or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Can anybody else not stand the shirt/slacks/tie look
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can anybody else not stand the shirt/slacks/tie look - Page 2

post #16 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Achillus View Post

You got my point. But if you can find a better picture, be my guest.

Sorry. My comment sounded ruder than I intended.

Google images is really slim pickings. This is the best I could do.

500


Also... I found this and couldn't not post it.

500
post #17 of 69
There is a good reason you can't stand it. It's an unfinished look.
Edited by RSS - 7/20/11 at 6:58am
post #18 of 69
I'm guilty of this. I can definitely see why people have a problem with it but I also think it has a cool vibe to it. For a young man with a well fitted, interesting shirt I think it can be a neat casual look but I'm not going to defend it on aesthetic merits. If I had more great fitting light jackets I would would probably wear them more often in such circumstances.
post #19 of 69
How about this, doesn't seem too bad:

500

Or this, except with a wider tie:

500
post #20 of 69
It looks a bit incomplete but I think in the summer it won't turn many heads in a negative way. This puts a lot of pressure on the shirt to fit really well though, more than usual, and to a lesser extent the pants. I think this look comes off worse because most people on the street rocking it are wearing OTR shirts that run way too big. Also I think it works better with a soporific tie, since there is no solid, conservative navy or gray suit to ground the look and allow the wearer to go crazy with the tie.
post #21 of 69
I hadn't really thought about it until now, I don't hate it but it can definitely look a bit half way. I see it a lot here in Australia and am probably guilty of it myself.
post #22 of 69
Although guilty on numerous occasions of donning this look, I also feel it is "not quite right." I think that wearing a properly fitting shirt and pants help make the look a little less "cell phone salesman in the mall" (not that there's anything wrong with selling cell phones), but nevertheless, it is still incomplete in my humble opinion.
Speaking from my personal aesthetic sense, I feel that wearing a v-neck/crewneck sweater or a cardigan helps “complete” the look; although not as fully as a blazer or suit jacket. Living in an area where the weather is sweater worthy 8 months of the year, and also being too thin to find a properly fitting blazer, I usually try to utilize that look as much as possible. When doing the whole shirt, tie and no jacket thing, I try to wear something like a blue gingham pattern shirt and a knit tie. This way, I won’t be mistaken for the IRS.
post #23 of 69
FFS, the OP's point is that walking in to work sporting a tie without having bothered to complete the outfit with a sports coat or suit jacket looks, well, incomplete. Of course there are pictures of gentlemen sans jacket that look fine. I like to think that when I remove my jacket once in the office I look fine, too. That's beside the point. The point is if you've adopted a business casual style of dress, trying to step it up by adding a tie without adding a coat isn't going to get you there. Indeed, in my view, skip the tie and add the coat and you will have made an improvement.
post #24 of 69
Can we get some real fit pics to clarify peoples thoughts on the issue? Posting my own I gotta say I feel I look a lot better with a tie. As long as the fit is there and you rock it I think it really works for a casual look. Looking forward to others examples. And ignore the socks.

500

500
post #25 of 69
Thread Starter 
^ you simply look like you're wearing a suit, but took the jacket off.

in the office, fine...walking around on the street...not so fine
post #26 of 69
I'll take pants shirt and SC over pants shirt and tie any day.

Also, Achillus, every time I see your name I think my account got hacked and someone is posting under my name ffffuuuu.gif
post #27 of 69
It is a very incomplete and perfunctory look in my opinion. I will sweat, suffer, complain and die wearing a suit before I remove my jacket.
post #28 of 69
IME a heather v neck undershirt, a shower in the morning and a good stick of deodorant are all it takes to avoid the "I'm too hot" argument and I live in a climate where 90 degrees and 85% humidity is a brisk day. In the office or at lunch however (i.e. in the confines of air conditioning) it is a completely unacceptable look IMO.

While I have voiced that I cannot stand the jacket-less, billowed shirt and Jos. A. Bank tie look that we are all discussing here, I ask you gents to imagine what kind of SC/suit jacket these dudes would be wearing if they regularly have the proclivity to wearing this look. I think I'd rather see a schlubby shirt and tacky tie than a Chinese fused SC two sizes too big with sleeves to the end of the ring finger and "Alfani" sleeve tag proudly emblazoned. I think I just gave myself the chills...
post #29 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guero View Post

FFS, the OP's point is that walking in to work sporting a tie without having bothered to complete the outfit with a sports coat or suit jacket looks, well, incomplete. Of course there are pictures of gentlemen sans jacket that look fine. I like to think that when I remove my jacket once in the office I look fine, too. That's beside the point. The point is if you've adopted a business casual style of dress, trying to step it up by adding a tie without adding a coat isn't going to get you there. Indeed, in my view, skip the tie and add the coat and you will have made an improvement.

+1

I added SCs to my wardrobe long before I added ties.
post #30 of 69
I hate this as well. If you work in an environment where people don't wear suits or sportscoats, so be it. Wear a nice shirt and trousers. But don't add a tie unless you're going to also wear a coat of some sort.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Can anybody else not stand the shirt/slacks/tie look