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Formal Workwear

SuitedCentaur

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As a fan of formal business-wear, I'm looking for the most formal type of rugged work-wear that can withstand some abuse. What are the most formal outfit options when it comes to jackets, shirts, pants, and shoes. For jackets, I think the answer may be a safari jacket like that of Private White VC. For boots, is it possible to get something more formal than Nick's Urban Logger without sacrificing ruggedness.
 

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Sure, you can get boots that are less rugged looking but still rugged. MP style boots or White's Semi dress - a less pronounced tread. And, of course, replacing the leather laces with a round or even flat lace. But, the bigger question is around the type of abuse you're talking about. That will drive the types of leather that are appropriate. Rough-out and waxed are used for work boots for a reason - they don't show the abuse the way smooth leathers do. So, if you're really talking about field work, a smooth leather is really going to show the abuse - which can be fine, but it defeats your goal of looking "more formal". So, what type of work/environment are you talking about wearing these in?
 

Phileas Fogg

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Get yourself a pair of Edward Green stormwelted Kentmere boots in pebble or scotch grain and a ridgeway sole and have at it.
 

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