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Wearing a ski jacket over a business suit...yea, or nay?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MrDaniels, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    (I hope we all know the answer to this...but I just saw a guy downtown who was otherwise fairly well put together doing this...what is the matter with people?
     
  2. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    If it was a ski jacket like this: [​IMG]

    That's pretty bad.

    If it was more like this:

    [​IMG]

    I don't see the problem.
     
  3. MrDaniels

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  4. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    To be fair I have to imagine there are members here who have, likely on more than one occasion, weighed wearing an overcoat skiing...
     
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  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    :brick:
     
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  6. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    Downtown where, and what was the temperature?
     
  7. ter1413

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    Doesn't matter....should not be done..
     
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  8. mcbrown

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    Well that's just silly. Cold weather gear is always appropriate in extreme conditions. Health first, then style.
     
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  9. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    I wear a down jacket with suits sometimes - in my case a beige woolrich parka. So far nobody fainted after having seen me :D
     
  10. ter1413

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    A parka yes....a ski jacket..no.
     
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  11. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    OP may have called it a ski jacket, but the example he posted is definitely not a ski jacket.
     
  12. MrDaniels

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    Ooops...my bad. But how many people actually play tennis in "tennis shoes?"


    The guy I saw's coat only went down to the waist...it looked really stupid.
     
  13. Quadcammer

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    a parka that goes past the bottom of the suit jacket...fine in sub-zero temps.

    anything else...unacceptable
     
  14. Winston S.

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    Agreed.
     
  15. MrDaniels

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    Would a parka really keep one warmer than a thick wool overcoat? Especially with a suit underneath?
     
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    In extreme cold weather or if you have to move great distances outdoors? Yes. Above 5 farenheit or so or if you're only walking a few steps outside? Not really. Hence my original question about the conditions.
     
  17. Saturdays

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    ^ Agreed. In subzero temps a parka, preferably with down, is almost necessary to feel warmth in your upperbody. I used to be skeptical, then I moved to MN and visit Canada once a year in the winter.. it has definitely got me through the winter pretty comfortably. Once you go above freezing like mcbrown said, its not as necessary.
     
  18. Patek

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    Parka, yes.

    Ski jacket, no.
     
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    I only wear wool when I ski

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. MyOtherLife

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    +1 Agreed with ter1413. I have never and will never do this. It isn't appropriate.
    I recollect GQ or DETAILS magazine suggesting the look a few years ago. Then again, this was the same bunch that suggested tossing your $4,000.00 suit in the washing machine and sporting a hobo look. The damage they have caused to society is immesurable.
     
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