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post #46 of 61
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post

I think he was trying to say that it's frustrating to him to see someone worry about wearing DC shirts with chinos since, in his mind (and mine, for that matter), it's perfectly acceptable.

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I don't see that FC shirts with spread collars should be worn with chinos!
IMO, chinos are MUCH too casual for that....
post #47 of 61

 Double cuff shirts with spread collar and neck button undone. I wonder if this has anything to do with the current facination with pirates?

post #48 of 61

Formal shirt for formal scenarios, trying to subvert a formal shirt into a casual ensemble is not okay in my opinion.

post #49 of 61
I think pants covering butt crack is a rule with no argument. Most of the rest of it are suggestions or mores to be adhered to because violation may have adverse effects on your career.
French cuff shirts as casual wear is not contradictory to either of the above unless it is a casual event related to work and the boss calls french fries "freedom fries" and has a great disdain for anything possibly French.
post #50 of 61
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

-1.
I don't see that FC shirts with spread collars should be worn with chinos!
IMO, chinos are MUCH too casual for that....

Once again, depends on the chinos. I can't speak from experience as much as on jeans (the golf course is the only time I wear chinos) but I think a pair of crisp, well fitting chinos with a DC shirt is fine, while baggy, frayed and worn chinos look odd with such a shirt.

What about a tan cotton or linen suit? By themselves the trousers are chino-casual but would you be opposed to wearing a DC shirt with such?
post #51 of 61
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post

I think he was trying to say that it's frustrating to him to see someone worry about wearing DC shirts with chinos since, in his mind (and mine, for that matter), it's perfectly acceptable.

Ok, that's what I thought. Thanks for confirming.
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

-1.
I don't see that FC shirts with spread collars should be worn with chinos!
IMO, chinos are MUCH too casual for that....

I wear spread collars with ties usually.
But I cant wrap my head around the fact that cuff links are extraordinarily formal.
post #52 of 61
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But I cant wrap my head around the fact that cuff links are extraordinarily formal.

Like Don King, only in America...
post #53 of 61

I wear French cuffs with no tie very frequently and have been doing so for many years and everywhere I have lived at (Amsterdam, Texas, Los Angeles and now in Silicon Valley).  Rarely did anybody make a comment about them, and as far as I can recall they were all positive.  I am in my 50's, in the technology industry and have seen a number of people dress this way over the years.

post #54 of 61
That was cool 2 years ago, now that trend is crowded and cheap... you'll end up look like a bunch of cheapo's I see on the subway.
post #55 of 61
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post

Once again, depends on the chinos. I can't speak from experience as much as on jeans (the golf course is the only time I wear chinos) but I think a pair of crisp, well fitting chinos with a DC shirt is fine, while baggy, frayed and worn chinos look odd with such a shirt.
What about a tan cotton or linen suit? By themselves the trousers are chino-casual but would you be opposed to wearing a DC shirt with such?

Key words.....^^^. Suit....
post #56 of 61
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

In the UK French cuffs are meaningless, no one even notices them, but in the US I get the impression that you'd be arrested for wearing them unless you have several private jets and a yacht.
Americans use them a class divider whereas the rest of the world uses them to keep the ends of their sleeves shut. 

+1 I live in the U.S. and you can wear a cheap $30 french cuff shirt from Macy's and people think you're some rich snob. Depends where you are, but where I live I see very very few people ever wear them. But where you're at it should be a different story, so I would say wear them.

post #57 of 61
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Key words.....^^^. Suit....

But suit jackets come off, particularly in warm weather, which is when you'd wear such a suit.
post #58 of 61
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post


But suit jackets come off, particularly in warm weather, which is when you'd wear such a suit.


What about in an air-conditioned office? The same issue exists with ties - you shouldn't wear one without a jacket, but the jacket often comes off during the day. I look at my jacket (sometimes on the back of my chair) as a tether. I can only go so far away before I need to bring it with me. The bathroom is OK. A meeting room might be OK. A different floor is not OK.

post #59 of 61
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


What about in an air-conditioned office? The same issue exists with ties - you shouldn't wear one without a jacket, but the jacket often comes off during the day. I look at my jacket (sometimes on the back of my chair) as a tether. I can only go so far away before I need to bring it with me. The bathroom is OK. A meeting room might be OK. A different floor is not OK.

Yes, but when I'm wearing pinstriped trousers, a shirt and a tie, people know (or should know) that said trousers are part of a suit. When wearing tan linen trousers, a shirt and no tie, it's quite possible that the ensemble is part of a suit or not part of a suit.
post #60 of 61

I think it depends on environment in which you are working etc. if it's business casual then FC without jacket  will pass in my opinion.

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