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post #21811 of 28684
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Dont wear a tie without a jacket, it makes you look like a waiter or a child whose mommy made him get dressed up for school pictures.
Did you even read what I wrote? Company HR policy dictates that I wear a tie during work (Jacket is optional). Wearing a jacket as well everyday is just plain uncomfortable, especially since I commute via the metro.

...Maybe you have never tried wearing a jacket all day in hot, sticky equatorial weather.
post #21812 of 28684
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

Did you even read what I wrote? Company HR policy dictates that I wear a tie during work (Jacket is optional). Wearing a jacket as well everyday is just plain uncomfortable, especially since I commute via the metro.

...Maybe you have never tried wearing a jacket all day in hot, sticky equatorial weather.

Oh contraire, I'm very familiar with hot, sticky weather.

You asked for advice and were given advice. You didn't like the advice.

If your dress code is so strict, and you won't wear a jacket, then just accept that you're going to look bad and move on. Worrying about whether or not to wear a tie bar is like worrying about turning out the lights when your house is on fire.

FWIW, an unstructured, unlined linen jacket is pretty cool wearing.
post #21813 of 28684
I have white pants. The pockets show through. I'm thinking of removing them. jst wanted a second opinion.

I'm wondering if its inviting trouble ( visible/vulgar crotch and buttocks). Kinda hard to test.

removing pockets in general: good idea or always missing feel like something is missing.

thx
post #21814 of 28684

I am looking for shoes that looks like the ones below (low shine, dark brown wingtips that could be worn more casually) but that have vibram / rubber soles due to back issues and needing to be on feet a lot. Any suggestions? Thanks

 

 

http://www.zappos.com/allen-edmonds-mctavish-dark-brown-cognac-leather?zfcTest=fcl%3A0

post #21815 of 28684
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Originally Posted by wing8tes_qw View Post

I have white pants. The pockets show through. I'm thinking of removing them. jst wanted a second opinion.

I'm wondering if its inviting trouble ( visible/vulgar crotch and buttocks).
Have you considered some less drastic solutions first? Like, I don't know, maybe wearing white boxers under your pants?

If the pants are so transparent that this would simply leave your underwear clearly visible, well, then maybe you ought to just write off the pants in question as being fundamentally unacceptable for wearing in polite society. (In impolite society, perhaps it's less important whether your pockets, crotch, and buttocks are on display.)
post #21816 of 28684

Bought a tie that is somewhat outside of my comfort zone...meaning I don't freaking know what to do with it but I picked it up 'cus I loved it. Which combo looks the best for work? Two different suits and two different shirts but the same tie. Please go easy on me. I suck and I know it.

 

#1 - Navy Blue Suit, White Shirt

 

#2 - Blue Suit, White Shirt

 

 

#3 - Blue Suit, Light Blue Shirt

 

 

 

#4 - Navy Blue Suit, Light Blue Shirt

 

post #21817 of 28684
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Bought a tie that is somewhat outside of my comfort zone...meaning I don't freaking know what to do with it but I picked it up 'cus I loved it. Which combo looks the best for work?
First, there's nothing obviously terrible about the tie. Grow your comfort zone a little. smile.gif

I prefer it with the white shirt. The tie brings in enough color that there's no need for a shirt to bring in its own color as the background.

I suppose I prefer it with the darker suit, although it can be difficult to fully appreciate the subtle differences between dark blue and slightly less dark blue, via a web posted cell phone camera snap taken under imperfect lighting conditions.
post #21818 of 28684
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


First, there's nothing obviously terrible about the tie. Grow your comfort zone a little. smile.gif

I prefer it with the white shirt. The tie brings in enough color that there's no need for a shirt to bring in its own color as the background.

I suppose I prefer it with the darker suit, although it can be difficult to fully appreciate the subtle differences between dark blue and slightly less dark blue, via a web posted cell phone camera snap taken under imperfect lighting conditions.

Wow, I was expecting a little tougher feedback from you LOL. I suppose you just can't go wrong with #1. I didn't like the blue shirt combo but thought I just put it up for opinions. Thanks, sir.

post #21819 of 28684
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

If your dress code is so strict, and you won't wear a jacket, then just accept that you're going to look bad and move on. Worrying about whether or not to wear a tie bar is like worrying about turning out the lights when your house is on fire.
Ok point taken
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

FWIW, an unstructured, unlined linen jacket is pretty cool wearing
Might do it. Would a plain navy linen / cotton odd SC do the trick. I think I'll just leave it @ my desk whenever i need it. Being unstructured may kill its formality though.....
post #21820 of 28684
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Wow, I was expecting a little tougher feedback from you LOL.
Hey, I happen to be easygoing and sensitive to other people's feelings. And I'll kill anyone who suggests otherwise.
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I didn't like the blue shirt combo but thought I just put it up for opinions.
The thing with a light blue shirt is that just because it's often a superior alternative to a white shirt, people start to thinking that it's always a better choice than white. It's not. Sometimes the blank, colorless canvas represented by a solid white shirt really is the better choice.

You know, sort of how once a person discovers that it's okay to wear brown or burgundy colored shoes with his suits, he sometimes starts thinking that these are always better choices than black shoes. Not so. Black shoes have their place, and are sometimes the best choice.
post #21821 of 28684
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Hey, I happen to be easygoing and sensitive to other people's feelings. And I'll kill anyone who suggests otherwise.
The thing with a light blue shirt is that just because it's often a superior alternative to a white shirt, people start to thinking that it's always a better choice than white. It's not. Sometimes the blank, colorless canvas represented by a solid white shirt really is the better choice.

You know, sort of how once a person discovers that it's okay to wear brown or burgundy colored shoes with his suits, he sometimes starts thinking that these are always better choices than black shoes. Not so. Black shoes have their place, and are sometimes the best choice.

Haha, I kid only because I got drilled in the other question with just a picture of a blue shirt. What's your take on incorporating blue shirt into a navy blue suit? I am about to just give it up because it just isn't working out for me. Now, real light blue will definitely work better than this particular blue and will give that a try. 

post #21822 of 28684

 

 

Has anyone heard of the John Lobb "Heldons" pictured here? I found them here:

http://www.upper-shoes.com/chaussures-luxe-hommes-john-lobb/2148,64-helldon.html

but can't find them anywhere else online.

 

 

 

Or these unnamed (at least for me) EG boots?

 

Any idea where I could learn more about either pair, or other, similar tanker boots? A higher style like the Lobbs would be preferable, and ideally they'd be without a zipper, but I'll be happy for any nudges in the right direction.

post #21823 of 28684
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

What's your take on incorporating blue shirt into a navy blue suit?
I won't go so far as to say it's impossible to pull off well, but it's not a combination which I tend to like all that much, so I seldom do it. With my navy suits, I typically wear solid white shirts, ecru shirts, white pinstripe shirts, various other choices. With blue pretty far down the list, and even then I prefer that the shirt be extremely pale blue. (Good rule of thumb, in any case. If you're going to wear a blue shirt with a suit, very pale blue almost always wins over medium blue.)

While blue is among my favorite colors, I figure there's already a heck of a lot of blue in the navy suit, so I needn't feel guilty over choosing not to add even more blue to the mix, via my shirt.

I'd add that neither do I much care to wear grey shirts with grey suits. And I don't recall that I've ever worn a tan shirt with a tan suit, an olive shirt with an olive suit, or a brown shirt with a brown suit.
post #21824 of 28684
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


I won't go so far as to say it's impossible to pull off well, but it's not a combination which I tend to like all that much, so I seldom do it. With my navy suits, I typically wear solid white shirts, ecru shirts, white pinstripe shirts, various other choices. With blue pretty far down the list, and even then I prefer that the shirt be extremely pale blue. (Good rule of thumb, in any case. If you're going to wear a blue shirt with a suit, very pale blue almost always wins over medium blue.)

While blue is among my favorite colors, I figure there's already a heck of a lot of blue in the navy suit, so I needn't feel guilty over choosing not to add even more blue to the mix, via my shirt.

I'd add that neither do I much care to wear grey shirts with grey suits. And I don't recall that I've ever worn a tan shirt with a tan suit, an olive shirt with an olive suit, or a brown shirt with a brown suit.


White shirts are wonderful with navy suits. For whatever reason, I'd wear a blue shirt with a navy blazer before I would with a navy suit. Your thoughts on that?
 

I also think I'd wear a light blue/white stripe shirt with a navy suit without a second thought.

post #21825 of 28684
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


I won't go so far as to say it's impossible to pull off well, but it's not a combination which I tend to like all that much, so I seldom do it. With my navy suits, I typically wear solid white shirts, ecru shirts, white pinstripe shirts, various other choices. With blue pretty far down the list, and even then I prefer that the shirt be extremely pale blue. (Good rule of thumb, in any case. If you're going to wear a blue shirt with a suit, very pale blue almost always wins over medium blue.)

While blue is among my favorite colors, I figure there's already a heck of a lot of blue in the navy suit, so I needn't feel guilty over choosing not to add even more blue to the mix, via my shirt.

I'd add that neither do I much care to wear grey shirts with grey suits. And I don't recall that I've ever worn a tan shirt with a tan suit, an olive shirt with an olive suit, or a brown shirt with a brown suit.

Pale blue, that's what I need! I think you make a real good point that I never thought of. Grey shirt & grey suit, brown shirt & brown suit, etc totally would not makes sense so why would a blue shirt & navy blue suit work?! Yes, navy blue suit would be much darker but still. I think you hit the nail on the head. Thanks!

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