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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I love white trousers and (particularly db) blazers/non-country-jackets of that nature, how can you take that away?

    I like jacket no tie a lot, but wool, knit, or other casual ties almost begs for scs, and I think DB jackets generally go better with ties too.

    I'm okay with some suits with no ties but surely it's not as common a situation as jacket with tie?
     
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  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't forget old Asians.
     
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  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    In the US of A, you're almost always allowed to wear a blazer.

    Whereas I hardly ever see them in London, not counting schoolkids.
     
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  4. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Yeah but on the other hand tweed and country scs are a lot more common.
     
  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Windowpane odd-trousers okay? Or too suit-y
     
  6. lordsuperb

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    So how do you delineate informal and formal suit wearing opportunities? I'm under the impression you wear a lot grey worsted suits and aren't really into flannel. Is it one type of suit for all occasions?
     
  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My suits are pretty much separated by seasons and fabric choices, not so much styling. I have one "casual" suit, which is a few shades lighter than navy with three patch pockets, however. I don't really have anything that is smooth worsted. I like matte fabrics and fuzzy fabrics in general. None of my stuff is "supers" or anything like that, so I think to the layperson they may not appear as businessy despite them being styled as city suits. In general I don't really worry too much about "formality" when it comes to suits. Let's not kid ourselves, suits are suits.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They look great with matching jackets. :)
     
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  9. venividivicibj

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    Goddamnit PBooth.

    My impression was that windowpane suits are suitable for true business. So I might buy a windowpane, and wear as separates. Was just checking to see if windowpane trousers were frowned upon, a la navy/charcoal pants
     
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    I have this fabric as a three piece and will wear the jacket as a SC or rock the the vest and trousers as an outfit. You're asking for trouble if you wear them as odd pants.
     
  11. archetypal_yuppie

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    Look at this douche with the watch.
     
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  13. sugarbutch

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    I do so love pB's lack of equivocation.
     
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    Gents,

    Lesser for sell, now with the photo
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  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What ever do you mean?
     
  16. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You know what you like and you'll brook no argument about it.
     
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  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'll also be the first to admit that because of that I can never really be considered to be well dressed.
     
  18. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Eh, I dint know if you're sarcastic, but you're obviously well dressed the way you dress, just lacking in variety and versatility, and not matching context, which arguably is not being well dressed, but you'd be well dressed all the times a suit is appropriate right?
     
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    Why is a lack of versatility or variety a demerit? Knowing what you like is not a bad thing and dressing with consistency is its own sort of courage.
     
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