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#31 of 43 Old 01-27-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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I agree that some of the blazers/jackets would probably look nice. If they fit and you feel good in them, then I'd say keep them. You can update your look with accessories.

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The only ones that really looked good were the last one (on the right, last link) and the course wool herringbone one.

Keep the green jacket-like one only if you use it AS a jacket, and not inside.

The others looked very out-of date, I mean, by about ten years.

People WILL judge you by the clothes you wear, especially in the professional world, and often subconciously. I know even with teaching, they are always singing the praises of the "hip, young" teachers that seem to connect with the kids better (I assume you work with kids), so dressing the part is important. And as an adult working with other adults, your peers will respect you more if you dress congruently with what's in style. This doesn't have to mean buying new clothes ever year. Clothes can last for a few or several years. But I'd say if it's seven years out of style or more, it could endanger your professional reputation.

You really don't need tons of jackets, though. One or two or MAYBE three good ones that you can mix and match. I strongly believe in LESS clothes, but choose and use clothes that work for you now.

P.S. Just because they still sell it, doesn't mean it's in style.

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I think the zip up wool herringbone in link 1, the Navy wool eddie bauer (link 3?) and the camel wool one on the R in the last link all have potential *depending on the fit*. If they hit at the hip and no longer and you can nip in the waist a little to make them more fitted (alter them) I think those could work. Oh and I'd probably wear them with straight leg jeans, not with anything matching. If they are really long on you though they will look too dated.

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I went to the thrift store to buy work slacks for dh and came home with......





5 pairs of pleated front slacks.
Hopefully, they are less unfashionable for 40 yo men.

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I went to the thrift store to buy work slacks for dh and came home with......





5 pairs of pleated front slacks.
Hopefully, they are less unfashionable for 40 yo men.


I'm going to do a final weeding out today. I have to say, they look really boxy, but they are pretty fitted on. I guess considering I'm not going to be working for a a few more years, I'm going to be brutal and keep just 3 or so. I totally bought into the classic thing when buying, so this really sucks, but I did get a good 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years use out of those clothes.

Thank you everyone for your input.
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Pleated pants are still fine for men's dress slacks. They are not totally fashion-forward (according to the likes of Stacy and Clinton), but they are not "out" yet, either, lots of guys wear them (my husband included ). Pleated cargo pants or cords are out of style, though. Very Bugle Boy.

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Pleated...cords are out of style, though. Very Bugle Boy.
I told my husband that last night but he won't get rid of them, claiming his kindergarteners don't care.
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I told my husband that last night but he won't get rid of them, claiming his kindergarteners don't care.
Yeah, probably not so much.

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I'm down to 4 blazers now, but I found three others and I'd love your opinions. All 3 are wool.
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01126.jpg

Also, since you're looking, would you check out this skirt. It's really not my style, but something attracted me to it and I've worn it, but I'm thinking it should go even though I still sort of like it.
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01128.jpg

And if you don't mind, I have some shoes I'm unsure about. The second pair I just bought this year, so I hope they don't look dated.
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01131.jpg
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01130.jpg

Too fuzzy? I've been getting a pair of fuzzy mules each winter because I don't wear socks in the house and with a little one, I need a mule that will keep my feet warm. I'm wondering if these are too fuzzy, though. (These I can return.)
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01132.jpg

I'm planning on returning one of these pairs of boots, but I'm unsure which one. They are both suppose to be warm and toasty.
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01133.jpg
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01134.jpg

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The blazers look nice, pretty classic to me. I'm personally not a fan of long skirts, I think it depends on your body shape whether you should keep it or not. I'd ditch the first pair of boots as they're fairly chunky and I don't think that's flattering on anybody's foot.
The tall black boots are super cute! And the mules look comfy for hanging around the house.
I'd keep the Columbia winter boots and return the clarks, they're a bit more stylish

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I'm down to 4 blazers now, but I found three others and I'd love your opinions. All 3 are wool.
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01126.jpg
The blue one on the left, absolutely toss, the other two I am inclined to say toss, too, but I guess if there's one of the two that fits really well and is quite flattering maybe keep it. It's hard to tell without seeing it on.

Keep the skirt; it's GREAT! Very current.

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And if you don't mind, I have some shoes I'm unsure about. The second pair I just bought this year, so I hope they don't look dated.
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01131.jpg
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01130.jpg

Too fuzzy? I've been getting a pair of fuzzy mules each winter because I don't wear socks in the house and with a little one, I need a mule that will keep my feet warm. I'm wondering if these are too fuzzy, though. (These I can return.)
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01132.jpg

I'm planning on returning one of these pairs of boots, but I'm unsure which one. They are both suppose to be warm and toasty.
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01133.jpg
http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01134.jpg

Thank you!
Of the shoes . . . the first two boots are great, keep them both. The fuzzy mules are fine for indoor wear if you like them and will really wear them. Of the last two boots, I think the second pair looks much better. HTH.

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Thanks LionTigerBear and organic-momma. That's great news about the columbia boots because they were by far the cheaper.

Out of curiosity, what is so unfashionable about that blazer on the left? If I were doing this on my own. That would have been one that I would keep without question. (IRL it's so dark that it's hard to tell it's not black, if the color makes a difference).
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