Keeping the Virginia theme going, a sharp-eyed reader sent a link to this photo of House Of Delegates Clerk G. Paul Nardo, who gave the press a tour of the new Pocahontas Building in Richmond wearing a patch-madras sportcoat. Now that’s Southern Business Casual. — CC
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Love it. Reminds me of home. So glad to see so many branches of Ivy style (regional and international) celebrated. Always interesting twists. But my heart still gravitates to Southern Ivy, especially when worn at an old Baptist church on Sunday morning or Wednesday evening.
There’s an old saying that in Virginia, ‘business casual’ means medium starch. Hear hear. This man did it well also. At it’s outset, business casual was meant to mean ‘just a bit relaxed’ not the polo shirt and Dockers it has become. But I fear we have reached a tipping point, never to return, especially with the young hipster billionaires now so prominent. Sad day for America.
In my post above, someone notices, “it’s” should be “its”which is counter intuitive since ‘ signifies possessive in most all other cases.
Southern Business Casual? Those pants are cut more like jeans than chinos and the waist is too low. The extreme spread collar of the shirt is one more element of the outfit that is just plain wrong.
Thanks to the Jerry Lewis post, it seems that readers are unaware of this one, otherwise there certainly would have been more comments than 4.
Huge fan of this.
How nice, this article was posted three years ago on my 33 birthday.