I have not been wearing suits every day these past few months. The California farming town where I have my studio does not see many of them, and I am still not comfortable with how I have been dressing on the days I am working there.
The other day, that wavering resulted in a linen cap, a linen jacket worn over a chambray shirt and a silk neckerchief, light-weight twill trousers and my current favorite shoes, a pair of suede Sloop slip0ns. I fit in better at the local coffeeshop - there are no suits but there are odd jackets around town, particularly during the recent graduation season - and the combination lets me remove my jacket and roll up my sleeves when I get to the studio. But I am not accustomed to wearing casual clothes for serious pursuits. Instead of putting on my clothes and forgetting about them, I wonder periodically during the day whether I am doing the right thing.
I should probably be wearing suburban suits like flannel glen checks, tan gabardines and mid-gray frescos. I haven't decided yet, but now that the hands-on work of setting up the store is completed that is how I am leaning.