2. ”Dressy” Casual
Combining dressy and casual elements, or dressing “down the middle” as we call it here at TSB, is a great way to create an interesting outfit that is appropriate for a variety of occasions.
Again sticking to lightweight fabrics here with a linen herringbone jacket, unlined chambray shorts, gingham poplin shirt and silk knit tie.
As always, fit is key. Make sure the shorts are slim through the leg so that they correspond with the silhouette of the jacket. Similar to trousers, inseam length is largely a personal preference. I prefer an 11″ inseam, which allows the shorts to hit a couple inches above my knee.
- Brown linen jacket by JCrew
- Watch by Orvis
- Brown cap-toe shoes by Allen Edmonds
- Tie bar by TheTieBar.com
- Blue gingham shirt by JCrew
- Blue chambray shorts by JCrew
- Aviator shades by Randolph Engineering