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vest without jacket?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ratvoleur, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. ratvoleur

    ratvoleur New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if a vest without a jacket, like this

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Vim5J2IolK...suckervest.bmp

    was business formal or business casual.

    It's strange, it's seem too formal to a casual day (like Friday or hot days of summer) and not enough for a formal day (for meeting days I know you should put the jacket)

    Anyway, I think it's a look great. Thank to Mr.Timberlake

    What do you thing?

    Bye [​IMG] !
     


  2. seanpatrickb

    seanpatrickb Senior member

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    Not business anything imo, just casual.
     


  3. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    I've never cared for a vest without a jacket, it looks like underwear or incomplete... or like a whimsical 19th century banker. You'll definitely get negative reaction if you wear one alone. I'll only wear a vest when there's a jacket on and it's just peaking above the jacket.
     


  4. bearsfan172

    bearsfan172 Senior member

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    I really like the look, but agree that it is only casual, and not to be worn for business use. Great at clubs, not the office
     


  5. seanpatrickb

    seanpatrickb Senior member

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    When I do do it, in casual situations, I never wear matching pants and vest. That definitely just looks like you lost your jacket.
     


  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    It can be okay if you're indoors and have taken your jacket off. But make sure you don't wear a belt with it like the guy in the picture, the waistcoat should be long enough to cover the top of your trousers. And make sure your shirt fits well too, there's nothing worse than a fitted waistcoat with big blousy shirtsleeves flowering from either side.
     


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    zeroconspiracy Senior member

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    casual. Im not even sure how there is any queastion about that.
     


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    bowtielover Senior member

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    It dose work but I would call that look casual not business.
     


  9. ratvoleur

    ratvoleur New Member

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    it looks like underwear or incomplete... or like a whimsical 19th century banker.

    I don't think Hollywood would agree with this..... it's fashion since a few years. But maybe it's like bearsfan said , it's better at clubs.
     


  10. ratvoleur

    ratvoleur New Member

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    casual. Im not even sure how there is any queastion about that.

    I asked that because like we can find 3-piece suits....
    I thougth that during hot days you can take off your jacket and keep it not too far away.

    But yeah it's better to keep it simple (we are not women) ...
    [​IMG]
     


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    seanpatrickb Senior member

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    Well if they are doing it in Hollywood it must be a great look. I think I saw Tom Ford wearing a pink boa the other day, better run out and grab one before they are all sold out! (Only the ones more than $100 look good)
     


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    Make sure you don't shave for several days, and forget to wear socks. Might appear to be cool in a GQ spread but the rest of us live in the real world.

    I wouldn't be holding that wanker Timberlake up as any kind of style icon. Did you see that denim suit and hat combo? Rod Stewart is still trying to live down his fashion crimes from the seventies, how did Timberlake escape Infinite villification for that?
     


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    ratvoleur New Member

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    Make sure you don't shave for several days,

    I'm glad to know that I've already executed the first step. [​IMG]


    I wouldn't be holding that wanker Timberlake up as any kind of style icon.

    It's not what I was telling. I read an article that used him for an exemple. I'm not Amercian, so [​IMG]
     


  14. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if a vest without a jacket, like this

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Vim5J2IolK...suckervest.bmp

    was business formal or business casual.

    It's strange, it's seem too formal to a casual day (like Friday or hot days of summer) and not enough for a formal day (for meeting days I know you should put the jacket)

    Anyway, I think it's a look great. Thank to Mr.Timberlake

    What do you thing?

    Bye [​IMG] !


    It doesn't matter if you wear it with, or without, a jacket. Just make sure you remember to wear pants.
     


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    landshark Senior member

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    I live in Texas, and when it gets to ~120F during the summer, this look is fine as business casual. Personally, I think without the jacket, the sleeves should be rolled up. Just make sure the vest fits you and isn't big like on that model. The main thing about this look is having the additude/confidence/swagger to pull off a vest. Here is an example of me: [​IMG]
     


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