An Answer To “Are Jeans Business Casual Attire?”

A sport coat instantly creates a pulled together look, especially in a business casual environment. It's also an ideal choice for client meetings or presentations. Pair up a black, navy blue or dark gray blazer with khakis or dark wool pants.

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Brian Sacawa: I didn’t think a month-long examination of business casual would be complete without bringing up – and addressing – the topic of the polo shirt and khaki pants combination. It is so ubiquitous that I’d even venture to say that it has become a uniform of sorts for a certain.
According to DeGrazia, business casual for men usually means skipping the suit and tie in favor of dress pants, a collared shirt and a belt. But when it comes to women, settling on a no-fail.
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What is Business Casual for Women? The easiest way to think of business casual is a hybrid of business professional and casual wear. You don’t need to wear a full-on suit, but a strapless sundress with flip-flops is not appropriate.
What is Business Casual for Women? The easiest way to think of business casual is a hybrid of business professional and casual wear. You don’t need to wear a full-on suit, but a strapless sundress with flip-flops is not appropriate.

What is Business Casual for Women? The easiest way to think of business casual is a hybrid of business professional and casual wear. You don’t need to wear a full-on suit, but a strapless sundress with flip-flops is not appropriate.

No George Constanza wallets here! I guess the secret is out there now! I personally have never worn a polo shirt; thinking that it is neither smart nor casual. I would always opt for a t-shirt or button-up instead.

Saying that, my father does have 2 or 3 polos which he rocks rather well come summer time! I also have a nicer looking Calvin Klein bag for when I need to carry to a nicer event.

Thanks for the comment, Bill. Shoes and accessories can definitely help. Not to mention that they are cut in a manner that is in contrast to their store-brand price! My work place is a factory, so mostly blue collar and non-corporate-minded white collar workers.

Since my top-half in the office is pretty much stagnant, I try as best I can to mix up my wardrobe from my neck up or waist down. I wear a hat in and out fedora, panama or flat cap. I do wear scarves if the weather calls for it, but again, it comes off when I work. Then I mix up my shoes and try to keep a match to my belt: So, outerwear is mostly for practicality and just making myself feel good and am not discounting that value.

I might also toss on a Banana Republic heather gray blazer for this fall. I definitely get what you two are saying, and I agree for the most part. I do think that color can play a big part though. I recently picked up a pair of mint-ish colored chinos. I will wear a full suit and tie for something like a job interview or a high school graduation ceremony, but for daily wear, even casual long-sleeve button-down shirts can feel constrictive and almost claustrophobic to me unless the fabric is really thin and lightweight.

You show a Polo shirt with khakis but what about other dress pants in different colors? Dark gray or black in particular. I find nothing wrong with the Polo shirt and dress pants look. You can make the look less boring by wearing different colors of Polo shirts and buy wearing higher quality Polo shirts. A big difference in a name brand Polo shirt as opposed to a Walmart brand one.

Also un-tucked Polo shirt or tucked in changes the outfit. In my opinion this look all comes down to the dress style appropriate for that event or your job. The Elephant In The Room: A conversation about the style combo some men love and others love to hate Brian Sacawa: Its something that meets the minimum requirements. I think that hits the nail on the head. Hmmm, they just might have the power… Brian: What do you think?

Chime In Tom B. I wore chinos and polo shirts for years in the warmer months. Kudos to you for stepping up your game, Michael. How has it been received? I save my full fashion freedom for the weekend outings.

This topic has finally encouraged a long time reader to comment! Fitted jeans and chinos are my go-to when it comes to leg-wear. Dress them up with a blazer and leather shoes or throw on a pair of sneakers for a more casual feel on Fridays and the weekend!

I remember Eddie Van Halen wearing that, and managed to find a couple of pictures. The one I found — which I think I got at Structure — was single-breasted, notch lapel.

Hey, man, oversized coats were all the rage for about two weeks last winter! Well… reasons, when it comes to fashions and personal style, can be hard to come by.

At least good ones. Jeans were and are physical work clothes to me. When I worked in retail auto parts, we wore jeans due to working with heavy, greasy parts. When I worked on a dairy farm in Minnesota, jeans were what you did chores and field work in.

Ditto working at the home center and lumber yard. Heavy labor and work calls for denim in a lot of cases. A nice pair of trousers and a collared shirt is the bare minimum uniform of the day if you are not meeting with clients. I bring my personal dress code up a whole order of magnitude by wearing not just suits, but bespoke.

I want to look like I belong in the office, not the building environmental services. But I will only wear chinos or dress pants, and a blazer, sport jacket, sweater or traditional bomber jacket, when I am not in a suit and tie. As a law student who never does any type of physical labour ever I think this is the appropriate way for me to dress.

Welcome to our little club, David! When not in a suit but out and about, chinos, linen, seersucker, flannel; any material that can hold a crease is what I wear. I may wear a nice polo or a button-down with the French cuffs rolled up, or with a sport coat. Trilby or fedora, straw or felt, depending on weather.

Always leather shoes, never sneakers. I wear jeans and a blazer to work almost every day. I have black, charcoal gray, light gray, dark green, dark brown, khaki, and red jeans as well that are business wear. I frequently wear the red jeans with a traditional gold-buttoned navy blue blazer, so sort of the reverse of the Eddie Van Halen look. Other than that navy blue one, the blazers I wear with jeans all have significant texture — things like tweed or cords in the winter, coarse silk or linen in the summer.

I think the texture tones down the formality of the blazer and reduces the gap between the top and bottom. It works quite well for me. Thanks for chiming in, Dan. Good on you for owning the colored denim look.

In some cases, business casual attire means pressed khakis and a button-down long-sleeved shirt. To other companies, it might mean dress jeans and a polo shirt. In general, the following is appropriate attire for interviewing and for dressing in business casual. May 09,  · From business formal, smart casual, to casual Fridays, we have witnessed that "professional" has many, diverse faces. And at the same time, more nine to . If business casual attire is allowed in this kind of work environment it is the most formal of all business casual dress codes and it consists of the following items: A. Blazer or Sport Coat The blazer is an essential part of a business casual wardrobe.