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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by Scrumhalf View Post
Good BROWN shoes... most important.

Get a striped tie. Regiment stripes maybe...

Pocket square.

Clothes that fit and don't look like they have been issued by your employer.

And finally, ditch the white shirt and wear either a light blue or striped shirt.

I wore this list of items yesterday. I rarely wear an odd jacket or blazer, but yesterday I was in the mood for it.
post #17 of 38
lose the walkie talkie
post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by Scrumhalf View Post
Good BROWN shoes... most important.

Get a striped tie. Regiment stripes maybe...

Pocket square.

Clothes that fit and don't look like they have been issued by your employer.

And finally, ditch the white shirt and wear either a light blue or striped shirt.

That should ensure nobody comes to you and asks for directions to the rest rooms.

Yes. These things and lighter gray (vs. charcoal) flannels help, too.
post #19 of 38
Also try whipcord and cavalry twill trousers in tan, light grey to add some texture to the ensemble.
post #20 of 38
Thread Starter 
all excellent suggestions-- any additional photo examples? I especially like the idea of twill/ whipcord trousers, sort of unexpected and out of the ordinary.
post #21 of 38
I just bought a pair of RL tan Herringbone flannel pants to wear with my blazer. It'll be a nice alternative to my gray and charcoal flannels.
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by niidawg3 View Post
lol .. good thing i am bored at home and randomly popped into this thread.

yes - 15 miles on the bike every lunch hour ... down 40lbs since March. trying to lose 10 more hopefully ... but its become really hard.

anyway, back to foxx's question - i think the quality of shoes, a dashing tie and a ps will dispel any notions. most security guards i see wear ill fitting jackets anyways, so as long as the jacket fits well, you are half way there.

btw - sounds like you have the perfect recipe for a perfect blazer ... this one here has all that except it has a single vent .. drives me nuts sometimes, but the patch pockets, natural shoulder and fit makes up for it. i might get one done with side vents sometime next year.

post #23 of 38
leave the Segway at home
post #24 of 38
I really enjoy the blue blazer and grey slacks combination, but am in my 20s, so I try to twist it a bit. Last weekend I wore a slim blue blazer, grey sweater, dark grey knit tie, and a white shirt on top with a pair of slimmed grey wool trousers tucked into high brown RL boots on the bottom. It had (I hope) a kind of trad meets paratrooper look. Traditionalists may recoil in horror and it certainly wouldn't work for anyone older than about 30, but I think it went over pretty well and it's an idea for younger people.
post #25 of 38
Don't clip a badge to your breast pocket.
post #26 of 38
I wear the navy blazer & charcoal trouser combination occasionally too. It is also one of the very few combinations that received a compliment. I think it went something like, "You'll be better dressed than your boss." I don't have high standards so to me that was a compliment. Although I'm not sure if this person thought I work in security. I'm certain they have never met my boss.
post #27 of 38
The security guard crowd isn't a very self assured one or wouldn't be allowed to be, thus you could wear with the blazer: Very bold and/colorful shirts Very rich looking, bold ties An obviously expensive pocket square beautiful dark brown suede shoes Optional: Non prescription eyewear.
post #28 of 38
I totally don't get the clothing message board association of navy blazers with security guards. Just avoid asking folks for their ID and wear a decent shirt and/or tie with it and you'll be fine.
post #29 of 38
Where i work it truely is the uniform of security guards. They typically look much much more put together then the staff.

One of the guards is a retired Police Officer and dresses very well, on the other hand we have one that hemmed his gray pants with a pair of scissors.
post #30 of 38
As I posted awhile back, I was recently accosted as a security guard when I was wearing my green W.W.Chan blazer, brown A-E shoes, a puffed silk pocket square and I forget which tie. If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen. Most people are oblivious to the nuances of menswear we set such store by,
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