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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 2034post #30496 of 373659/8/15 at 7:18pmpost #30497 of 373659/8/15 at 7:20pmQuote:
Well, I can't speak for your line of business nor your office of course, but as an employer I'm always on the lookout for guys who dare to stand out a little. Just sayin'.
@RDiaz is a man with good taste. IIRC, he was fairly limited in his budget, but that didn't stop him from looking very stylish indeed.post #30498 of 373659/8/15 at 7:39pm
If you guys didn't wear Suits/SC's to work, if you only wore them during your personal life, I wonder what you'd be content with in terms of the size of your wardrobes? I've been slowly putting together a small wardrobe over the last couple of years. I need a couple pairs of pants, a few shirts, a few ties, a couple pairs of shoes (I'm figuring ~$3K all together as the shoes will be Vass) and then I'll feel like I've hit the plateau of a small but complete (I'll have shoes, pants and ties that go with my 5 SC's and 1 Navy Suit) wardrobe from which I can plug in a new SC/Suit from time to time.
I like the idea of 3 S/S 'city' SCs, 6 F/W 'city' SC's and maybe 1 'country', and 3 suits, 1 navy and 2 grey with all the corresponding trousers, shoes, etc to not be wearing the same outfit every time I take the Missus out to dinner downtown. After the above shopping list I'll have about half of that in my closet and may stop at just that until I'm sure that I'm getting use out of what I own now.post #30499 of 373659/8/15 at 7:47pmpost #30500 of 373659/8/15 at 7:51pmQuote:Originally Posted by TweedyProf
So, I don't think I'm going to jump on the Massdrop x Panta buy.
I'm not feeling the neat patterns with tweed SCs. They will be very nice ties with flannel suits, but I'd prefer a larger medallion challis, herringbone, striped wool, or PoW check with tweed.
Crazy? Do you have examples as counterexamples?
Helden's post in that thread is probably the right way to do it, namely navy SC. But I guess I want something to go with tweedy coats.
Edit: only time I take my jacket off at work is when it's really hot outside and I need to quickly cool down when I get into the office. But once I've cooled down, it goes back on.
I love neat-print madders without reservation. It's Brummell in reverse-- bringing the town to the country.
My own humble example:post #30501 of 373659/8/15 at 9:02pmpost #30502 of 373659/8/15 at 9:05pmpost #30503 of 373659/8/15 at 9:18pm
Here is my theory. I think this is not a theory but already happening.
As tailored clothing falls out of favor and the suit goes the way of the dingo as formal office wear, those who wear suit and tie or jacket and tie will increasingly do so as a mark of freedom or self-expression as free agents. For the last X decades, when the suit still had currency, those who made it in unconventional/anti-establishment means (artists, moviemakers/Internet entrepreneurs) adopted a bohemian and louche form of dress. Once the suit becomes totally meaningless and they are wearing khaki pants on Wall Street (let me know if this is already the case, guys), I think the self-made and creative set will adopt it as a totem of power and style. Since the whole process of ordering clothing, tracking down ancient thirst, etc., etc., requires so much arcana and flying in the face of common sense, it's perfect for freethinkers. I'm not talking about Silicon Valley per se, since that is a corporate culture in its own right, but I'm talking about the lone author or Internet pornographer who does well and decides to commission suits because, well, why the fuck not?
If I were a junior somethingorother I would totally be concerned about coming across as a relentless fop. Also, if I were a retiree I would probably enjoy spending 15 minutes with my super ironing doohickeys (unrelated, but just continuing that conversation from before). In fact, it kind of blows my mind that some of you work 9-5s and have to wear suits to work and still manage to avoid burnout with respect to tailored clothing.post #30504 of 373659/8/15 at 9:26pmpost #30505 of 373659/8/15 at 9:35pmpost #30506 of 373659/8/15 at 9:46pmThread StarterWhen I was forced to wear suits, I didn't enjoy it at all. After I was no longer forced to wear suits, I joined SF. So I sort of get what Sprout's saying in his last comment, but again, people needing to wear CM for their 9-8's* (Americans...if we're lucky) or 9-5's (for those living in more reasonable places) might just be making the best of a bad situation.
* The Protestant work ethic has been so heavily socialized into me that I feel like a lazy turd if I've not been productive at least 8-10 hours on a weekday and 4-5 hours on a weekend. I know I number of people who feel the same way (to greater or lesser degrees). I have a friend who's wife wisely started prohibiting him from working on Sundays. This led to anxiety issues, and so they've worked out some sort of deal where he works part of Sunday--not much, but enough--and relaxes the rest of the day.post #30507 of 373659/8/15 at 9:46pm
LOL, I do understand. I'm just shocked that young guys like you and Newc seem to be so afraid of being noticed. And I have my doubts that strict conformism is going to help you go far in your workplace. All it does is creating corporate drones.
The nail that doesn't stick out will rust away unnoticed. Don't be afraid of getting hammered every now and then. That's character building.post #30508 of 373659/8/15 at 9:54pmThread Starterpost #30509 of 373659/8/15 at 9:55pmpost #30510 of 373659/8/15 at 9:55pm
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