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MilanoStyle, If your jacket is so uncomfortable that you cannot sit down and do computer work or paper work without being distracted while wearing it, maybe you need a new tailor. I can't imagine the coats I wear being of better quality than those of somebody who styles himself "Millano Style".
no, that's not the point. the point is I am used to wearing min. amount of clothing when I do computer work. I can go and on about impracticality on this. This sort thing is just preference, nothing to do with style, so do not tell me I need new tailor nor trying to be cute with sarcasm OK? To me, this is a same question as if someone ask me why I use fork instead of chopsticks at a chinese resturant. Well, I can use chopstick but fork is much easier to pick things up for me. Its my preference. I can use chopstick but I rather not. Same goes for not wearing jacket while I work at a desk. I can wear it, but I prefer without one.
post #47 of 55
A minimum amount of clothing when doing computer work? That conveys up some curious images. Are you at your best hitting the ol' keyboard in the buff? Seriously, you didn't say it was a simple matter of preference. You said that wearing a suit coat seated at work would create such discomfort that you would be distracted from your work. To me, that says lousy fit. I don't seem to have this problem, and my wardrobe is nothing special compared to what many forum regulars have, I'm sure.
post #48 of 55
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(Phil @ 08 Nov. 2004, 06:42) 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.
I put off my jacket,  may be I should not because = I suppose you only wear brown suits in the "country" = correct Wear black shoes after 6 pm = correct but for suit, black shoes = always Never let the fairer sex see your braces = I show because I leave my jacket. Leaving my jacket make me break 2 rules....
My dear sir, I am glad to hear that at least one of us knows that brown in the city is merde, that where one is, one should, in the evening, wear a black shoe seulement. Toujours, H.
post #49 of 55
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I once thought that a shirt and tie (no jacket) ensemble was incomplete.  Until I had clients in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.  Not only is it the standard mode of dress, as WJTW and a couple of others point out, but it really is the most practical.  When I first arrived in Singapore, I thought I would maintain my normal way of dressing, i.e., putting on my suit coat when leaving a building.  It took one day of absolutely soaking through my my shirt (and then freezing when going back indoors.) to convince me that my NY ways were folly.   So while the look may take some getting used to for some, I dare say that most if not all of the people showing disdain for this concept would quickly adapt and learn to like it if forced to live in a truly tropical locale (no, Florida doesn't count).
I'm trying to recall my experience in HK. I'd say that many did wear a suit jacket -- though natch. of tropical wool.
post #50 of 55
I am someone who is a little fussy about the way I dress (I believe most others on this forum are, though I suspect some would strongly object to my using the word "fussy" - you know what I mean) and I have this to say... In the area of dressing, as in many other aspects of life, there is often a need to maintain the fine balance between what is "ideal" and what is "practical".  I do agree that people look better in jackets (presuming the jacket fits the wearer), so if I have a choice, I'd prefer to wear a jacket everyday - if not for the climate here in Singapore. It is not just the heat but it's combination with the humidity which makes wearing a suit outdoors impractical.  Don't take my word for it.  Visit my puny sunny island In Singapore, there are only a few groups of people who wear suits: 1) business travellers from another country on their first day of visit. 2) middle-level to very high-level Japanese executives - rest assured it's not a racist comment.  It's a conclusion drawn from observation as I work in a building full of Japanese companies. 3) very high-level non-Japanese foreign executives who are chauffered around in their luxury sedans (by the way, do you guys know that car prices in Singapore are the highest in the world?) 4) people who work in (high class) hotels 5) bridegrooms on their big day
post #51 of 55
I don't give a damn how the majority of people will dress. I will dress my way; I will not dress T-shirt, bermudas and sandals because everyone in Piazza Duomo is dressing like that. I will take off my jacket in my office, but I will dress it on meetings and at restaurant. Said that, I'm happy to know that in France AC is not working properly; here in Italy it is working very well
post #52 of 55
I am with Giona Granata. Wear the damn jacket if you want to. I choose not to when I work. Heck I even need to roll up my sleeves when I do computer work. However, I will wear jacket where ever formality needs to be kept.
post #53 of 55
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I don't give a damn how the majority of people will dress. I will dress my way; I will not dress T-shirt, bermudas and sandals because everyone in Piazza Duomo is dressing like that. I will take off my jacket in my office, but I will dress it on meetings and at restaurant. Said that, I'm happy to know that in France AC is not working properly; here in Italy it is working very well  
Paris is not so hot as Milano I guess....
post #54 of 55
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Paris is not so hot as Milano I guess....
No, it's not so hot, so you do not need repairing your broken AC; and you can always keep your jacket on.
post #55 of 55
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I don't give a damn how the majority of people will dress. I will dress my way; I will not dress T-shirt, bermudas and sandals because everyone in Piazza Duomo is dressing like that. I will take off my jacket in my office, but I will dress it on meetings and at restaurant.
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