The sport coat vs. the suit jacket...

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  1. TakeAStepBack
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    OK dapper gents!

    What's the verdict? Can you pull off using a suit jacket with that off colored pair of dress pants or kakis and a complimentary shirts and tie? Or is this a business man's absolute no no?

    I say it's fine. People wear strange shit in NYC and as long as you can color coordinate and make sure these things fit proper, I say no problem. Even, "good show" if the suit jacket is plain and you used earth tones and kept it un-flashy.

    Sort if like a PI guy, ya know?

    What do you think?
     
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    I think you're fine, but I always wear a suit so I don't really know.
     
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    Three piece...NEVER off the shelf..expensive tie double windsor.. matching kerchief folded smartly ...arrow L/S shirt for comfort and for the coup d'gras.. Some real expensive looking color co-ordinated western boots and matching belt for a MAN'S accent. Never underwear.. go commando.. women like the subtle but unmistakable sexy touch.

    Just sayin..That's how I do it.

     
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    Thanks, but I'd rather wear a pollo and kakis if it were a date. I'm just talking about in a business setting.

    Huggy is the like the GQ version of "Da Jesus" from the Big Lebowski.
     
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    Mustache waxin' too with the shit kickers and package outline.
     
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    Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes a "date". I like to tell a gal.."dress up..you never know where we might end up". I din't say flashy Sport.. Serously One gal I went on a first date with was a cruise to Alaska and back. We both looked SHARP! For some reason the captain and crew thought we were some kinda royalty like the king and queen of some European country.. I shit you not. Needless to say...it was a fabulous date.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4SXK2UTQ_Y&feature=fvwrel]ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Yes, it's a business no, no. It works if you want to look the intelligent one in the room. What shoes were you thinking? :)
     
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    If the suit jacket is a solid color versus a pattern, then yes you should get away with it. ala the blazer look.
    A pin stripe suit jacket? Nope, don't do it.
    Personally, I'd go for a sport coat. Suits have a much flatter texture than a sports coat which would give you away as a guy wearing a suit jacket as a sports coat.
    I was Head Buyer for a chain of menswear stores before I got into strategic planning.
     
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    I was told by my tailor that there is no difference in the cut between a sport coat and a suit jacket. :cool:
     

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