Thanks guys for all the kind words !
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
I still don't like biz caz though.
Do you wear sport coats at all or just suits?
Originally Posted by bourbonbasted
I pretty much only wear loafers these days (please, hold your gasps). Tassels, pennies, bits, really anything aside from Venetian has a place in my rotation. I find loafers make for the most natural pairing with business casual. However, I have my designs set on a pair of split-toe bulchers in the near future. Something in cigar shell would be nice. I find cordovan more casual and easy-going. I also have a couple pairs of boots (one snuff chukka and one pair of moc boots) that I wear when feeling especially casual.
Interesting - I don't disagree about the loafers being on the casual end of the spectrum. I really despise the Wall St way of wearing black bit loafers with banker suits, but I think they work in an Ivy style. Suede, pebble grain and cordovan are all good choices for more casual shoes IMO.
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo
nice list. Do you favor a different trouser fit for business casual vs. suit trousers? Most chinos are made with a pretty low rise and I notice you wear chinos a lot. Since I like higher rise pants, I haven't found any RTW ones I really like and not sure if I'm ready to get bespoke chinos quite yet. I end up going more for linen trousers in the summer and flannel in the winter. I want to get some donegal trousers too though. But I get them in a more traditional cut rather than the more jeans-looking things.
Yes, my odd trousers hang a little lower than my suit trousers. That said, I don't wear high rise trousers with my suits - not as low as the Incotex but somewhere in the middle.
Originally Posted by aravenel
Also, serious jealousy of the awesome sportcoats. Are they all Chan?
Well, let's see. First two (light brown plaid and blue gun check) are from NSM. The rust Breanish is from Chan. The grey one is RTW Borrelli. The blue plaid is NSM again. And the summer linen herringbone is RTW, I forget maybe Boglioli or Caruso ?