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Can I wear my Tom Ford suit to work?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Buck Rogers, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Based on the advertisements that I have seen, one runs the very real danger of a topless, attractive woman walking up and grabbing one's private equity through one's Tom Ford suit. With a tight, unforgiving grip.

    Sometimes I wonder why they're so interested in it, considering their private placements are almost certainly blocked by bottles of cologne.
     
  2. revamp

    revamp Well-Known Member

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    Unless you're an MD (or a rainmaking trader), I would leave the Tom Fords for the after work parties. Understated is the name of the game in PE today...
     
  3. Vittorio J

    Vittorio J Active Member

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    Do you have a pic available? Would love to see it...
     
  4. OttoSkadelig

    OttoSkadelig Senior member

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    I just bought a new Tom Ford suit from Bergdorf Goodman and I am wondering if I can pull it off at work.

    I work for a private equity firm in Boston, which is a decently conservative atmosphere, albeit one in which folks tolerate a little flair (but not too much...).


    i have always been curious about how this "limited tolerance" manifests itself.

    admin assistants tittering at the water fountain?
    grudging bromo compliments from buds?
    effusive compliments about how great your backside looks in it from the gals / gheys?
    disapproving full-body-scans from the boss?
    lower bonus?

    really would like to know.

    my own view is that if you're good at what you do, and you're not meeting clients, you have little to lose by dressing exactly the way you want.
     
  5. Buck Rogers

    Buck Rogers Member

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    Thank you for all of the feedback!

    It is interesting to get the different opinions and I think that I get that a peak lapel suit is a borderline work choice (works for some and not others), but the question remains for me, is the upturned pocket - you can see the style at www.tomford.com too much?

    My sense is that folks will have the same response to this, but I thought I would ask...

    Thanks!
     
  6. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    And you said why not to his question?

    Enough said.


    Stop comparing apples to oranges. I asked a legitimate question - you tried to be an a.s.s.
     
  7. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    I wear peaks to work quite a lot. I've never really thought of them as an "occasion" suit.

    Def +1!!!
     
  8. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Thank you for all of the feedback!

    It is interesting to get the different opinions and I think that I get that a peak lapel suit is a borderline work choice (works for some and not others), but the question remains for me, is the upturned pocket - you can see the style at www.tomford.com too much?

    My sense is that folks will have the same response to this, but I thought I would ask...

    Thanks!


    I think some of his latest stuff is fine for the office, the Glen plaid notch lapel, gray flannels, ect.
     
  9. needshoehelp

    needshoehelp Senior member

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    I think it's fine as long as it's a plain navy blue. Most people won't notice beyond that. If it was a wild fabric, I think it'd get you noticed a lot more.
     
  10. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Wear it. Why'd you buy it if you can't wear to where you spend 60% of your waking life?


    This. If you purchased Tom Ford from BG, you probably paid a good chunk of change. With that said, make this purchase worth while and wear it as much as you like.
     
  11. Kain1942

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    If you choise to buy a TOM FORD suit, you should also have the personality to wear it everywhere.
     
  12. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    If you do good work and have a "let's get this sht done" attitude... just make it a non-issue in your mind. Wear wahtever you want, pretend like it's no big thing and make sure you focue on doing a good job and letting everyone know how serious you are about that.
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    If you choise to buy a TOM FORD suit, you should also have the personality to wear it everywhere.
    What kind of logic is this? I bought a pair of green cords, does that mean I need to be capable of wearing them to a funeral? All things considered if you are really good at your job and considered an asset to the company, you can wear whatever the hell you want. If they need you more a lot than you need them, you could switch into a tux after 6 and no one would say a peep about it.
     
  14. GiltEdge

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    Personal choice in my own work environment mostly since I'm pretty conservative and the peak lapel to me seems to invoke a hint of flash that should be reserved for more public occasions like meeting clients outside or events.

    For guys who's work involves clients regularly, I think that's totally fine to weak peak lapels. It's just not what I personally do frequently.


    A peak lapel is far from flashy. Infact if you look back at the history of it, it dates back to what many would probably call conservative clothiers (ie Savile Row to even RL in modern era of fashion)
     
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    intent Senior member

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    Most people aren't going to notice. In fact, a lot of TF suits look like they're old/vintage --- wide lapels, 70s patterns, etc.

    They'll probably think you inherited them from a grandfather who hardly wore suits.
     
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    comrade Senior member

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    Perhaps you seek employment in an area where this suit might not cause
    controversy, viz: a Men's Pedicure Salon.
     
  17. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    it's fine since you bought it at Bergdorf.

    now, if you bought it at Century 21, the pinked and cut tags are decidedly too flashy for a conservative work environment.
     
  18. Philip1209

    Philip1209 Well-Known Member

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    Wear it. Earn a promotion. Be proud.
     
  19. chestercopperpot

    chestercopperpot Senior member

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    Wow, power to you! If I could afford a Tom Ford suit, I would most certainly wear it to work. Just go easy on some of his lame ass ties.
     
  20. PoloPlayr

    PoloPlayr Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a new Tom Ford suit from Bergdorf Goodman and I am wondering if I can pull it off at work.

    I work for a private equity firm in Boston, which is a decently conservative atmosphere, albeit one in which folks tolerate a little flair (but not too much...).

    The suit is a plain navy blue, but obviously very modern cut with somewhat wide peak lapels and a high pocket that actually slopes up (a Tom Ford signature, but also the thing that makes it the most potentially inappropriate for work...).

    I would obviously tone down the accouterments at work, shirt, tie, etc., but I am still on the bubble - any thoughts?


    NO.

    I'm no expert on TF or anything "fashion" but unless you're the founder/owner of the firm, I would refraing from wearing a "casual" suit which I can only assume a Tom Ford suit is. It's for parties. Not for business.
     

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