Saturday Style

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I am going to continue talking about casual clothes this week including small collars and even untucked shirts (revolutionary stuff, I know). Commenter Young Soul Rebel asked a question last week about the size of the collar on J.Crew’s popover. I replied that I don’t worry too much about collar size or roll on casual shirts. As a matter of fact this is not the only concern that I throw out the window when it comes to casual clobber.
Boat shoes and BaracutaGrey Sweatshirt & OCBDSaturday Style 3First let me define what I mean by casual, because there is a lot of it. Before I get attacked for my untucked shirts and shorts let me make it clear that I am not talking about fine dining or an event. I do not consider anything outside of 9 to 5 to be casual. I am talking about a casual that I call Saturday style. This is after work golf practice in my yard type casual. What I would wear to the grocery at 9am Saturday morning, to grab lunch with friends, or conquer weekend errands.
Barber Shop Shot Casual GolfWhite sneakersMore Saturday StyleI often find pictures more helpful than words which are why I shared so many in this post instead of trying to describe my casual style. I think that overall I am a fairly conservative dresser, but outside of work this is not nearly as true. As you can see some of the collars are small (though I would prefer they weren’t), the shirt is often untucked, there are white sneakers and grey sweatshirts, and I like it. Just keep in mind where you are going, always be somewhat presentable and you should be fine.

*For those of you that are wondering a few of these pictures are from last year which is why I wearing Madras prior the flag being raised (see the madras flag being lowered here). Not that would stop me.

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

12 Comments on "Saturday Style"

  1. Bluchermoc says:

    I like it!

  2. Gary says:

    Oxford, I think these are fine examples of what you call Saturday style. May I offer another suggestion? Something I’ve just reminded myself of, in fact, is the long-sleeved polo shirt. I like this option because the long sleeves keep me comfortable in chilly stores or restaurants where the air conditioning may be set high, and because I can wear the shirt untucked. The shirt also goes well with chinos and casual sneakers and boat shoes and the like.

  3. YoungSoulRebel says:

    I am a big fan of the long sleeve polo (even though when I posted an outfit wearing on on another site it was described as “Utterly Repulsive” hahaha). I have a few Brooks and Lacoste versions which I happen to love. I’m also a big fan of rugby shirts and thanks to one of Ox’s posts many moons ago I picked up a rugby/hoodie hybrid that I’m quite fond of. I’m obviously a little more in the casual side of Trad as I do not have a 9-5, and I live next to the beach so more often than not I’m untucked. The breadth and width of Trad/Ivy/whatever has room for all sorts IMHO.

  4. Alexander says:

    @ Jerrod
    Thumbs up to your saturday style. I really like it. Hooded sweaters usually tend to make juvenile, but with the combination shown it’s pulled off very well. Combined with khakis that’s totally trad, I can’t help my impression. And nothing goes over worn-in khakis anyway.
    Thanks for this post and greetings from across the Atlantic

    @Gary, YoungSoulRebel

    Longleeve polos and rugby shirts are great and they fit well into trad, but they are not everone’s cup of tea either.
    And then, an untucked OCBD is just as confortable and casual and yet more flexible. As a matter of fact, they are easier to layer and worn in more formal occasions with tie and sports coat. Try that with a rugby shirt.

  5. James says:

    Great post, love the casual style posts. I’m similar to Young Soul Rebel, I tend towards the more casual side of trad/Ivy. The office I work in is very casual dress so I wouldn’t feel comfortable in blazer tie etc and also most of my time outside of work is spent in fairly casual environments.

  6. YoungSoulRebel says:

    @Alexander: I absolutely agree about the flexibility of a good OCBD, I like a good bit of variety. Ox has cornered the market on his look, and as far as I can tell, has mastered it. My comment was simply to give another perspective on the look. In fact, 9 times out of 10 you’ll find me in a frayed oxford on a casual day, but I like to switch it up from time to time.

  7. Andy says:

    Wow Jerrod, your legs are very muscular. Keep up the good work!


  8. Jim says:

    Jerrod – nice look all around – personally, I love the weekend casual look and esp wearing an oxford untucked with shorts. What is the grey sweatshirt you’re wearing – nice neutral palate, and looks soft and on the light side (for a sweatshirt).

  9. Alan says:

    Love what you did with the porch! Makes me want to sit there with an iced tea and relax!

  10. oxford cloth button down says:

    Jim – Thanks, I got the sweatshirt from Target years ago. Not sure of the brand (Merona?), but it definitely has had a positive ROI!

    Alan – Thank you. Me too, but I want half & half!

    Andy – Well, I do try to stay active 😉

  11. Scott_M says:

    I didn’t think I liked rugby shirts until I came across this:

  12. SW says:

    Jerrod, just discovered your site – love it! A couple questions for you regarding this post:

    – In images 1, 4 and 7 is that the Bean dark-brown camp moc (signature)?
    – Image 2, I love that sweater – who makes it?
    – Your Gordon Tartan in image 3 – Brooks Brothers?
    Also Image 2, I know you’re a big University Stripe guy. Whose is that particular model (also in images 4 and 7)? Many thanks.

    Curious as to which brand of worn-in Khakis those are, too. Weekend so they’ve gotta be comfortable and, I’m guessing, a personal favorite.

    Great styling in all!

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