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post #16 of 74
I also dont even think of it as a look. I just do it without thinking about it... effortless...
post #17 of 74
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post
To me it smacks of a kind of young republican/ivy league douchebag aesthetic in general, though I have seen it done well on occasion. Someone here--Holdfast maybe?-- fairly recently posted a combo that looked pretty great, can't recall the particulars though.


I found it, and it is indeed Holdfast: http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5530/apr03002.jpg

I think the cuffed jeans combined with well-worn monks provides a nice counter-point to the sportcoat/shirt combo.
post #18 of 74
I'm not talking taking a suit jacket, Ed Hardy t-shirt, skin-tight jeans and a bucket a hair gel. More like a button-down, casual sportcoat (cotton, tweed) and dark-jeans. Granted, as some have said, it might be generational.
post #19 of 74
I'm not an old dude, but I still don't dig it. It doesn't look bad, but I can't recall thinking it looked really good, either. It's just there.

As way of generational evidence, Cruiser loves it, IIRC.
post #20 of 74
I'm not big on it, but once in awhile I will do it. (About once a year if that.) I don't mind it much on others as long as it's a casual situation.
post #21 of 74
I do it, it's perfect for gigs. If I take my jacket off I'm wearing jeans and a button down, and I dont have to worry too much about roughing up my clothes. Put the jacket back on and I'm nicely dressed.
post #22 of 74
I've said it before and I'll say it again, people who try to pair a true suit jacket with a pair of jeans present themselves as a sartorial centaur. In other words, they look stupid.
post #23 of 74
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I do it all the time and I hate it when people ask me why I am dressed up! Dressed up for me starts at wearing a suit. That comment is incredibly irritating!!!

That's because you're trying to look dressed up without people noticing that you are. Hence your annoyance. There is no logical reason to pair a suit jacket with a pair of jeans other than if you're making a pathetic attempt to dress up the jeans. That's why people ask you why you're dressed up. A suit jacket with jeans is NOT a casual look, it's a faux casual look used by someone who wants to appear as if they're not trying too hard.
post #24 of 74
I dont wear suit jackets with jeans. I wear Blazers with jeans. Blazer=casual jeans=casual I dont see the problem
post #25 of 74
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post
I don't wear suit jackets with jeans. I wear Blazers with jeans.
Blazer=casual
jeans=casual
I don't see the problem

Agreed.
post #26 of 74
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post
I dont wear suit jackets with jeans. I wear Blazers with jeans.
Blazer=casual
jeans=casual
I dont see the problem

+1. And personally, I usually can't tell the difference between a solid color suit jacket and a blazer with non-brass buttons. I think the jeans + blazer look is a nice look, especially if you expect to be moving about a lot.
post #27 of 74
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Originally Posted by Felix Krull View Post
That's because you're trying to look dressed up without people noticing that you are. Hence your annoyance. There is no logical reason to pair a suit jacket with a pair of jeans other than if you're making a pathetic attempt to dress up the jeans. That's why people ask you why you're dressed up. A suit jacket with jeans is NOT a casual look, it's a faux casual look used by someone who wants to appear as if they're not trying too hard.

Yes. That's why we're talking about blazers and sportcoats.
post #28 of 74
+2. I'm an older guy who works in a very informal setting. Wearing jeans is about right, although sometimes I am required to dress up more, and sometimes I just want to. No need to fetishize slacks and act revolted about denim. Too many fetishes on SF; too much playing the "gentleman" of yore. Why don't you just go all the way with role-playing and wear nothing but Ralph Lauren and BB and pretend you are the fucking Prince of Wales? Again, wearing good clothes is fun, and it satisfies some of our desires, but it's not life. But, if you look good in something and it's comfortable, do it.
post #29 of 74
I don't see an issue with wearing an odd jacket with jeans.
post #30 of 74
I do it sometimes, I believe I can pull it off.
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