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post #16 of 55
If I look silly wearing just a shirt and a tie so be it. I often wear this look to class, when i go shopping, or out for drinks on the weekend and don't see a thing wrong with it. Who wants to walk around all day with their jacket on unless they need to? If it's what you like to wear, then wear it. Make your own fashion rules and don't lsiten to somebody elses. I'm sure I look better in just a shirt and tie than some forum complainers due in their best suit.
post #17 of 55
I like to think I spend quite a bit of attention to the way I dress. I like to make sure everything fits perfectly, that my shoes are shined, that I look put together. However, at some points in the day, it is really necessary to take your jacket off. I am certainly not going to sit at my desk all day with a coat on, thats just silly. I am not going to walk down the street in the dead of summer with a coat on. I certainly am not going to drive with a coat on (do you guys follow the same rules in a car, does it look "sloppy and incomplete" to take off your coat in the car). Its like you guys think its 1930 or something. I suppose you only wear brown suits in the "country", only wear black shoes after 6 pm, and never let the fairer sex see your braces, since that would be the lowest of the low in your mind.
post #18 of 55
I agree with Phil. I'd never attend a meeting with the public, even in my own office, without a jacket. But no-one wears a jacket while sitting at his desk or driving a car. If you're wearing a shirt that fits with a properly tied tie and shined shoes, that's what counts. If you're not well-dressed, then putting your jacket on top of the ensemble is irrelevant.
post #19 of 55
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I don't sit at my desk or drive around with my jacket on because it would get all wrinkled, and who wants that. It would look even worse than no jacket at all
post #20 of 55
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If you aren't meeting with anyone then wear PJs for all it matters. I'm talking about situations where you will be in public.
post #21 of 55
To me, the only audience that counts at work is my clientele and myself. For being "in public", I could care less about what some hick from Tennessee (or subsitute some other backcountry locale) thinks of me walking around with no jacket on down Madison Ave. For the vast majority of people walking around NYC, a dale ernhardt jr. hat consitutes black tie. I need to look good in front of my clients, simple as that. That means Im not all sweaty, my jacket isnt wrinkle from wearing it all day, etc. Are you saying you really care what the people around you might think if you arent wearing a jacket? Seems a bit odd to worry about such things.
post #22 of 55
I totally disagree with truthhurts. I try to dress as polished as possible but with some consideration for comfort. If it's 90 degrees and I'm sweating to death, that looks alot worse than no jacket. I wear shirts and ties almost everday and I like the look, so shoot me.
post #23 of 55
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I don't sit at my desk or drive around with my jacket on because it would get all wrinkled, and who wants that. It would look even worse than no jacket at all  
That's a proof that it is not the right fabric. I can drive a couple of hour with my jacket on, and it doesn't get wrinkled.
post #24 of 55
Umm, certain fabrics wrinkle. You can own the top of the line linen, or similar fabric, pay a fortune for it, and it will wrinkle. Some fabrics are prone to wrinkle, some arent. The price you pay for said fabric is almost irrelevant.
post #25 of 55
Are we talking about people who take off their jacket in their own office?  I'm a serious fashion fuddy duddy, but even I do that.  And so do 99% of the men I've ever worked with or near. Or are we talking about guys who leave the house in the morning in shirt and tie without a jacket? That is indeed odd. Though I admit that I used to do this, in college, when I had a part time job that required a tie.  I only had one suit and one blazer, both flannel, and it was hot where I lived.  Plus, I was a kid at the bottom of the org chart, and no one cared.  I would never do it today, however.
post #26 of 55
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Umm, certain fabrics wrinkle. You can own the top of the line linen, or similar fabric, pay a fortune for it, and it will wrinkle.  Some fabrics are prone to wrinkle, some arent.  The price you pay for said fabric is almost irrelevant.
Yes, certain fabrics wrinkle. Yes price is irrilevant. Or, better, usually the more you pay, the more it wrinkles. Super8000 "tasmanian" with cashmere would usually wrinkle after 5 minutes dressing. Of course linen will wrinkle, but it wrinkles less a heavier weight linen. Mohair will hardly wrinkle, and it can be a magnificent fabric.
post #27 of 55
i think there's almost a casual elegance to a creased linen suit..the rest of the outfit(shoes, shirt, tie) will tell the diffence between a really welldressed man or some slob in a crumpled suit
post #28 of 55
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Why do some stores make their employees do this? Are they trying to make the staff look ridiculous or does management really think that this is any better than a polo shirt? And why do people go to work in a jacket, then take it off and get around in public like that? Chances are it's the ugliest look I'll see on any given day - the fat man with a tucked in shirt and tie forming an arc across his belly. Unless you're avril lavigne I don't think you can wear a tie without a jacket on, what do you all think?
To save up on their employee's convas jackets. I leave my jacket to protect it when I am at a desk or simply because it is hot in the room.
post #29 of 55
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Actually, I wear a tie clip 99% of the time, I have built up a nice collection over the years.   So, in your office, you never take off your jacket either?
Tie clips make people look like old old fashioned state servant waiting for retirement. Forget this.
post #30 of 55
Ernest, no offense, but you are an idiot.
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