Sigh. I hate to explain jokes but ... the original CBD threads were ... jokes! Everyone has forgottent the troll Kasper/Joseph K. Bank. But he was prolific at the time and the threads were inspired by his schtick. This thread is not a joke, or at least not intented to be. I really did wear this to work. I work in a conservative place. Suit & tie every day. No casual Friday. My boss even wears his jacket in the office. I never see odd jackets on people on my floor. (People visiting are another story.) So, yes, this about "CBD" but it's also about what you can do to CBD without straying from the straight and narrow. Or, at least, it's about what I do. Interesting thread - I like the concept, and a challenging first post. I confess I would never have considered brown pebble-grain with an office suit, only with a country suit. Brown oxfords, or black derbies I would have considered fair moves from the past conventions, but these surprised me. I really want to hear what Manton has to say about the current submissions. I still only half understand his concept and perspective on CBD. +1 Checked suits, brown suits? I'm interested in where this thread goes.