Perhaps the Best Smart Casual Dressing Guide You'll Ever Read (Continued)
Smart Casual Style Tips
Take The Rough With The Smooth
Another (major) factor that affects the relative smartness or casualness of a piece is texture. If you think about the most formal items in menswear – worsted wool business suits, say, or dinner jackets – they’re almost invariably smooth and shiny.
Swap the worsted wool for a matte flannel or tweed, however, and you both literally and metaphorically change the feel of the piece. This will also often make the garment seem larger in size, which only adds to the more casual vibe, given that smarter looks are usually sleek and streamlined.
This is a handy rule of thumb and forefinger that you can apply to casualise much any piece: shirts, knits, trousers, even shoes.
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