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Suit vs. Street: Which is more difficult

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As the title suggests, which is more difficult to do well. Pictures of "great" and "terrible" for both categories are always good...
 

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Originally Posted by Studio27
As the title suggests, which is more difficult to do well. Pictures of "great" and "terrible" for both categories are always good...

that pretty much answers the question, they can both be great or terrible. Neither is harder or easier, assuming you are talking about "suit" and "street" in the context typically discussed here.
 

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My casual wardrobe sucks thes days. With suits, they're tailored, fit well, it's a uniform I can do... when I slip back into street clothes, with sleeves that are too short, bagging clothes... etc... and the silly prices for the few street pieces I find that I actually like...
 

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Like Ed pointed out, both are probably the same. I think really stylish people are able to do both well (suit and casual).
 

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I dunno, street is whatever you want it to be and, it could be argued, encompasses suit wearing. I personally don't think there is any comparison as to the degree of complexity. You can teach someone to be a decent suit-wearer in like 2 hours. This doesn't mean you can't be passionate about the myriad of intricacies surrounding the sartorial art or whatever you guys call it, hell I'm totally into suits right now.
 

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You can do either quite well in a brown tweed suit, blue and red striped tie and brown captoes.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
You can do either quite well in a brown tweed suit, blue and red striped tie and brown captoes.



I sunbathe in that outfit, the ladies love it.
 

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We're doing some sort of wierd, bastardized, business casual in the office now. When I decide to play, it's just a P I T A. It's really easy to look like a douchebag in streetwear.
 

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Originally Posted by yachtie
We're doing some sort of wierd, bastardized, business casual in the office now. When I decide to play, it's just a P I T A. It's really easy to look like a douchebag in streetwear.

Business casual is the hardest though, security guards usually look better. I believe most of the clothing article I dislike are business casual stapples. How do you dress for it?
 

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Originally Posted by Fuuma
Business casual is the hardest though, security guards usually look better. I believe most of the clothing article I dislike are business casual stapples. How do you dress for it?
The worst are long sleeve merino wool polos. Those cannot be redeemed by anything.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
The worst are long sleeve merino wool polos. Those cannot be redeemed by anything.

Wearing one now.

In my defense, the weather is really cruddy outside and I haven't gotten over to Charvet to get a bunch of vyella dress shirts.
 

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Originally Posted by Fuuma
Business casual is the hardest though, security guards usually look better. I believe most of the clothing article I dislike are business casual stapples. How do you dress for it?

Summer:



Switch the jacket for tweed, pants for flannel and the shirt for a wool mock-turtleneck and that's winter.
 

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So basically sportscoats + dress pants + dress shoes + shirt. No tie, patterned fabrics and casual details (see pockets)?
 

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