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post #31231 of 33197
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Originally Posted by EUtroll View Post

It clearly looks as a suit jacket, but the 99% would simply consider you well dressed.

I didn't notice the images. Actually, I don't think it would look bad as a sportcoat. It doesn't have the weave of a sportcoat but the design is subtle.
post #31232 of 33197
I'm going to a friends wedding tomorrow and was thinking of wearing a dark blue three piece suit. It's a semi-formal event, but not black tie. Most of the guest will be wearing conservative suits. Do you think a three piece suit is too much? Does it attract too much attention?
post #31233 of 33197
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Originally Posted by EUtroll View Post

It clearly looks as a suit jacket, but the 99% would simply consider you well dressed.

I wouldn't normally wear a suit jacket as a sportscoat, but last year I brought a sportscoat with me to uni and I didn't even use it. 

 

Would a suit jacket with patch pockets, but similar pattern be wearable as a sportscoat? or is it always a no go with a suit jacket?

post #31234 of 33197
That suit jacket mentioned earlier also has contrasting brown buttons, and I think that is a major factor in how well it can pull double duty.
post #31235 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mobobs View Post


It's totally fine if it is a solid Navy or even a solid Gray suit jacket. Some patterns may be okay too, if they are sporcoat-like patterns, but I'd stay away from striped suit jacket and the like. I know some will disagree with me, but what difference is there between a solid Navy blazer or suit jacket?


I think it's fine too, as long as the jacket is not smooth worsted. Traditionally, a blazer has metal buttons, usually brass, and a more textured wool fabric.This distinction is obviously lost on most people now, so you can go ahead, but keep in mind wearing your suit as separates can cause it to fade unevenly.

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Originally Posted by mobobs View Post

I'm going to a friends wedding tomorrow and was thinking of wearing a dark blue three piece suit. It's a semi-formal event, but not black tie. Most of the guest will be wearing conservative suits. Do you think a three piece suit is too much? Does it attract too much attention?


Three piece suits are more formal than two piece suits, but have a bit of a "retro" feel. Personally, I love them, and feel that the attention they bring is positive. However, there's the often quoted rule that you shouldn't outdress or outshine the groom at his wedding, so if he wears a 2 piece, I'd leave the vest at home. If he's wearing a tux or three piece himself,however, then game on!

post #31236 of 33197
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Three piece suits are more formal than two piece suits, but have a bit of a "retro" feel. Personally, I love them, and feel that the attention they bring is positive. However, there's the often quoted rule that you shouldn't outdress or outshine the groom at his wedding, so if he wears a 2 piece, I'd leave the vest at home. If he's wearing a tux or three piece himself,however, then game on!

That was my main concern. While the groom will be wearing a tux, I don't think his family members will. Do you think the same rule would apply? Don't outdress the family.
post #31237 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mobobs View Post


That was my main concern. While the groom will be wearing a tux, I don't think his family members will. Do you think the same rule would apply? Don't outdress the family.


Depends on who his family is and how they dress. Some people make it very hard to not outdress them. I'd say it should be fine, since the important one here is the groom, and even he is less important than the bride, and also there's little attention given to the guests at a wedding anyway, as long as they don't show up in flip flops or a morning coat.

post #31238 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mobobs View Post

I didn't notice the images.

You answered his question without even looking at the picture of the jacket he was talking about. facepalm.gif

It's clearly a suit jacket. A well-dressed man wouldn't do it. However, Dingus is a college kid. So, the question is, do you want to dress like a college kid with mismatched clothing, or do you want to dress well? You can't do both at the same time.
post #31239 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mobobs View Post

I'm going to a friends wedding tomorrow and was thinking of wearing a dark blue three piece suit. It's a semi-formal event, but not black tie. Most of the guest will be wearing conservative suits. Do you think a three piece suit is too much? Does it attract too much attention?

Wear it, you'll look great, and your dress displays the level of respect you accord your hosts.
post #31240 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

I wouldn't normally wear a suit jacket as a sportscoat, but last year I brought a sportscoat with me to uni and I didn't even use it. 

If you won't need it, then the question is moot. If you will need, you'll be glad you have the sport jacket. Bring the sport jacket. nod[1].gif
post #31241 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dragos25 View Post

However, there's the often quoted rule that you shouldn't outdress or outshine the groom at his wedding, so if he wears a 2 piece, I'd leave the vest at home.

You're not going to be outshining anyone just by wearing a vest. thumbs-up.gif
post #31242 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Can I use this suit jacket in a casual setting together with some chinos, dress shirt and oxfords or is it totally fashion faux pas?
I am travelling to university in a week, and it could be difficult to fit a whole suit and a jacket inside my luggage, so I am thinking of using the suit jacket as a jacket instead. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



This is one of those ones where:

- Many on SF may tell you that a sports jacket would be much better than a suit jacket, and wearing a suit jacket for such occasion would be a faux pas for sure.
- In the wider world, no one will care - as long as the suit jacket fits you well, you'll be sweet.

Yeah a sports jacket would be better, but if you don't have one, using your suit jacket will work OK.

Having said that - why don't you get yourself a suit bag, and carry both a suit bag and a carry on? I always do that, so that I can have a wider range of clothes to wear (and to ensure I'm not stuffing my suit inside my suitcase, since that'll mean ironing for sure).
post #31243 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post


This is one of those ones where:

- Many on SF may tell you that a sports jacket would be much better than a suit jacket, and wearing a suit jacket for such occasion would be a faux pas for sure.
- In the wider world, no one will care - as long as the suit jacket fits you well, you'll be sweet.

Yeah a sports jacket would be better, but if you don't have one, using your suit jacket will work OK.

 


+1

post #31244 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post


Having said that - why don't you get yourself a suit bag, and carry both a suit bag and a carry on? I always do that, so that I can have a wider range of clothes to wear (and to ensure I'm not stuffing my suit inside my suitcase, since that'll mean ironing for sure).


+1
post #31245 of 33197

This friday I will attend a buddy's birthday at a fancy restaurant in town. All the other guys will be wearing at least a sportcoat/blazer and a bow tie(here, bowties are almost universally worn at events like this instead of long ties). My problem is that, unfortunately, I only own a thrifted navy flannel suit and I hate bowties outside of formal wear.

As such, I have two questions: First, can I wear the navy flannel suit , or just the jacket with chinos and dress shoes, or is it too seasonally inappropriate? The event would take place during the evening and at night, indoors and predicted temperatures for friday are around 65 degrees fahrenheit- 18 celsius and I'm thinking I'll take the jacket off if there's any dancing or something.. If the flannel doesn't work what would be a good alternative to go shopping for : navy or medium grey cotton blazer or suit or maybe a worsted suit?

And second, what would be a nice, festive tie to wear as an alternative to a bowtie? Something that isn't CBD- I was thinking navy or silver grenadine, silk knit or cotton.

Here's my current collection:

Anything I can wear from here, or should I go shopping?

 

Or I could wear an open collar with white linen PS, cause there's no way in hell I'm wearing a bowtie if it's not with a tux or dinner jacket.

Any help is greatly appreciated

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