Anonymous User wrote: Bronte wrote: dingbat wrote:
itbdvorm wrote:Can someone please explain this one to me?
Isn't a suit exactly the same as business casual, but with two additional elements??
That's my understanding
A suit without a tie and/or jacket qualifies as business casual. But business casual is also a dress code that has a life of its own. People often wear a contrasting sport coat with business casual. People also do not necessarily wear their suit pants, but instead have a variety of separate wool pants.
But yes I agree that there's little reason business casual should be more difficult than business formal.
This. While a suit without tie and jacket suffices, there are a ton of wool pants (charcoal, dark grey, lighter grays and navy blues) that can be paired with a traditional Navy Blue/Charcoal/Grey SC and oxfords/wingtips. Some even claim bluchers are business cas.,but I tend to disagree.
I guess I shouldn't have said its more difficult. Its just a lot simpler to grab a suit, white / blue shirt and tie rather than on deciding whether to take a suit minus jacket and tie or a classic combo as well. It's not the end of the world, I just was saying that in my opinion it seems a bit strange to think of suits as more "difficult" as it's implied sometimes, but it doesn't bother me one way or the other.
...I'm confused as to the terminology going on here.
(1) Why do people keep referring to a "suit without a jacket," or worse, "a suit without a jacket or tie"? What you're describing is a pair of odd trousers. They're no less odd pants just because, somewhere in the world, there happens to be an unused jacket that matches them.
Am I missing something here?
(2) Are you actually suggesting that balmorals are the proper 'business casual' shoe? Is this the consensus amongst lawyers? I couldn't imagine wearing my AE Strands or Park Avenues with less than a full suit. It just looks bizarre. Even at DoJ HQ, which is pretty stodgy, I see bluchers with suits pretty often (on high-ranking attorneys, no less), but almost never see bals with khakis or odd wool trousers.