Have some jeans and shoes, like the Clae Strayhorn Vibrams, in your car so you can head straight to the sports bar after work.
Suits and ties will forever separate the boys from the men. There is nothing more mature or more professional to wear on just about any occasion than a well-tailored suit accompanied by a Windsor knot. Suits – if worn properly – draw attention and respect, making you feel important and boosting your confidence with very minimal effort. But when is wearing a suit not OK?
One of my favorite lyrics by Mr. Kanye West goes a little something like, you guys “wear suits cause you can’t dress no more,” which is usually the first thought that comes to mind when I see men in suits. I mean, sure you look really professional and those are some nice Oxfords, but, a suit to a Dodger game? What happened to the baseball cap, a jersey and your jeans to the ball game? Unless you’re on the clock, there should be no reason for you to be devouring your Dodger-Dog with utensils struggling to at all costs avoid the bright yellow drip of mustard on those nice black slacks.
Think of suits as tank-tops: wearing them to the beach or a pool is fair game, but wearing them anywhere else is completely inappropriate. Nobody wants to see your tan-line, and nobody cares how buff you are. With suits, it’s the same deal: If you work in an office, then it’s obviously the suitable place to do so, but other than that, nobody cares how professional you look when you’re at the bar watching the game.
The typical excuse is “I just got off work and didn’t have time to go home and get dressed.” That, my friend is a very cheap excuse. You don’t need to change your entire outfit. What you do is simple: You’re going to the bar after work on Wednesday to watch the Kings seal the deal, so pack your jeans and your Strayhorn Vibram shoes by Clae, lose the blazer and tie and let me assure you that you’ll look just as credible but less douchey.
So don’t be “that guy” who wears a suit to the barbecue or the bar or any World Cup parties this summer. There are so many other options, and I can guarantee you that E) all of the above are way more relaxing to wear.