In a recent thread I've seen the look of a polo shirt tucked into a pair of khakis combined with rubber-soled shoes described as "midwestern," the connotation being unsophisticated, boring, provincial, if not something even more sinister. Â This brings up the question: what are the alternatives? Â Try as we might to sing praises of classic business attire, the fact remains that for most of us suits/sportcoats and dress shirts with ties are frequently neither appropriate nor desirable. Â So come warm weather, what do we wear? Â There is still a desire to look tasteful and elegant, but some of us feel either too old, not sufficiently fashion-forward, or too difficult to fit, for the "Banana Republic" look. Â This seems to leave few, if any, alternatives to the run-of-the-mill Eddie Bauer/Land's End look of khakis and polo shirts. Â So what do you wear in the spring and summer when you need to look casual but still put-together? This is not an idle question; I currently sport the dreaded "midwestern" look in the summer, but would be willing to branch out if I knew what to branch out to. Â I'm especially interested in the opinions of those 30-45 years of age. Thanks in advance, Tony
tropical weight worsted or linen trousers. A very lightweight button up shirt with collar, in white. Alligator belt with silver buckle from Brooks.