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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

It's such a general description, the modernist version of sleek navy suit with little detailing and no apparent texture, no belt, simple black shoes or boots and plain white shirt with little detailing and no apparent texture is still A-OK. The "look I'm cool I don't wear a tie but everything else looks like regular suit-guy wear" was never ok.

This. It is as much confidence and an eye for cohesive fit as anything. Our elected officials often elect to offend even awfully overt aesthetic commandments, e.g. the poorest fitting jacket possible. But when fit, proportion, and details are checked accordingly, it is seemingly an always-in-style getup. 

post #17 of 38
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Originally Posted by Ebichuman View Post

Even if it's done well one quickly gets lost in the sea of like-dressed. As Sugarbutch said, this is now a farily standard drss code in the corporate/finance world. A good third of people I encounter on daily basis wears the suit+shirt no tie combo (I work in the financial district in Toronto). Everytime I see I think it's a lost opportunity since a tie would improve the look exponentially (assuming the fit etc are OK).

 

I think you make a good point, especially if I consider the setting as much as anything else. I would offer that the "swagger" or intangible of the wearer may make the combination more "owned" than lost at sea. But, assuming all colors the same (which the OP did specify), you are certainly right that a group of navy + white's would seem uniform and unappealing. The tie and/or PS would grant the wearer a significant diversity, or at least an opportunity at diversity; though to stick to the no tie and no ps line, either the shoes or the accessories (watch? flash of the belt?) would be your only identifier. 

post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I'm concerned that it is becoming so common that it is looking like the white shirt, navy blazer, no tie, grey slacks look that when worn casually, almost always makes a guy look older and dull. For reference, just look around any airport in the USA. There is an army of them.....
That is a classic look for men. Nothing wrong with this look….even if everyone is dressing the same.
post #19 of 38
Not sure how much everyone here is into the whole sockless look but I think these two examples are a very stylish way to wear the above mentioned combination (especially in a warmer climate):
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post #20 of 38
^^ That suit is more air force blue than navy, the bluer the suit, the more "sleek and modern" it will appear.

Not sure how this would look tie-less. But it is featured on The Sartorialist blog, so yeah.

post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Agreed ^^. This is a look that is done well with a (dreaded) black suit by Clooney (I hate Tom Ford's version with his ridiculous receding hairline, shirt open to the waist, cartoonishly wide lapels and designer stubble),
Sharp knees, wouldn't bang.
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post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Has this turned into the suit equivalent of khakis and a polo shirt? When US political leaders adopt a look is that a sign to cut and run? Or, can this look be saved? If so, how?

Add an open-neck cravat?

post #23 of 38
Part of the problem is that once you get outside of the world of staged photos, the shirt collar is gonna be crushed much of the time. The button down is a solution but it takes away from the sharp and sleek look of the more successful iterations here.
post #24 of 38
All the looks posted in this thread, with the exception of Ford, would look better with a tie IMO or with a sportcoat rather than a suit (or no jacket at all).
post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

All the looks posted in this thread, with the exception of Ford, would look better with a tie IMO or with a sportcoat rather than a suit (or no jacket at all).


The OP is asking how the suit+open-neck shirt look can be done or if its even possible to get it right. Surely, saying is that all of these looks would look better if they weren't a suit+open neck shirt (i.e. if they weren't the same look at all) doesn't really get to the point?  In fact, I don't think there's really anything to add to what Fuuma said about this.

post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post




How many sizes too big is Obama's suit! Plus the hands in his pocket (can't get that Capital One card out of my head)= dreadful



this is much better
post #27 of 38
To ed's point...consider this alternative...are any of the fits with the suit instead of the blazer and odd trousers better?

post #28 of 38
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post


The OP is asking how the suit+open-neck shirt look can be done or if its even possible to get it right. Surely, saying is that all of these looks would look better if they weren't a suit+open neck shirt (i.e. if they weren't the same look at all) doesn't really get to the point?  In fact, I don't think there's really anything to add to what Fuuma said about this.

Its exactly the point, if it looks better in a different manner, why wear it this way?

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

To ed's point...consider this alternative...are any of the fits with the suit instead of the blazer and odd trousers better?

Need to see more pics of her to come up with an appropriate answer.
post #29 of 38
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Need to see more pics of her to come up with an appropriate answer.

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post #30 of 38
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Originally Posted by The Upright Man View Post

Not sure how much everyone here is into the whole sockless look but I think these two examples are a very stylish way to wear the above mentioned combination (especially in a warmer climate):
 

 

I'm a big fan of these two looks. Especially on hot days. Simplicity is great and it gives a chance to accessorize really well with a watch or great/noticeable loafers.
 
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