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Are you reaching for sportcoats more than suits?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spectre, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. spectre

    spectre Senior member

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    I seem to be although I don't really want to; it must be a subconscious desire to blend in or at least not stand out so much at work (I'm a journalist and they invariably dress like crap).
    Suits I love but they are becoming a bit restricting in my mind. Sportcoats offer such wonderful variation, whether it's a navy cashmere paired with grey flannels, shirt and tie or an unlined brown linen with white jeans and loafers with no socks. A cashmere sportcoat and jeans offers a great option in this day and age, I feel.
     
  2. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Working in a casual office as I do, I wear sport coats daily, suits very rarely. I find sport coats and blazers, with their greater diversity of colors and bolder patterns, much more appealing, interesting and enjoyable than suits.
     
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    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    Chips Senior member

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    YES

    +1
     
  5. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    +1
    +2. I'm probably not getting many more suits but rather SC's and odd slacks. If I do order a suit It'll be a "splittable" where I can wear the jacket and pants as seperates.
     
  6. rlx

    rlx Senior member

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    My firm is business casual as well, particularly during the summer. I wear suits for meetings with clients. Otherwise, I tend to wear a sportcoat -- with or without tie, depending on my mood.
     
  7. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I haven't worn a suit in months...although tonight I plan on wearing one for my girlfriends birthday dinner.

    With the warmer summer months upon us I need to find more unlined and lighter sportcoats.
     
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    ManofKent Senior member

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    Working in a casual office as I do, I wear sport coats daily, suits very rarely. I find sport coats and blazers, with their greater diversity of colors and bolder patterns, much more appealing, interesting and enjoyable than suits.

    +1
     
  9. Steven Aver

    Steven Aver Senior member

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    Ive also found myself wear sc's and odd jackets more frequently than suits. They are just alot more interesting and fun to wear.
     
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    +2. I'm probably not getting many more suits but rather SC's and odd slacks. If I do order a suit It'll be a "splittable" where I can wear the jacket and pants as seperates.

    Working in a casual office as I do, I wear sport coats daily, suits very rarely. I find sport coats and blazers, with their greater diversity of colors and bolder patterns, much more appealing, interesting and enjoyable than suits.

    + lots and lots

    This process has been under way with me over the past 3 or 4 years. I had put it down to aging ... [​IMG]
     
  11. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +2. I'm probably not getting many more suits but rather SC's and odd slacks. If I do order a suit It'll be a "splittable" where I can wear the jacket and pants as seperates.

    Of the BlazerSuit or SwissArmy suit variety?
     
  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If either will do, I prefer a sportcoat.
     
  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ahem. BlazerSuitsâ„¢ are not truly splittable; you're not supposed to wear the trousers odd. Vox may do that with his creation, but that is his business.
     
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    I wear odd jackets a lot....suits, a lot less. Most of my coworkers and clients are in shirt sleeves and I feel that wearing an odd jacket without a tie is about as far as I can push it without standing out too much.
     
  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ahem. BlazerSuitsâ„¢ are not truly splittable; you're not supposed to wear the trousers odd. Vox may do that with his creation, but that is his business.
    I mix it up about the same as I always have. I like suits, so I wear them. Khaki cotton is the truly splittable suit of choice.
     
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    yachtie Senior member

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    Of the BlazerSuit or SwissArmy suit variety?
    Neither- Here's a splittable: [​IMG] I have both odd and matching pants for this jacket. and yes, I have worn it as a suit.
     
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    Spatlese Senior member

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    Yes. It's very casual in my workplace so even that looks unusual to my colleagues.
     
  18. Sprezzatura2010

    Sprezzatura2010 Senior member

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    I've always reached for sportcoats more. My "uniform" for basically all of my adult life has consisted of a sportcoat, often with jeans on my own time, an open-collar shirt, a pocket square, and whatever shoes I felt like wearing when I dressed myself.

    I've never worked anywhere that required wearing of suits, though I own a bunch and enjoy wearing suits.
     
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    For my future commissions, I've been thinking more and more about odd jackets as opposed to suits.
     
  20. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have been doing the opposite in that I am starting to wear suits casually, more often than I did before.

    Still, for weekends or travel, I still wear more sportcoats more than suits. But the trend is shifting in the direction of more suits. Certainly, of the last few suits I have ordered, more than half were what I would consider casual suits.
     

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