What "rule" of style most needs to be thrown out?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zackhyde, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That fashion designers can dress ridiculously. That rule needs to be thrown out.
     


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    Wallcloud Senior member

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    that is one of my favorite rules
     


  3. StumpjumperE

    StumpjumperE Senior member

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    The rule against suit with no tie... I think it looks good (sometimes).
     


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    It doesn't matter how expensive the tie is. It still looks like crap.

    Also, just because it is the dress code in a lot of offices doesn't mean we have to abondon the rules of style simply because it is convenient. My office has this dress code also, but I have yet to wear a tie without something else. I have worn odd jackets, suits, and sweaters. I'm assuming most (if not all) offices with this dress code suggest it as a minimum level of dress, and that there would be no issue taking it up a notch.
     


  5. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    When you see a man who recently removed his jacket walking around the office, do you think he looks bad? Probably not.

    I'd argue that the aversion to shirtsleeves with tie is more rooted in perception of the man who wears it than aesthetic.
     


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    Yes, I do think it still looks bad. Personally I never take off my jacket.

    If true, does this make it any more acceptable?
     


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    +1 for "no brown in town"
     


  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The tie quality was meant to address the looking like a cellphone salesman problem. Aesthetically, it probably wouldn't make too much of a difference...either a person will like it or they won't...but the person who doesn't will probably just think "that man needs to put a fucking jacket on" and not "I wonder if I can ask him about upgrading to the new iPhone"
     


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    +1
     
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    +2.
     


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    If you don't like the "rule," then break it. I wear whatever I want, and I'm usually one of the best looking people in the room. I didn't know that suit without tie was against the rules. Depending on what's underneath the suit, I think that it can look pretty good. I don't understand what "no brown in town" means, but I think that brown suits can look pretty stylish DEPENDING on the pattern and what's worn with it. I don't see it as a conservative office look though.
     


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    StumpjumperE Senior member

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    My 'rule' is that it's sort of ridiculous to always leave my jacket on.
     


  13. imolazhp_ci

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    there is no occasion formal enough to warrant wearing a black suit. ever. if it's black tie, wear a tux.

    the ONLY place an exception to this is widely adopted, is among lawyers, so it makes sense you feel that way.
     


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    +1




    FTFY
     


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    This is the second time that I have heard this, but as I have no association with the legal profession, I'm left curious as to why this exception is in place (assuming that it is true). Does it have to do with the traditional "court outfit" of the past, or is it something else?



    Quote: Why is that ridiculous? While I will admit that there are situations where it may become necessary or acceptable, what is so hard about keeping your outfit intact throughout the day? To me, the type of mentality that suggests taking off one's jacket the moment it becomes convenient is the same that has no qualms about unbuttoning the top shirt button and loosening a tie without an overriding need to do so.
     
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