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Old 04-14-2015, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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Originally Posted by RoseLikeAnyOther View Post
A suit + backpack looks completely atrocious to me.
It makes me wonder, if that person has no idea what they actually look like.
Well if you are just traveling to work why would you care.

Having to wear a suit sucks in general, glad I am in IT.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:29 AM
 
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It reminds me of when women used to wear high-powered suits to work and they had sneakers on (circa 1980s). I guess the backpacks are more comfortable and they don't have to carry it by hand.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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A suit with a backpack? It makes me picture a young Mormon missionary.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I never had to wear a suit but I used to travel a good amount. Having a backpack saves your shoulders when you are waiting in line at the airport or on a Metro train. Having too much weight on one shoulder for too long of a time can strain the shoulder. Backpacks can also hold more goods. I used to have a laptop, my lunch (if I wasn't traveling), papers, and other computer equipment. When I was traveling I would also have some toiletries. I wouldn't travel anywhere without a backpack.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: New Mexico via Ohio via Indiana
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This sums up my attitude to the question in the OP.

"No."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfKTDMEoC88



When I dress casual it's really casual but I would never wear a backpack with a suit. You might as well be wearing clown shoes. A black messenger-style bag maybe but that's it. If that's not big enough to carry what you need to a meeting then get suitcase or a courier.

To quote a blog I read earlier today (written from an American woman's perspective about American men):
You can blame my pretentions on every man in Copenhagen, and I refuse to apologize for them. You’re pushing 30 and you’re dressed like my high-school boyfriend in public. Buy a pair of dress shoes and get your **** together, man.
There is so much about this post that is wonderful wonderful wonderful. Except here in the US the guys (and women) that do this are even pushing 40 or 50.
There's a time and place to be comfortable. There's also a time and place to have a sense of style and pride. The older I get, the more I realize this.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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There is so much about this post that is wonderful wonderful wonderful. Except here in the US the guys (and women) that do this are even pushing 40 or 50.
There's a time and place to be comfortable. There's also a time and place to have a sense of style and pride. The older I get, the more I realize this.
Agreed. There are just too many sloppy adults.

Or to quote Ryan Gosling, "Be better than The Gap"
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:20 AM
 
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Since Ive been in D.C. I have only seen one man with a suitcase going to work, every other man seems to have a outdoor or college-type backpack essentially filled to the brim with whatever is in there. It looks weird and informal to me, I guess suitcases died a long time ago? Is this in other areas too?
Have to agree it looks infantile but I suppose this is the way society is going.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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I would not do that. I feel like the combonation of the backpack, shirt and suit jacket would make my back sweat which would be nasty. Better to stick with a briefcase/laptop case or rolling bag.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:42 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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I think that's kinda hot.
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Clown School
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I use a backpack, because messenger bags are absolutely terrible for your back and shoulders, and will distort your posture. A briefcase would be just begging to have someone snatch it and run.

Who cares what people think? Are they going to pay for your chiropractic bills or replacement cost of everything in a briefcase? If not, then their opinions don't matter.
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