Originally Posted by Claghorn
I'm not sure we should all aspire to casual, just like I'm not sure we should all aspire to dress like Cary Grant. Certainly if we choose to pursue casual, a sport coat is probably not the right direction. On the other hand, Tira won the CM does SWD challenge wearing a sport coat.
When I wrote "casual vibe," I was referring to the desirability to project a dégagé, relaxed feeling rather than an uptight one, which is nearly always beneficial whether in black tie or leading a board meeting. This can be done using everything from fabric choices to accessories.
Of course, one should always dress for the occasion. If it's a casual occasion, you will usually look socially inept in tailored clothes.Edited by The Thin Man - 11/10/13 at 8:53pm