I want to start wearing a suit every day

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

  1. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    I feel very uncomfortable with tie on all the time , though i love wearing suits.Tie takes away your freedom.

    Leave the top button unbuttoned.
     


  2. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    ^^^^^ Or if your neck is big for your collar button, try using a collar button extender. [​IMG]
     


  3. donCarlos

    donCarlos Well-Known Member

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    Suit every day is definitely a nice idea, but usually too expensive to execute.

    I wear sports coats almost daily, but I usually avoid wearing a tie, unless I´m going to the office. My common sense told me that it´s too much to wear a tie to lectures and stuff.

    And I'm not trying to hide it. Yes, I want to be better dressed than you. Yes, I'm enjoying it, because I look damned good. No reason to be ashamed of that.
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  4. larsrindsig

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    I feel very uncomfortable with tie on all the time , though i love wearing suits.Tie takes away your freedom.

    Your freedom to do what?
     


  5. samcajou

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    Suits are worn in proper events and places. Can you imagine someone walking in malls with a nicely-ironed suit on? No, right? However, if you are the type of person who goes to office 24/7 then you can, by all means, wear your suits everyday.
     


  6. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    Greetings.

    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.

    But I have only one problem: I have for a very long time always found it rather uncomfortable to have a tie on. Feels less freedom around the neck if you know what I mean.

    Still, as time goes on I want this to be my new signature, "the guy who only wears suits and has never been seen without a tie on".

    My question is: Is there anyone here who wears suit/tie every day? Will I get used to it with time? How long will it take getting used to?

    Regards,
    Interface.



    Do you also want to wear a suit when you're showering or taking a bath? If so, then that's a bathing suit!

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  7. NYliGuy

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    Someone wants to be Barney Stinson from CBS's "How I Met Your Mother." Don't do it. You're not Barney. Indeed, Barney is not even real. It's just a TV show.

    What about that fella dating Courtney Kardashian. My GF watches the show and I can't seem to notice him in a suit all the time.
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Suits are worn in proper events and places. Can you imagine someone walking in malls with a nicely-ironed suit on? No, right? However, if you are the type of person who goes to office 24/7 then you can, by all means, wear your suits everyday.

    25 poasts. Makes sense. I wear a suit 7 days a week. Only in the office 5, or maaaybe 6.

    I don't understand how some people can say I wear a sport coat every day, but suits are too expensive. You still wear pants, right? Upgrading to ties from here is such a minimal expense it shouldn't be an issue. I feel that most people are afraid to do it because they think others will look at them weird. Look at pictures of the homeless and jobless during the Great Depression (the first one) most of them are wearing suits, or at the very least sportcoats.

    I do admit I look strange at BBQ's and the beach, however.
     


  9. NYliGuy

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    I do admit I look strange at BBQ's and the beach, however.
    [​IMG] @ the beach.
     


  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You laugh. You think I am kidding. Last time I was there I brought shoe trees so I could put my feet in the sand at least. My 2" cuffs got filled with sand. [​IMG]
     


  11. Quadcammer

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    You laugh. You think I am kidding. Last time I was there I brought shoe trees so I could put my feet in the sand at least. My 2" cuffs got filled with sand. [​IMG]

    And you wore a suit to the beach why?
     


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    Why did this come back from the dead?
     


  13. Pieceofsand

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    25 poasts. Look at pictures of the homeless and jobless during the Great Depression (the first one) most of them are wearing suits, or at the very least sportcoats.

    This is very true.

    Back in the days people care what they looked like. Upper class, middle class and lower class they all tried to look their best they could. Way back, people don't leave their houses without dressing up regardless of weekend or weekday, day off or working.

    Now people have the mentality of dressing up only when they "have to," more and more of this trend had created a society that constitute wearing a suit at certain environment is consider "out of place."

    I'll give you an example. If everyone wore suits to Taco Bell, and you going down to Taco Bell on a Monday afternoon with a double breast pin striped navy suit to get a couple of tacos with a large Coke isn't consider dressing inappropriately is it?

    In our modern society, people tend have the mentality of rather blending in as oppose to standing out, they don't like to be noticed by other people, it seems as though they're so afraid of criticism from people they don't even know, that they rather do something they weren't intending to do in order to stop other people judging them. Afraid of being notice, afraid of standing out so one rather blends in with its own kind to disguise itself, that sounds like a sheep to me. Of course , the same argument can be used for a guy in a red mohawk in a group of gentle with suits on.

    Tell you what, wear a suit everyday if you want OP, if enough people do it, this could bring back the old trend. I'm not promising any results, but it'd be really cool to see it again.
     


  14. Simon Radash

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    +1

    The intention seems very superficial to me.

    I would also suggest that if you're going to make such a 'drastic' change, I would do it gradually to prevent this effect. If you go from super casual one day to a full on suit the next, it comes across as very pretentious and fake.


    Very true. You can start by wearing a suit one day per week, and them move to wearing two times per week and then three times and so on till it becomes a seven days per week thing that way it will appear as a nurtured habit rather than a fake or pretentious thing.

    And good luck with that. I can never do it I just hate the effect of a tie on my neck.
     


  15. arirang

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    In our modern society, people tend have the mentality of rather blending in as oppose to standing out, they don't like to be noticed by other people, it seems as though they're so afraid of criticism from people they don't even know, that they rather do something they weren't intending to do in order to stop other people judging them. Afraid of being notice, afraid of standing out so one rather blends in with its own kind to disguise itself, that sounds like a sheep to me. Of course , the same argument can be used for a guy in a red mohawk in a group of gentle with suits on.

    You think the 1920s scene of everybody-in-a-suit wasn't the very picture of conformity? The t-shirt and jeans look was an individualist response against the stifling conformity of pre-WWII norms in relation to dress. Ironically, jeans/khakis and t-shirt/polo shirt has evolved to become every bit the same rigid socially-enforced norm in its own right.

    For what it's worth, I'd happily wear a suit 7 days a week (I've been wearing one since my school days so it's like a second skin to me) but I would be self-conscious about being seen as a total eccentric if I did. Maybe once I have a few more grey hairs on my head or if I move to a big American or European city I could pull it off, but not now!
     


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