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Is this a look?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matadorpoeta, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    i saw a young man (mid-twenties) wearing a dress shirt with a tie, and one of those long sleeve sweaters with a polo style collar over it. the look was interesting as i had never seen it before. off hand it looked a bit uptight because the sweater gives you a casual look that doesn't mesh well with the tie. what do you guys think?

    it's the kind of look that would be interesting in a film but in real life it was too "mama's boy" perhaps.
  2. DandySF

    DandySF Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2003
    San Francisco
    My initial reaction is that the guy was probably required to wear a tie and was simply fulfilling an obligation.  This look sounds too dressed up and too casual, all at once.  If I were a style cop I'd give him a ticket for swerving recklessly between lanes.
  3. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    i think the looks falls into the east coast ivy league, wasp area. Ive seen lots of similar photos in the last Brooks Brothers catalog actually. A nice cashmere polo style sweater over a shirt and tie would look perfectly acceptable to me, but I could be wrong. I think the look is best pulled off in a slightly more casual sense, perhaps a pair of heavy flannel trousers, shirt, tie, nice cahsmere polo sweater, and a corduroy sportcoat, maybe some suede chukka boots. Kind of college professor-ish, but not entirely without style.
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Moscow, Idaho
    Sounds preppy to me, or maybe he was trying something new, like those NYC guys who did a subversive Dilbert look for a while (slim, short sleever "dress" shirt with a skinny tie, skinny jeans, etc...) Either way, sounds like a look to avoid.
  5. Alias

    Alias Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Washington DC
    I try and avoid wearing one collared article of clothing over another. Lapels don't count towards this limitation.
  6. ken

    ken Well-Known Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    Was the top button buttoned and the tie hitched right up to his neck? or was the top button unbuttoned and the tie knot a little lower? I wear ties with casual outfits every so often, mostly because I don't have too many chances to wear them with suits. But I never tighten them around my neck. They're always hanging a little below the unfastened top button (or two).
  7. Isak Bengtsbo

    Isak Bengtsbo Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2003
    In my opinion it sounds good except for the tie. Casual with a touch of elegance but I don't believe it's something for a man under 40.

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