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Old 06-14-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Let's have a show of hands. Men only: How many of you would want to punch yourself in the head if you were wearing one of these?

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Old 06-17-2014, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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To everyone that thinks these look bad, try wearing a full wool suit in triple digit heat.

I think these look great. Much better than the alternative
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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To everyone that thinks these look bad, try wearing a full wool suit in triple digit heat.
Yes, that's hard. We women, who work in conservative fields and/or during times in Boston/NYC when dark, wool conservative wear was the only acceptable office attire are also well versed on the long sleeve, heavy suits complete with hose & closed toe shoes & how one feels like being wrapped in cellophane in the summer heat. Also, in days when a/c was a rare option in offices, going out for lunch was a wonderful reprieve, just so one could remove a jacket & unbutton the top button of an oppressive, silk blouse or loosen a tie. I recall those days when a sea of men with jackets slung over one shoulder on their way back to the office was an everyday mid-day sight.

The short trousers with a suit jacket is an acquired look. I realize it's comfortable, but so is a bikini & that's unlikely to soon become proper office wear. In HI & Bermuda, the locals are used to a similar look for adults. I'm used to the look with young school boys, particularly with the knee socks, which are what I wore as a young girl... it's just not a male look to me. I doubt it's all the rage, as the article suggested & it's unlikely it will take the US/UK market by storm. To me, it's akin to women dressing like little girls, then wanting to assert authority in the office place... that's too 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?'. I just don't see it happening & visually, am glad for it. But, when in Bermuda... that's another story.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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This is ridiculous.m much better to make a casual suit by getting rid of the tie and jacket. Then just wear some normal clothes,
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