What is Casual

#1
I am due to visit a military establishment tomorrow, with the dress code on arrival to be Casual, then the next day it is into suits etc.

One person's casual is another man's Sunday best so what is appropriate?

I'm not thinking about turning up in trackies and a hoody, however I don't possess cream chinos and a navy blue blazer like so many other POs!

More thinking towards jeans and t shirt as I have a 5 hour train journey to the place.

PS: It isn't a Cavalry Regt!
 
#2
Was always told I was casual.


Make sure you tuck your T-shirt in and if the jeans have belt hooks wear a belt.
The RLC will love you!
 
#4
I would suggest, non denim, smartly pressed trousers.
A shirt with a collar. No tie.
A nice fitting, not too baggy or too tight, plain jumper.
Nice clean, comfortable non trainer type footwear.
Dark coloured, no hole, socks.
Decent winter coat.
Don't forget a Pen......
 
#5
-T_B- said:
I would suggest, non denim, smartly pressed trousers.
A shirt with a collar. No tie. -With Tie
A nice fitting, not too baggy or too tight, plain jumper.
Nice clean, comfortable non trainer type footwear. Preferably leather brogues
Dark coloured, no hole, socks.
Decent winter coat.
Don't forget a Pen......
As Above including edits.

For Smart Casual lose the jumper and add a Sports Jacket.

Wear jeans and a T-Shirt and you might as well not get off the train.
 
#6
I am assuming that OP is a PO, in which case navy jacket and chinos will need to be acquired soon. In the mean time, do not wear denim and do not wear t-shirt. Broadly agree with previous post, also suggest as suitable corduroy or moleskin trousers, with a real Jersey. Shirt should have a collar: suggest brushed cotton check. Brogues best shoe, anything leather would do.

Barbour/Drizabone remain safe choice of coat, but anything sturdy in a muted colour should pass muster.
 
#8
I would advise , Dark blue suit white shirt red tie, brown suede shoes with red socks,
 
#11
Casual is what is says on the tin: Flip-flops, shorts, Hawaiian shirt (the louder the better) and a hat or bandanna if you really want to cut a dash.

msr
 
#13
Taita said:
Crumbs, might be hitting the shops at 0900 tomorrow also then!

Moleskin / Corduroy? I will ask the shop attendant :).
M&S do perfectly acceptable slacks for about £30. Pick a neutral colour, ie Stone, Fawn or Navy. As has been said make sure that they are ironed with creases.

Cords or Moleskins at this stage will make you look like you are trying too hard.
 
#15
Gremlin said:
Taita said:
Crumbs, might be hitting the shops at 0900 tomorrow also then!

Moleskin / Corduroy? I will ask the shop attendant :).
M&S do perfectly acceptable slacks for about £30. Pick a neutral colour, ie Stone, Fawn or Navy. As has been said make sure that they are ironed with creases.

Cords or Moleskins at this stage will make you look like you are trying too hard.
I will pick some up and get them ironed somehow in town. Coupled with a shirt like:

http://www.julesb.co.uk/menswear-1/...able-brown-stripe-shirt-59313-4560_medium.jpg

only not as garish?
 
#16
Reading stuff like this really makes me appreciate being a former member of the Army.

:)
 
#17
Yes I am male :)

I will get some slacks and put them at the top of my bag so once I arrive at station I can get changed from jeans and t shirt. Otherwise will look like dishcloth after 5 hours anyway!
 
#18
vampangua said:
We've all assumed Taita is a bloke. Is this the case?
My advice is non-gender specific. It was carefully considered.

msr
 
#19
Gremlin said:
boggy said:
I would advise , Dark blue suit white shirt red tie, brown suede shoes with red socks,
Barstard!!!!!!!!

That is just not nice!! :lol:
It worked for me, Well maybe not brown, What about blue ?goes better with the red socks. Anyone want to borrow my suede shoes?

 

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