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Can my husband wear a jacket and not a shirt and tie?..

Old Mar 8th, 2005, 01:12 PM
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Can my husband wear a jacket and not a shirt and tie?..

Well he is convinced now he needs the jacket. (I am persuasive)

Now we are discussing the tie. He says if he wears a tie he needs a dress shirt?..so do you think he can get along without a tie? I doubt we will go to the haute cuisine places. Hate to take up room in our 22 inch for something he hates and will wear once.

Need advice.
I did check the older threads but it was confusing to me..

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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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He certainly can in Augusta, Georgia, especially if it's a green blazer.

Where are you going?



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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 01:58 PM
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Sure, if he doesn't mind that it is wrinkled from the suitcase or sitting up in it on a trans Atlantic flight.

But I think he should at least wear a henweigh.
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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I also don't know where you're going (or what a henweigh is) but while I think he can get away without a tie, it takes up no space at all. If he's making the effort with the jacket, take the tie for "just in case." And I don't know what your definition of a "dress shirt" is, but a nice, well pressed shirt that matches the jacket should be fine. A turtle neck with a blazer is also good.
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:02 PM
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Dear Lois,

>Can my husband wear a jacket and not a shirt and tie?<

Just wearing a jacket, with nothing under it, is really stretching the casual look.

In general, he will be admitted if he is wearing some sort of a shirt, even a Tee shirt, under his jacket.

Take one polo shirt out of the suitcase, put one proper shirt (it is not a dress shirt) and a tie in, and don't tell him.

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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:09 PM
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Lois, In Provence, you rarely see coats and ties except at an upscale dining spot. I assume you are still going to Provence?
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:12 PM
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P.S. A jacket without a shirt and tie is ok if he doesn't have a hairy chest
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:13 PM
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"In general, he will be admitted if he is wearing some sort of a shirt, even a Tee shirt, under his jacket."

Actually, I think I'd strike the word "even" from that sentence as a t-shirt with a sport coat or blazer seems to be THE in thing these days.
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:16 PM
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Should I bring a black or a white Tee-shirt?
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:23 PM
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loisco is going to france.

imo, taking a tie with is good insurance, just in case you decide you want to eat somewhere where he would feel out of place without. and a tie really doesn't take up much space; roll it inside a shoe.
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:26 PM
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What's a henweigh?

About two to two and ahalf pounds
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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budum dump.

I suggest the pack it and not let him know. its not going to take up much weight...
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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>What's a henweigh?

About two to two and ahalf pounds <

That's a fryer.

A hen is about 4 pounds.
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 02:46 PM
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Ira, this is a silly question: of course your T-shirt must be white to match your white sneakers. And remember: the socks must be the same color as your shoes.
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 03:54 PM
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> the socks must be the same color as your shoes. <

Socks?
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 04:13 PM
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Can he pull off the silk t-shirt under a sports jacket look? Packs small, no wrinkles, solves the tie problem.
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As long as he doesn;t wear the jacket and tie with shorts - I can;t bear looking at those icky hairy legs in shorty shorts while trying to eat dinner.

Why is it that the length of shorts is usually in inverse ratio to the hairiness/chubbines of the legs? And why is it that the men with cute bodies all wear those long surfer shorts and the hairy middle-aged pudgos are the only ones wearing speedos?
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Old Mar 8th, 2005, 07:14 PM
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I am still laughing over this..the responses are wonderful. I wish you could all go there with us. Someone asked where we are going..France but not just Provence.

You know where we live (in San Diego) we are very very casual. I've seen people at the opera in blue jeans.I don't think he ever wears a jacket here but he will do anything for a good meal. (wear a jacket I mean).

Keep the suggestions coming. I am mailing the thread to him ....

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LOL, Ira, ok, ok, no socks. Put on stockings.
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If you plan to eat at mostly casual places, I don't think a jacket is required. If he does take a blazer, there are lots of shirts he can wear nicely without taking dress shirts and ties. As I recall, you are going in the fall so a blazer might be something to wear for warmth in the evening.
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