Do You Enjoy Wearing a Suit Sometimes?

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    Aug 28, 2009 4:19 PM GMT
    Not for work, but socially, when you go out with friends.....or a date......or with your lover

    One of the great things about NYC is the variety of people you see and how they are dressed. You can be practically anywhere public and there is a mix of people all dressed up and people all dressed down.

    At the theater, there can be men in suits and a few seats down, men in jeans.

    Its great sometimes to throw on a pair of jeans and flip flops, but its also very comfortable to throw on a suit that fits you well every once in a while.

    Wearing a suit can definatley raise your profile factor and it may be my imagination, but also people treat you with a bit more respect....doors open.....better tables at restaurants suddenly appear, and it helps keep the trolls wearing hankerchiefs in their back pockets away.

    Another observation. You usually don't see a man in a suit furiously texting people all night and glued to their cell phones. They seem quite content and happy where they are and who they are with.

    Now, when the drinks start flowing, the jacket comes off and the shirt gets unbuttoned.....that's a different story!
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    Aug 28, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    KissingPro saidand it helps keep the trolls wearing hankerchiefs in their back pockets away.



    Sorry there's a hanky color for that, it's grey flannel. icon_wink.gif

    Would you wear yours on the left or right?
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    Aug 28, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
    I love the feel of a good suit. Its comfy sometimes to wear it. icon_smile.gif I agree.
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    Aug 28, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    no, sorry - i find them confining. I feel claustrophobic in those types of clothes, and the ties make me feel like i'm being strangled. but i can appreciate a nice suit on a hot man. icon_smile.gif
  • GQjock

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    Aug 28, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    Living here in Florida has greatly impacted my sense of style

    No longer do I look forward to wearing new sweaters and jackets come the fall like I did when I was in NY
    I loved dressing up to go out
    and wearing a suit certainly fits the bill

    Down here everyone's answer to anything clothes-wise is shorts and a tee shirt

    Boring as hell icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 28, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidno, sorry - i find them confining. I feel claustrophobic in those types of clothes, and the ties make me feel like i'm being strangled. but i can appreciate a nice suit on a hot man. icon_smile.gif


    In your line of work, try wearing a suit in the beginning and slowly take it off, piece by piece as your routine progresses!
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    Aug 28, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
    There's a whole industry made on that one

    Ever seen the Men At Play stuff?

    Some of it is Hot Hot Hot icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 28, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    Sure. Sometimes it feels good to get all dressed up.
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    Aug 28, 2009 4:52 PM GMT
    GQjock saidThere's a whole industry made on that one

    Ever seen the Men At Play stuff?

    Some of it is Hot Hot Hot icon_cool.gif



    WHOA! Turn the a/c off.........I want to get the full affect.

    I knew a guy who had a fetish for worn men's dress socks
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    Aug 28, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    I gotta admit, being raised as a Hippie/Indian-type, I always had a loathing for White-man's clothing. For me, growing up was T-shirts and jeans, and as I became more sexually adventurous, spandex and leather.

    But, two things happened at the same time a number of years ago that changed my mind:

    The first was gradual. I was doing a lot of research on the story of William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster. Mulholland was born in 1855, and the disaster happened in 1928. In doing this research for a docu-drama I was producing, I had to re-create some of the outfits Mulholland and his associates, like H.A. Van Norman (who I played) wore. As I started wearing these clothes, many of which were not costumes but rather actual vintage items I had scrounged-up, I came to realize... I looked pretty damn good in that stuff! This went hand-in-hand with my love of Indiana Jones, and the styles seen in those films. Really, if Harrison Ford can rock those styles, there must be something good about them, right?

    The second thing was something someone said to me. He said, "Don't think of wearing a jacket and tie as selling-out. Since that is the mode of business dress of our time, think of it as... paying respect to the people you will be doing business with, that you would dress well to meet them."

    I never felt badly about dressing nicely again. In fact, it became a bit of a game with me to see how well I could dress while at the same time spending as little as possible. I now own a number of nice suits, combinations, and even three tuxedoes, and I have never paid more than $20 for any of them, because I buy most of my clothes at thrift stores and Hollywood costume/wardrobe department-type shops.
    My most expensive clothing items are my hats. That fedora in my "Indy" pic is one of the actual batch made by Baron Hats for the Indy 4, and is about $500. The Agent Smith suit, on the other hand, was less than $10.
    One of my tuxes is over 100 years old, still wearable. I got it off eBay for $12.
    So you can dress well, look great, without spending a lot.
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    Aug 28, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    I love suits .... and I love to dress up icon_smile.gif
    I don't really wear shorts or t-shirts out unless I'm going to the gym or something like that. I like shirts, pants, elegant shoes, ties ... it's good for me to dress like that at work and I love it, so I dress like that all the time. People don't dress up these days, it's so sad! icon_sad.gif

    Well, here in Europe, the way people dress is a little different from the way they do in the US. And I just love men in suits... it's kind of a fetish I have icon_smile.gif Too casual is just not ok for me! icon_rolleyes.gif
  • vindog

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    Aug 28, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    I used to hate them, as was as well total hippie/goth kid, now I get into them a more. I just had the honor of marrying my friends last week and got a really sweet old-skool looking charcoal grey and blue pinstripe suit......I DIG IT.


    I'd like to find more vintage suits to wear.....and like the style of the 1920's and 60's.


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    Aug 28, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    i dont know about anyone else but i shelled out allot of money after college to buy a good suit and trust me whenever i wear it, its liker im invincible and can conquer anything. A sort of ego takes over and you feel fearless and it shows. I think every gay man needs a good tailored suit. Its a must have.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 28, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    I wouldn't mind wearing a tie to work every day. Business casual is pretty boring and restrictive when it comes to mens clothing.
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:49 PM GMT
    Just as British courts clung to the wig, American ones retain the suit. And not just any suit, but suits in the most severe dark grays and navy blues.
    What a relief it is to get out of court and back to the office where the jacket comes off and the tie gets loosened. And to get home where the suit goes back in the closet with the 30 other ones in equally grim shades.
    I am not a fan of the suit.

    I do however love the tux. The stark black and white flatters every man and makes him look his best.
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
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    dancerjack saidno, sorry - i find them confining. I feel claustrophobic in those types of clothes, and the ties make me feel like i'm being strangled. but i can appreciate a nice suit on a hot man. icon_smile.gif


    In your line of work, try wearing a suit in the beginning and slowly take it off, piece by piece as your routine progresses!




    i know other people with suit fetishes. it just makes me uncomfortable on too many levels (and that goes way beyond physical discomfort). i don't care for wearing suits.
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    I'm quite happy to wear a suit if the occasion calls for it, eg a wedding.
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    I don't like wearing a suit unless it is required. The thought of wearing a suit going out with friends or on a date - no way.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 28, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    Bizness Casual icon_cool.gif

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    Aug 28, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    I love wearing a suit that fits well, for obvious reasons. Looking good is nice, but I also like to rock the ripped jeans and fraying tees.
  • jarhead5536

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    Aug 28, 2009 8:55 PM GMT
    I love wearing a suit. I love dressing up generally. I don't really get to anymore out here in the Wild West, where formal business attire is khakis and a collared shirt, real leather dress shoes optional...
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    Aug 28, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    while others loved seeing me in a suit, I hate the damned things, they are stiff uncomfortable and overly warm including linen, when I was working I had tailored suits that I had to wear and they where cut perfectly and everything but DAMN was I happy to see them go icon_smile.gif

    I don't look bad in a suit though but no, gimme jeans, shorts, what ever with a tshirt, buttoned shirts accentuate my long face
  • swogdog

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    Aug 28, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    I hope the suit goes the way of the frock coat and powdered wigs... unheard of outside of museums and restoration plays.
  • Delivis

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    Aug 28, 2009 11:17 PM GMT
    never. I hate suits. Except swim suits, of course..icon_smile.gif
  • calibro

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    Aug 29, 2009 12:40 AM GMT
    never