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Zorba

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That would be fun, catch it on sale then maybe bust it out. I think your wife might end up loving it 🤔

A nice sleek tux is tough to beat, but yeah, why pay for one unless you have ponyo money 🤷

I don't want a lifestyle where I'd need to own a tux, and if you don't have unlimited funds then, why bother?

This girl I'm seeing mentioned a burlesque show called Duane Park in the city. Very well produced. They say on their website, feel free to dress to the nines if you wish, and there is a slight dress code (no jeans, collared shirts required)



Could wear a tux there, but I'd rather buy camping gear or headphones 😂
Yeah, I'm at the daddy daughter dance age and typically do at least one cruise a year, so there are a few opportunities I could wear a tux but a suit is just fine too. I should keep my eye on a sell for that dinner jacket.
 

Meghan54

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Suit hasn’t been present in my house in decades. Do keep a sports coat around just in case. Have couple of ties, too…somewhere.
 

Stopsignhank

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My daughter's wedding is next month so I had to buy a new suit. They only have one style with different cuts. The cuts range from ultra skinny, to skinny to regular to pot belly (classic). I swear my style is getting older. I listen to 40's music, big band and the Blues. So looking for a suit I wanted a double breasted suit. Go to Men's Warehouse and ask about a double breasted suit. The guy says they do not have them because they are not is style. I replied that I am not either.

Leave and find a double breasted pin stripe suit on line at all places, Men's Warehouse, so I order it. Before it gets here on Friday the NFL draft was Thursday night. Out of the top 10 draft picks, 8 were wearing double breasted suits. So I am part of the cool gang now. The suit is going to look so good with by Black and White wing tips.
 
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A///

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dressy or nice button shirt, slacks, dressy but not to dressy shoes, sports coat and glasses have been my atiire for work for about thirty years now. natural materials pocket protector to so I don't flail my nipple with a sharp instrument. I tried wearing jeans a few times but i felt like I was someone's dad visiting their work. I've got a few nice suits, and a tweed one. hardly ever wear em.
 

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My daughter's wedding is next month so I had to buy a new suit. They only have one style with different cuts. The cuts range from ultra skinny, to skinny to regular to pot belly (classic). I swear my style is getting older. I listen to 40's music, big band and the Blues. So looking for a suit I wanted a double breasted suit. Go to Men's Warehouse and ask about a double breasted suit. The guy says they do not have them because they are not is style. I replied that I am not either.

Leave and find a double breasted pin stripe suit on line at all places, Men's Warehouse, so I order it. Before it gets here on Friday the NFL draft was Thursday night. Out of the top 10 draft picks, 8 were wearing double breasted suits. So I am part of the cool gang now. The suit is going to look so good with by Black and White wing tips.
congratulations. I had a similar incident attempting to find ties at one of their locations because I'd heard an ad on the radio. after a half hour of going through multiple ties i asked if they had anything that didn't look like the back of a woman's thong or look like it was knit by my great nan during the war. I was told no and this was the new style men like. if they're pansies was my response. they didn't have any decent patterns either, not a single paisley in sight. A few months later I was in Canada and found some lovely ties from a store run by older gentlemen who knew what real fashion was.
 
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akugami

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Similar stories to most. Hate wearing a suit. Don't need one at work. At most, we dress casual when there's visitors to the office. And by casual, I mean jeans and a polo shirt.

I still own a suit. Not sure it fits me, but it's sitting in the closet.

Now...if I had a John Wick bulletproof suit, that'd be different. I'd be in that every day.
 

Muse

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If you're making big money wearing a suit, it wouldn't be so bad. When I was as poor as a church mouse several decades ago and working a boring temp federal government job that obviously had no future whatsoever if I accepted their offer to hire me "permanently," I spent my lunchtime for a while shopping for high quality business suits, figuring that with my education, experience and ability I could get my foot in the door of one of the high class finance companies that littered downtown San Francisco. I bought a couple and an expensive pen to match and started making appointments for interviews. I had several interviews but nobody offered me a job. I had some romantic notion that my being a stock broker would be glamorous and ultimately highly remunerative. What I discovered in talking to the interviewers was that they were looking number one for people with sales experience, and I had none. The job largely entailed cold calling people and selling their services.

I still have those suits, and yes, they would fit me.
 
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WelshBloke

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My main "why the hell are you wearing that" is people who wear crocks or sliders for 12 hour nursing shifts!
Youre on your feet for 12 hours, the floor is sometimes wet and slippery with things that it's better not to think about, you might be helping a panicking old folk not to fall, and you REALLY don't want shoes with holes in sometimes!
Like you are complaining about your feet hurting but you're wearing footwear designed for wombling around the house!
 
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My main "why the hell are you wearing that" is people who wear crocks or sliders for 12 hour nursing shifts!
Youre on your feet for 12 hours, the floor is sometimes wet and slippery with things that it's better not to think about, you might be helping a panicking old folk not to fall, and you REALLY don't want shoes with holes in sometimes!
Like you are complaining about your feet hurting but you're wearing footwear designed for wombling around the house!
So from what my spouse tells me, crocks are popular footwear because they are easy to clean bodily fluids off of, something that can happen often enough when you're in a hospital setting.
 
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Suits are fine to wear all day - the key for me is to have a good and comfortable fit. I don't have to wear them every day; probably closer to once every other month, depending on in person client meetings. And idk, something nice about dressing up every now and again instead of always just wearing generic jeans and t-shirt.
 

WelshBloke

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So from what my spouse tells me, crocks are popular footwear because they are easy to clean bodily fluids off of, something that can happen often enough when you're in a hospital setting.
They also have holes in which freely allows bodily fluids to pass through.
 

Stopsignhank

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congratulations. I had a similar incident attempting to find ties at one of their locations because I'd heard an ad on the radio. after a half hour of going through multiple ties i asked if they had anything that didn't look like the back of a woman's thong or look like it was knit by my great nan during the war. I was told no and this was the new style men like. if they're pansies was my response. they didn't have any decent patterns either, not a single paisley in sight. A few months later I was in Canada and found some lovely ties from a store run by older gentlemen who knew what real fashion was.
Many years ago, in fact over 3 decades ago, I used to go to thrift stores and they were a great place to buy ties. I had some really nice ties. Sometime between then and now we used to foster puppies and kittens. Ties hanging down were too much fun for one of the broods and they got chewed up I had to throw them away. You reminded me that I have 6 weeks to find a good tie for my suit.
 
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Red Squirrel

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Got a better question:
How can people stand the smell of their farts in the shower?
Jesus.. horribad

Shower farts are the worse lol. But if it's going to turn into a wet fart at least it's the place for it to happen. ;)
 

Exterous

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Proper fit and material probably helps. I've got very broad shoulders so most long sleeved shirts either fit my shoulders but are ridiculously oversized in the waist or, if the waist fits then I risk ripping the shirt if I raise my arms up at all.

Now that I'm working with more executives I've embraced custom shirts, which tend to come with higher quality materials. Huge difference in feel and comfort. Custom jacket will be next at some point
 

digiram

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Oh gosh. I remember wearing a shirt and tie each day for a helpdesk job that barely paid 12 bucks per hour. Good ol days. Lol
 

Muse

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A suit is a uniform. In day to day use it's the uniform of the aristocracy of the business world. It's also a dress standard of formality in public affairs including those occasional traditional family functions, weddings and funerals.

A lot of people (men in particular, I figure) who are frequently in the public eye wear formal attire (at least a sports jacket) because it's the easiest way, even if they aren't attending any kind of event. As such it's IMO a sign of laziness, but whatever, they're often busy people.
 
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sdifox

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Eh, it's the cowboy hats that freak me out.

I always thought that Queen Elizabeth II's hats were daft.
 

BFG10K

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I fucking love wearing a suit! A well fitted 3 piece with braces and cufflinks. It's like getting strapped up in armour!
For sure, but I can never get a straight answer from anyone about the practical logistics of upkeep.

I suspect it's one of two things:
  1. They have 5 suits in the wardrobe, wear one a day, and dry-clean them all at once in the weekend. Clean, but horrific $$$ ongoing cost.
  2. They wear suits a lot more than once but don't want to tell us how stinky(tm) the situation is.
I mean if you're rich #1 is fine, but that's not going to work for us mere mortals.