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post #211 of 389
That is so general, "Asia". It depends. Google a city, wikipedia usually has temperature charts by month for major cities.
post #212 of 389
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That is so general, "Asia". It depends. Google a city, wikipedia usually has temperature charts by month for major cities.

My google fu is strong, but my desire for THATGuy to give us his experience on hot asian summers is the real driver. Because, as you said, Asia is pretty vast (Russia, anyone), but based on TG's comment he surely has experience in a specific area that is so hot as to require shirt rolling and/or make Singapore seem like a paradise - all the while not forcing me to google a random city on the vast continent. Not saying that to incite or accuse, just stating it.

post #213 of 389
I think it comes down to personal tolerance. I don't mind being a bit uncomfortable climate-wise to look the way I want. Sometimes friends will comment how they would die in the NYC heat if they were wearing what I was and I must be nuts. Basically it is all personal.
post #214 of 389

Isn't it just easier to know how to look good in more casual attire? Not that you don't, but if it's hot outside and I don't have to wear a suit, I won't. It doesn't mean I have to dress like a bum, I just apply the same care toward fit and color as I would with a jacket and tie.

post #215 of 389
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


Down here in the South "business casual" is interpreted as an invite to wear a Dri-Fit polo from some obscure country club tucked into deep double pleated khakis with a steel tipped belt and some flavor of Rockport-inspired footwear.

At least up North they have some hint of "office" to their attire.
Down here everyone looks like they are popping into the office in between rounds.

This.

In NYC, you've got dress pants, a dress shirt, and dress shoes?
You're ahead of 99% of the population, and look great compared to REAL business casual described above.
post #216 of 389
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

If your workplace is biz-cazh, then swap out the suit pants for more casual pants that work with an odd jacket or no jacket. Swap out the spread collar broadcloth for a textured BD. Throw away the black duckbills for something tasteful in brown. Etc.

Manton, why don't you post a picture or two of your approved business casual look?
post #217 of 389
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I have one cardigan that I wear in the house in winter because it is brutally expensive to heat my house to a comfortable temp. I never wear it out.

I wear a cardigan all winter long at home.
Manton, where did you get yours?
Edited by Reevolving - 8/17/12 at 2:54pm
post #218 of 389
Did somebody say 'cardigan'?

post #219 of 389
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Manton, why don't you post a picture or two of your approved business casual look?

There is actually a picture of Manton doing biz casual pretty well in the SF10 party pics in the gallery. White linen, odd trousers, and some sort of brown shoe. Looked pretty good, actually. I like the cut of his jibe.
post #220 of 389
"Jibe" or "jib"?
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

"Jibe" or "jib"?

Jib, though I like this jive as well.
post #222 of 389
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

There is actually a picture of Manton doing biz casual pretty well in the SF10 party pics in the gallery. White linen, odd trousers, and some sort of brown shoe. Looked pretty good, actually. I like the cut of his jibe.

yeah, what a lot of people don't get about Manton is that you don't see him and think "what a sepctacular outfit". you see him and your first impression is "ok, that looks neat" and then you see that everything fits and looks good for the occasion. in SF he was wearing a minor variation (improvement) of what a lot of men wear for business casual - but it all fit well, seemed to be of good quality and looked comfortable and neat.
post #223 of 389
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

yeah, what a lot of people don't get about Manton is that you don't see him and think "what a sepctacular outfit". you see him and your first impression is "ok, that looks neat" and then you see that everything fits and looks good for the occasion. in SF he was wearing a minor variation (improvement) of what a lot of men wear for business casual - but it all fit well, seemed to be of good quality and looked comfortable and neat.
This is the type of look that I think is most appealing whether it's business or casual wear. One where the overall impression is good, but no particular item standing out or the whole look appearing dandy. High quality items that are well coordinated with a good fit, and appropriate for the occasion is what I admire most.
post #224 of 389
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

This is the type of look that I think is most appealing whether it's business or casual wear. One where the overall impression is good, but no particular item standing out or the whole look appearing dandy. High quality items that are well coordinated with a good fit, and appropriate for the occasion is what I admire most.

+1. In Oklahoma, not many guys can differentiate between business or casual wear. These guys think a polo shirt with blazer and jeans is business wear. Sometimes I just get so irritated by that. Another I noticed in Oklahoma, though I don't know if it's anywhere else, is that some guys like to wear a black shirt and pair of black pants with white or bright red tie. Pretty disappointing.
post #225 of 389
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Originally Posted by wumingde View Post

 I don't know if it's anywhere else, is that some guys like to wear a black shirt and pair of black pants with white or bright red tie. Pretty disappointing.

 

Oh believe me, it's not just Oklahoma. It's a matter of knowing just enough to be dangerous. They have a sense of complimentary colors (red and black look pretty badass together on things like cars) but not a sense of aesthetically pleasing colors in a sartorial sense.

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