Tying Up The Middle Ground During the Dog Days.

CoatNoTie

Would you ever just go to work in a tie without wearing a coat?

These days when everything is more casual, and yet we can still find the energy to criticize Mr. Obama for wearing a tan suit in summer, I wonder where you put your stops?

We’ve been discussing the middle ground, that sort of business casual look that has prevailed among offices, entrepreneurs, and the hoi polloi, regardless of what a stroll through your town or mall might suggest. Me? I find it less difficult than I used to to forget about the coat and tie. Tailored shirt and trousers, good shoes and that’s about it. But it’s still 90+ºF/32+C here in The Old Dominion. Even unlined linen sports coats like the one above are a bit much when walking around outside. I’ve tackled the open collar wilting issue with Würkin Stiffs collar bones and highly recommend them.

With a return to cooler weather promised, I’m sure that I will once again embrace suits, ties, sweaters and sports coats for all they’re worth. After all, I never feel as productive and flat-out good as I do when dressed for any possibility. But, for the meantime, it’s open collars, cotton and linen at best. Where do you draw the business casual line?

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