of my "new" Hickey Freeman and Oxxford in general, however. A broadcloth button down really wouldn't be Trad; an oxford would. And I would say Trad embraces certain patterns and colors almost(?) to the point of gaudiness. I think you're confusing poor American business attire with what is being more narrowly defined as AmTrad. But I digress in this thread. Looking good, Bjorn.