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X-post from the Friday challenge. Thoughts on overall coherence or individual elements to change?




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Overall its nice, and I like it. The colors are done well. That said, the cuff is way too big IMO, and i'm also not a fan of the popped collar with the blazer. Those two make it all seem too "trendy."

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X-post from the Friday challenge. Thoughts on overall coherence or individual elements to change?

 

The pieces are very nice and the color scheme is spot on, but despite the fact that the individual items up top (OCBD, knit tie) are rather casual, the top half is still too formal for jeans.  I'm not someone who is 100% against jeans + tie, I just think the formality coherence needs to be near perfect to pull it off.

 

There was actually a jeans and tie "train wreck" challenge a few months back. PTO did a nice write up on one of the better entries. Link.

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Overall its nice, and I like it. The colors are done well. That said, the cuff is way too big IMO, and i'm also not a fan of the popped collar with the blazer. Those two make it all seem too "trendy."
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The pieces are very nice and the color scheme is spot on, but despite the fact that the individual items up top (OCBD, knit tie) are rather casual, the top half is still too formal for jeans.  I'm not someone who is 100% against jeans + tie, I just think the formality coherence needs to be near perfect to pull it off.

There was actually a jeans and tie "train wreck" challenge a few months back. PTO did a nice write up on one of the better entries. Link.

Great link, CD. In it PTO mentions using chinos instead of jeans when trying to "casual down," but in either case the point is well taken about not thinking about how one should take the formality down but rather how that look exists in its own space - one that calls for very careful choosing of unstructured elements, which I didn't do all that well.

Nakedsnake, your comment about trendy is fair, though living in San Francisco it's hard not to take a cue from some of the "Nautical Barber Lumberjack" wave, which I mostly discount but do enjoy a few key aesthetics. I think because of how casual jeans made the look, I felt I had to do something with the jacket to move away from traditional - an informal square and popped collar were the easiest choices, when in the end it might have just been better to keep the top and bottom halves in separate fits.

Cuffs aren't sewn in so i'll move 'em down a bit more - being 5'5" doesn't help my case. smile.gif

Thanks for the compliments on the colors and the constructive feedback on the rest!
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I think the sweater is what puts it over the line into a solidly non-tie look. Ditch it and you'd be fine.
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I think the sweater is what puts it over the line into a solidly non-tie look. Ditch it and you'd be fine.

Ditch the sweater or the tie? Or pick one?
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Pick one
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Id ditch the tie there. Sweater adds a lot more than the tie does.
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