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How can I wear a suit and NOT look like a banker?

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I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date or nice dinner. How can I acheive the best look?

Thanks!
post #2 of 43
Solid flannel. Bankers don't normally wear that any more.
post #3 of 43
Office pants.
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Originally Posted by joel_954 View Post
I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date or nice dinner. How can I acheive the best look?

Don't wear a tie. Seriously, who f**king needs 'em. Wear a great suit with a nice high open collar.

(This doesn't apply to funerals. When you go to a funeral, it's OK to dress like somebody died.)
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Originally Posted by polar-lemon View Post
Office pants.

Essential and correct.

Can be washed or unwashed.


- B
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Originally Posted by joel_954 View Post
I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date or nice dinner. How can I acheive the best look?

Thanks!

You need to know one word: "Steve"
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Originally Posted by joel_954 View Post
I don't want to dress like a banker

Is that rhyming slang?

Anyway, I would have thought patterns and brigher colours were key (of course, in moderation and with a sense of style). Bankers don't wear hacking jackets, boldly patterned shirts, pocket squares, dotted knit ties etc.
post #8 of 43
how about wearing your suit and doing a night shift at McDonald's? Nobody will mistake you for a banker then..
post #9 of 43
If you currently have a job most people won't mistake you for a banker...
post #10 of 43
my impression of a banker is someone who has a pot belly dressed in a very pronounced pin-striped suit and black captoe shoes.
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Originally Posted by larsrindsig View Post
Is that rhyming slang?

Anyway, I would have thought patterns and brigher colours were key (of course, in moderation and with a sense of style). Bankers don't wear hacking jackets, boldly patterned shirts, pocket squares, dotted knit ties etc.

They did on this day:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_G-...ummit_protests
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Originally Posted by joel_954 View Post
I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date or nice dinner. How can I acheive the best look?

Thanks!

OK, serious reply.

1) do not wear a Ferragamo or Hermes whimsical print tie

2) do not wear Gucci or Ferragamo bit loafers

3) do not wear a massive, oversized watch

4) avoid pinstripe/chalkstripe

5) do not wear a french cuff shirt
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
OK, serious reply.

1) do not wear a Ferragamo or Hermes whimsical print tie

2) do not wear Gucci or Ferragamo bit loafers

3) do not wear a massive, oversized watch

4) avoid pinstripe/chalkstripe

5) do not wear a french cuff shirt

i'm surrounded by these types everyday in korea
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I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date, nice dinner, or working at my bank. How can I acheive the best look? Thanks!
I would recommend not looking like a goddamn banker.
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Originally Posted by dizzhizz View Post
i'm surrounded by these types everyday in korea
The sad thing is you can get brilliantly cut suits, sometimes handmade, OTR in boutiques for a fraction of the price of all those ill-fitting high-gorge businessman suits.
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i'm surrounded by these types everyday in korea

yeah but in korea you have to size up 2 on your suit
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