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post #46 of 60
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Originally Posted by JLibourel
There are men who have a certain panache, a certain je-ne-sais-quoi who can pull off the suit-without-a-tie look. They are not many. I am not among them. Most men are not among them.
??? Go to continental Europe. You don't even have to leave the airport...just look around, get back on the plane, and go home, content knowing that men are doing it there everyday, and have been doing so for decades. If they can do it, you can do it.
post #47 of 60
Why wouldn't you wear a suit without a tie in some situations?
post #48 of 60
Nowadays, in continental Europe, you can actually see anything...
I cannot see that there is anything wrong with wearing a suit without a tie, but it does look informal. And I do prefer the sans tie look with a sportscoat. However, on a Friday I might consider wearing a suit sans tie, although I have never done it yet. I guess that is because I really like my ties and, as somebody here said, if you do not wear them with a suit, when do you wear them?
By the way, it is hot around here in summer, but I do not think that the tie contributes substantially to the problem.
post #49 of 60
I do it. Last summer, when it was 100+ degrees out, I would wear my linen suits with linen dress shirt and it didn't feel like I was wearing anything at all. Could also try tropical wool with a nice cotton polo.

I have seen my tailor make some seersucker suits with some pretty cool patterns, one was a kind of glen plaid looking one in a light blue, looked really nice and I couldn't tell it was seersucker.

The tie doesn't make things all that much hotter. Sometimes I will unbutton the top button and loosen the tie very slightly, but you have to be careful, otherwise you will look drunk or trying to hard.
post #50 of 60
I think that linen suits have something a little bit "informal" about them, which makes them especially appropriate for the "sans tie" look. I have no such suit myself (I do hope I will have one some day, though), but even my (only) linen&cotton odd jacket is something I especially like to wear sans tie.
Now, it is when it comes to more formal looking wool suits that I have doubts about the sans tie option.
post #51 of 60
^^^Just out of curiosity, are you going to be reviving every long-since-dead thread to discuss your outlook on ties?
post #52 of 60
I only wear a tie for serious client meetings in b/room situations or meet & greets, even then it is dependant on the client.

In fact most of my posts on WAYWT is suit/shirt & tie-less.

But then my industry can be too relaxed.. Which is no excuse.
post #53 of 60
Wearing a suit without a tie looks smarmy.
post #54 of 60
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post #55 of 60
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Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
Wearing a suit without a tie looks smarmy.
Really? I think I know where you are coming from, especially when one un-buttons too many.. Also, a lot has to do with the shirt collar style. I hope I don't come across 'smarmy'..
post #56 of 60
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Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
Wearing a suit without a tie looks smarmy.

Depends on the situation and environment. In some instances wearing a suit with a tie looks uptight. I don't think el GW looks smarmy at all.
post #57 of 60
It's more the rule rather than the exception in my case. Flay me alive...
post #58 of 60
I wouldn't, I love my bowties and always seem to have an excuse to wear them weither it is church, work or just for the heck of it, I am not in the heat like you are though and I guess in your situation I might find it a tad unbearable to wear one, which I find hard to believe but I am not like most people.
post #59 of 60
I wouldn't, I love my tie collection and always seem to have an excuse to wear them weither it is church, work or just for the heck of it, I am not in the heat like you are though and I guess in your situation I might find it a tad unbearable to wear one, which I find hard to believe but I am not like most people.
post #60 of 60
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Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
Wearing a suit without a tie looks smarmy.
Perhaps; but to add to what I have already written in this thread, I think it looks sloppy, unfinished and, above all, incongruous.
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