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post #121 of 133
Wearing a suit out at night makes you look like you came straight from the office.
post #122 of 133
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Originally Posted by sns23 View Post

As long as you have occasion appropriate suits. While a Brooks Bros. suit may be fine for work, it will look out of place when going out socially. A more casual "fashion forward" suit would be more appropriate imo.


Occasion appropriate - that's a better term for it.

post #123 of 133
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

Wearing a suit out at night makes you look like you came straight from the office.

That's why it depends on the suit. If you are wearing a pinstripe Brooks Bros suit then yes, you are right. However, if i am wearing a suit with very slim trousers, slim and short jacket, in a louder color (like a brighter blue), without a tie, then i think it does not look like i came from work. You cannot have one style of suit.
post #124 of 133

After looking through WAYWRN who WOULDN'T want to wear a suit everyday...I know it makes me want to.

post #125 of 133

with the right material, for the right occasion, yeah I'd wear the suit every chance I get.

post #126 of 133
Here's the thing though; in today's society, simply putting on a blazer and pants that aren't jeans is considered "formal wear"/"too dressed up" by many. If we go by today's standards there is no good reason to ever don a dinner suit and unless your job requires it you can get by just fine with a single black suit worn at weddings and funerals.

"Dressing for the occasion" today doesn't hold the same meaning as it once did and more often than not only translates to "wear whatever you feel like it" (jeans, t-shirt and flip flops).

So you really have two choices - go with the rest of the flip flop slobs or say "fudge it" and dress any way you damn well please even if it means you will be considered over dressed.
post #127 of 133

yup... and id rather be overdressed than underdressed =)

post #128 of 133

Bravo!  Up until 50 years ago (within the lives of some of us here) your average, middle-class European or American wore a suit and tie (and hat) on a daily basis and more casual clothes around the home on weekends.  There is nothing wrong with showing a bit of style when you're home.  You don't need to put on beer-stained shorts, a wife-beater and Crocs to feel comfortable, I don't even notice that I'm wearing a tie or long sleeves -- it's as normal to me as wearing a hole-ridden t-shirt is to someone else. 

 

Since the '60s the "fashion" pendulum has swung much too far in the casual direction and now people attend public functions dressed like Afghan refugees. Generally speaking, I think people spend less time thinking about their clothes than they do the most recent episode of "Jersey Shore" which, in my opinion, is a pity.

 

I wear a suit and tie every day to the office and when I get home, I remove my shoes, my coat and hat, hang them up and brush them.  Depending on the weather, I will wear a suitable robe, but I don't remove my shirt and tie until time for bed.  On the weekend, I wear casual clothes suitable to the situation, Chinos and a polo shirt for outdoors, tweed for rural sporting, shorts for boating and swimwear for the beach.

 

I would even venture to say that I have fewer clothes than your average man but I have a real wardrobe (for example, I have many Egyptian cotton shirts in various colours, but practically no t-shirts with pictures of cartoon characters on them).  If you're going to wear suits every day, get good ones, in classic style that will last and get enough of them so don't wear the same one every day (no more than once a week is optimum) and you have enough suits for each season where you live.  Any decent tailor can help you selecting fabrics colours and weight and you won't spend significantly more for a bespoke suit in excellent fabrics than you will for an off-the rack name-brand suit.

 

 

Some will deride you for your decision, but others won't -- and they're the ones who really count.

post #129 of 133

Wearing a suit and tie all of the time is nuts. I don't care what any of you say, it's CWAZY. You can stretch your time-in-suit out a little by wearing it with a more casual collar shirt and NO tie, but in real life, wearing a suit all of the time just doesn't make sense. So, when you take your girlfriend/boyfriend to the zoo, you're going to wear a suit and tie? I'm curious to know how long it took before the OP snapped out of this phase.

post #130 of 133
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

Wearing a suit and tie all of the time is nuts. I don't care what any of you say, it's CWAZY. You can stretch your time-in-suit out a little by wearing it with a more casual collar shirt and NO tie, but in real life, wearing a suit all of the time just doesn't make sense. So, when you take your girlfriend/boyfriend to the zoo, you're going to wear a suit and tie? I'm curious to know how long it took before the OP snapped out of this phase.

You might wear a shirt, trouser and safari jacket?
post #131 of 133
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Originally Posted by Interface View Post

I want to start wearing a suit and a tie every day. Even when I'm not working. Even when I'm just sitting at home. Even when I go to school.

 


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Originally Posted by Tyler Beach View Post

Forget what people think heck I will ware a tails coat. Heck all walk into a modern tennage so call club and be dressed in al british suit with a wihte wig on.

 

 

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Edited by newyorknoir - 9/26/12 at 11:58pm
post #132 of 133

Wearing a suit everyday is different from wearing your basic tee and jeans. Serious thought goes into every detail of the suit so you have to ask yourself if you are really comfortable in going through all the details everyday to wear it.

post #133 of 133

Suit up!

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