Casual Friday is a viscous concept. 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.

Additional contribution by Grant Tillery.

Corporate Professional

Exploring the Limits of “Business Casual”
Unstructured Linen Blazer by Barena $570
Oxford Shirt by Gitman Vintage $165
107 Ivy League Jean by Orslow $200
One-Piece Cordovan Slip-On by Yuketen $1,200
Our Guide to Summer-Weight Blazers

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

Creative Professional

Anchor Your Friday with Sneakers and a Sweater
Basic Crew Knit by Tomorrowland $355
Selvedge Oxford Shirt by RRL $199
1947 501 Jean by Levi’s Vintage Clothing $278
Semi-Cordovan Slipper by Feit $560
Outfit Yourself with a Pair of Good-Looking Shorts

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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

Startup Professional

When Isn’t It Casual Friday?
Who Slim-Fit Washed-Denim Jacket by Acne Studios $350
Melangé Cotton-Pique Polo by Maison Kitsuné $150
Slim-Fit Linen and Cotton-Blend Short by Incotex $290
M387 Willow by Padmore & Barnes $149