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Wearing suits without ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Poloboy, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. VaderDave

    VaderDave Senior member

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    I'm wearing a suit without a tie today. But it's a summer-weight unlined tan poplin suit, so it's a little more casual. I don't think I would wear a regular wool suit without a tie, although I will frequently wear a sport jacket with slacks and no tie.
     


  2. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy Senior member

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    The offense here is the extra long sleeves on coat. His publicist needs to get on the ball. I'm already making the assumption he doesn't know any better......
     


  3. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    I do. But some people can get away with it. It's not exactly against the law.
     


  4. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    I don't do it, but what's the huge faux pas with a tie and no jacket/blazer? If the shirt fits well and the tie is the correct length I've never really thought to myself that it looked bad.
     


  5. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    It doesn't look bad if you're a software engineer / waiter / bus driver... [​IMG]

    Now, really, I don't know what does exactly make it bad. But it just looks like something's missing, or like a work uniform.
     


  6. cruizer

    cruizer Active Member

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    this is just wrong.
     


  7. Alphataru

    Alphataru Senior member

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    That's the exact opposite of what I think. I never see bus drivers in suits. Waiters with strict dress codes generally wear a vest. Software engineers normally wear polos or shirts with no blazers. I think you're stretching a little.

    Suit and a tie is probably the closest thing you can get to uniform short of actually wearing uniforms.
     


  8. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy Senior member

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    Shirt with tie but no coat is only wrong because you can't assess the fit of the coat. Period. Be honest at least with yourself.
     


  9. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Right suit w/o a tie can be done. Tie w/o a jacket CAN'T!
     


  10. herfitup

    herfitup Well-Known Member

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    I'm a software guy that deals a lot with legal firms. I can't imagine wearing suit with a tie anymore for business. Most lawyers don't wear suits in the office unless they are going to court. I feel over dressed everytime I wear a suit to their office nevemind with a tie. Mostly I just wear a sports coat without a tie.
     


  11. comrade

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    I agree. Even politicians and corporate CEOs are committing this " Fashion"
    A sport coat without a tie usually looks OK, but a dark business suit with a
    dress shirt and no tie looks like the wearer hadn't finished dressing, IMHO.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012


  12. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Well I guess it depends on what country you live in. Bus drivers around here wear slacks/shirt/tie, same for waiters, and I've seen many software engineers wearing a short sleeved shirt with a tie.
     


  13. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Senior member

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    His clothes make him look like a tosser but he's got a nice bird so he must be doing something right.

    The only time a wool suit should be worn without a tie or suitable shirt is when you lend it to a woman to keep warm.
     


  14. Alphataru

    Alphataru Senior member

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    Well, he probably don't call women birds, so perhaps you can start there.
     


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    KObalto Senior member

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    I don't think a tie will keep her very warm. :crazy:
    [​IMG]
    Better than nothing though, I suppose.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012


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