With the rise of casual eating over fine dining, naturally the clothes we wear from work to dinner to weekend has followed suit.
We've mined this casualisation of our wardrobes extensively, the proliferation of street wear, sportswear and sleepwear into everyday dressing a reflection of the times.
But casual needn't mean sloppy.
Take a look at menswear at the moment with its sharp mix of tailoring and streetwear, the prefect balance of tidy and casual. Crisp T-shirts and neatly pressed chinos are a good starting point, teamed with a pair of clean-cut trainers. Several traditional menswear outfitters have also focused on increasing their casual-wear categories. Working Style's denim and chino lines are supported by relaxed suede jackets and quilted weekend coats. At Crane Brothers, a new delivery of Venetian brand Barena has arrived, including a double-breasted jacket; a relaxed garment that works as easily over a pair of tailored pants for the office as it does over a pair of jeans for the weekend.
For the perfect example of balanced streetwear with tailoring, you need only look at Stella McCartney's new menswear line for some inspiration. Irreverent T-shirt prints and shirts work well with McCartney's signature Savile Row-trained tailoring on trousers and coats.
Not too tight and not too baggy, the collection easily sets the standard for dressed-up streetwear with a sense of humour that is totally relevant right now.
Stella McCartney scarf, about $540.
Rodd & Gunn scarf $149.
Commoners shirt $179.
Barena jacket, $895, from Crane Brothers.
Moscot "Zev" sunglasses, $419, from Service Depot.
Lazy Oaf cap, $59, from Good As Gold.
Le Coq Sportif trainers, $180, from Asos.
Gosha Rubchinsky x Sergio Tacchini T-shirt, $135, from Fabric.
Robert Charles nubuck belt, $159, from Fifth Avenue.
Dyrberg Kern watch $599.
Gosha Rubchinsky x Levi's jacket, $330, from Opening Ceremony.
Trenery socks $12.90.
Country Road chinos $109.
Cmmn Swdn trousers, about $380, from Need Supply.