Day Four: Casual Friday

At first glance this outfit (Look Four in our "Seven Days, Seven Looks" series) may not seem noteworthy. But note the fit: slim, but not tight.

This classic silhouette is one that James Dean and Paul Newman wore so well. Notice how the polo sleeves hit mid-bicep with a hem that lands just below the belt line. The chinos are the perfect length with little or no break, which means no messy bunching of material around the shoes.

He looks put together, a quality that no one will comment on, but many will notice.

We chose darker colors in traditional favorites for a look more fit for the city. The black Polo is sophisticated, but not stuffy. Paired here with our loden Classic-Fit Chinos, the outfit has preppy roots, but takes on a more contemporary edge.

Changing shoes can transform this outfit from office ready (brown brogues or the pictured loafers) to weekend ready (white tennis shoes).

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