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Which would look better?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spindoctor, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. spindoctor

    spindoctor Active Member

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    Which out of these two would look better/smarter:

    1. A cheap navy pinstripe suit from Burton's with plain pink shirt. The suit looks cheap (creases up very easily) and is quite uncomfortable to wear.

    2. A nice shirt from the likes of let's say Eton or TM Lewin with black trousers and without a tie. I was thinking about wearing a premium shirt with a nice tie from Canali without a jacket is that sort of look acceptable?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    Acceptable for what?

    The Royal wedding?

    A night at the pub?
     
  3. mrjames

    mrjames Well-Known Member

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    jacket is always smarter than bare shirt

    shirts are technically 'underwear'- and if you wear a shirt/tie/trousers then the part where you tuck your shirt in will be scruffy

    £20 of tailoring will do wonders for the cut of the suit btw
     
  4. spindoctor

    spindoctor Active Member

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    Acceptable for what?

    The Royal wedding?

    A night at the pub?


    For work. I'm a field sales executive. I have to go to businesses and meet business owners/managers on a regular basis. My boss doesn't wear a suit just a very nice pressed shirt with either black or navy trousers. He goes buying a suit is too much hassle and its very difficult for him to buy a suit that fits him properly and he doesn't have the time to go down the MTM route. I have the same problem plus I can't afford MTM at this moment in time. At my interview my boss was wearing a Howick suit that was really a bit too baggy and I personally think he looks better with his shirts which are very nice.
     
  5. spindoctor

    spindoctor Active Member

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    jacket is always smarter than bare shirt

    shirts are technically 'underwear'- and if you wear a shirt/tie/trousers then the part where you tuck your shirt in will be scruffy

    £20 of tailoring will do wonders for the cut of the suit btw


    Does it have to be a suit Jacket do you think or can you get away with a smart jacket? Finding suit jackets in my size 34R is near impossible.
     
  6. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    What do your customers wear? You want to avoid over/under dressing them.

    I'd avoid the black pants. Grey,charcoal maybe other colours.
     

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