We have never felt comfortable with the dress code designation "smart casual" for it is so ambiguous. For example, take the word SMART:
Synonyms for SMART: acute, adroit, agile, apt, astute, bright, brilliant, brisk, clever, dapper, elegant, energetic, fashionable, forcible, fresh, gifted, intelligent, intense, keen, lively, natty, nimble, poignant, precocious, pretentious, pungent, rakish, smacking, spruce, talented, trim, vigorous.
Or the word CASUAL:
Synonyms for CASUAL: accidental, adventitious, aloof, carefree, chance, contingent, cursory, debonair, desultory, dishabille, disorganized, easygoing, fortuitous, free and easy, haphazard, homey, idle, impromptu, incidental, indifferent, indiscriminate, informal, insouciant, lackadaisical, loose, natural, nonchalant, occasional, offhand, perfunctory, precarious, random, relaxed, stray, superficial, uncertain, unexpected, unimportant, unpremeditated, unstructured, unstudied.
Contradictions abound. Any ideas as to a better designation?