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Do you wear a blazer with shorts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Telefonica, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Telefonica

    Telefonica Well-Known Member

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    The last time this was discussed was over three years ago, and the resounding opinion was that the look doesn't work. Have times changed? [​IMG]
     
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    I think if you don't live in Jamaica you should just say no.
     
  4. DandySF

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    I'm sorry but that look is just a bit much.
     
  5. SpooPoker

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    You have never visited Bermuda?
     
  6. mkarim

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    Never.

    +100.
     
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    jwmbro Active Member

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    The concensus seems rather obvious. But at the risk of derailing the thread... how about shorts with a sport jacket? [​IMG] (Image from The Sartorialist)
     
  9. Metlin

    Metlin Well-Known Member

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    There needs to be a WTF option.
     
  10. rebel

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    Absolutely not!
     
  11. bjornb17

    bjornb17 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to have to go with yes on this one.
     
  12. landshark

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    I have a seer sucker blazer that I wear when I go out to go swimming. I don't think I would wear a wool or cotton blazer with shorts though.
     
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    I just don't understand why the hell you would ever do it. If it's hot enough to wear shorts, ditch the jacket. If you need a little extra warmth, you probably should be wearing pants in that weather. And if you're in an enviroment where you need to wear a jacket for propriety, why the fuck are you wearing shorts?

    It just fails on so many levels.
     
  14. ALFAMALE

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    The concensus seems rather obvious. But at the risk of derailing the thread... how about shorts with a sport jacket?

    [​IMG]
    (Image from The Sartorialist)


    that guy looks crazy
     
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    You have never visited Bermuda?

    That long sock/shorts combo is just weird...
     
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    The jacket in the original picture looks all wrong with shorts, and the second guy just looks wrong, but I think it can work.

    The jacket has to be a summery blue blazer, or seersucker or something along those lines. The shorts slim and as formal as shorts can be, and the occasion has to be right i.e. a fairly smart garden party somewhere quite hot. I could see it working in this case.
     
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    Apart from one or two countries where there is normal because of climate, NO!
     
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    I just don't understand why the hell you would ever do it. If it's hot enough to wear shorts, ditch the jacket. If you need a little extra warmth, you probably should be wearing pants in that weather. And if you're in an enviroment where you need to wear a jacket for propriety, why the fuck are you wearing shorts?

    It just fails on so many levels.


    Spot on once again skipper.

    I actually think that away from the beach and the pool very few people look good in shorts and that includes slim/fit/athletic men. If you want to show off your iGent chops then break out the linen strides, that way if you must wear a blazer you won't look like you just graduated from primary school.
     
  20. fjblair

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    It's looks stupid but it's no worse than some of the other "looks" I've seen on here.
     

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