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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

"You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment." Oh, for some perverse reason, I loved Francis Urquhart.
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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
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Wore some casual stuff today..


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Casual Friday

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Nice, Tricky. I'm not so sure about the shoes though. They look a bit out of context due to the colour. Love the tie. 

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Originally Posted by Bill Splates View Post

Nice, Tricky. I'm not so sure about the shoes though. They look a bit out of context due to the colour. Love the tie. 

Thanks for the feedback. I got to work and I had these in my drawer so maybe a bit of a better look?

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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.

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

A rare photo of me wearing jeans:
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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.

Looks nice, especially the top half. Would like to see this outfit with some faded japanese denim and suede shoes.
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

A rare photo of me wearing jeans: (Click to show)
uFJLc.jpg

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.
Please buy a pair of jeans at least one or possibly two sizes smaller and/or a slimmer fit. I'm thinking a closer fitting pair would make all the difference given the slender cut of the coat and the vest. It would change a pop fly into a home run. Feel free to translate that into a cricket metaphor if it helps! biggrin.gif
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It would change a forward defensive to silly-mid-off to a flashing cover drive for a six!
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post


Please buy a pair of jeans at least one or possibly two sizes smaller and/or a slimmer fit. I'm thinking a closer fitting pair would make all the difference given the slender cut of the coat and the vest. It would change a pop fly into a home run. Feel free to translate that into a cricket metaphor if it helps! biggrin.gif

 

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?

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Stitchy: This is working. Ideally, I'd like to see a less saturated blue for the shirt or a blue/white stripe, but you look good.

Holdfast: Don't listen to Dig. This looks good. Suede shoes would also work well. Maybe a not-too-chunky boot, too.
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

It would change a forward defensive to silly-mid-off to a flashing cover drive for a six!

I would say: a top-edge to deep square leg to a pull for six, since both are strokes intended to score big.

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Denim is meant to look lived in and casual. "Dressy jeans" are usually terrible, the exclusive domain of misguided old white men, hipsters, and asian gamers.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Stitchy: This is working. Ideally, I'd like to see a less saturated blue for the shirt or a blue/white stripe, but you look good.

thanks SB! i was waiting for a comment. after all the back and forth with the other fit, i am kinda surprised no one else said anything.

as to the shirt. i have a lighter, softer blue, shirt with some white in the weave, but i want to wear it with something else next week, thats why i chose this. also, for most of the day my SC is off, and the gray pants are killer with this shirt.
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