The corporate world has totally flip-flopped in the past 25 years. The dress standard used to be formal; now the standard is casual. Only 20% of US businesses require a suit as regular daily wear. This is fine. And I know that most of us prefer to dress more casually. For those of us who like a more turned out and tailored look, you can’t go wrong with a suit - like this Paul Smith Slim-fit Wool Suit paired with a subtly patterned shirt. Add a pocket square and some great wingtip brogues (these are Grenson Dylan's at $370 - not a bad price considering how many years you will wear them, if you take care of them). Leave the tie off. Voila! Elegant casual.