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Bringing jacket into store - stupid?

Rugger

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Got a recommendation today to bring in my suit/sport jackets when shopping for ties. Will I look like a total ass bringing in a big ass garment bag? I'm not savvy enough to pick out bulletproof ties yet, hence the recommendation.

Gomer?
 

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I know this is a novel idea, but you could wear the damn thing.
 

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Originally Posted by Metlin
I know this is a novel idea, but you could wear the damn thing.

+1


and even if you look stupid lugging around the jacket in a garment bag, it might save you a trip back to return the tie(s)
 

Roger Everett

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I do it the easy way. When I have pants hemmed, I have the tailor give me back the cut-offs. Keep one in glove box and one in dresser drawer. Then I can take one with me, and consider shirt color when shopping for ties.
 

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Originally Posted by Rugger
Got a recommendation today to bring in my suit/sport jackets when shopping for ties. Will I look like a total ass bringing in a big ass garment bag? I'm not savvy enough to pick out bulletproof ties yet, hence the recommendation.

Gomer?

It's a sure way of getting a tie that matches the jacket well. If you don't wear it, then there's nothing wrong IMO with bringing it.
 

Harold falcon

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Depends on the store. You'd be fine doing this going into BB. You'd look like a buffoon doing it going into Target.
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Depends on the store. You'd be fine doing this going into BB. You'd look like a buffoon doing it going into Target.
But then, you're in Target. Who gives a rat's ass what you look like?
 

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Originally Posted by Roger Everett
I do it the easy way. When I have pants hemmed, I have the tailor give me back the cut-offs. Keep one in glove box and one in dresser drawer. Then I can take one with me, and consider shirt color when shopping for ties.
I have worked with many customers who bring in a small swatch and I have worked with many customers whom send in a swatch. In many cases its like trying to guess what the puzzle is like with one or two pieces. As a store owner I would prefer you bring in the jacket.
Originally Posted by JayJay
It's a sure way of getting a tie that matches the jacket well. If you don't wear it, then there's nothing wrong IMO with bringing it.
I concur. Bring it in.
 

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Don't see the problem in bringing one jacket. Should we were talking about a trunk containing all your jackets..., that'd be a different thing.
 

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I would just wear the jacket. It's cold enough to wear one almost anywhere in the US.
 

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My root concern is what color or textured jacket do you have that makes it questionable whether a certain tie matches with it? Are we talking about a jacket to a suit or something like a tweed blazer?

Whatever your response, if it makes you feel better, bring the jacket. The service people are just that, service, and are there to help you. So, as long as you are not trying on pre-packaged underwear, I would not be too worried about committing a shopping faux pas.
 

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When I worked in haberdashery, people would do this all the time (though with suit jackets, not ever sport jackets). It actually made it easier when the customer wasn't sure what color tie would work best. I say do it.
 

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Do it. You won't look stupid. If you want to look stupid, bring in a swatch of hideous iridescent pink cloth and say you want a tie to match your girlfriend's dress for a wedding (as guests).
 

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