Walking around Sydney at lunchtime today, so many guys are sporting the smart business casual with no tie.
Do you wear a tie to work even if it's not mandated?
My best recommendation is Oscar Hunt MTM, but it all depends on how much you're willing to spend?
Depends what your budget is I suppose. Suit Shop have great cloths to pick from so you can't really go wrong there. Then again if you can buy OTR and find something you like thats great as well.
I think navy chinos (to go with lighter jackets), light-grey flannel/garbadine pants to go with darker jackets work well.
Woollen navy trousers can be a bit too dressy though, but I like grey/beige cotton chinos too. Oh and linen is always nice for the Australian climate -- so long as you don't mind the creasing.
On an unrelated note, I've written up a quick review of Tokyo shopping on my blog -- check it out if you're interested, particularly if anyone is planning to head over any time soon.
A few pics:
Jackets will wear warmer than pants too. I wore my tropical wool suit (Suit Shop) to a wedding reception dinner on Saturday night (Melbourne), though I felt quite warm in the torso it was a bit nippy in the butt. Maybe I should wear leggings underneath next time...