Originally Posted by tim_horton
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.
Originally Posted by bringusingoodale
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