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I'm going to try a jeans, jacket, tie fit tomorrow. I'm hoping for something less than total failure, but the odds are stacked against me. I have two jackets that might work, one a mid blue linen wool, the other a brown tweed herringbone. It's too warm for tweed, which leaves me with the mid blue. The only non "dad wash" jeans I own are pretty dark...much darker than the jacket. If I were to wear boots, the only ones which would work are pebble grain, which are F/W and not S/S. So I have the jeans with a tie, darker trou than jacket, and off season shoes working against me. But I think it won't be entirely horrible. I could very well be very wrong in this though.

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^^ I'll be trying 2 jean fits soon - dark and dad wash wink.gif
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looking forward to see what you can accomplish ... and Clags, thanks for your tipps regarding pants and ps

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

Above pic is still too dad wash for my liking.

I prefer these two to it:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/336406/show-me-your-best-sport-jacket-with-blue-jeans-and-list-the-brand-model-and#post_6143602

I like mine way better, but hey, that's just me. In retrospect I would actually have left out the tie though (or changed it to a knitted tie).

Edit: Though SVB:s was very nice.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I'm going to try a jeans, jacket, tie fit tomorrow. I'm hoping for something less than total failure, but the odds are stacked against me. I have two jackets that might work, one a mid blue linen wool, the other a brown tweed herringbone. It's too warm for tweed, which leaves me with the mid blue. The only non "dad wash" jeans I own are pretty dark...much darker than the jacket. If I were to wear boots, the only ones which would work are pebble grain, which are F/W and not S/S. So I have the jeans with a tie, darker trou than jacket, and off season shoes working against me. But I think it won't be entirely horrible. I could very well be very wrong in this though.

Look forward to seeing it. I think some summer jackets can work well with jeans because many of them are much more casual by default. The tie is tricky though... Curious to see how yours looks!
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This was from a while ago. Would have swapped out the spread with a button down. That's a midnight knit tie. L2BR: those are boots. Scotch grain alt wein's would be great too if only i had a pair.

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I would try a jeans fit, but I'm out of town ATM. I'll have to wait until fall methinks.

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Tie and jeans can work well together by increasing the formality of jeans and decreasing the formality of the shirt/tie/jacket.

 

So, wear darker jeans without contrast stitching/rivets/cuffs/all other distracting details. Combine that with an OCBD, a wool/cotton knit tie and a tweed(herringbone/donegal)/linen/cotton jacket. To top it off country calf or suede boots/longwings/loafers. If it's all a bit rumpled it'll look better. 

 

Having said that, switch out the jeans for chinos and you'll always have a better looking outfit.

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Tie and jeans. :rolleyes:

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@MonkeyfaceI disagree, but I know I'm in the minority here. I think jeans and chinos do completely different things for an outfit and don't believe one is better than the other. They are different creatures altogether.
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@MonkeyfaceI disagree, but I know I'm in the minority here. I think jeans and chinos do completely different things for an outfit and don't believe one is better than the other. They are different creatures altogether.

 

I didn't mean to say one is always better than the other, but if you're going to wear a tie the chance of failure is much, much lower with chinos than with jeans. 

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Agreed, it's a way higher chance of succeeding.
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I don't know what the heck I am talking about but just thinking...

Jeans came about when Levi (person) started producing them for the working class. It was rough, durable, and again...was for the working class. It has since grown into something else but to mix a sports coat (historically worn by wealthy) with jeans (historically worn by the working class) seems really odd with this historical backdrop. Call me a nutcase for thinking this but it's just a thought that came to my head. I guess I am not busy enough at work. 

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This was from a while ago. Would have swapped out the spread with a button down. That's a midnight knit tie. L2BR: those are boots. Scotch grain alt wein's would be great too if only i had a pair.

See I think this works... Except for the tie. Everything is very casual and relaxed, but then there's a tie thrown in there. It's just incongruous.
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