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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
Tie w/ any jacket is a "suit" in many places these days, yes.

Lose the tie and you won't get so much of the overdressed thing. The tie is a lightning rod for attention, which can be good or bad; in the end you want not to be surprised to how people respond to your outfits. Not sure I'd wear a sports coat to a poetry reading either, but it sounds like you did well enough and enjoyed yourself.

If you start attending these things on a regular basis, you might find it worth investing in some quality "streetwear" (as SF calls it) -- there is a lot of overlap between the high-quality workwear stuff for slim romantics and the geriatic British pensioner wardrobe collected through wisdom and experience. Dark brown Trickers and a killer Barbour would be a good investment for any tie-loving dandy. And these things will go over surprisingly well with the art-loving suit-haters.

You can look good in any environment without compromising your own taste. I think that's the point of being a clothes horse.

Agreed. I decided on the jacket and tie because we were going out to dinner afterward and, well, the tie looked awful damned sharp with that rig.
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by why View Post
Ful fetys was his dresse, as I was war,
Upon his hippes large some jeans he did bar;
Sikerly I trowe they were fine of hande
Forsooth but jeans they were and nothyng grande;
But for to tellen yow of his array,
Wered he a turtleneck, he'd look more gheye



fixed spelling of "gheye"
post #33 of 37
Not to threadjack or anything, but inspired by this thread I wore a turtleneck last night to a choir concert. Not black, though: Wine turtleneck, brown POW check SC, curry cords, brown belt and shoes. (And black topcoat, rough knit scarf with many earthy colours, tweed cap and curry-ish leather gloves outside, this being late fall and all.)

In other news, my blue linen SC, white shirt and blue floral bow tie got me labeled as "the gentleman in the tuxedo" by the Maitre d' at Teatro Zinzanni in Seattle this summer. I guess the grey wool slacks weren't visible through the table.
post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by Made in California View Post
Cross-posting this from another thread, I figured you'd find it funny.

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Originally Posted by Saltricks
A girl at a lounge winked at me and said "love the suit".

And I winked back and said, "It's a sport coat and trousers."

I went home alone that night.

Honestly, even the second time I read this I am blown away by the simple beauty of the statement. It sums up Styleforum and it sums up everything that is right and pure. He might go home alone, but does so with his head held up high.
post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
Tie w/ any jacket is a "suit" in many places these days, yes.

Lose the tie and you won't get so much of the overdressed thing. The tie is a lightning rod for attention, which can be good or bad; in the end you want not to be surprised to how people respond to your outfits. Not sure I'd wear a sports coat to a poetry reading either, but it sounds like you did well enough and enjoyed yourself.

If you start attending these things on a regular basis, you might find it worth investing in some quality "streetwear" (as SF calls it) -- there is a lot of overlap between the high-quality workwear stuff for slim romantics and the geriatic British pensioner wardrobe collected through wisdom and experience. Dark brown Trickers and a killer Barbour would be a good investment for any tie-loving dandy. And these things will go over surprisingly well with the art-loving suit-haters.

You can look good in any environment without compromising your own taste. I think that's the point of being a clothes horse.

The era of the art-loving suit-haters is ending, if its not already dead. Its always funny actually that people I meet think all new artists, or people in creative fields in general, live this life of constant casualness. That may have been the case in the 90s when they were rebelling against the business atmosphere of the 80s, but with the recent, prolonged acceptance of sloppy casual in all aspects of business and life, the creative crowd is leading the move back to formality, just as they did for casual clothing.

Of course, if you are hanging out with middle aged people who are still trying to make it, that won't be the case. They are sloppy by nature.
post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by chrisb0109 View Post
The era of the art-loving suit-haters is ending, if its not already dead. Its always funny actually that people I meet think all new artists, or people in creative fields in general, live this life of constant casualness. That may have been the case in the 90s when they were rebelling against the business atmosphere of the 80s, but with the recent, prolonged acceptance of sloppy casual in all aspects of business and life, the creative crowd is leading the move back to formality, just as they did for casual clothing.

Of course, if you are hanging out with middle aged people who are still trying to make it, that won't be the case. They are sloppy by nature.

Couldn't tell that my the poetry reading I attended on Sunday. Perhaps those poets were not representative of the poetry world as a whole.
post #37 of 37
Wear the most bourgeois outfit possible and check your Blackberry relentlessly. Should be a hit.
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