We’re finally opening our wedding presents - which means “Thank You” cards are on the way .. #mrandmrswong #familytales #latergram #rtt

We’re finally opening our wedding presents - which means “Thank You” cards are on the way .. #mrandmrswong #familytales #latergram #rtt

Hmmm .. Something is missing .. #familytales #firstworldpelotonproblems #caad10 #heliumsl #theoskardaily #itelefono5c #vscocam (at Bada Bing Nightspot)

Hmmm .. Something is missing .. #familytales #firstworldpelotonproblems #caad10 #heliumsl #theoskardaily #itelefono5c #vscocam (at Bada Bing Nightspot)

Thank you Sydney for a glorious morning .. #wymtm #whatweweredoinginyoursleep #repost from @isaacstrachan  (at Rapha Cycle Club Sydney)

Thank you Sydney for a glorious morning .. #wymtm #whatweweredoinginyoursleep #repost from @isaacstrachan (at Rapha Cycle Club Sydney)

What do you mean the paint and 3M reflective decals added another 70 grams .. #firstworldpelotonproblems #nplusone #weightweenieainteasy (at Carbon Bike Doctor)

What do you mean the paint and 3M reflective decals added another 70 grams .. #firstworldpelotonproblems #nplusone #weightweenieainteasy (at Carbon Bike Doctor)

The life.. #familytales #theoskardaily #latergram #itelefono5c  (at New Hampton)

The life.. #familytales #theoskardaily #latergram #itelefono5c (at New Hampton)

Afternoon meat pie and sausage roll w #MrsWong .. #familytales #itelefono5c #nofilter (at Bourke Street Bakery Potts Point)

Afternoon meat pie and sausage roll w #MrsWong .. #familytales #itelefono5c #nofilter (at Bourke Street Bakery Potts Point)

Apparently Thom and I hog the front only because of our PHAT _ _ _ _ .. #latergram #wymtm #whatweweredoinginyoursleep #rapha #caad10 #sydney #repost from @douglow

Apparently Thom and I hog the front only because of our PHAT _ _ _ _ .. #latergram #wymtm #whatweweredoinginyoursleep #rapha #caad10 #sydney #repost from @douglow

Interesting morning as no one turned up and typically I won’t ride solo when there is low vision and high chance of storms - but damn it was rewarding to find some new 18% & 25% climbs to keep warm whilst having the beach as a back drop .. I think I’ve also improved the @rapha_australia @raphacycleclub “Fast Hills and Beaches” ride .. #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #everyvictorycounts #rapha #itelefono5c  (at New Hampton)

Interesting morning as no one turned up and typically I won’t ride solo when there is low vision and high chance of storms - but damn it was rewarding to find some new 18% & 25% climbs to keep warm whilst having the beach as a back drop .. I think I’ve also improved the @rapha_australia @raphacycleclub “Fast Hills and Beaches” ride .. #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #everyvictorycounts #rapha #itelefono5c (at New Hampton)

Threading through the eye of the storm - solo .. #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #rapha #caad10 #everyvictorycounts #itelefono5c #vscocam  (at Tamarama Beach)

Threading through the eye of the storm - solo .. #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #rapha #caad10 #everyvictorycounts #itelefono5c #vscocam (at Tamarama Beach)

Doing for more than 10% tomorrow .. #rapha  (at New Hampton)

Doing for more than 10% tomorrow .. #rapha (at New Hampton)

Here’s to hoping for a not so wet and windy Sunday ride tomorrow .. #baaw #latergram #caad10 #blackbetty #itelefono5c #vscocam  (at Wheelhaus)

Here’s to hoping for a not so wet and windy Sunday ride tomorrow .. #baaw #latergram #caad10 #blackbetty #itelefono5c #vscocam (at Wheelhaus)

Nap time the best time .. #familytales #theoskardaily #latergram #mrswongsstudio #itelefono5c #vscocam  (at New Hampton)

Nap time the best time .. #familytales #theoskardaily #latergram #mrswongsstudio #itelefono5c #vscocam (at New Hampton)

Only when you get out of bed .. #baaw #rapha #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #itelefono5c #vscocam (at Rapha Cycle Club Sydney)

Only when you get out of bed .. #baaw #rapha #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #itelefono5c #vscocam (at Rapha Cycle Club Sydney)

Business Casual aka Dressing to Meet the “Parents”

I can just hear it - FINALLY …

One of the most common questions I receive is how to execute “business casual.”

For me, this is very much like going to meet your partner’s parents for the first time (worse still is if it’s at their home). If you think “business casual” is difficult, imagine what dressing for this would be like. How you dress will be as much a reflection of your partner as it will be of you, so if you’re not well prepared, you should understand the consequences that will come. It’s really that simple.

Here are the basics I always follow:

Choose a sports coat of a heavier weight than your pants. The pattern should also contrast.

Choose pants that can be worn sans sports coat.

ALWAYS wear a button-up shirt. Which type of collar you choose is up to you, but I prefer button-down collars (buttoned) when I’m not wearing a tie, as I like the collar to stand proud.

If you want to wear a tie, it should typically be a knit tie.

Shoes should be heavier in appearance, and usually brown or tan in color. Preferably a non-oxford style, I would go with a derby/blucher or DubMunks.

Socks should contrast from the shoes.

Pocket square!
* also, nothing whimsical or comical
That’s it!
Details | Sports coat - denim coloured herringbone weave linen from Ariston P Johnson for GW | Trou - ecru pin cord from Loro Piana P Johnson for GW | Shirt - chocolate gingham Thomas mason “Silver Line” shirting from Mystery Bespoke | PS - vintage Japanese silk | Shoes - Edward Green “Dover” for Leather Soul #wwoc #wearwithoutcare #grownmanstyle #gms

What happened today. 2nd day of spring and the reverse of the other day (pic). This mornings @rapha_australia @raphacycleclub “FastHillsandBeaches” ride was a #supha fest for the 7 that chose to ride in wind gusts averaging +50km/h .. #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #rapha #raphatowrope #latergram #repost from @ledirecteursportif

What happened today. 2nd day of spring and the reverse of the other day (pic). This mornings @rapha_australia @raphacycleclub “FastHillsandBeaches” ride was a #supha fest for the 7 that chose to ride in wind gusts averaging +50km/h .. #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #rapha #raphatowrope #latergram #repost from @ledirecteursportif