Hooya, how can I say this more politely? Please get the F off the thread, useless troll. I asked you nicely via PM.
Originally Posted by WhateverYouLike
The jacket is what pushes it into old-man territory, IMO. It just looks very dated. And is ridiculously long. It's hitting like mid-thigh. Shoulders are really heavy as well. :
The jacket is a 2 year old Canali. 2 button, 2x vents. Dark windowpane Navy. Great hand. I think the color is fine, but it sounds like the fit is off. Or at least, is too traditional to be worn casually.
Originally Posted by acecow
I'd wear slimmer-cut pants or pants with a little more "form"; a slimmer blazer/top; definitely, different shoes as these seem too heavy and business-like. Also, I rarely wear white shirts when going smart casual.
The pants above are all slim fit. Mabitex (which have been called "ball-huggers" on SF) And Banana Republic low rise / slim fit. It is amazing how baggy tight fitting pants can seem in pictures. I can't go any tighter than this. The pants don't look baggy in real life. Yes, I agree the shoes are formal. I think this is the least of the issues. Besides, I only have extremes (shell cordovans PTBs, pebble grain wingtips, NSTs, .....and black soccer sneakers) True, a white oxford might be too formal. Good point. I often wear lavender or blue.
Originally Posted by cptjeff
It looks 'office' to me. Everything is conventional and fairly formal. Fairly generous fit on everything, the tie is a mighty big no no for dressing young, especially one that wide. If you must, a knit or a skinny tie. And you need casual elements in there. Jeans perhaps. Slim chinos or cords. Less structure on the jacket, or a slimmer fit, which I'm not sure you're built for. More casual fabrics. Tweed would have been much better. Perhaps a ringer tee instead of the normal dress shirt. A more casual dress shirt even. An oxford with a button down collar. Not a fan of the shoes for a young and casual look either. Or perhaps ditch the sportcoat altogether. If you put a nice brown leather jacket on with that top outfit, it looks a million times better. Slim and simple. Skip the bomber, unless you can find one cut closer to the original military style, which were cut for guys who maxed out in their low 20's, grew up in the depression and worked out regularly. Most of the ones you find these days are cut for guys who only get exercise when they carry 30 packs of beer from the store to their car. .
You're right, I'm not making a distinction b/w office and social. I'm wearing the same stuff. Yes, I think it's the suit pants. Jeans or cords or chinos come off as more casual. I do have a $700 goatskin brown leather jacket. I have just pulled it out of hibernation You're right, that is a much more casual vibe, and would never get "old man" from that. But, I am really hoping to be able to pull off a blazer in casual settings (like many do) Thanks for the replies and analysis. I do appreciate it. Verdict for tonight: While I do like my "office/MC" wardrobe, I may need some flexibility in more casual contexts/venues. It's time to look into a slimmer cut (perhaps shorter) blazer ....and jeans. I'll admit, the jeans feel like a step backwards, for some reason.