I have a funny forum-induced problem. I started work at a law firm last January, but since I live in a tropical country, the attire is dress shirt and tie sans jacket. Thus, I've invested in a respectable formal wardrobe: brown cap toes, Virtual Clothes Horse dot com ties, french cuff shirts, and wool slacks. I just got a package, however, from Harvard Law School's graduate program and it looks like I'll have to move heaven and earth to take it. Now, if this comes together, I have to ditch the ties and start dressing like a well-dressed college student again. How do you adapt these new formal articles to smart casual wear? I know it's a funny question, but I remain a big fan of sysdoc's cap toes and jeans thread. I was wondering, for example, how you pull off a french cuff shirt with jeans. Sigh. I love these ties. I'll have to convince my future classmates I'm a tie addict who needs to wear a sport coat and tie to class at least once a week.