Can the Navy Suit, White Shirt, No Tie Look Be Saved?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    This. It is as much confidence and an eye for cohesive fit as anything. Our elected officials often elect to offend even awfully overt aesthetic commandments, e.g. the poorest fitting jacket possible. But when fit, proportion, and details are checked accordingly, it is seemingly an always-in-style getup.
     


  2. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    I think you make a good point, especially if I consider the setting as much as anything else. I would offer that the "swagger" or intangible of the wearer may make the combination more "owned" than lost at sea. But, assuming all colors the same (which the OP did specify), you are certainly right that a group of navy + white's would seem uniform and unappealing. The tie and/or PS would grant the wearer a significant diversity, or at least an opportunity at diversity; though to stick to the no tie and no ps line, either the shoes or the accessories (watch? flash of the belt?) would be your only identifier.
     


  3. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    That is a classic look for men. Nothing wrong with this look….even if everyone is dressing the same.
     


  4. The Upright Man

    The Upright Man Senior member

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    Not sure how much everyone here is into the whole sockless look but I think these two examples are a very stylish way to wear the above mentioned combination (especially in a warmer climate):
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  5. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Senior member

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    ^^ That suit is more air force blue than navy, the bluer the suit, the more "sleek and modern" it will appear.

    Not sure how this would look tie-less. But it is featured on The Sartorialist blog, so yeah.

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  6. Luc-Emmanuel

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    Sharp knees, wouldn't bang.
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  7. Calder

    Calder Senior member

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    Add an open-neck cravat?
     
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  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Part of the problem is that once you get outside of the world of staged photos, the shirt collar is gonna be crushed much of the time. The button down is a solution but it takes away from the sharp and sleek look of the more successful iterations here.
     


  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    All the looks posted in this thread, with the exception of Ford, would look better with a tie IMO or with a sportcoat rather than a suit (or no jacket at all).
     


  10. FlyingMonkey

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    The OP is asking how the suit+open-neck shirt look can be done or if its even possible to get it right. Surely, saying is that all of these looks would look better if they weren't a suit+open neck shirt (i.e. if they weren't the same look at all) doesn't really get to the point? In fact, I don't think there's really anything to add to what Fuuma said about this.
     
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  11. Xenon

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  12. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    To ed's point...consider this alternative...are any of the fits with the suit instead of the blazer and odd trousers better?

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  13. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Its exactly the point, if it looks better in a different manner, why wear it this way?



    Need to see more pics of her to come up with an appropriate answer.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    check PM :smarmy:
     


  15. Rkcarpio

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    I'm a big fan of these two looks. Especially on hot days. Simplicity is great and it gives a chance to accessorize really well with a watch or great/noticeable loafers.
     


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