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Would you wear a suit without a tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rnoldh, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    Well, I'm certainly no George Clooney. But I do think it's a good look if you can pull it off.

    [​IMG]

    Obviously, in certain offices it would be frowned upon, but it's fine in a lot of places here in Phoenix.
     
  2. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I wear a cotton crewneck sweater with a suit sometimes and in cool weather a cashmere sweater with a suit. It's another look and way to wear a suit even if the Rules don't allow it.
     
  3. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    I have. I will again.
    And strangely, I believe the only instances on which I did so I was wearing a BLACK SUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is a bit like a multiplying a negative number by a negative number, which IIRC is a positive.

    'Course, I up here on the Plains where all too often women are men and rules were made to be broken
     
  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    pocket squares are the new necktie

    and black has become the new black
     
  5. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    The only alternative is a bow tie.
    I often can't tell when you're joking.
     
  6. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    The False Prophet Senior member

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    I think the look is best pulled off in a relatively minimalist fashion - a plain white or pale shirt with either covered placket or French front, and a strong collar - so it looks like you intended to wear it sans cravatte, not simply that you were too hot and doffed the offending neckwear.

    I agree with the pocket square - something patterned (like Hermes, I detest their ties but adore their pochettes) works well.

    Cheers,

    Eden
     
  8. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yep all the time p's the gaffer off[​IMG]
     
  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I often can't tell when you're joking.
    I rarely wear scarves anymore. The only ones I tend to wear are silk knit ones, otherwise I prefer bowties. They have a rebellious streak about them.
     
  10. DGP

    DGP Senior member

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    The suit w/o tie is my version of casual Friday, lol. Seriously, I think I pull it off better than most because my suits and shirts are slim enough, and I do it with a crisp, plain shirt as opposed to some monstrous striped number fit only for a pimp. I'll often pair this with a low black boot or loafer instead of oxfords, to keep it a bit sleeker looking.
     
  11. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    pocket squares are the new necktie

    and black has become the new black


    [​IMG]
     
  12. hobo

    hobo Well-Known Member

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    Also from Houston, but my situation is that my office is casual. The general thought around here is:

    suit + tie = flight risk

    I don't get it - flight risk?

    Anyway, in regards to the original question, I think it's a perfectly fine look as long as youre not in situations where most other people are wearing ties
     
  13. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

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    Interview. Looking to "take flight" to another employer.
     
  14. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Sure . . . but I'd rather do the 'no tie' look, with a sport coat. One thing: I'm seeing fewer and fewer men wearing neckties, during the financial news programs. A few aren't bothering even, with jackets.
     
  15. dirk diggler

    dirk diggler Senior member

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    I rarely wear scarves anymore. The only ones I tend to wear are silk knit ones, otherwise I prefer bowties. They have a rebellious streak about them.

    I wear bowties 2-3x per week and it does have a rebellious streak to it. But who cares, at least I take the time to dress up (most of the people in my office (a legal staff of an auto company) dress like FREAKIN SLOBS).
     
  16. TIEALIGN

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    To me a suit without a tie is more of a casual evening out look than a good business look. Just my two cents.
     
  17. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    To me a suit without a tie is more of a casual evening out look than a good business look. Just my two cents.
    Yeah, you would say that, wouldn't you? [​IMG]
     
  18. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    I sometimes go without a tie till the weather cools down. I use the pocket square to dress it up. A university seems a more forgiving environment to wear a suit this way.

    Ditto on a pocket square and no tie.
     
  19. Ludlow

    Ludlow Well-Known Member

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    You want to sell me a house? Wear the tie. Worried about the heat? Go with an unlined tropical wool suit, or a seersucker in a conservative color, or a cotton poplin, or a linen blend (which will wrinkle less than a 100% linen suit would).
     
  20. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    You want to sell me a house? Wear the tie. Worried about the heat? Go with an unlined tropical wool suit, or a seersucker in a conservative color, or a cotton poplin, or a linen blend (which will wrinkle less than a 100% linen suit would).
    How far south does one have to go before a reasonable person would buy a house from someone in a seersucker suit?
     

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