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post #16 of 56
ordinarily, i would say no. but i just saw the most sublime Cucinelli sport coat the other day. it was a dark brown 3-roll-2 with a matte finish and a slightly pebbled surface. i was looking for neither sports coats nor outerwear so i passed, but it looked great
post #17 of 56
One of my fiancées psychology profs - whom she describes as being very "Indiana Jones-ish" - wears a leather blazer or a leather vest on occasion.

His classes tend to be eclectic (e.g. theory of mobs, conspiracy theory etc). And from what I hear, he absolutely pulls it off. For instance, this is was he was wore last week to class (in her words)--

  • Worn but nice leather vest
  • Tweed sport coat
  • Light khaki pants
  • Reddish maroon with green paisley bow tie
  • Gold rim glasses
  • brown loafers

So, yes. If you've the personality to go with it, sure. Otherwise? May not be a good idea.
post #18 of 56
Black will make you look like an elitist douchebag.

The only time I have ever seen this pulled off properly was in the movie Goodfellas. Ray Liotta had on a brown leather sportcoat when he pistol whipped his girlfriend's neighbor.
post #19 of 56
I am young, and in a band, therefore I can pull it off. As long as you don't sport shades with DIOR or D&G on the side, and/or walk around with enough product in your hair to work as a portable gel dispenser.
post #20 of 56
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So, yes. If you've the personality to go with it, sure.
also, if you have a unique nickname, like.....let's say, "The Situation", you probably are the right type to pull this off
post #21 of 56
It can be made to work in an early 1960s, digging jazz, Miles-Davis-running-errands-on-a-Saturday-afternoon way. I'd say wear it with black slim-fit wool pants and a good knit shirt. Stingy brim hat wouldn't hurt.
post #22 of 56
Your right this could be better suited for streetwear but the poll might be in reverse. It is not a great look and only so few can pull it off with out looking like a douche.
post #23 of 56
I think one can pull it off but it needs to go with your attitude and a complete look. It's very Rock and Roll. I'm with someone else who said "if you have to ask". I wouldn't even THINK about getting a brown leather blazer. I'm only a part time big timer and I can rock it once in a while. This jacket is nice but it needs to be rocked a little harder in the pic. The rest of the outfit doesn't do the jacket justice.
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post #24 of 56
Doesn't the bald baddie in 'Total Recall' wear one?
post #25 of 56
I had one years ago that did not look bad, but it is very hard to get them to look good. I wore mine mostly with jeans and a button down.
post #26 of 56
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Doesn't the bald baddie in 'Total Recall' wear one?

Yes. It's black and he looks like a douche.
post #27 of 56
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I think it's one of those items that is so unlikely to be done well (by both the maker and wearer) that if falls into the "If you have to ask..." category.

+1
post #28 of 56
Hilarious. This is probably what most people end up looking like who buy leather blazers. My brother is a foreign service officer who was stationed in Ethiopia for a couple of years. He is quite a stylish guy who could pull off the look. We are both the same build and thin. He got a MTM leather blazer for me. It fits well. However, I just haven't found an occasion to wear it. Unfortunately if I ever wear it, it would have to be for a gag factor, Halloween or some costume party of some sort.


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post #29 of 56
If you're younger than 21 and rake-thin, it will make you look like one of the Velvet Underground (hopefully not Moe Tucker). Otherwise, no.
post #30 of 56
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ordinarily, i would say no. but i just saw the most sublime Cucinelli sport coat the other day. it was a dark brown 3-roll-2 with a matte finish and a slightly pebbled surface.


No to black mobster

Yes to brown or tan leather especially with classic details or interesting finish.
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