Is anybody out there lusting after a suit with short pants? I've been seeing them in the stores and in the magazines, but have yet to see one in person. Thinking it through, though, how and where would you wear it?
Some (sum?) of my incomplete thoughts:
- If you work in a conservative environment, just say no. Being accepted as a professional is far too valuable to sacrifice to fashion or fad. But if a suit with short pants fits into your business idiom, absolutely no leisure footwear allowed!
- Wearing a single color or pattern from shoulder to knee is always the simplest way to create a balanced look. Choose shoes in your haircolor.
- Anticipate wearing the jacket and the shorts separately after this season. Accordingly, the fabric and color you choose for the suit should be one that you would choose for a stand-alone jacket and for a pair of shorts. For me, that would probably be khaki; but white, black, or a pattern might also be an option.
Perhaps you plan to wear your bermuda suit to social events, like the one I received an invitation for yesterday . Of course, I was hoping to be able to wear the, as yet unworn, dress-with-beaded-neckline; but the invitation read: semi-casual. SEMI-CASUAL? What's that? (Sounds like a perfect opportunity for a suit with shorts, doesn't it?) Turns out, semi-casual was defined when the invitation was handed out. Semi-casual = no shorts.
That's okay, I'm sitting this one out.