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post #46 of 60

Didn't read the article, but my two cents: wear clothing that you look good in, and is suited to the occasion.

 

Sorry, but I look good in jeans smile.gif and will keep wearing them in appropriate settings.

post #47 of 60
to the guys who don't own jeans.

Lets say its late fall, its a saturday morning, and you want to go grab a coffee and a newspaper.

To me, that would mean dark jeans, chukkas, and a half zip sweater and I would already be dressed nicer than 95% of people.

Are you guys really putting on wool trousers or chinos in this situation?

What if its a run to 7-11 for some milk you forgot at the store? gabardine trousers and a cashmere sweater with lobb oxfords? sheesh

Jeans are very versatile and I will always own and wear them.
post #48 of 60
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
Lets say its late fall, its a saturday morning, and you want to go grab a coffee and a newspaper.

 

Ah, a trick question! Surely, you would send your manservant out, whilst you lounged in your robe and velvet slippers?

post #49 of 60
ha, every once in a while, I like to get out there with the pleibs
post #50 of 60

Barbera is one of the best dressed men in history, but his position on jeans is wrong. Even the best make mistakes. This is even more laughable than the "how to wear a white shirt" nonsense.  No jeans, no white button down EVER facepalm.gif

post #51 of 60
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

to the guys who don't own jeans.
Lets say its late fall, its a saturday morning, and you want to go grab a coffee and a newspaper.
To me, that would mean dark jeans, chukkas, and a half zip sweater and I would already be dressed nicer than 95% of people.

I'm in the 'no jeans' brigade.  I would be much more comfortable in some well-worn moleskins or cords in this scenario.  But this is very much for me - I'm not in the 'no jeans for anyone' camp. 

post #52 of 60
ok, so lets say you are bumming around the house?

what do you wear?
post #53 of 60
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

ok, so lets say you are bumming around the house?
what do you wear?


Same - probably more well-worn.  I find them a lot more comfortable.  I don't find jeans comfortable.

post #54 of 60
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Originally Posted by mmkn View Post

^ Yes, amazing what a little coma can do . . .
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Yes, wearing jeans for any occasion.
versus
Yes, wearing jeans, for any occasion . . .

- M

A[m]azing what an extra letter can do...
post #55 of 60
Interesting. A good worn in pair of jeans is very comfortable to me. I guess its all preferences.
post #56 of 60
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

to the guys who don't own jeans.
Lets say its late fall, its a saturday morning, and you want to go grab a coffee and a newspaper.
To me, that would mean dark jeans, chukkas, and a half zip sweater and I would already be dressed nicer than 95% of people.
Are you guys really putting on wool trousers or chinos in this situation?
What if its a run to 7-11 for some milk you forgot at the store? gabardine trousers and a cashmere sweater with lobb oxfords? sheesh
Jeans are very versatile and I will always own and wear them.

what about sports activities ?

 

http://www.worldofkays.org/website/wp-content/uploads/BI-1933.jpg

post #57 of 60
I don't wear jeans all that often, but the random hating on jeans by #menswear icons is real tiresome.
post #58 of 60
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

I would pretty much second Barbera's opinion. I don't own any jeans. As others have pointed out, they have their place if you work as a plumber or on a roofing crew, you ride bulls for a living or something like that. What I really hate is their plebeian ubiquity. Never found the damned things very comfortable back when I used to wear them.

I strongly agree with Jan. Jeans are fine for the purposes for which they were invented, but, in my opinion, for no other purpose whatever. Balfour's postings also make good sense to me. As for "comfort" - I think the idea that they are comfortable is simply agreeing with an unwritten social rule - the fabric is stiff, too hot for summer and not warm enough for winter. The current fashion of sports jacket + open-necked shirt + jeans - I LOATHE it!
post #59 of 60
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I also believe that jeans are not comfortable. Too stiff, and indeed not a fabric that is 'flexible' when it comes to weather conditions.
post #60 of 60
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Originally Posted by Gorecki View Post

what about sports activities ?
http://www.worldofkays.org/website/wp-content/uploads/BI-1933.jpg

I think the cigarettes are what really make those "sporting" outfits shine!
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