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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by Alphataru View Post


That's the exact opposite of what I think. I never see bus drivers in suits.

I've seen bus drivers wearing suits in the UK, but these where company uniform with the First Bus logo on the breast pocket, along with a First Bus shirt and a First Bus tie. Bus drivers where I am, usually wear anything they like.
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Waiters with strict dress codes generally wear a vest.

Yeh, that's usually what I'd expect a waiter to be wearing anyway. If the waiters wore regular suits in a restaurant, well it could cause confusion. I see someone in a vest, "waiter" would probably be the first thought.
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by Poloboy View Post

Who else thinks that wearing a suit without a tie is just wrong.
It may be the current "fashion", but it shows a definite lack of style.
The majority of people wear a shirt unbuttoned, and it just falls under the jacket
Lapels and looks sloppy.
I guess people have no idea how stupid they really look.
Your thoughts.

I don't like shirts open with suits but if you're not wearing a tie then wear a Smedley Mock turtleneck. It's the same height as a regular shirt and will look neat. Although you may look like a villian in a James Bond film lol8[1].gif

post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Right suit w/o a tie can be done. Tie w/o a jacket CAN'T!

UTTER NONSENSE! The reverse is the case.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

I don't think a tie will keep her very warm. crazy.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Better than nothing though, I suppose.
Take away the dudes and she looks hot.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Alphataru View Post


Well, he probably don't call women birds, so perhaps you can start there.
What would you rather me call them?
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by Poloboy View Post

Who else thinks that wearing a suit without a tie is just wrong.
It may be the current "fashion", but it shows a definite lack of style.
I guess people have no idea how stupid they really look.

But I thought I was doing sprezzatura!

I wear a casual summer suit without a tie and unbuttoned shirt on a hot day.
I wear an odd jacket without a tie and unbuttoned shirt as much as with a tie.
I try very hard not to wear a tie without also wearing a jacket. Sitting at a desk doesn't count.
post #37 of 40
Quite acceptable in informal circumstances.
post #38 of 40

I suspect one reason the look is so common is that many men don't own odd jackets. One might need suits for work, and one might have invested in some quality pieces, but men are less likely to drop real coin on cocktail party clothing. They're, obviously missing out, but I won't go so far as to say that suits without ties are wrong. Suits without ties have a place. As noted earlier, summer suits in poplin and linen can look quite nice without a tie. I often remember seeing this look at open houses for high school graduations. A wool suit can also work at places like jazz clubs, where only a minority of the patrons will have jackets to begin with.

 

As far as pulling off the look, once you've selected an appropriate setting, these would be my guidelines:

 

- The suit should have a slimmer, contemporary cut. I have a very nice MTM Golden Fleece sack suit, but it's the last suit I'd ever wear tieless. It looks like too much of a work suit.

 

- Steer clear of midnight navy and charcoal. Ligher blues and greys keep the outfit from looking too severe. The idea of wearing a suit sans tie is to convey casual sophistication. A nearly black suit would undermine that effect.

 

- Shirts should be solid blue or white, and suits should be solid or have a VERY subtle pattern. Some may disagree about this, but my feeling is that you've already decided to match your trousers and jacket, and to forgo the most interesting accessory that one wears with a suit--the tie. At this point, one shouldn't get cold feet. Go all the way, and embrace total simplicity.

 

- It goes without saying that the shirt collar needs to stand up properly.

post #39 of 40
You are dead on Sir. This is the worst look I have ever seen. It has gotten so much worse since this last post. The tie differentiates a mans look from another. All I see in the city is a bunch of the same no style morons walking around. Be a man and wear the damn tie. What's with these skinny slim suits too? Complete generation of assholes. Another thing, take a fucking look in the mirror before you leave in the morning.If you can see your fucking socks when you look down, guess what asshole? Time for a new suit, pants have shrunk. Dicks walking around with the pants halfway up to their knees. Douchebags
post #40 of 40

It only looks good stumbling out of a bar or brothel at 3am in the morning - and the tie should just be loosened. 

 

Otherwise, ich don't think so. 

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