In the forward-looking spirit of this thread this is where I am, a sort of skinhead-normcore look (not heard of normcore before today but it is where I have been for a while). One item to sum up the look would be the Loake 771 in black, skinhead but not the obvious oxblood or brogue. Another would be the plain grey marl M&S sweatshirt (definitely not a hoodie!) as a 1981 rather than 1969 influence. Also I have been moving my work wardrobe from anonymous euro/american business international to something more English in suits and shirts and looking to integrate this into my casual look above. Always thought an English-cut suit was more 'skinhead'.
covskin I hadn’t heard of normcore either until the post on the other thread.
Yours sounds similar to my own approach. Today for the office on a Friday it’s bespoke navy SB 3 button blazer and POW trousers with single pleat and narrowish leg both from Roger Crawford of Ilford. Pale blue stripe OCBD from Polo RL and bottle green slipover by Benetton. Shoes are ‘Venetian’ loafers in dark brown grain from John Simons. Atelier Versace pocket hanky in paisley completes the look!
Funny you should mention the Loake. I recently had the same pair in black but, finding them somehow too chunky, gave them away. I must re-assess them. And I just bought an M&S pale grey marl v neck!