Hubby On Casual Friday

John Varvatos jacket, Faconnable sweater, JCrew cords
John Varvatos jacket, Faconnable sweater, JCrew cords

Finally Friday! The joy of knowing the weekend starts at the end of this day……and at many offices, it looks like the weekend already started – super casual, comfort focused, styles that say ‘Please pass the nachos’…..uh oh….too far in the casual direction….what’s a guy to do??? Don’t even think about those light blue jeans that you have been wearing for years……and regardless of how small the sports team logo is on your shirt – it’s also a no – you are a grown man and you want to convey a message of seriousness and competence, even on a Friday. Let me say, fellas, this will not come without effort – especially if you are accustomed to either dress up or dress down – there is a whole middle ground out there, a look that conveys style and sophistication – a look that can easily go from work to a date with your lady….009 This leather jacket is a great neutral that goes well with just about anything, Christmas gift from moi – though you can’t see it in the photos, the buttons are skulls and crossbones so adds a touch of edginess….the pants from JCrew are called ‘Bedford Cords’, but they are really a heavy ribbed cotton, not a true corduroy….blue checked shirt under the sweater is Ben Sherman, Peter often has luck finding this brand at the Nordstrom Rack.

To Boot New York ankle boots, bought at Nordstroms
To Boot New York ankle boots, bought at Nordstroms

So when Friday rolls around, it need not mean traditional blue jeans….try a colored jean, a corduroy in a dark neutral, layer a sweater with a casual shirt….add interest with patterned socks and/or a western belt. Besides looking terrific, the other advantage is no need to change for Friday night!

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One Comment

  • Peter always comes across as serious and competent. I think he would even in PJ’s.

    Picture #2 is a typical expression around the office.


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