Casual Friday's got the feel of a minor holiday and the whisper of the impending weekend. So why wouldn’t you want it to be casual Friday all the time? Look like a million bucks and feel like you’re on the way out the door with these super comfy clothes perfect for the office.
Long Sleeve Dress Shirt ($90, State and Liberty Clothing Company): Using proprietary stretchy-soft fabric and clocking in at a svelte athletic slim cut, these dress shirts will seal the (boardroom) deal. And you’ll feel comfortable with cooling, moisture-wicking, four-way stretch fabric, too. Plus it comes with two silver collar stays and monogram on the button-side placket because you deserve them.
Boxer Briefs ($20-$24, MeUndies): MeUndies claim to be the “World’s Most Comfortable Underwear.” And with a fabric blend that’s three times as soft as cotton and a flexible waistband they may not be lying. Not like all those diners claiming to have the “World’s Best Slice of Pie.”
Lightweight Dress Sock ($20, Farm to Feet): With comfort-minded stitching, bottom-of-foot cushioning and soft, itch-free Merino wool (cool in the summer and warm in the winter), the Dobson crew dress sock lends a distinct sense of style to an oft-forgotten piece of the office outfit puzzle. Just don’t go showing them off at the staff meeting.
Performance Straight Leg Chino ($80, Under Armour): Need some sweet, work-appropriate trousers? Under Armour isn’t just trying to get you maxing out on the bench press any longer. These chinos are pleasing to the eye and made for comfort with extra room through the hips and thighs, as well as what we’ll call a good “swish factor” with four-way stretch mobility.
Solver “Dress” Jeans ($80, Volcom): Most jeans do not have the pleasure of accompanying you to work, but with an all-business color choice and slimming, shape-retaining fabric, you can take these along any time. And with superior stretch fabric, you’ll still have high mobility and comfort no matter what upper management-induced work emergency is going on.
Snap-to-it Short Sleeve Polo ($98, Lululemon): Multipurpose is the name of the game here. Wear with a bowtie, open with a white tee or buttoned up. Comfort and ease are the goals with strategically-placed snapping closures and a locker loop for easy hanging when transitioning to the gym.
Get-up Lace-up Shoes ($210, Samuel Hubbard): Samuel Hubbard’s legendary comfort make these oxfords your new go-to whether by commute, lunch break or 4 p.m. performance review. Get-up and lace-up for your rights with springy, lightweight soles, leather-lined insoles and baseball-stitched comfort.