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interesting WSJ article about dressing up(or not)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TRA8324, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. JesseJB

    JesseJB Senior member

    Nov 10, 2006
    I think chinos and polos can look really good when they fit PERFECTLY and are not worn together. But neither look good after sundown, IMO.
  2. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Princeton, NJ
    I don't find it to be a chore dressing up, but there is a dressing up and really dressing up. A pair of khakis, navy sportcoat, oxford shirt and a necktie is really not that outrageous and it's certainly passable at most places.

    If I'm in the shop working on a project than I'm dressed down, but the moment I decide I need to leave for lunch/meeting/dealing with suppliers I dress up into that khaki/blazer look even if i avoid the tie. I just think that it shows respect to who I'm dealing with and in turn they treat me with more respect that if I look like I just stepped out of the shop.

    Obviously if the occassion calls for it than I'm more formally dressed, but I find khakis/sportcoat to be a nice bare minimum.

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