Can I wear my Tom Ford suit to work?

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

  1. tazmaniac

    tazmaniac Senior member

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    It would be helpful to know what kind of position you have in the company. On the other hand, one would guess that you should be able to judge on your own what you can wear at your workplace. You don't go there for the first time, do you? I mostly got compliments at work for paying attention to how I dress, but then I am in Europe, so what do I know.
     


  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It'll depend on your place within the company, your personality, and your supervisors' personalities.

    Most folks pay little to no attention to what other people are wearing, but there are some, as we see on the forums, who react very negatively to anything unorthodox. Unfortunately, only you can suss out your environment. Ask yourself if you're just being timid or if there's a possibility that wearing the suit could have a downside. If it's the latter, give it a pass.

    One other question to consider is whether you'd feel comfortable wearing it at work. If the answer is no, I'd skip it, even if no one else will care.
     


  3. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Senior member

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    Nine out of ten men in a white collar work place pay only a nano-second's worth of attention to what other men wear. Hence, I doubt that anyone will notice the suit much beyond (perhaps) a vague impression that you look stylish (or garrish as the case may be).
     


  4. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    No need to be an a.s.s - he said he works in a private equity firm in Boston ... that is good enough information about how conservative of a workplace it is.

    And you said why not to his question?

    Enough said.
     


  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    It'll depend on your place within the company, your personality, and your supervisors' personalities.

    Most folks pay little to no attention to what other people are wearing, but there are some, as we see on the forums, who react very negatively to anything unorthodox. Unfortunately, only you can suss out your environment. Ask yourself if you're just being timid or if there's a possibility that wearing the suit could have a downside. If it's the latter, give it a pass.

    One other question to consider is whether you'd feel comfortable wearing it at work. If the answer is no, I'd skip it, even if no one else will care.


    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.

    With that caveat in mind, I agree with your advice.


    - B
     


  6. 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.
     


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    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...
     


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


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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.
     


  10. Buck Rogers

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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!
     


  11. 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.
     


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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!!!
     


  13. SkinnyGoomba

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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.
     


  14. needshoehelp

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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.
     


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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.
     


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