Are you reaching for sportcoats more than suits?

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  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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    YES

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  5. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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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    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 Quality Seller!! 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 THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    If either will do, I prefer a sportcoat.
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO 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 The Liberator 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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