Decoding the Dress Code : Business Casual Pt. 2 – The Boss Man
The Business Casual Boss Man
When you’re running the show, the dress code is less something to be followed as it is something to be created. If the buttoned up suit look isn’t right for you but neither is the slacker CEO look from the Zuckerberg school of style, business casual is the way to go. Define your style and the rest will take their cues from you. Here’s how to set the tone.
Nothing says “boss man” like fabric that is sourced from the underbellies of Himalayan goats. Cashmere is that fabric and it’s the hint of cashmere that is blended into this jacket’s wool that takes it from run of the mill to the dopest fabric to come out of the mill. When you combine the blazer with a classic pair of light gray slacks, as we did in this Unsuit, this outfit conveys both class and timeless style. When you add in casual details like patch pockets, this keeps you looking approachable while stylish.
Knickerbocker Blue with Burgundy Windowpane Custom Unsuit by Black Lapel, $599
Blue & Orange Check Broadcloth Custom Dress Shirt by Black Lapel, $99
Maroon Silk Knit Tie by Black Lapel, $59
Solid White Pocket Square by Black Lapel, $39
The blazer says you’re not to be trifled with, but it doesn’t mean you take yourself too seriously. Check out the calming effect this gingham shirt has on the whole outfit, or the cheer these wine red chinos bring to the mix. Oh, and did you notice how the red in the pants brings out the windowpane pattern in the jacket? Other people will notice too, and they will shake their heads as they walk past you in the hall and say “damn, that dude’s got style.” And they will be correct.
Knickerbocker Blue with Burgundy Windowpane Custom Blazer by Black Lapel, $499
Light Blue Gingham Broadcloth Custom Dress Shirt by Black Lapel, $109
Vintage Cabernet Broken-In Chinos by J.Crew, $49.99
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