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Poll Results: Casual Suit or Odd Jacket and Trousers

 
  • 33% (25)
    Casual Suit
  • 66% (49)
    Odd Jacket and Trousers
74 Total Votes  
post #76 of 80
IMO, it's all about the environment you find yourself in, and finding that level of sartorial excellence without going complete dandy or Jeeves. Odd Jackets, trousers, & open laced shoes are more my style. It is a product of where i live, and what makes me comfortable in this environment. Most of the people in my life are not like me, their choice of dress is typical, and i try to find a happy medium in my attempts to empathize with them. Is it not part of what being a gentlemen is all about? Well, it is for me at least...
post #77 of 80
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Casual suit. EVERY time.   I own 4 Navy Blazers, which might get thrown on with some jeans and a tee in late spring. But the "SF Staple" look??   Not a fan.  There is a difference between "Classic" and "currently popular".   A casual suit is much more of a classic look. Because while you may find the SF staple look in old pics if you search, more commonly men would wear a suit with the formality toned down.   loose collar,loose tie knot. perhaps no P.S. and less elaborate shoes.   Suit fabric? Well, it's an individual choice. Worsted, Flannel,linen.....  Depends on how well you can pull it off.

I have no idea what you are referring to when you say "SF Staple look," but the idea that odd jacket and trousers is not a classic look is just wrong and completely unsupportable. It's fine to prefer a casual suit to odd jacket and trousers, but you can't credibly claim that odd jacket and trousers is not a classic look that has been successfully worn for decades.
post #78 of 80
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post


This may well be your opinion, which is fine, but please don't try to claim it's 'more of a classic look'. That is simply unsupportable. Meaningless. And the same for your comments about fabrics. I'd also like to see some fit pics of your 'classic looks'... and perhaps people can see for themselves if 'you can pull it off'. I'm not saying you can't, but there's been a definite pattern of people claiming to do things better than the SF norm who turn out to be only fooling themselves.

Indeed, it IS my opinion. and i stand firmly by my statements. This is an open discussion, and don't throw a tantrum when others have a differing opinion to your own.  while 90% of fits posted today featured a Navy Blazer with Grey pants. it certainly is the "Current" look for a majority of posters.ehich is fine, if that's what you want to wear. That alone does not make it the definition of "Classic Menswear". or the be all and end all of what is acceptable on a semi-casual basis. that exact look, favoured now, would make a small percentage of the fits considered stylish yet casual. whereas a multitude of suits can be worn for said purpose, providing many,many more options.- So, if six members walk into a bar, all wearing an odd (Navy?) jacket, with grey trousers. they would look pretty silly. but six members wearing individual suits, all in their own way, would look like a group of well dressed men who didn't follow the same template as each-other. this is my premise for believing the casual suit has much more to offer, and throughout the last 100 years, has been done so many ways that saying it is much more more of a classic(semi-casual)look is not unjustified.   but yeah, like others on here. I too have an opinion.- perhaps you are fooling yourself?

 

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

IMO, it's all about the environment you find yourself in, and finding that level of sartorial excellence without going complete dandy or Jeeves. Odd Jackets, trousers, & open laced shoes are more my style. It is a product of where i live, and what makes me comfortable in this environment. Most of the people in my life are not like me, their choice of dress is typical, and i try to find a happy medium in my attempts to empathize with them. Is it not part of what being a gentlemen is all about? Well, it is for me at least...

100% agree with you. and well said, that your opinion relates to "Your style" which is cool.  Rock it your way.

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


I have no idea what you are referring to when you say "SF Staple look," but the idea that odd jacket and trousers is not a classic look is just wrong and completely unsupportable. It's fine to prefer a casual suit to odd jacket and trousers, but you can't credibly claim that odd jacket and trousers is not a classic look that has been successfully worn for decades.

You know exactly what i mean. and if you are going to quote me, at least take the time to read my post and quote it properly. Thankyou.

I never said it "Wasn't a classic look"  only that the casual suit is moreso (imho). The trend now, albeit classic. Is still somewhat contemporary. My point is that I prefer the casual suit.And feel it is more of a classic look. which is one side of this discussion right?

post #79 of 80
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

You know exactly what i mean. and if you are going to quote me, at least take the time to read my post and quote it properly. Thankyou.
I never said it "Wasn't a classic look"  only that the casual suit is moreso (imho). The trend now, albeit classic. Is still somewhat contemporary. My point is that I prefer the casual suit.And feel it is more of a classic look. which is one side of this discussion right?

I did read your post and quote it fairly. It was not entirely clear what you were referring to. It could have been the blazer and greys look / blazer with odd trousers in general / etc. Your distinction between "currently popular" and "classic" does create an inference that what is currently popular is not exactly classic. Maybe that's not quite what you meant, but it is a reasonable way of reading what you wrote. In truth, odd jackets are very much a part of classic menswear and have been for some time, with certain odd combinations predating suits. As I said earlier, I don't take issue with you preferring casual suits to odd jacket and trousers or saying you think it's a better look. Both are perfectly valid and why this thread exists. Once you justify your choice by saying that one of the options is more classic, I think you err. As I said above, both are solidly within the classic menswear realm by any reasonable definition.

With respect to the example you gave replying to FlyingMonkey, there are more than enough odd jacket and trouser combinations for 6 men to avoid looking like they are following the same template any more than if they wore suits. While there are a lot of navy blazer and grey trouser looks posted, you can do a lot more with an odd jacket and trousers than that.
post #80 of 80
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post
 

This is an open discussion, and don't throw a tantrum when others have a differing opinion to your own. 

 

I apologise, I was assuming I was talking with adults. Apparently not. Do carry on...

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