Unlike LA Guy, I've patterned most of my everyday wardrobe from the "continental casual" staples. I've added a few pieces of Varvatos during the past couple of years, and I'm slowly trying to convert my closet full of BR slacks to a mix of Incotex and a few odd Zegna and RLPL. The look is definitely not for everyone, and eres on the side of conservative. The compliments I usually receive for this type of clothing focuses mainly on texture and materials (cashmere, antique leather, herringbones and tweeds, and a few accent pieces in lavender/purple). For a more refined, country look, I think the Asprey and Davide Cenci websites both provide great examples. You might also want to check out Coast shirts. If you're selective about the patterns, Coast routinely puts out 1-2 winners each season.