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10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual

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What happens when you receive an invite to a business event and there’s a small print in the bottom of the invitation that says “dress code: business casual”? Do you run to your laptop and Google an answer out of it or do you gather up your coworkers and brainstorm on outfit ideas? If you don’t have a clue what business casual stands for then stick around, because you’re about to find out. Although dress codes can vary from organisation to organisation, and depend on the many factors such as type of industry, size of the company, number of employees, amount of interaction between employees and customers, geography, climate, culture, and average age of the workforce, there’s a generalized description of business casual: it’s a professional, business-like image that includes casual and relaxed clothing.

A typical business casual attire would include a pair of slacks or khakis, a dress shirt, open-collar or polo shirt, optional tie or seasonal sport coat, a tailored blazer, knit sweater, and loafers or dress shoes that cover all or most of the foot. To help you visualize we prepared a list of 10 outfits according to the business casual dress code.

Corduroy Pants + Cashmere Sweater

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual Corduroy Pants + Knit Sweater

Loro Piana Corduroy Trousers $695

J.Crew Gingham Check Shirt $65

Billy Reid Cashmere Sweater $395

Mark McNairy Pebble-grain Brouges $510

Black & White

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual - black and white

Maison Kitsune Slim Chinos $189

Schanyderman’s Oxford Shirt $195

Theory Sterling Jacket $575

PS by Paul Smith Dress Shoes $395

Golf Pants + Polo Shirt

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual - golf pants + polo

Club Monaco Golf Pants $89

Peter Millar Street Polo Shirt $85

Loro Piana Cashmere Sweater $995

Andrew Marc Rockwood Suede Shoes $178

Jeans + Plaid Blazer

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual - jeans and blazer

Brioni Slim Jeans $498.39

Alexander McQueen Classic Shirt $350

Boglioli Plaid Blazer $1,395

Pollini Contrasting Boots $623.34

Slim-fit Trousers + Unstructured Blazer

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual - chinos and blazer

Gant Rugger Slim-fit Trousers $250

Officine Generale Chambray Shirt $300

Incotex Unstructured Blazer $1,685

J.M. Weston Mocassin Leather Loafers $750

Dress Pants + Polo Shirt

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual - dress pants and polo shirt

Brooklyn Tailors Dress Pants $300

Zanone Ice Cotton Polo Shirt $66

Vince Robertson Donegal Blazer $525

The Generic Man Monk Oxfords $112.50

Checked Trousers + Knit Sweater

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual - paterned trousers + knit sweater

Etro Checked Trousers $481.12

Valentino Classic Shirt $367.80

Fendi Ribbed Knit Sweater $650

Giorgio Armani Patent Derby Shoes $840.50

Wool Suit + Flannel Shirt

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual - suit + flannel shirt

Thom Sweeney Navy Wool Suit $3,210

Gitman Vintage Flannel Shirt $210

John Smedley V-neck Merino Sweater $230

Commaon Projects Derby Shoes $500

Khaki Chinos + Tie

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual - khaki chinos and tie

Mason’s Raso Chinos $64.50

Dsquared2 Stripe Dress Shirt $390

n.d.c. made by hand Oxfords $350

Marwood Vienna Necktie $200

White Trousers + Floral Shirt

10 Ways to Dress for Men’s Business Casual - white trousers + floral shirt

Etro White Trousers $345

Stefano Ricci Floral Print Shirt $1,015

Robert Talbott Cashmere Solid Tie $245

Gucci Suede Driving Shoes $495

Brunello Cucinelli Windpowne Jacket $3,665

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