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Some questions about wearing suits as everyday public attire

Poll Results: Is 22 too young to be wearing suits as normal dresswear?

 
  • 20% (1)
    Yes
  • 80% (4)
    No
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post #1 of 4
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I'm 22 and about a year ago I put on a suit for the first time for my wedding. Sice then I've always felt uncomfortable wearing t-shirts and pants. In fact I've felt uncomfortable in anything other than in a suit. When I do find the excuse to wear one, people give me a lot of praise and ask me why I ever wear anything else.

I go out a lot to dance and I'm often in the public, also I started working temporarily in 'Dressmann' which is a men's fashion store. The most expensive suits we sell range up to about €400. But we have various ranges etc.

I dress semi-formal for my work but I've asked, and my boss said I can dress as formally as I like.

Basically my question is. As a young adult is it possible for me to wear suits, ties and dress pants etc. as everyday public attire? Or will I look out of place and ridiculous. I live in Finland, in Europe and obviously where I work I see a lot of men wearing suits. Many who don't look so good and many who I envy like crazy.

The thing is. I don't have a valid excuse for wearing them. I'm not a law student or a lawyer or businessman, or something like that at all. So I feel like I have no valid reason for wearing them. Plus there's the fact that I know it's Europe and people dress well here (I'm from Australia) but I feel so young, too young to be wearing a suit.

Also I go to nightclubs a lot, and the people I see there wearing suits are always a lot older than me. I'm worried that I'd feel like an idiot in their presence.

Money isn't a factor here if someone can explain to me how I could adopt this new style of dressing. Though I'd probably not spend more than $500 on a suit, and I don't want to look like I'm dressed up for a job interview every single day. But whilst I work where I work, I would like to take advantage of the ability to wear suit attire and hopefully 'wear-in' the feeling of being used to wearing them.

So to sum it up. Can I wear a suit, tie and dress pants attire in public as everyday dress code? Bearing in mind I'm only 22, and that I live in Finland (Europe) and I have no reason to dress like that except that I love the look and feel of a suit.

Taking everything I've said into account. What do you veteran suit wearers suggest and if I get the green light, please suggest to me what is appropriate and what isn't. So don't spare any detail whatsoever!

Regards, Daniel

P.S. Here's a picture of me. 392725_565268426839281_1905643322_n.jpg
Edited by Leijonasisu - 6/1/13 at 8:12am
post #2 of 4
If you enjoy it, do it.

I am 22 and I wear a suit when I want, which is almost daily. I also own my own business, and work downtown so I don't really stick out that much.

In Texas though, it gets hot so I don't always wear a tie (Also in Austin, where it can be way too stuffy for my business and the social culture in general). That way I can take off my jacket and still be put together with nice trousers and a shirt, and not have the used car salesman look
with a tie and no jacket.

Your tie knot could use some practice. Try to nail down the four in hand, and look at this thread for how your tie should look:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/347940/dimple-porn


Otherwise good luck. Try to be a good husband and provider and be happy with the way you dress.
post #3 of 4

odd jacket and trou. It eliminates the "that douche is a Bond/banker wannable" stigma while still allowing you to dress in good taste


Edited by Claghorn - 6/1/13 at 6:52pm
post #4 of 4
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Also I started working temporarily in 'Dressmann' which is a men's fashion store. The most expensive suits we sell range up to about €400. But we have various ranges etc.

And the boss said it's okay. So yes, at least on days when you or most adults are working. Try not to do a conservative (somewhat Bond) suit look daily, though - through colors or tie removal, the look can be dressed down.
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