- May 4, 2017
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I’ve recently been promoted into a management position that calls for business casual wear. Colors allowed are blue, gray, and black, so unfortunately no earth tones. The position is within a distribution center where temperatures can be in the 40s in the morning, so I’d like a recommendation on a coat. For context, there are four other leads who wear basically what is found in the imgur link.
No ties, however, and only one will wear a dress shirt. The basic uniform is chinos and a polo. I’ve already purchased chinos in mid gray, charcoal, and navy, as well as polos in the same except mid gray was replaced with light gray heather. At the same time, I’ve purchased a fleece quarter zip sweater in mid blue, however I’d like to have something in gray as well so I don’t have to wear it all the time, as well as something a bit nicer for days where I might need to dress up a bit.
To me, it seems strange to wear a trench coat or car coat or whatever you call those with just a polo or light fleece under. It seems to me a sport coat is the best bet. However, I’m leery to go the sport coat route because even the highest management in the facility don’t wear one. I’m hoping for a recommendation on a sport coat that’s quite casual, naturally I’m thinking something tweed, rougher weave, patch pockets, minimal structure, as well as any thoughts if I’m heading in the right direction.