Post inspo and discuss.
I've purchased tickets to the opera for Valentine's Day. I'll be wearing a black suit, and while I'd like to stay somewhat formal to show respect for the performers, I don't want to be too stiff. I thought a nice white mandarin collar button-down, no tie, might be a great way to achieve this. Thoughts on mandarin collars with suits? I've also got the choice between a traditional weave suit, or a textured weave. How try-hard/douchey is it to wear a textured suit?
Can't wait to get my MTM overcoat from these guys.
Not a fan of mandrin collar unless you're from Asia. I almost always prefer more textured jackets, but that's because I like more informal clothes. It'd be much easier to point you in the right direction if you could post a picture of the two suits.
why why why why why why why do people ever make messy cuffs
it triggers me every fucking time
just fucking WHY
you look like a 12 year old, autistic, or like someone who has some form of degenerative nerve disorder and can't coordinate properly
This seems like a good thread to ask this.
What is the difference between trousers and suit pants? For example, I'll see inspo with guys in what seems to be nice bottoms, a button up, and a sweater, but still seems to be casual. I can't find any examples because I'm not sure what I'm looking for, but there was a thread a while back and the OP had a pic of Raf in basically what I'm describing. Any help would be much appreciated
>What is the difference between trousers and suit pants?
Is there a difference?
If one were to generalise, suit pants are usually more formal and in a finer fabric (super 100's wool, for example), instead of more informal fabrics like flannel. Suit pants are also usually very plain, whereas odd trousers have a pattern.
You do realize that this is just inspo right? It doesnt mean that every fit is perfect. In some pic there just might be an interesting pattern on a coat or I just happen to like the color combination.
I know the fit is shit, but w2c pants like this?
The difference is that "suit pants" can't be worn without the matching jacket. Thin, flimsy fabrics that work fine as a suit don't hold up under scrutiny or when matched with a different jacket. I typically eschew this approach and go for heavier and more informal fabrics for suits to be made out of (but no bold patterns), and can mix and match as I choose.
It's funny how one of the worst images in this thread was the only one to ellicit a positive reaction from someone (save for the faggot who always cries source for the turtleneck).
/fa/ in a nutshell.
#menswear is a meme.
None of us will wear this kind of clothes for anything other than a job interview.
Just get 1 set of business casual you don't need more, at ANY point of your life.
It's better to assemble real styles.
have 1 set of business casual
and 1 formal set.
I am only a (german) business student and 1 suit wouldnt be enough for all the events,interviews and internships I have to attend to in formal attire.
Ofc a thread like this isnt for somebody whos biggest accomplishment is a job at McDonalds.
so you will be self employed? no boss.
basically you have all the freedom to be comfy and have an style. if thats the case.
the only jobs that dont let u do what u want are the ones where youre the dog of someone else.
Im self employed now (welding), fell for the menswear meme back in 2010 and I dont have an use for 80% of the things. probably going to sell them on a garage sale.
save the money and spend it on slp or something nice u can wear casually. I wish some one gave me that advice back then.
Why don't you guess what I do?
I'll give you a small hint: pic related.
You don't need 10 suits either (not that I'm claiming you said that, just hear me out): 3 suits can go a long way. Grey, navy and brown in a fabric that allows you to break them up (like a birdseye weave) can give you a lot of different combinations without having to buy a dozen suits that can only be worn as full suits.
>fell for the menswear meme back in 2010 and I dont have an use for 80% of the things
No wonder you're so salty.
And why would being a business student mean someone will be self-employed? I'd say that's more of a rarity in this field... Accountants, comptrollers, people in marketing, financial analysts etc.
>cheapest looking 80% polyester suit I've ever seen
>probs from moss bros
>moustache tie clip - cringe-worthy attempt at seeming classy
>not going for a more interesting tie
as someone working in big 4 you wouldn't have any of those books ready for a picture unless you're still a student. that looks like the course load of someone in community college majoring in business.
no one in accounting wears formal clothing unless they're forced to meet with a client and most people just have two suits for work
>None of us will wear this kind of clothes for anything other than a job interview.
This board is so underage most of the time. I wear a suit to work every day. I like these threads.
I have my bachelor's already but I'm still taking more classes to be able to get a slightly better certificate/degree ("civilekonom"/civil economist, I think it's a nordic thing). Currently working part time doing very menial tasks just to have some experience for when I'm all done with school. Even so, the job still requires me to wear a suit.
Currently at home though, since I have the squirts. Fortunately though I haven't sold off all my books yet, and I don't think I'll sell them all anyway. Too much effort, too little gain.
Other than that, great detective work! No wonder you got into one of the big 4.
If you have something pls contribute, about 60 to 70% of the pics are from me. I need some new inspo too. :^)
Not the guy you're trying to flame, but this is my job title. I interact with patients and other professional entities on a daily basis, I don't wear a suit everyday, but a shirt and tie is necessary at the very least.
Currently doing this job in-between UG and MD/MPH, so yeah... daily menswear is in my future.
i'm invited to a 1920's speakeasy themed party next weekend. trying to generate ideas on a working class outfit from that era. suggestions?
Manual labourer look
Looks from a bit earlier than what you're going for but would still work (also you posted a picture of protests in the 60s for some reason?)
Plenty of looks here (but this is more 30s I think)
Chelseas are more on the informal side, so a navy suit would probably be best.
Imo a darker suede would look better, but I am no expert, you should ask in the styleforum. There are actually some people that know a lot about this.
This is obvious damage control, since you didn't call his post out for being blatantly stupid.
You're also full of shit, B4 is the laughing-stock of Wall St. Bulge bracket also exists you braindead /fa/ggot, if he worked in IBD he'd wear suits every single god damn day of his fucking life. I work in M&A for Goldman, and I can guarantee you no one would be caught dead without wearing one.
Now sit down, I think my VP is calling me to ring the bitch boy from B4 to do the desk monkey work for a pitch, lmfao.
Chelseas are a wild card, much like club collar shirts - they can be worn extremely casually depending on the details, but a sleek last polished to a high gloss can work for black tie. The only place they're not really welcome is white tie - although a stiff club collar works just fine for morning dress. You could probably wear high shine chelsea boots to Royal Ascot, too.
Been a while since ive seen such nice ethering on /fa/. Savoring the tears, thanks anon.
Is it worth springing for full canvas over half canvas?
Suit supply makes shitty suits
It's cute that they market canvassing as a gimmick but construction matters more than full, half canvassing or fused construction methods.
Keep in mind that some people on 4 Chan have degrees and slave wage office jobs need to wear them daily.
While you're just looking to rock a bright red Zara suit for clubbing on NYE
I'm an IT Technician at a school and wear shit like this all the time.
In the summer I wear loafers with a button down shirt and no tie, winter I have chelsea boots with a cardigan.
While I like the concept of their double-breasted vests and the variety in colours they stock, the fit leaves a lot to be desired, especially with the poor fit of their suit pants and the anorexic lapels. My advice is to pick something you won't regret three years from now - if it were $50 for the whole thing that would be one thing, but if you buy from Noose and Monkey you'll be out of pocket a whole lot of money for not very much suit.
Ick yeah I was pulled in because of the sells ASOS had. And yeah I love their colors and combos as well but damn they do like super skinny everything. And that's a damn bother. And I try to avoid the poly trap as much as I can. I'll be ordering my first suit from Suitsupply soon thanks to you lol. You really talked me into it.
his course load is the equivalent to what any first semester accounting student would take. no one claimed to be in IB and really unless someone wants to jump ship to be ridiculed as an older associate the concept of IB never crosses an accountants mind.
literally no one in accounting cares about dressing up in a suit outside of the office unless, as i said, they're meeting with a client. as much as you dream about being patrick bateman, it's not a reality. next time at least say you're a VP like he is.
Yes, and his course work is incredibly vague and applies to everything in the industry.
He never claimed to be an accountant by any means. You're actually just a tryhard pleb who got rekt by >>10945770
Just look at how that bug-eyed cutie is adoring him.
>tfw no bug-eyed qt 3,14
These are far from cringe-worthy:
Then again I'm biased since I posted these. I do agree that the majority of fits here are pretty bad though.
Wouldn't it be better if people would highlight the fits they actually enjoy and find inspiring - maybe even post why - instead of just complaining about the fits that are bad though?
you have a point about the inspo.
is pretty much something a gypsy would wear but thrown in greyscale and with a good cut.
If it wasnt plaid it would look pretty good.
neither of their jackets fit and the colors dont fly in my book. the fits look forced and tryhard.
Get your pants hemmed if they dont fit.
Although its not that clear whats goin on,
leggings? a black turtleneck under a jacket like that? Also the proportions make the jacket look long but its not real fit so w/e.
The sleeves look like ducts and the pants are a little over the top. If it was worn in and fit better it could be good. also his posture takes a few points off.
The overcoat could be extremely fashionable if you were on an army base or just out of service, and the fit underneath works well.
They don't fit together at all. A nice overcoat, black or camelhair, could work well with a similar fit underneath, but the army thing doesn't really work unless youre in the army. I can't see someone in the army wearing that shirt/tie/jacket underneath either.
I'm not trying to shitpost, just trying to get some discussion about fashion and what works goin, and trying to keep our standards high.
same color turtleneck plus bright white pants dont do it for me. aside from being a turtleneck with a blazer, being the same color turtleneck is similar to wearing a suit with the exact same color jacket, shirt, and tie.
Also lol @ that bracelet, its like he took a watch that would fit with that getup and decided that he should wear just the band instead.
poorly fit and a tshirt under a suit.
basically if you wear an overcoat, put your arms in the sleeves. Also the formality of an overcoat, especially camel hair in my opinion, doesn't go well with such an informal sweater. fit without the coat is fine tho.
>aside from being a turtleneck with a blazer
I don't get why this is inherently bad. I think wearing a turtleneck instead of a shirt can help tone down the formality level which can be great when you're young and don't want to look "little old" (don't know the right phrase in english, but think of the fedora-kiddies who try to emulate the 50's style while having a baby face).
It just makes it more casual and "sporty", something that works better for the majority of people.
>poorly fit and a tshirt under a suit.
The person in the photo looks (from what little you can see) quite young, and while I'm not personally a fan of tone-to-tone I still don't get why wearing a sweater under a suit is inherently bad.
God forbid someone wears sneakers with a suit, right?
Still, kudos for posting why you didn't like them, makes these threads infinitely more interesting rather than just one-liners going "shit fit".
I'd disagree on the "put your arms in the sleeves" for that specific picture. Who knows - he (she?) could have just been cold and wanted a shrug on their shoulders - their overcoat was handy so they grabbed it but didn't want all the warmth that comes with it/wanted their arms to be free and unrestricted. Or their bigger stronger boyfriend draped it over their shoulders because -chivalry-.
Although I do agree in general. If you're walking down the street you better have your arms in your sleeves, that's kind of what they're there for.
I have a bunch of formal-looking trousers in navy, charcoal, black, and lighter gray, but I only have one suit jacket that goes with the charcoal pants.
What are the best jacket colors to get that go with all the other pants? And what are the rules on wearing a "suit" where the jacket and pants are different colors?
Might be a matching thread (which I really enjoy quite a lot so far, thanks OP!) for my question:
Which tie looks best with that sports coat? It's blue-ish and textured, and changes its color all the time, depending on how you look at it.
Leaning towards grey, purple or red so far.
Or do I need a totally different tie?
No, not really, however, if you come from wearing a T-shirt or a hoodie and jeans all the time, wearing for example a shirt with a tie takes some getting used to. My first few times, I always had some friction sores at the sides of my throat, even with expensive shirts with a comfy fabric, but after a while, your skin adapts.
No, buying quality suits that fit well, have a floating canvas construction and high armholes in a good material is good.
Whether it's worth the premium over cheaper suits is entirely up for debate though. Some people will think it is, some won't.
That said: flannel suits are love.
>That said: flannel suits are love.
Except when it is summer. I love flannel, that thick fabric just drapes so much nicer than all those "normal", thin, shiny wools you get in suits normally, but holy shit, does that stuff get warm!
sometimes, I can understand the fedoras, wishing back to some older times, where buildings in winter where only heated so much, that a 3 piece flannel suit was the perfect wear, and where public transport had no heating either.
>Except when it is summer.
Yeah, you're not exactly supposed to wear flannel during summer, it's for the three other seasons.
Flannel suits can easily be broken up as well, so you don't have to wear a full suit.
>1st pic is of 40 year old father of 4
>Yeah, you're not exactly supposed to wear flannel during summer, it's for the three other seasons.
But I want to wear them all the time, they look so great!
But I would even change that to
>not exactly supposed to wear flannel during spring, summer or autumn, it's for the other season
I live in the fucking alps, and it's always way too warm for a flannell suit.
>captcha: pick the mountains
Slim fit is a big problem
its that dumbass fad where the suit jacket is stretched across the chest.
Some idiots think that because they lift a couple of weights they have to wear tight as fuck clothing, but they dont realise that it makes them look like shit. same kind of person that gets a bad fohawk.
slimfit on its own is good. It's just that, like all things, you need a bit of fucking taste.
are gators /fa/?