Originally Posted by chorse123
In both cases I would wear them but only with different trousers.
1. I don't wear jeans. But I already have that coat and wear it with trousers, shirt, and tie all the time.
2. Again, I prefer a pair of dressier yet casual trousers. And I might tone down the sweater a little. But not much. Yes, a check would be better (if paired with a more subdued sweater).
As for those others that AlanC posted: I wouldn't wear any of them. The first two look too outdoorsy for me and the second two are just...ugh, those blue trousers are horrible. And I don't like red on me. Besides, that just looks off with the monochromatic base.