All Navy 2

February 6th, 2014

2. Business Casual Textures


As you might already know, I love outfits that look “dressy” but aren’t really by definition. A dark navy color palette is a great way to look sharp and dressy, even if you’re only wearing a polo shirt, cardigan and corduroys.

Of course, a 3/4 length cotton topcoat and suede loafers are the perfect in-between pieces too.


I’m also a big fan of items that are a cross-breed of two menswear classics, such as this ribbed wool/cashmere “peacoat cardigan” and the knit “sweater polo” underneath it.


Again, the monochrome look really puts emphasis on the depth of these fabrics and textures.

The wide-wale corduroy trousers (part of this suit) are soft and velvety, the socks have a thick birdseye texture, and the suede loafers have that perfectly-imperfect nap.