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What are some good conservative examples of casual work wear?

goodbottom

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I'm new to looking "stylish"/"nice". My current workplace is fine with black pants (black jeans are fine) and a collared shirt. I'd like to look a bit better than that without appearing of trying too hard to impress others.

What are some good, conservative, examples of casual work wear?
 

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You might want to check out the style books put out by Details magazine and Nordstrom in the past few years-- these have given me some ideas on crafting a better casual work wardrobe / plan future purchases
 

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Originally Posted by goodbottom
What are some good, conservative, examples of casual work wear?

Depends entirely on how "casual" you mean.

"Smart casual", like most American university faculties expect, leans towards tweeds, cords, and sweaters (plus linens and chinos in the warmer months). Necktie is generally optional, but bow ties and wool neckties would not be out of place.

"Business casual" tends to be more along the lines of chinos and polo shirts, but you can make it look better by substituting in like-colored dress trousers and opting for a shirt that buttons all the way down (with sleeves rolled up, not short-sleeved), as long as the polos and chinos aren't a mandatory thing.

If there's no particular stipulation and everyone wears what they want, then a "conservative" casual look can just be one step above what everybody else is doing. Don't be ostentatious or dandyish about it, but make a point of looking nice. Even a pair of chinos or cords instead of jeans is a step up, right?
 

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there MAY be a thread on this already...
 

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Originally Posted by ter1413
there MAY be a thread on this already...

I am pretty sure that over all the years of SF, the idea of business casual has never come up.
 

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