@clapeyron that is the next fabric I would order from Luxire! Great combo!
@Pliny great combo!
@Pingson as usual, very nice!
@Claghorn dat jacket!
Just to be clear on the denim thing, I don't think it is totally without use: seriously, were I riding a classic motorcycle and accompanying my jeans with a black biker jacket and some oiled (deliberately and otherwise) boots, or driving longhorns across West Texas, or smashing rocks in some kind of penal colony, there could be nothing more appropriate. But my issue is this: in every other conceivable instance, there is a better choice. Yes, you could wear jeans with a sports jacket - though not as scruffy as the item you dragged out yesterday - and it would look OK. But coloured twills, cords, grey flannels or any number of other things, would still look sharper. It's a bit like the whole collar-points-under-the-lapels thing: nobody in the real world is going to point a finger and say "hey, look at that dickhead with his insufficiently spread collar!" (well, unless you are unfortunate enough to walk past an incognito SF meet of especially judgemental and acerbic members, to which you were not invited). And nobody is going to say "hey, that guy's wearing jeans with his sports jacket!" either, probably, as most will either consider you dressed up for wearing a jacket at all that isn't made of nylon with a baseball logo on the back, or achingly cool for your "street style".
But this is, after all, the "Classic Menswear" section, and I think we should aspire to be the best-dressed we can possibly be. In some ways, how we dress when we are relaxed says more about our standards than how we dress when we're making an effort: everyone usually looks decent in black tie. But catch a guy in the supermarket, and the one in a well-fitting lambswool sweater, wide wale cords and country brogues is just as relaxed and comfortable as the other guy in jogging pants and a sweatshirt. But when the radio announces the zombie apocalypse or similar, for some reason everyone turns towards Mr country casual as he says "...right, this is what we need to do...." Jeans are the lowest common denominator - the shorthand of "casual" for pretty much everyone. But as such they are so generic that they neither say "relaxed" nor even "rebellious" as James Dean might have thought. They say lazy and unimaginative. And also, I think, cautious. An inverted kind of conservatism: "everyone gets jeans, right?". Pah. Better to be pointed at by intrigued children for wearing burnt orange chinos, than have someone's dad say "ha...yeah...501s...me too...worn nothing else since 1972...". Iggy Pop gets a pass. Nobody else.
Anyway, I digress: your jacket still doesn't fit. It's too tight across the belly and chest, making the quarters pop up and stand straight out in front of you like belly antennae, and pulling your shoulders down. There's no immediate solution to that, I fear. Which is a pity as the jacket is nice. You look kind of uncomfortable as a result of trying to stand in the most jacket accommodating way, so it's hard to say how your (perfectly decent) trousers fit. And I really do like your shoes.
Crusty, I do like you with a dickie. That's a nice mix of conservative-you and country-you. Professorial-you, perhaps?
Don, that tie and PS are a perfect combination and really well matched with the suit. Nice pick-up; I'm waiting for a delivery from ET myself...
CP, you are off the leash these days, my friend! Some part of me says that shouldn't work, but it does. You look quite the dandy, in every positive way possible.
He is American in pants terminology, Texan in bars, Latino in buttocks and English in Korean dental standards.
Just to be clear on the denim thing, I don't think it is totally without use: seriously, were I riding a classic motorcycle and accompanying my jeans with a black biker jacket and some oiled (deliberately and otherwise) boots, or driving longhorns across West Texas, or smashing rocks in some kind of penal colony, there could be nothing more appropriate. But my issue is this: in every other conceivable instance, there is a better choice.
So now we all know that mimo would wear jeans in Australia!
I like your PS, Stitchy. The tie's a bit bright for me, and clashes with your trousers in this instance - better with the grey flannels I suspect. It has a lovely texture and knots beautifully - is that one a wool challis? I bet Noodles could pull it off...
PB, our neuroses are clearly related, if a little different: I see loafers as fitting where lesser men use "sneakers" or espadrilles, just as cords or coloured twills replace the denim. Casual and "lazy", most definitely, but not ugly or thoughtless.
(I am pretending not to have read your second post, so as not to knock you off the mental pedestal to which my mind has elevated you previously).