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Working from Home Humpday Attire. . .


The attire for working from home today,  It's hard to beat tweed, cords, and an ocbd shirt.  I seem to have acquired quite a few of the latter in blue and white university stripes during the last ten years or so.

The gear for today has felt so comfy that I have not yet changed into the ubiquitous Rugby top, corduroy jeans, and chocolate suede camp moccasins post-Zoom office hours.  And those concluded 2.5 hours ago.  Certainly every bit as cozy as sweats on a cool day.  Yes, you heard that right, but let's consider a salient point for a moment.

 The vast majority always moan about not feeling comfortable in dressier attire.  While I am of the opinion that their discomfort is more psychological, let's stick to the physical world for now.  Here's an oft repeated pointer to keep in mind, guys.  If your clothes are sized properly, if they fit your actual physical dimensions in other words, you'll feel much more comfortable in them.  Even if we are talking actual formal wear.  I fear this is a point the sweat pants and pajamas 24/7 for all occasions brigade misses, probably intentionally through some sort of misguided something or other.  But anyway. . .

The jacket pictured above is a J. Press number thrifted several years ago when we still lived in Bloomington, Illinois for around five bucks U.S. at the local hospital-run thrift shop.  The establishment must have been where all of the doctors' and attorneys' widows unloaded their stuff postmortem given the good quality items I found routinely for pennies on the dollar.  

In any case, the jacket has become my go-to although several other bolder tweed sports jackets hang in my wardrobe.  Not visible are a dark brown braided belt, dark brown penny loafers, navy socks with cream pin dots, and a predominately orange, brown, and dark red wool pocket square.

-- Heinz-Ulrich


  1. Great look, Heinz-Ulrich. Like you, I think that there is nothing better than tweeds for cool-weather comfort: warm, breathable and easier to get on and off than a sweater (although there is nothing wrong with a sweater either).

    I do still wear jeans on occasion, but generally find dress-cut khakis, corduroys and flannels to be more comfortable. For that matter, a suit is just as comfortable as a sport coat and khakis if it fits properly. Also, if the shirt collar fits, there is nothing at all uncomfortable about a tie, and as you demonstrate a splash of color can perk up the outfit and the mood. I give you 10 out of 10.

  2. Well, thank you Charlottesville! You're too kind.

    Best Regards,


  3. The fit of the waistband is always the problem for me. I wear size 35 waist (hard to find) and I find that the front feels tight but there is extra room in the back making them unwearable. Sigh. I can’t wear Brooks Brothers or Polo brand cords for this reason. I love cords with a Tweed jacket in the Autumn months.

  4. DAF, you might try purchasing a 36" waist and then visiting an alterations tailor to have the pants taken in a bit. Pleated cuts are a bit more forgiving and certainly classic. . . Nice pants!

    Best Regards,



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