Wearing polos with suits

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  1. yywwyy

    yywwyy Senior member

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    Is it awkward to wear polos shirts (Cotton, wool, cashmere) with sport coats and suits? Like in Goodfellas. I like it.

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  2. calcoast

    calcoast Well-Known Member

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    I personally have never done it, maybe without the jacket but that's just me...
     


  3. erpet

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    The guy in the picture pulls it off, I think, but personally I don't feel at ease with my long thin arms sticking out from a jacket sleeve without the company of a shirt cuff.

    I guess it depends on how you are built - with a heavy bone structure you might pull it off. Being a "lanky bollox" (as an Irish woman once called me. We never married.) it does not look too good.
     


  4. Patric

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    Well, i sure like the guy in the picture.. Its all about pulling it off, most people dont so they shouldn't do it.. Or.. what the hell, rules are made to be broken.. go 4 it!!
     


  5. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    how bout long sleeve polos?
     


  6. erpet

    erpet Senior member

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    I would do it, if the suit were casual enough, e.g. cotton.
     


  7. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    +1.
     


  8. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    The guy in the pic looks awful. This is not a good look.
     


  9. GBR

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    Not a traditionalist's look but common enough and well accepted in informal circumstances.
     


  10. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Sportcoats - probably
    Suits - probably not
     


  11. cbbuff

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    I'm not a fan with a suit. I have worn long sleeve cashmere polos with a SC in the winter. Here in Colorado that's still pretty formal :embar:
     
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    shilleck Well-Known Member

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    I agree on wearing it casually with the suit.
     


  13. marblehouse

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    My favorite way to wear a suit is also without a jacket. Some people refer to this as "shirt & pants," but I still prefer "suit" because it sounds more professional.
     


  14. yywwyy

    yywwyy Senior member

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    Your favorite way to wear a suit is not to wear one? lol
     


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    I don't think the polo is meant to be worn with a suit like that.
     


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