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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

why are you wearnig a tailored jacket to class? As a student? Even the profs don't do that any more!

 

Because I am almost 34 years old. I've been dressing in tailored clothes for 10 years and I'm well set in my ways.

post #302 of 389
EDIT: Manton beat me to it.

For the record I think a sport coat in class is overkill.
post #303 of 389
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

why not just stick to button-downs and chinos?

 

Because.

post #304 of 389

Btw, interestingly I'm not even the only one in classes who wears a sport coat. There is usually 2 or 3 besides me.

post #305 of 389
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

why are you wearnig a tailored jacket to class? As a student? Even the profs don't do that any more!

I did. A few professors enjoyed it, some made "jokes" about it to me, but I knew those jokes were just loopholes to their true feelings.
post #306 of 389
Seize the opportunity, go for the full-blown tweed three piece with a bow tie.
post #307 of 389
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


I did. A few professors enjoyed it, some made "jokes" about it to me, but I knew those jokes were just loopholes to their true feelings.

 

it's a point of pride for academics to dress like slobs. it wasn't always the case either. whom do we have to blame for this, anyways?

post #308 of 389
The liberals, clearly.
post #309 of 389
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I've mentioned this before somewhere, but there is this one department in my company that for some reason all of the guys dress similarly. Not in the sense that they have a dress code, but more like a consistent specific style. They wear tight dress shirts, usually a bold color, and/or pattern, very slim dress pants and wacky shoes. Like burnished grey wingtips, or really light tan split toes with distressing and such. Also, a lot of french cuffs with sometimes... wait for it... a sweater over the french cuff shirt. It started with just two guys like this, then they hired another, and now there are four guys that dress like this. It is very bizarre. It is like they all feed off of each other. One day I want to say something to the lot of them, like ask a really loaded question about how they go shopping together or something.

The weirdest guy of the bunch told me that he has his wife iron the crease out of all of his trousers because "it's too hard to maintain". Also, he said his Allen Edmonds (burnished grey suede) hurt his knees because of the "bounce" corked goodyear welted shoes have. I think he's just an idiot. It is a shame because he's a really nice guy.


I'm pretty sure that this look was first popularized by Carson Cressley.
post #310 of 389
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

why are you wearnig a tailored jacket to class? As a student? Even the profs don't do that any more!

Ahem. Some profs do.
post #311 of 389
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I'm not saying I always carry every book. I'm saying I have a lot of books.

Are they leather-bound?
post #312 of 389
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Ahem. Some profs do.
I know there are a few, but it's pretty rare. If I were a prof, I would. I do teach 1-2 seminars a year, and I always wear a coat and tie.
post #313 of 389
I'm not the only one in my department, but it's not common. I think at faculty meetings it's usually two or three other guys and I in coat and tie.
post #314 of 389
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I'm not the only one in my department, but it's not common. I think at faculty meetings it's usually two or three other guys and I in coat and tie.

 

In my field, coat and tie is almost unheard-of. It seems to have gotten worse in the time since I finished grad school, since back then many of the old-timers would at least wear a coat, but they are now retired, and what's left is a lot of people in stained t-shirts and jeans.

post #315 of 389
I had lunch today with the COO of a major telecom company. He was wearing an Ed Hardy t-shirt and bleached, fake distressed jeans, with the fake holes and all.

I wish I were making this up.
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