For instance: I seldom, if ever, cuff/turn up my jeans. I didn't really ever wear braces. I seldom wear creased chinos/sta-prest and typically opt for normal chinos.
However, when I think about my day-to-day, I usually do wear two or more components of the Look. I typically wear a buttondown shirt or Fred/Smedley, lambswool v-neck slipover or longsleeve, the footwear: desert boots/Solovairs/brogues/smooths and a jacket: harrington/crombie/flight jacket/jean jacket/mac/.
Mixing a lot of that with items such as a 3/2 roll sack/hacking/tweed/jackets, military parka, suede oxfords, corduroy/moleskin/twill trousers, shaggy dog sweaters/jumpers,
That coupled with the short hair, most people haven't any idea-- but those who get it definitely get it.
And most important of all, a combination of the above is what I'm comfortable wearing.
Clean-looking. I believe waaay near the beginning of the MtS thread, either M-o-M or one of the other originals spoke of the Look's importance as having a certain 'freshness'(meaning 'clean and tidy' , but not [necessarily] 'new') to one's style. Seems that is what we're all trying to convey with how we dress.