To qualify, it has to be an outfit regularly worn in a professional setting* without setting off alarm bells for sloppiness with the majority of colleagues (at the minimum end).
-tailed evening coat
-tuxedo, other evening wear, funeral wear, conservative wedding attire
-Suit with more pronounced quirks (louder shirts and patterns and the like)
-Blazer, tie, slacks (from this point down, like it or not, "dress" loafers probably come into play and place the outfit lower)
-Odd jacket, tie, slacks
-Odd jacket/blazer, tie, chinos
-shawl collared cardigan, tie, slacks (chinos/loafers drop it)
-other cardigans, tie, slacks (chinos/loafers drop it)
-No coat, tie, slacks (it happens, especially in warmer climates) (chinos/loafers drop it)
-shirt, slacks (chinos/loafers drop it)
Shifts, errors or oversights?
I'm sort of curious as to where both MC Casual and SW&D fall in the list. There is probably some overlap, though I imagine most of the SW&D don't qualify. The thought occurred when sugarbutch stated that t-shirts don't have a place on the MC Casual thread (which might have more to do with giving something the viewer can take away than level of formality)
*Probably not IT firms though. Anything seems to go there (not that there is anything wrong with that). I have a few friends who work at one of the three largest web hosting companies in the US; one wore a chipmunk costume for casual Friday or some such a few months back...and he is not on the tech side of things.
Edited by Claghorn - 10/24/12 at 8:39am