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  • Writer's pictureStefan S.

Casual, but Smart

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

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Your style is Casual, but Smart.

Your style is a perfect blend of sophistication and creativity, showcasing a unique and captivating fashion sense. You like to show people that you still want to dress better than all commoners, but at the same time have your own style and are not afraid of breaking some fashion rules here and there.


Layering is your forte, and you effortlessly add a touch of refinement with a well-fitting leather jacket or a stylish bomber. Your style is as versatile as the Fox's ability to adapt to different environments, effortlessly combining sophistication with a touch of playfulness.


In your wardrobe, you curate a collection of well-fitted dark jeans, stylish chinos, and tailored trousers, all complemented by a range of smart-casual shirts and polo shirts. In addition, you also own a pretty impressive collection of leather jackets and bombers. You accessorize with flair, donning sleek watches, leather bracelets, and subtle necklaces, allowing your personality to shine through in every detail.


In the mornings, you might be found sipping a latte at a trendy café, preparing for a productive day at the office, or attending a casual morning meeting with colleagues.

As the day progresses into the evening, you take part in networking events, social gatherings, or enjoying leisurely strolls through the city streets. At nightfall, you're unwinding at a rooftop bar with friends, attending a gallery opening, or enjoying a dinner date at a trendy restaurant, your smart casual charm sets you apart, leaving a lasting impression as the most stylish and adaptable individual in any setting.



“Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.”––Quentin Crisp



 

5 Rules Every Smart Casual Connoisseur Should Know


1. Never Wear Leather Jackets With Leather Pants


Unless you want to look like a crocodile, I'd steer way clear of this combination. Leather jackets are great - wear them with jeans or chinos and you'll give off a timeless cool vibe. Leather pants on the other hand, I'd advise against. Unless you want to look like Ross that one time he got stuck in the bathroom during his date. Not a great look. If you do decide to wear them, never wear both items at once.


2. Wear The Right Sneakers


Contrary to what some might believe, I am not against wearing sneakers all together. I think they could elevate the look of certain outfits if worn properly.


What do I mean by that?


Well, let me put it this way. If you're wearing the latest pair of Yeezys or one of those sneakers that have a huge rubber sole and come in flashy neon colors, you are doing fashion wrong.

Instead try to go for one of the only two somewhat fashionable types of sneaker: the leather sneaker or the white sneaker. Or, here's a crazy thought, combine them and get a white leather sneaker. Now who would've thought of that?


3. Roll Up Your Sleeves


Picture this: You're out and about wearing a shirt and no jacket. There is one simple way of adding a few extra points to your outfit, and that is by rolling your sleeves up all the way just below the elbow. Women love to see a strong arm, so if you've got it flaunt it.

Also, if you do this, make sure to also unbutton two shirt buttons (or three if you're in Italy or by the seaside) and tuck in your shirt.


4. Never Over-accessorize!


Look, I know it's tempting. I know you take pleasure in wearing accessories, because, after all, they are just as important as the outfit itself.

An outfit is made of three components:

  • The Clothes

  • The Accessories

  • The Shoes

But where some men go wrong is when they take that extra step and go from suave and subtle James Bond to shiny bling-bling SoundCloud rapper. You've heard that it's better to overdress than to underdress, but now let me do you one better:

It's better to under-accessorize than to over-accessorize


5. Dark Jeans Are Sexier - It's A Fact


It is well known that dark jeans look better. They give you an aura of mystery and a bad boy vibe, whereas light toned jeans scream "Good Boy". Plus, they simply look better with everything from leather jackets to Football jackets. I'd recommend navy, dark grey and black for starters.


5 Items Every Smart Casual Connoisseur Should Own

These are the 5 items we at the Gentlemen's Order recommend every Smart Casual Connoisseur to possess in order to elevate their outfits and style:



1. A Leather Jacket


I believe every man should own at least one leather jacket. Preferably on brown so that you look less as though you are part of a biker gang. Also, everyone has them on black.



2. A Pair Of Tan (Beige) Pants


They work well with all kinds of shirt and jackets. For example: Picture a pair of tan pants, a white shirt and a navy blazer.



3. A Leather Briefcase


On your way to work or simply going to the park to read a good book in natural sunlight? Don't wear a satchel like too many men nowadays, get a leather briefcase instead. It's manly and very functional


4. A Sleek Black Leather Belt


While brown also works, black will always be the more elegant color of the two. Ideally you'd have multiple belts of varying shades and colors, but black is a good start.



cc: Thursday Boot Company


5. A Pair Of Brown Leather Sneakers


The epitome of class amongst sneakers, the king of the casual shoes, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: The Leather Sneaker! Want to be comfortable, not look like you're putting to much effort, yet be stylish at the same time? These shoes are the perfect option for you.





 

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