one of my favorite all-time television shows. (the books are pretty good, too).
and yeah, re: newsroom fashion statements. in general, think much more stitchy, much less monkey
A rare photo of me wearing jeans:
You guys already know I don't "do" jeans well, since I normally only wear them in situations where I'm not paying significant attention to how I look.
But I got the pictured jacket just recently and like the way its fabric looks against denim. Since I only had to pop in for a half-hour's work today, I figured I may as well make an honest attempt to use them together in a vaguely smart way. Any & all advice welcomed, even if it's simply to say I should resist the temptation to try MC-friendly denim looks in the future (rest assured, it doesn't happen often!). An equally rare (near-)robopose pic is included to aid the advice process. This is an area where I'm totally outside my comfort zone because the cultural vibe given off by denim, combined with the general cut of jeans, is so antithetical to how I normally dress that I struggle to marry the two.
Stuff I'm already aware of: 1) the shirt sleeves are half an inch too long, 2) another shirt button undone would have probably looked better but as it's cold enough to need a scarf and waistcoat, that's a non-starter, 3) jacket sleeves are not different lengths despite the impression in the photo; it's 'cos I'm slouching slightly to one side rather than standing normally.
I think the basic look is good - I often wear tweed jackets and denim. It's maybe the taper that Holdfast needs to think about. Hard to see, but it looks like the waist area is okay. However, it would certainly look better if they were slimmer in the lower half.
If I was going to go further (and this is all personal preference from hereon in): I can't really tell much about the quality of the denim here, but it doesn't look very interesting - I prefer a bit more slub or texture. And I really don't like it when jeans have been hemmed this way. If you're going to hem jeans, it makes a real difference in the appearance if they are chain-stiched or at least visibly stiched in some way. I prefer a cuff (and I know many don't), or skinnier jeans with stacks (but I am not suggesting that skinny jeans with stacks would be the way to go for Holdfast!)...
What are these jeans anyway?