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

Spider is back .. #sydney #supha #itelefono5c shot on @LenkaCam / getLenka.com (at Room 10)

Spider is back .. #sydney #supha #itelefono5c shot on @LenkaCam / getLenka.com (at Room 10)

It’s cold out there.. Wonton noodle soup please .. #itelefono5c #hyperlapse (at Fu Manchu Darlinghurst)

974 grams of raw waffle carbon frame (669gms)  and fork (305gms)  .. #latergram #firstworldpelotonproblems #itelefono5c #vscocam  (at Carbon Bike Doctor)

974 grams of raw waffle carbon frame (669gms) and fork (305gms) .. #latergram #firstworldpelotonproblems #itelefono5c #vscocam (at Carbon Bike Doctor)

What’s heavier, air or helium? Project Waffle involves rubbing all paint by hand back to raw carbon.. Thanks Tristan @carbonbikedoctor .. #RaphaRamadan (at Carbon Bike Doctor)

Monday easy with these Kats until I snapped my clear going up a 18% with still a 22% and 16% to go.. #fml #firstworldpelotonproblems #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #rapha #raphatowrope #outsideisfree #latergram #repost from @beardmcbeardy  (at Clovelly Beach)

Monday easy with these Kats until I snapped my clear going up a 18% with still a 22% and 16% to go.. #fml #firstworldpelotonproblems #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #rapha #raphatowrope #outsideisfree #latergram #repost from @beardmcbeardy (at Clovelly Beach)

Part deux of @rapha_australia @raphacycleclub RECON for new SS15 “Hills&Beaches” option.. Last days of winter.. Yes #ourwintersarebetterthanyours when not raining.. #latergram #rapha #raphatowrope #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #itelefono5s #repost from @ledirecteursportif  (at Tamarama Beach)

Part deux of @rapha_australia @raphacycleclub RECON for new SS15 “Hills&Beaches” option.. Last days of winter.. Yes #ourwintersarebetterthanyours when not raining.. #latergram #rapha #raphatowrope #wymtm #whatwereyoudoingthismorning #itelefono5s #repost from @ledirecteursportif (at Tamarama Beach)

Lime, Mandarin & Bergamont? I just want coffee.. Smells good though.. #familytales #manduties #itelefono5c #vscocam

Lime, Mandarin & Bergamont? I just want coffee.. Smells good though.. #familytales #manduties #itelefono5c #vscocam

North Indian Butter Chicken .. #familytales #itelefono5c

"GET LUCKY" .. It’s been a good year .. #latergram #wearwithoutcare #wolwo #v40 #t5 #rdesign #itelefono5c #vscocam

"GET LUCKY" .. It’s been a good year .. #latergram #wearwithoutcare #wolwo #v40 #t5 #rdesign #itelefono5c #vscocam