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

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May 7th, 2005, 05:27 PM
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I've posted elsewhere on this subject, so 'pardon if I sound repetitive.

A jacket is a very good idea in that it gives him flexibility, polish, adds to the ambiance of the scene, and gets a lot more respect from significant others and maitre d's. As Mom says, "Put on a navy jacket over anything, and you look like something!" (Mom logic.)

A jacket but no tie will get you in most places, but my dear husband sees no problem in rolling one up and sticking it in the corner of his suitcase, 'God bless him.

As packing the jacket, wear it on board, then ask the flight attendant to hang it up. At the very least, if you wait until all the carry-ons have been stowed, then there is usually a spot for it on top of someone's suitcase.

All that said, many informal restaurants will love him if he comes with a jacket over a sport shirt or decent T. It shows he is making the effort, and a good public presentation is valued.
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May 7th, 2005, 06:57 PM
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Well, if he's going to wear a jacket with no shirt, at the very least he needs to add several gold chains, and if he has a hairy chest, a medallion would be good. Oil on the chest is optional. Probably the dress or T-shirt is the best option..doesn't weigh as much as the chains.
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May 7th, 2005, 07:05 PM
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Ah, lisco, so you've given in and will force your hubby to pander to those prejudiced people who judge others on how they look. Racism, sexism, ageism, jacketism--all embedded in judgements made based on outward appearances.

OH, THE INHUMANITY!!!!!
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May 7th, 2005, 07:07 PM
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<<<Well, if he's going to wear a jacket with no shirt, at the very least he needs to add several gold chains, and if he has a hairy chest, a medallion would be good. Oil on the chest is optional.<<<<

Don't bother with the jacket...just go straight for the disco clothes (refer to the latest degas thread!).

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May 7th, 2005, 07:07 PM
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I just had, for me, a brilliant idea.
Why not have a bow tie and collar tatoo?
That will go well with the jacket.
And it will not require any extra clothing.

The night we sat in the most expensive seats in the Opera Bastille I ceased to worry about what I wore. Why?
The French gentleman seated next to me was wearing a very formal black T shirt!!

Later at a restaurant on Montparnasse, the man at a neighboring table was clad in sandals, trousers, and a white undershirt of the tank top variety -- white with little ribs.

So what is there to be all het up about with this tie and coat business??
And at another restaurtant, one of the guests came in wearing a fur coat and a collar. But that was not surprising, the guest was a very well behaved dog, who obviously was a regular.

He came in, took his usual seat at the end of the bar on the floor, barked out his order, received his dinner, and left. Very orderly, very polite.

I said something to the waiter. He spoke enough English to say that the dog came every day.
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May 7th, 2005, 07:12 PM
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There's always the banded-collar shirt, which is what my husband prefers to wear when dining out in Provence, with or without a jacket. Worn with the top button unbuttoned the shirt is comfortable and casual and looks good under a lightweight jacket for coolish evenings. No tie needed.
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May 7th, 2005, 07:56 PM
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The bow tie and collar tatoo gets my vote....LOL!!!!!
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May 7th, 2005, 08:17 PM
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Hi loisco, this is a fun thread!! You tell your dear husband he can wear whatever he wants. If he likes to weaer a jacket without a shirt, well whatever floats his boat!!!

BTW, polo shirts are quite in style now. Would he be happy with that? A jacket with a polo shirt can be a smart look and give the warmth if he needs it.

Do have a wonderful trip
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May 8th, 2005, 01:15 AM
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Jacket with polo shirt is acceptable in my opinion, but jacket with any other type of T shirt is strictly for the under 30's and for those without a beer belly.
Unfortunately T Shirts and Jackets for older men, especially balding over 40's looks quite pathetic in my humble opinion.
Shirt and tie take up hardly any room take them along just in case....enjoy



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May 8th, 2005, 10:34 AM
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<strictly for the under 30's and for those without a beer belly>

Silk knit type tshirts under a sports coat look fine on older men who are in great shape. It's about your physical condition not your age ;-)
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May 8th, 2005, 02:06 PM
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madameX,

<As packing the jacket, wear it on board, then ask the flight attendant to hang it up.>

Obviously, you've never flown "Peasant" class.

I vote for all those flying first class -- "Jackets Required"

All others -- "Jackets Optional"
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May 8th, 2005, 02:27 PM
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Jacketism? Brilliant!
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