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Three Ways to Pull Off Business Casual

September 21, 2015 Style : Clothing By

“Business casual” can mean a lot of things. Blazers, ties and dress shoes all have their time and place; the trick is aiming for the occasion and leveraging your laid-back rapport by playing with different colors and textures. A good rule of thumb: keep things neat but comfortable. Just don’t look like you rolled straight out of bed. It’s not the weekend, yet. Below are a few ideas for three different situations to get started.

The Interview: Conservative Cool

Salt and Pepper Blazer by Gant $495
Grey Oxford by Gitman $165
Chambray Square-End Necktie by The Hill-Side $85
Ludlow Suit Pant in Italian Worsted Wool by J.Crew $225
No. 354 Braided Leather Belt by Billykirk $110
All Leather Legal Envelope by Postalco $387
Beckman Chukka by Red Wing $350

Workday: Monday Blues

Andover Jacket by Engineered Garments$398
Indigo Dobby Shirt by Alex Mill $175
Standard Issue Utility Chino by Apolis $138
D-Ring Belt by Wood&Faulk $95
GEL-LYTE III Sneakers by ASICS x J.Crew $120
Alan Crazy Sock by BEAMS+ $19
70256 Original Briefcase by Filson $265

After Hours: First Round’s on You

Madison Notch Lapel Cardigan by Orvis $169
Slim-Fit Crosshatch Shirt by Club Monaco $80
Indian Concho Bracelet by Chamula $49
G10 LM Non Date Military Watch by MWC $93
Stretch Woven Belt by Anderson’s $150
MSL 6-Month Slim Jean by Billy Reid $245
Unlined Penny Loafer by Alden $522

Jack Seemer

Jack Seemer is the deputy editor at Gear Patrol. Since joining the publication in 2014, he has reported on a wide range of subjects, including menswear, smart home technology, cookware and craft beer.

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