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The New Business Casual

Just because the workplace has gone casual doesn't mean you have to look like everyone else. Here's how to navigate a more relaxed workday with style, authority, and yes, even comfort.

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This lightweight suit’s khaki colour and cotton composition is tailor-made for easy summer dressing. Etro has cleverly removed all canvassing from the jacket to ensure a remarkably comfortable fit. A striped T-shirt completes the relaxed look made to seamlessly segue from casual Fridays to weekend patios.

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A timeless cardigan can be a nice alternative to a sports jacket. This double-breasted option from Brunello Cucinelli feels appropriately sophisticated when worn with a knit tie. Embrace the Italian art of sprezzatura and ground the outfit with an effortless denim shirt and chinos.

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A polished leather jacket is equal parts rugged and refined. Maurizio Baldassari’s version is crafted in a sporty bomber silhouette perfect for throwing on after work. Keep the look smart with tapered jeans cuffed to showcase your sneakers.

 

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L.B.M. 1911’s unlined sports jackets convey a rakish Italian elegance. Consider swapping out your collared dress shirt for a crewneck knit sweater to create a thoroughly comfortable and relaxed look.

 

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Proving jeans are no longer just for the weekend, this fitted pair from Jacob Cohen is a contemporary alternative to traditional dress pants. The tailored denim is not only flattering but also suitable for many workplaces. It looks at home alongside a glen check sports jacket.

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