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Old 06-12-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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The Emperor and His New Clothes, remember that story? Fashion designers are trying to convince us to wear less... less fabric, same prices (it will go the way of 1 lb bags of frozen veggies and 2 x 4s). Eventually we'll be parading around in nothing but invisible threads.
The way these past few summers have been i wouldnt mind that at all.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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I'm surprised by the reactions here. Short suits are nothing new. My husband and sons have been wearing them for a long time. They're not appropriate for all places, but when you're at a resort, or in a casual situation in an exclusive community, then they are very convenient. If you're going between hot outdoor situations and chilly air-conditioned interiors, it is nice to be able to put on a jacket... much easier than putting on long pants.

They do wear different shoes, though, from what is shown here: car shoes or needlepoint slipper/loafers. And if we're in a good climate cool enough for long socks, they'll wear some ostentatiously hand-knit ones. But generally, if a place is not the kind of place where you'd feel comfortable parking a convertible Bentley with the top down, then it's not the kind of place where short suits will be understood.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:32 AM
 
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Lovin' it.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:30 AM
 
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Aye, bigjake! Na tha's wha' Eim tahkin' aboot!

That first pic is indicative of feeling confident in self, and the second one, well, the kilt third from the left is the one my son, the piper wears.

You know why they call it a kilt? Because they kilt the last guy who called it a skirt!

As for the "Short Suit", I hope it comes with a large bottle of depilatory.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It's not mainstream just bc some company/companies are trying to push it.

That simply looks ridiculous.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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My first thought is they look like parochial school boys or little Lord Fauntleroy or a Monty Python skit. Unless owning the company & being a 20-something or working in the arts/design/fashion, where off-kilter isn't necessary dismissed, wouldn't the average corporate male wish to show as much authority in the workplace as possible, in order to be taken seriously & to secure his chances with future promotions? The antithesis would be to dress like a wee lad headed to the headmaster's office, like this.

In NYC, even in the squelching summer heat & humidity, I'd imagine a man with this attire would elicit giggles, when giving direction to his subordinates. It strikes me as submissive & unauthoritative.

But, if the creative types in creative industries are going to spring for the faddish half suit, I'm all for the no socks look, with casual loafers. Maybe lose/loosen the tie, too. Dark socks with shoes would give it the equivalent look of the old gents who don black knee socks 'n sandals at the beach... with their shorts hiked up around their rib cages.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:49 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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My first thought is they look like parochial school boys or little Lord Fauntleroy or a Monty Python skit. Unless owning the company & being a 20-something or working in the arts/design/fashion, where off-kilter isn't necessary dismissed, wouldn't the average corporate male wish to show as much authority in the workplace as possible, in order to be taken seriously & to secure his chances with future promotions? The antithesis would be to dress like a wee lad headed to the headmaster's office, like this.

In NYC, even in the squelching summer heat & humidity, I'd imagine a man with this attire would elicit giggles, when giving direction to his subordinates. It strikes me as submissive & unauthoritative.

But, if the creative types in creative industries are going to spring for the faddish half suit, I'm all for the no socks look, with casual loafers. Maybe lose/loosen the tie, too. Dark socks with shoes would give it the equivalent look of the old gents who don black knee socks 'n sandals at the beach... with their shorts hiked up around their rib cages.
Anywhere. In fact, I'd expect guys wearing them to be popular on YouTube in Japan with the tourists taking smartphone videos to entertain their friends back home.
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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Those look ridiculous, too. The socks need to be a bit longer, and the rear view isn't the most flattering on men.
I don't think they're versatile for every occasion, but I'm not completely against them.

Bermuda Fashion 101: Bermuda Shorts
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:11 PM
 
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looks ridiculous.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I myself will continue preferring the "long"/normal suit, thank you very much.
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