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I want to start wearing a suit every day

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Interface, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. GiltEdge

    GiltEdge Senior member

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    Try the Tom Ford look. No tie during the day, and that man looks amazingly classy!
     
  2. modmica

    modmica Senior member

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    http://www.esquire.com/style/donald-trump-0908

    Interview with Donald Trump

    [...]

    Do you think about what you wear every day?

    Not too much, as I know what I'll wear every day, which is a suit. It saves time, and I know I'll look appropriate. I have too much to think about to devote a lot of time to it.


    You can get the same benefit by enlisting in the military.
     
  3. modern_leifeng

    modern_leifeng Senior member

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    why would you want to wear a suit everyday, even on the weekends when sitting around the house? That just doesn't seem appropriate nor comfortable. Do you have that many suits (or the money to buy that many)? I'm all for dressing well, my office, though white collar, is relatively casual and very few people, even partners, wear a suit and tie on a daily basis, though I'll wear a suit 3-4 times a week. But it just seems like you'll be completely out of place in so many settings and it won't look good.
     
  4. Bhowie

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    Why not just go for the sports coat with slacks look. It would seem when done right you would be more appropriately dressed for everyday life. A suit will come off as way to uptight especially if you don't have a lot of experience wearing suits. Plus you can mix and match pieces from your wardrobe to have a lot more looks.
     
  5. JeffsWood

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    I wear "dress clothes" for maybe 80hrs + a week. It is not too unusaul for me to have to leave for work at 6am and not get home till after 10pm as I entertain client in the evening allot. For my a suit is just as comfortable as jeans amd a t shirt - I used it to it. I also size my collars maybe .5" larger then my neck. My neck measures 15.5" and I wear a 16" collar (MTM most times). I can't say my tei ever bothers me and I never think of loosening it until I get home to take it off. Size your shirt right and your neck shoudl feel fine.

    As for suit around the house? Why? I don't want to wear out my $1k+ outfit when I could be wearing out my $50 jeans and $20 T shirt.
     
  6. Sator

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    "Dress clothes", by it's strict definition, means you wear full dress ie morning dress and then change into white tie when you go out in the evening. If that is what you do, I tip my hat to you, Sir.

    I fall far short of that ideal and merely wear a coat and tie whenever I go out of the house - even if it is just to buy a newspaper on the weekend. After a while, you and everyone around you, gets used to it.
     
  7. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I want to start wearing a suit and a tie every day. Even when I'm not working. Even when I'm just sitting at home. Even when I go to school. I want to do it because it looks good.


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  8. Bhowie

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    I can't stop laughing.
     
  9. Kohan

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    I swear I had something legitimate to say until I saw that^^.

    Oh, yeah. Interface, I have to call you out on the avatar. Can you give us the reasoning behind that? Because Mugabe is about as admirable as Milosevic or Pinochet, and combined with your new dress ethic it gives off a bit of a weird vibe.

    Just saying. Which, of course, under Mugabe would get me shot.

    And don't wear suits at home, you'll spill stuff on them.

    --Kohan
     
  10. Schnurretiger

    Schnurretiger Senior member

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    William Burroughs was known to be a suit-wearer, but even he got into more comfortable things when he went into his back yard to practice shooting.

    Don't start wearing suits from one day to the next. That will look strange. Take small steps towards your desired look. Try the "Horatio Cane"-look a couple of weeks, before you put on a tie.
     
  11. AgentQ

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    Oh, yeah. Interface, I have to call you out on the avatar. Can you give us the reasoning behind that? Because Mugabe is about as admirable as Milosevic or Pinochet, and combined with your new dress ethic it gives off a bit of a weird vibe.

    +1. If you are looking to become a president-for-life, you should also check out the thread on suit-wearing in hot climates!
     
  12. dirtysouth

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    you should also check out the thread on suit-wearing in hot climates!

    I think that is great advice. I live around Atlanta. It gets pretty hot in a suit around here.
     
  13. acidboy

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    Aren't African dictators issued light safari jackets as official uniform?
     
  14. JeffsWood

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    "Dress clothes", by it's strict definition, means you wear full dress ie morning dress and then change into white tie when you go out in the evening. If that is what you do, I tip my hat to you, Sir.

    I fall far short of that ideal and merely wear a coat and tie whenever I go out of the house - even if it is just to buy a newspaper on the weekend. After a while, you and everyone around you, gets used to it.



    I should know better then to make the mistake here. I do know the definition, so apoligize for using the term to mean somehting different. I mean to say say, suit and tie or coat tie daily.
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    i wear suits and odd jackets most of the week and the weekend.

    Ties....not as often, maybe 1 or 2 days a week usually, this week alot more since i just bought a new one i like.

    I think you'll find that if you have odd jackets and slacks, open collars, ect then its a look you can wear daily and rarely look soo out of place as wearing suits daily.
     
  16. lordofpi

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    I am another one who wears a suit and tie everyday, though I am not required. I am "dressed down" if seen in a sport coat and odd trousers. Nevertheless, if lounging about the house with no guests, my shoes, jacket, and tie (if not shirt (I always have on an undershirt)) all come off. Hell, even Mr. Rogers took his jacket and shoes off when he was in the 'Hood.

    The aforementioned having been said, I too agree that this concept of just one day up-and-changing from Tommy Bahama to suits is way too affected -- especially for a student. If you see yourself wearing suits after you graduate, I see no problem pursuing your own style (so long as you do not have a manual labor job). School is a very communal atmosphere, much different from adulthood where individualism is much more viable. Breaking form in so severe a way is likely to single you out, and probably not in a good way.

    As other posters have intimated, people find it very peculiar when someone acts or does something one way for seemly ever, and then one day breaks the pattern and does something severely different. They may think you a blowhard, or worse -- they may think you are starting to loose it. Before you know it, BAM, you'll be in a padded cell strapped to a bed, and the Terminator'll be coming to get you. I've seen it a thousand times. Just remember to hold that paper clip in your mouth so you can unlock the cuffs and get the hell out of there. But I digress.

    For now, start by adding nice trousers into your rotation. Phase in a lot of buttondown dress shirts and dress shoes. Throw in an odd jacket very now and then such as when going out. Once this is established (i.e., people are used to it, and you know enough new people in this time that they don't know you any other way; this will probably take a year or more), you can start throwing in the ties here and there, and eventually phase in a few suits.


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  17. sanrensho

    sanrensho Senior member

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    My uncle is a congressman, and since being elected to office many years ago, I have NEVER seen him in anything other than a suit, tie and suspenders on any day or night of the week. He is one of the coolest guys I have ever met.

    But...wearing a suit/tie while lounging around the house? That is just plain strange.
     
  18. JayJay

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    My uncle is a congressman, and since being elected to office many years ago, I have NEVER seen him in anything other than a suit, tie and suspenders on any day or night of the week. He is one of the coolest guys I have ever met.

    But...wearing a suit/tie while lounging around the house? That is just plain strange.

    I'm glad to hear this. I've seen too many politicians who seem to want to all too often dress like Joe the Plumber.
     
  19. Interface

    Interface Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for great tips everyone. Really appreciated.
     
  20. modern_leifeng

    modern_leifeng Senior member

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    I'm glad to hear this. I've seen too many politicians who seem to want to all too often dress like Joe the Plumber.

    Even those that don't look like they're dressing like Joe the Plumber end up looking not much better than him in their way too large suits and ugly (or just too plain) ties. I've spent a lot of time around politicians and its rare to find one that knows how to dress well, especially on the right side of the aisle.
     

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