Hey, Gary and Jeff, thanks so much for the comment and the thoughts
and you actually bring up something that's really important to this guy that, I'd like to include. Which is as a tip for creating smart, casual outfits. The use or not use of accessories as a way of increasing or decreasing formality, which wearing or not wearing a belt is a perfect example of that.
Now, like you said, , most of the outfits in this article that were styled by me or by Daniel.
I don't think
have belts in them. And that's on purpose. Smart. Casual is not business casual light. It is
an offshoot sort of like we showed him the graphic in the article. And because of that, we don't want to just take business casual. And slide it a little more casual. What we're really trying to do is combine casual and more dressy elements. Into an outfit that feels.
Appropriately casual for wherever you're going, but still refined.
Still sophisticated. So I created some mock-ups of the outfits in the article. Side by side with a belt without about, and I wanted to walk through them and share my thoughts with you.
I think it creates a pretty interesting illustration of the before and after. I wanted to start with this one because this one specifically, I think shows.
Why shouldn't wear a belt. Always. This is an interesting outfit, especially in a modern context because it is a Henley t-shirt. Tucked in. Which already, uh, is an uncommon move. And with sneakers. Tucking in a t-shirt increasingly common, in modern fashion, but still just generally speaking, not, not common.