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” “Turtlenecks in suits”: how to draw the line on dress code & how to coordinate fashionably.


" "Turtlenecks in suits": how to draw the line on dress code & how to coordinate fashionably.

In this issue, along with notable snaps of turtlenecks worn with suits, we will introduce simple questions about how to dress, how to coordinate to look stylish, and recommended turtleneck knits that go with suits.

Azabu Tailor Director / Japan Formal Association Certified InstructorTSUYOSHI KOZUKI

Dress code guru answers a simple question (1)Turtlenecks in suits

Generally, turtleneck knits are recognized as an item to be worn with casual attire. Therefore, “Isn’t it bad manners to wear a turtleneck with a suit, depending on where you wear it? ” Many people must have wondered, “Isn’t it against manners to wear a turtleneck with a suit, depending on where it is worn? We spoke with Tsuyoshi Kozuki, director of Azabu Tailor and a certified instructor for the Japan Formal Association, to find out more.

Mr. Kozuki
Just by changing the innerwear of the suit you have, you can add a sense of relaxation and coziness to it, and it is attracting attention as a way to dress up a suit. This does not mean that it is safe because it is a suit, but it is also a style that should be avoided in some cases depending on the scene in which it is worn. Please refer to the table below for examples of each scene.
Suit and turtleneck knit
[ 0x by scene ]
Wedding party 0
Party where smart casual is the dress code 0
Parties where plain clothes are the dress code 0
Dinner at a fine restaurant 0
Jazz concert A party at a restaurant
Social gatherings 0
Job hunting ×x
Weddings and funerals (weddings, funerals/farewell ceremonies, coming-of-age ceremonies, etc.) ×x

Incidentally, the dress code for high-class and Michelin restaurants in Tokyo is often ” smart casual.

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Dress code experts answer a simple question (2)Is a turtleneck acceptable with a suit in business style?

In the Japanese business scene these days, “office casual” and “warm biz” have become widespread, and coordinating a turtleneck with a suit is becoming more acceptable, but it is important to keep TPO in mind so that it does not appear rude to others. However, it is important to keep TPO in mind so as not to be rude to the other person.

Mr. Kozuki
In business, there are some situations where it is difficult to determine whether a suit and turtleneck knit is appropriate. For example, in the case of a presentation, even if you are in an industry where the dress code is considered loose, depending on the corporate image of the client you are presenting to and the content of your proposal, it may be better to avoid wearing a suit and a turtleneck and tie up the suit.

In addition to presentations, personal appearance in situations such as meetings and dinners is also a concern.

Mr. Kozuki
As for meetings and dinners, it also depends on the occasion. It is probably safe to wear a dress shirt and tie instead of a turtleneck. For example, a dinner with a business partner. The person on the other end of the table is dressed in a tight tie-up suit. If you are younger than him (her), it is easy to imagine that it is impolite to wear a suit and turtleneck.

Dress Code Guru Answers Simple Questions (3)

We thought that understanding the meaning and nuances of the term “dress code,” which is the subject of this article, would help us to consider appropriate attire, so we asked Ms. Kozuki to explain it to us.

Mr. Kozuki
The “code” in dress code means “a convention or convention. A dress code is “an unspoken rule of convention or convention of dress. In general, the term “dress code” is used to refer to the manner of dress appropriate to the occasion, such as weddings, funerals, parties, and official events. It was born out of the desire to be able to dress appropriately for the place and time of day so as not to spoil the atmosphere of the occasion.

The meaning of the dress code is as explained by Mr. Kozuki. If it were a rule, we would not have to worry about it, but since there are aspects such as conventions and unspoken understandings that can be interpreted differently by different people, it is quite a difficult thing to do.

Mr. Kozuki
By the way, a word similar to dress code is ” TPO “, a word (in Japanese) created by Kensuke Ishizu, the founder of VAN. TPO is a term coined by Mr. Kensuke Ishizu, the founder of VAN. It refers to the use of different attire according to “Time (= occasion),” “Place (= location),” and “Occasion (= case).
Mr. Kozuki
Personally, I believe that the dress code required today is a style that combines the “logic of dress code” and the “sensibility of personality. We want people to follow the rules, but at the same time, we want people to show their individuality and aim for a good-looking style!

Next, we will introduce the key points of dressing with the OTOKOMAE editorial department’s recommendations for noteworthy snaps.

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