How can I wear a suit and NOT look like a banker?

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  1. joel_954

    joel_954 Senior member

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    I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date or nice dinner. How can I acheive the best look?

    Thanks!
     


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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Solid flannel. Bankers don't normally wear that any more.
     


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    I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date or nice dinner. How can I acheive the best look?

    Don't wear a tie. Seriously, who f**king needs 'em. Wear a great suit with a nice high open collar.

    (This doesn't apply to funerals. When you go to a funeral, it's OK to dress like somebody died.)
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Office pants.

    Essential and correct.

    Can be washed or unwashed.


    - B
     


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    Bounder Senior member

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    I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date or nice dinner. How can I acheive the best look?

    Thanks!


    You need to know one word: "Steve"
     


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    I don't want to dress like a banker

    Is that rhyming slang?

    Anyway, I would have thought patterns and brigher colours were key (of course, in moderation and with a sense of style). Bankers don't wear hacking jackets, boldly patterned shirts, pocket squares, dotted knit ties etc.
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    how about wearing your suit and doing a night shift at McDonald's? Nobody will mistake you for a banker then..
     


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    Aaron01 Senior member

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    If you currently have a job most people won't mistake you for a banker...
     


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    my impression of a banker is someone who has a pot belly dressed in a very pronounced pin-striped suit and black captoe shoes.
     


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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Is that rhyming slang?

    Anyway, I would have thought patterns and brigher colours were key (of course, in moderation and with a sense of style). Bankers don't wear hacking jackets, boldly patterned shirts, pocket squares, dotted knit ties etc.


    They did on this day:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_G-...ummit_protests
     


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    I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date or nice dinner. How can I acheive the best look?

    Thanks!


    OK, serious reply.

    1) do not wear a Ferragamo or Hermes whimsical print tie

    2) do not wear Gucci or Ferragamo bit loafers

    3) do not wear a massive, oversized watch

    4) avoid pinstripe/chalkstripe

    5) do not wear a french cuff shirt
     


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    OK, serious reply.

    1) do not wear a Ferragamo or Hermes whimsical print tie

    2) do not wear Gucci or Ferragamo bit loafers

    3) do not wear a massive, oversized watch

    4) avoid pinstripe/chalkstripe

    5) do not wear a french cuff shirt


    i'm surrounded by these types everyday in korea
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I don't want to dress like a banker when wearing a suit to a wedding, funeral, party, night-on-the-town, date, nice dinner, or working at my bank. How can I acheive the best look? Thanks!
    I would recommend not looking like a goddamn banker.
    i'm surrounded by these types everyday in korea
    The sad thing is you can get brilliantly cut suits, sometimes handmade, OTR in boutiques for a fraction of the price of all those ill-fitting high-gorge businessman suits.
     


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    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i'm surrounded by these types everyday in korea

    yeah but in korea you have to size up 2 on your suit
     


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