The pictures are from perhaps two weeks ago, some that I never got to post. At first I didn't think I would post them as they were so basic, but then I don't necessary think there always has to be anything crying for attention (I do like peacocking about too, sometimes, I admit). Actually now writing this text I realized it is pretty close to what I reckon as smart casual - an odd jacket, a button-down shirt, cotton chinos and brown semi-formal shoes. White cotton pocket square is perhaps the most neutral of pocket squares, goes well here.
I hate button-down shirts that have tiny fashion collars. If you go to a department store anywhere all the racks are full of those. This one is decent, with nice collar roll and long enough collar points, but still decent at best. I wear bd shirts so rarely that so far I've put my money on other shirts, but perhaps the time has come finally to kop a few..
The chinos are navy, the color balance seems slightly off here. Shoes are my tan brogues by Cheaney, a pair that really requires a slim leg opening to look sharp. Quite beautiful shoes, but I don't really like full brogue oxfords anymore. Would prefer to wear cap toe suede oxfords or perhaps brown chukka boots here. Buut, limited budget limited style.
Tomorrow I'll put up a few posts to celebrate the blog's 6 months anniversary, so check back to tune in for the weekend!