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Suits and sweaters vs suits and coats

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by oldskool, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. oldskool

    oldskool Senior Member

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    It's fall. I go with a sweater under the suit as opposed to a coat over the suit and shirt whenever possible. This gives the clean look of the suit/scarf/gloves/hat on the outside as opposed to covering it all up with a top coat.

    obviously when it gets too cold, you need a coat.
     


  2. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Distinguished Member

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    If you are wearing suit over sweater, would not your suits need to be little larger? Thus, those suits would too large to wear with dress shirts?
     


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    faustian bargain Distinguished Member

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    granted, i'm not a suit-wearer. however it seems to me a sweater is just not part of the 'suit' look. i'd rather see it with a sportcoat.

    with a 'country' suit, a sweater might work better.

    /andrew
     


  4. oldskool

    oldskool Senior Member

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    i own paul stuart boxy suits that hold my cashmere sweaters. nothing too bulky.
     


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    I have to respectfully disagree. If you are talking about clean looks, a sleek topcoat over a suit is about as clean as you can get. Wearing a sweater, gloves, and scarf with a suit looks much less put together and less clean to me. Im not disparaging the look at all, I wear it all the time, I just dont think its clean. I think its messier, chunkier, bulkier, the exact opposite of clean.
     


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