- Apr 10, 2011
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Really? You think of casual suits such as Donegal and linen as primarily being worn with ties? I think they can be worn with ties, but they seem very casual to me. In the outfits above -- worn with a brown linen shirt and a black denim shirt -- those seem very natural to me.I'm not sure any of those make the case for, except maybe the first. The problem is that the suits themselves are still basically the same kind as we've always expected to be worn with ties. They haven't changed enough to be something distinctively casual so as to look like they should be worn primarily without. There is still a bit too much of the Pitti, "ooh, look at me being a little bit naughty and subversive and wearing a suit with a polo." You can get away with that a nod-and-a-wink kind of dressing if you have Peter's rugged Italian good looks. But this still isn't it (yet).
Polo shirt + suit doesn't seem Pitti to me. If anything, someone can accuse it of being too "normie" because so many "normal guys" wear this combo.