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interesting WSJ article about dressing up(or not)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TRA8324, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. JesseJB

    JesseJB Well-Known Member

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    I think chinos and polos can look really good when they fit PERFECTLY and are not worn together. But neither look good after sundown, IMO.
     
  2. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    I don't find it to be a chore dressing up, but there is a dressing up and really dressing up. A pair of khakis, navy sportcoat, oxford shirt and a necktie is really not that outrageous and it's certainly passable at most places.

    If I'm in the shop working on a project than I'm dressed down, but the moment I decide I need to leave for lunch/meeting/dealing with suppliers I dress up into that khaki/blazer look even if i avoid the tie. I just think that it shows respect to who I'm dealing with and in turn they treat me with more respect that if I look like I just stepped out of the shop.

    Obviously if the occassion calls for it than I'm more formally dressed, but I find khakis/sportcoat to be a nice bare minimum.
     

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