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    Problem with "semi- dressing up"

    Hey guys! Long time reader, first time poster. So, I have a dilemma; Iím having problems "semi- dressing up". I am practically always wearing a jeans/chinos + shirt and cardigan combination. Always wearing a watch and nice clean shoes. How can I dress up, for occasions where ties are too formal? On weekends and evenings Id like to notably having dressed up, but its hard when you usually wear nice clothes.

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    When you say shirt do you mean tee shirt?
    I don't know if this would help but in my case I try to dress in a button up and tie of some sort (traditional or bow) untucked with jeans.
    If the weather is right maybe a jacket that is not so formal like a uni-wear work jacket.
    Good luck

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    A high quality leather jacket would probably add just the right amount of premium edge to elevate your smart casual outfits a couple of notches. I always feel more dressed up in my leathers.

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    Funny you would mention that, I have actually been looking for a nice leather jacket. I'm also thinking about buying yet another watch for special occasions.
    Thanks for the heads up!

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    Two things will make a big difference for starters:

    Add a nice blazer - either in place of the cardigan or if its a fine knit (rather than chunky) you could wear it over it.

    Secondly, change your footwear - I tend to keep the likes of desert boots and chelsea boots for "casual wear" and smarter shoes, such as brogues, for more formal occassions.

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    Mr.BSJames, I wear collared shirts mostly, which makes it even harder. Also, my age being only 18 makes it easy to "over-dress" As you guys have mentioned; nicer "off-duty" germants like shoes and jacket will surely help. Thanks again fellas!

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    Haha any time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Textbook View Post
    Two things will make a big difference for starters:

    Add a nice blazer - either in place of the cardigan or if its a fine knit (rather than chunky) you could wear it over it.

    Secondly, change your footwear - I tend to keep the likes of desert boots and chelsea boots for "casual wear" and smarter shoes, such as brogues, for more formal occassions.
    I second this advice. My go to outfit in this situation would be jeans, brogues, a tidy shirt and a blazer. Oh and changing your watch from a casual to a dressier watch is a simple way to add a bit of polish to your outfit.

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