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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

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  1. LA Guy

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    Huh. Okay. I've never heard of such a dress code. It's not like "Sportsjacket, but no tie" or "biz cas - suit allowed, but no tie?" "Suit, no tie." seems to be a dresscode designed for club promotors circa 2000 (Mine was usually charcoal, out of that Prada stretch fabric that was popular from the late 90s! Also, an OG dark taupe moleskin Helmut Lang number that was on sale at Fred Herman Ron Segal!)
     
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  2. LA Guy

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    I think that zeitgeist is that more and more men are "thoughtfully dressed," rather than "better dressed" in a CM way. Phat Guido took his casualwear just as much to heart as his suits and ties. I haven't read the GNAT thread but the suit + no tie dresscodes seems like a mutant to me. It can still be cone well, but it does require an additional level of expertise.

    One look that I think is really cool, done right, is the popover shirt under a casual suit. More perilous, but pretty awesome when done right, is a knit polo under a suit. I;ve also seen a subtly patterned shirt under a POW suit, which can look spectacular. And I am sure that you can find the right suits from brands like Eidos and Boglioli. Of course, the problem with these, worn sans tie, is that one misstep, and you look like you should be promoting two-for-one jello shots.

    Some designers do a great U or V neck tee under a suit, but I doubt that that is what whoever designed this dress code had in mind.
     
  3. spectre

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    I like turtleneck or roll neck under a suit a la Ralph Lauren. I have a heavy PoW flannel suit which I sometimes wear with a black roll neck. Polos I prefer more with an odd jacket than a suit, although maybe they're ok with something like linen in summer with loafers.
     
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    If the code is as I have interpreted MF's to be, I suspect the rationale is that they want to look "professional" but they think that the tie would make them look "stuffy" to the customers. To which I say:

    :facepalm:
     
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    This suit was my father's, dates probably from the late 60s. The fabric is very heavy compared with that of modern suits. But it holds its shape incredibly well. Could almost be a new suit, but for some tell-tale wear and tear around the trouser pockets.
     
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  7. LA Guy

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    Very Bullitt of you. I was also thinking of something more summery for the polo and the popover. The washed wool suits by Boglioli go well over lighter to mid-weight knits. I have a Piombo heavy fleck wool number that actually looks out of place without a pretty beefy shirt, and that would definitely work for the "no tie looks as well.".

    I think that the most obvious way to go is to use textures, whether summer or winter, since you can't rely on one of your key accessories.
     
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    That is one suck ass dress code.
     
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    This. I work on sales and for every first meeting I wear a tie. I remember someone once told me that whenever you were going yo sell something, wear a tie.
     
  10. LA Guy

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    It really depends on what you are trying to sell, and to whom. If I am at a tech firm, and someone approaches me wearing a standard business suit and tie, whether it's NYC or SF, I immediately think that it's an IP or contract lawyer, and that I'm going to have to discuss the minutiae of a contract or something equally unpleasant.

    But yes, the dresscode is stupid.
     
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    It's better to overdress than underdress IMO in many situations.
     
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    It's in the financial advisement, help them to reach their goals. :D

    I do take into account where my client work cause if it is in IT but he's a tech guy a tie will not work so I go a bit more casual, maybe no jacket and no tie. But if it's with the CEO or CFO or something like that I do wear a tie but no suit. Jacket and trouser combo. :D
     
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    You're right on the tint. The Formosa project has the same jacket options. Glad to hear you wear them as separates a lot, that's what I have planned.
     
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    Perhaps an interesting pocket square if you can't wear a tie?
     
  15. Gerry Nelson

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    My entry to the loud tie contest:

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    ^^ crazy tie but I like it!
     
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    Having a bit of fun for the FC...

    The only loud tie I have, I'm definitely in the soporific camp. Trying a bit of a mashup between @Holdfast and @Southern Style [​IMG]

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    @Cleav , I'm a bit late to the party, but congratulations mate!!!
     
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  18. Monkeyface

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    For work and for wearing without a tie.
     
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    You cheated and borrowed that tie didn't you Gerry?
     
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    This is utterly ridiculous. I suggest a career change.
     

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