First- I am not, in any way, a fashion orientated person.
I've read a lot of threads where people state "charcoal suit jackets should _never_ be worn with jeans" and I agree that a traditional suit jacket does look a little wrong when worn with jeans or almost anything other than the pants the jacket was matched with.. But these days with fashion/modern cuts, shorter lengths and different material blends- can you get away with it? (Yes... I am trying to find excuses for my fashion denial.)
I recently picked up two [suit] jackets which were on sale at such a good price I couldn't not buy them. They are both a similar patterned charcoal but they are a little shorter in length than traditional suit jackets.. that is also due to my height.
I’m a tall skinny guy (6’6) and they are both 40L so the jackets fit my shoulders and arms but I will have to get them altered very slightly but that’s no real worry.
My question- as seen in the pictures they don’t really look charcoal(?) and they are shorter than a regular suit jacket. Would it be possible to get away using the one in the picture as, essentially, a blazer-esque type jacket? The jeans I would wear aren’t the ones pictured but a much darker, almost charcoal coloured jean but still very obviously jeans, and then the burgundy shoes in the picture. The shirt- no idea. Probably something like the blue one in the picture, untucked. I’m 26 god dammit. I can wear it untucked! Hah?
Could I get away with wearing this as a smart-casual outfit for dinners/bars, or is the jacket obviously too business looking to get away with this?
Personally I think it looks okay and I know a lot of people will say- as long as you think it looks okay and you wear it with confidence then you’ll be fine. But then again I think my invisible gown looks rather fine.
I just want other peoples advice who know a little more about style then I what I think is socially acceptable. All input is appreciated.
Edited by DesiredUsername - 4/29/12 at 7:36pm