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post #31 of 101
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I think it'd look good with how you do things. I sort of had you in mind with my last fit. It still has flash but doesn't look like I went completely overboard.

I forgot to comment on that. Looked great. But yes - a bit more splash than that, but thats the idea.

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post #32 of 101
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Not entirely, but I think that I feel more comfortable going straight up suiting. Id keep a few FU pieces, a solid navy, maybe some other solids in the rotation, but maybe just on Fridays or something. I've been thinking about it lately and I think this is where a lot of my problems in "excess" lie. Am I crazy to abandon them?

I applaud your decision, Spoo.

post #33 of 101
Run, Logan. Run!



post #34 of 101
I think ditching sport coats is a mistake... Granted, I don't know what kind of environment you live in but I think there are many social situations in which a suit, even a "relaxed" suit, is overkill. Certainly you could make that part of your style but it seems like an extreme reaction.
post #35 of 101
I would say "do it" if you were a 44R. Since you are not...
post #36 of 101
Some words from a plebeian:

You are a natty dresser who no doubt has established a style to call his own (this is a compliment ). I think your sport coats are what in large part brought you here (at least in my view), and I think that you realize this given that you are considering not to wear SCs on a daily basis. I say, don't ditch them unless you just want to be another suit.

One of the things I admire from you and all the well dressed gents on here is how you combine odd jackets. I think once us noobs get beyond the "what can I wear to my interview/workplace" questions, we hit a major plateau.

So what I am saying now is more for us noobs than you: keep up the smart outfits with odd jackets please so we can get some semblance of what it means to "dress up" without wearing a suit.

Also, I wonder what Ms. SpooPoker thinks about this idea? I ask this because for whatever strange reason, I have noticed that the ladies have complimented me more often for wearing a crummy SC outfit than with a suit.
post #37 of 101
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Im not saying I want to change my image or instantly become CBD overnight. Im saying that I find myself making many mistakes when pairing fits with SC's, mostly too much color/pattern/boldness, therefore I think I should eliminate them from my diet until I feel ready for them again. Right now, looking back at my last few SC looks and suit looks, there is a clear difference in what I felt worked.

Edit: nvm, it's been said.
post #38 of 101
spoo - refer to this thread regarding how to wear SCs properly. http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...54#post4565154
post #39 of 101
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Originally Posted by bringusingoodale View Post
Some words from a plebeian:

You are a natty dresser who no doubt has established a style to call his own (this is a compliment ). I think your sport coats are what in large part brought you here (at least in my view), and I think that you realize this given that you are considering not to wear SCs on a daily basis. I say, don't ditch them unless you just want to be another suit.

One of the things I admire from you and all the well dressed gents on here is how you combine odd jackets. I think once us noobs get beyond the "what can I wear to my interview/workplace" questions, we hit a major plateau.

So what I am saying now is more for us noobs than you: keep up the smart outfits with odd jackets please so we can get some semblance of what it means to "dress up" without wearing a suit.

QFT
post #40 of 101
I quite like most of the SCs but not the garish strides. I know our Tally cousins wear them but I do wonder whether the Neopolitan sun has rendered them colourblind on occasion.
post #41 of 101
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post
I think ditching sport coats is a mistake... Granted, I don't know what kind of environment you live in but I think there are many social situations in which a suit, even a "relaxed" suit, is overkill. Certainly you could make that part of your style but it seems like an extreme reaction.

Not ditching them entirely.. maybe a better way to put it is I want to focus more on suits for business and reduce the usage of SC's in my rotation. My work environment can run the gamut of bad to good, but I largely set the tone there, so I can really do what I like.

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Originally Posted by bringusingoodale View Post
Some words from a plebeian:

You are a natty dresser who no doubt has established a style to call his own (this is a compliment ). I think your sport coats are what in large part brought you here (at least in my view), and I think that you realize this given that you are considering not to wear SCs on a daily basis. I say, don't ditch them unless you just want to be another suit.

One of the things I admire from you and all the well dressed gents on here is how you combine odd jackets. I think once us noobs get beyond the "what can I wear to my interview/workplace" questions, we hit a major plateau.

So what I am saying now is more for us noobs than you: keep up the smart outfits with odd jackets please so we can get some semblance of what it means to "dress up" without wearing a suit.

Also, I wonder what Ms. SpooPoker thinks about this idea? I ask this because for whatever strange reason, I have noticed that the ladies have complimented me more often for wearing a crummy SC outfit than with a suit.

Well, thanks. In all truthfulness, I only started wearing SC's about 3 years ago. Before that it was strictly suits for the past decade or more - so its still a relatively new thing for me, believe it or not. I appreciate that you say that you learned from me, that means a lot. But I took a hard look at my history the other day with a fresh eye, and saw that most of my mistakes stemmed from pairing SC's with pants, and most of my successes came from suits.

As Nii so poignantly said in a recent WAYWRN comment: "I highly doubt Spoo wants to look OK." Got me to thinking, and I think its best for the moment to try and focus a bit more on that - or at least pull the reins in on wild SC's until I can refocus. Does that make sense?

Mrs. Spoo? She could care less about it. As long as whatever I am wearing during the day comes off at night, thats all that counts for her
post #42 of 101
I like your mad sport coats. Sometimes though, the top can look relatively conservative, while sporting it with green trousers etc, which doesn't really fit together. Never throw out any of your Tom Ford gear, you can pull them off.
post #43 of 101
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I like your mad sport coats. Sometimes though, the top can look relatively conservative, while sporting it with green trousers etc, which doesn't really fit together.

Never throw out any of your Tom Ford gear, you can pull them off.

Yeah, I agree about yesterday. Like I said, not enough practice with them, I suppose. This is an "experiment".

The TF aint going anywhere.
post #44 of 101
I think you just need to keep it consistent. If you cut out the bottom half of your outfit and think, "I could probably post this in the late (RIP) CBD thread…" then something's not right.
post #45 of 101
It's funny you posted this- Spoo as I'm deciding to slowly move the other way. I just do not need to wear suits and want to rebuild the wardrobe to be more SC-centric and flexible.
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