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post #1 of 15
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What do you gusy think about having different style suits. Such as having as wearing a more american style one day, an Italian the next day, and possibly a English the following day. Do you pick one style and stick with it or switch-off?
post #2 of 15
I do not wear suits every day but I think it's perfectly acceptable and encouraged to diversify your wardrobe. It would be similar to if you were a guitar player, and you only ever owned say, Les Paul guitars. Les Paul may be your favorite, but you should have a couple single coils around, etc.
post #3 of 15
You'd be the only one who'd think twice about it. If you read members' descriptions of their clothes, most mix Oxxford, HF with Italian suits (unless all bespoke). I'd only concern myself with the appropriateness of what I was wearing as of that day, not whether all suits are consistent in cut.
post #4 of 15
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I'm not saying that I wouldn't. But, I'm sure there are those that do. For example, I can't see an American/Trad wearer putting on an Italian suit. They would jump before doing it. I guess my thought was for the same occasion, doesn't everyone just pick their style and then go with it? Maybe I'm thinking it through too much.
post #5 of 15
I like them all, and appreciate them all. But I'm sure as I get older I will settle into one style that most flatters me, looks best, feels most comfortable. Or maybe not. Who knows.
post #6 of 15
Substantially all of my tailored clothes are very similar in cut. The american semi natural shoulder, side vents. I feel out of place wearing something altogether different than this. I would feel awkward wearing a sack suit or power shoulder suit.
post #7 of 15
I like to mix. Part of dressing up is linked to everyday's mood. I have to wear a suit at work 4 days out of 5, and every morning, I chose different suits, depending on whom I will be dealing with during the day. It's part of the fun, at least for me. .luc
post #8 of 15
I don't see any problems with mixing it up... as long as you are comfortable in the style. I bet you that some of us fellow forum members dress way down on some days and to the nines on others. It all boils down to comfort. Eventually, I believe everyone settles on a few styles but who said you can live it up where no rules apply(Yes, this is a swipe at Manton..... ) Sometimes, you might be a sartorial disaster. I can attest to that, thank god, those were only a handful.
post #9 of 15
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Substantially all of my tailored clothes are very similar in cut. The american semi natural shoulder, side vents. I feel out of place wearing something altogether different than this. I would feel awkward wearing a sack suit or power shoulder suit.
All your RL items (the RL Polo, not really the RLPL's) are double vented? None are single vent? Jon.
post #10 of 15
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I It would be similar to if you were a guitar player, and you only ever owned say, Les Paul guitars. Les Paul may be your favorite, but you should have a couple single coils around, etc.
Back in my rock 'n roll days, I dreamed of owning a Strat, a Telecaster and a Les Paul. To this day I think the Telecaster, with that rounded closed top, is one of the coolest rock n' roll guitars ever.
post #11 of 15
My ES-335 will always be my #1. But I need my strat from time to time. Trad and tweedy are my daily clothes. But for a special night on the town--Naples calls.
post #12 of 15
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I have thought it through and decided that one should pick the style that best represents themeselves and stick with it. I personally have decided that Classic American styling, not Trad, is my style. I have some Italian suits, but I will be phasing them out. I was close to buying Zegna today and decided that i'm going to get Oxxford. I think the styling more suits my personality and it lets me wave the flag. A win-win.
post #13 of 15
I'm all for sticking to one solid style that best defines your tastes, but it doesn't hurt to have a couple in other styles. For example, my work suits are mainly two-button single-breasted with a high waist, with average-width lapels. However, I've been toying with the idea of getting a light grey suit cut in the "Conduit" cut, and maybe a chalkstripe db, but I probably won't wear them for work.
post #14 of 15
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(cuffthis @ Feb. 25 2005,14:01) Substantially all of my tailored clothes are very similar in cut.  The american semi natural shoulder, side vents. I feel out of place wearing something altogether different than this. I would feel awkward wearing a sack suit or power shoulder suit.
All your RL items (the RL Polo, not really the RLPL's) are double vented? None are single vent? Jon.
I have one center vent jacket in my entire inventory of suits and sport coats (a RL green cotton blazer with gold buttons - don't ask why I purchased this). I have 4-5 nonvented ones but all the rest are side vented.
post #15 of 15
all of my suits fit 2 basic cuts - 6/4 DB or a 3 botton SB, all worn with waistcoats, no vents, all in dark wool of various patterns and weights. to be perfectly frank, I am not sure how to describe the silette, but as they all came from the same tailor, it is identical in all the suits. my own feeling is that I prefer to have a lot of what I like best rather than variety.
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