Blazers vs suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gregory, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    I was walking around Zurich last summer and pointed out a blazer on sale in the E. Zegna store, to which a local friend responded that blazers/sportcoats with pants are considered rather distasteful in Switzerland, and that suits are much prefered.

    Your take on this?
     


  2. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    i'm in switzerland several times a year and i notice that for the most part, men don't wear blazers/sportscoats, it's suits or something else

    i don't think it's distasteful, i just think the swiss dress differently than north americans
     


  3. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    my take on this is that i couldn't care less what is or isn't considered distateful by the swiss.
     


  4. BjornH

    BjornH Senior member

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    To quote JoeG again, I remember him saying that the Swiss are an extremely conservative bunch and suits are almost the norm.

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