Casual Friday is a viscous term. The definitions and rules change with the office: Leave your tie at home. Feel free to wear jeans. Wear a collared shirt. Sneakers are okay. Business casual required. Wear a t-shirt. With your appropriate mores considered, the thing to remember is that — even though it’s Friday — you’re still at your job and you’re still a “professional.” We put together a few outfits for a range of workplaces (corporate, creative and start-up) that will keep you looking polished, yet properly relaxed, at the end of the week.

Corporate Professional

Exploring the Limits of “Business Casual”
Brandon Chelsea Boots by Folk $265
Aros Slim Chino by Norse Projects $135
Standard Shirt by Edwin $105
Torceo Waffle Jacket by Barena $299
Our Guide to Summer-Weight Blazers


Warm-weather style in linen, cotton, silk and wool. Read the Story

Creative Professional

Anchor Your Friday Outfit in Sneakers and a Sweater
C 85 by Reebok x Hall of Fame Club $89
Slim Jean by AMI $169
Raglan Crew Knit by Nanamica $245
Okayama Slim-fit Cotton Shirt by Snow Peak $280
Outfit Yourself with a Pair of Good-Looking Shorts


Twelve pairs of shorts for men that will look as good with a t-shirt as they will with a button-up Oxford, this summer and beyond. Read the Story

Start-Up Professional

The Sartorial Freedom of Working for a Start-Up
Era 59 Mono by Vans $75
Stanton Chino Shorts by J.Crew $65
Classic Polo by Stone Island $125
Plain Coach Jacket by MKI $79