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List of Bare Necessities

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. Patrologia

    Patrologia Senior member

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    Personally I favor most of my other SC over my navy blazer because I think they are better in most of the situations where I can't wear a suit, but I understand that we're talking about people who do have, or want to have, a large collection of sport coats. For them, and especially for this list, I think the blazer is best if only because the original list specified 2 white shirts. Since then the shirts have been relaxed and pale blue has been allowed, but I would not want the unsub to be out there on my advice wearing an outstanding white shirt with a lovely brown SC. :shudder:

    I haven't yet worked out whether the whole wardrobe is more versatile (by being more interchangeable) with two white shirts than with one white one blue, but I suspect it might.



    I am religious, and I can't think of a formal religious event where a tie would be overkill. At least not one where a jacket would be expected. In my experience, either the tie (and even suit) are perfectly appropriate, or khakis and a button down are fine. Maybe this comes from living mostly in the southeast and the midwest.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Another one - and this is field-specific - but as an academic, when giving talks either as a part of a conference or when visiting another university, odd jacket with no tie is common. Suit and tie would definitely be too much. No jacket is ok and accepted (hell, it's academia, t-shirt is accepted). But odd jacket is clearly better.
     


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    I agree that many people would not be able to differentiate, but would you wear a blazer or an odd jacket to a wedding? Or on the other side of the coin, a suit to dinner? I couldn't get by without at least one of each....and I'd hate to have so few.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    And job interviews are the main one. If you're interviewing with people that are seeing 10 candidates that day, and you're the only one not wearing a suit, it stands out, and in not a good way.
     


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    I do the odd jacket/blazer (navy jacket with non-metal buttons most commonly) quite frequently for dinner at a nice place with my wife. A suit would be too much almost everywhere, but the jacket adds a nice touch.



    I was at the Kennedy Center for Don Giovanni a few weekends back. The majority of men were wearing a suit, quite a number had tuxedos.

    Lots of really, really ugly ties though.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    lots of shiny loud print designs?
     


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    Gibonius Senior member

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    The sort of geometric print rejects from the 1990s you find swarming the tie racks at Goodwills across the nation.


    I was wearing a purple tie with gold pindots from Paul Stuart :fistbump:
     


  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    This was for an evening performance, I assume? Was it the opening? I'm curious.

    I went to Anna Bolena last Thursday and it was more odd jackets than suits, I think. I was definitely the only one in anything resembling evening wear.

    Side note but since I'm going to see it and curious, did you enjoy the performance?
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :fu:

    :fonz:


    ffs, what is wrong with you two?

    you both live near me, why have you never invited me?
     


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    Gibonius Senior member

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    The first performance was Thursday, I went to the Saturday show (so the first weekend showing).

    Never been to an opera before, but I enjoyed it overall. Three hours is a long time to sit still though, and I had some old shrew behind me get after me for leaning forward.
     


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    Anniversary date with the wife :satisfied:
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    didn't want to make you feel like a 73-yr old loser woman! :)
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Agree. I usually enjoy it but wish it were 45 min shorter. Too bad about the shrew.
     


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    Does. not. compute.



    No, I think he's just from the streetwear side.

    I cite myself as the authority here. :nodding:

    Navy blue:
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    Mid blue:
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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/317329/jrds-guide-to-coherent-sportcoat-combinations/0_30
     
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    Most of those are not navy blazers though, they are odd jackets.
     


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