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It is possible. But it is good at the sole condition that you genuinely don't care (i.e. you're not worried enough to ask this on a message board).

I would say a lot of the time people that look like they don't care, and look good, actually do care. It can take a lot of effort to make things appear effortless.
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Basically this is what I tried on at the store (was already wearing polo/shorts/shoes).

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No

 

Polo, shorts, sockless boat shoes with a F/W jacket like that? On another note, the jacket looks awfully short. 

post #19 of 28
If you are going to a board meeting at the yacht club then it is appropriate wear.
Otherwise it just makes you look like a retro yuppy tool.
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I would say a lot of the time people that look like they don't care, and look good, actually do care. It can take a lot of effort to make things appear effortless.

Sprezzatura. 

As for the question, I think it's becoming somewhat of a trend to use shorts with a blazer (or then It's just here in Finland). I think it can look very fresh, but most of the time it looks rather sloppy and just plain dreadful. I wouldn't go for the look, but I know many that would. As long as you look confident, you can pull something like this off (like someone already mentioned). 

post #22 of 28
Maybe you can figure out a way to make this not look terrible, but for every scenario I can think of, the outfit would look better if you replaced the shorts with pants or removed the jacket.
post #23 of 28
Yes.. I do it.
post #24 of 28
A few clothing lines featured suits with shorts for this season. I saw several suits like this in stores, but I don't recall the brands. I think it would be hard to make this look work.
post #25 of 28
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No

Polo, shorts, sockless boat shoes with a F/W jacket like that? On another note, the jacket looks awfully short. 
You think the jacket looks awfully short? I'm on the fence about taking it back. It hasn't been tailored yet, and I would be letting the sleeves out a bit (the joys of having a winspan 4" greater than your height). The torso does look short, but when I saw the 80% off sticker I figured I might be able to make it work. I'm on the fence.


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If you are going to a board meeting at the yacht club then it is appropriate wear. Otherwise it just makes you look like a retro yuppy tool.
I don't really feel like joining a yacht club just to make this work. And, I think I would feel uncomfortable in a tool-ish way in a lot of situations in this.

I was thinking though.... We have a small casino here that I go to once in a while. It's right on the water, and their restaurant is 1/2 outside patio overlooking the water (we usually have super before gambling). Inside they have the AC cranked a lot of times to the point where I've had to wear a sweater in the summer . Maybe this would be an appropriate place?


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Sprezzatura. 


As for the question, I think it's becoming somewhat of a trend to use shorts with a blazer (or then It's just here in Finland). I think it can look very fresh, but most of the time it looks rather sloppy and just plain dreadful. I wouldn't go for the look, but I know many that would. As long as you look confident, you can pull something like this off (like someone already mentioned). 

Yeah, I think it would only look good if you are confident. Personally, I would only be confident wearing it in a situation where the outfit makes sense, And, I'm having a hard time thinking of places the outfit makes sense, lol.
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Absolutely dreadful
post #27 of 28
Blazer + shorts = prep classic. Still common in parts, especially among the college set. But like Nantucket reds and other context-contingent clothes often misused on the forums, it's the type of thing that works in a particular setting. If you're the only one sporting the look (and particularly if you adopted it after seeing it online/in a magazine), tread cautiously.
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Blazer + shorts = prep classic. Still common in parts, especially among the college set. But like Nantucket reds and other context-contingent clothes often misused on the forums, it's the type of thing that works in a particular setting. If you're the only one sporting the look (and particularly if you adopted it after seeing it online/in a magazine), tread cautiously.

Yeah, this seems right to me. Good in the right setting (and done right), but bad if forced into the wrong setting.
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