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post #16 of 185
What about the played-out 2" cuff..........
post #17 of 185
I've worn a tie with jeans since the mid 80's. I was inspired by Andy Warhol. I used to run into him in NYC at the Museum of American Folk Art events. I liked his look of Levis, Brooks Brothers OCBD, Blue blazer and a rep tie.
post #18 of 185
The idea that pleated is now coming back "in" and plain going "out", when the two have peacefully co-existed for generations. My rule-of-thumb is:
More casual = plain front = no cuff = sits on hips and belt is for ornamentation only = worn without suit or sportcoat
More dressy = pleated front = cuffed = waistband at navel or even slightly above = braces = worn with suit or sportcoat

Stacked jeans. YES left, NO right


Intentional highwaters


Freakishly skinny lapels


And freakishly skinny collars
post #19 of 185
I agree with most of what has been already placed in this thread:

1. Skinny "things": Jeans, Lapels, Ties, what-have-you.
2. High water trousers
3. Affliction/Ed Hardy
4. Pleats vs. Flat Front: Pleats are for larger thighs, Flat fronts are for trimmer people. This is their designed function.
5. Cargo pockets on wool trousers
6. Camouflage
7. Square-toe shoes
post #20 of 185
Anything hipster
Its disgusting
post #21 of 185
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Originally Posted by Viral View Post

What about the played-out 2" cuff..........

No.
post #22 of 185
High water trouser are absolutely terrible.
post #23 of 185
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Originally Posted by CushyCouture View Post


Wow really?  Ties with jeans serve no purpose and look ugly.

And what 'purpose' does a tie serve when worn with anything other than jeans?
post #24 of 185
+1, lol. Really, some silk ties will undoubtedly look ridiculous with jeans. More casual ties can look good with jeans, as seen above.
post #25 of 185
I'm OK with most current trends, even if many of them are a bit tired. The camouflage trend, however, felt tedious and played out before it even got going.
post #26 of 185
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


And what 'purpose' does a tie serve when worn with anything other than jeans?


They don't but with a dress shirt and slacks don't look ugly.

post #27 of 185
Silly blanket statement to make. Ties can look ugly in any combination. It's the specific aspects of the tie that makes it "work" or look good.
post #28 of 185
Thread Starter 

Every time I have seen a tie with jeans I think 2 things: "man that's awkward" and "that serves absolutely no purpose"

post #29 of 185
a) Military-inspired coats (i.e. with epaulets)
b) Blazers so short they barely go below your belt, now ubiquitously sold at H&M, Zara, Topman, etc.
c) Burberry's pattern scarf: we all know you got it for 5 bucks in Chinatown.
post #30 of 185
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Originally Posted by CushyCouture View Post

Every time I have seen a tie with jeans I think 2 things: "man that's awkward" and "that serves absolutely no purpose"

For me: "that person owns no real dress pants"--particularly when it's on "young" people (that 18-34 demographic, I guess).

I can see how some of the earlier posted pics work as conscious attempts to integrate formal and informal elements. But I'm not a fan of how jeans, a tie, and a sweater counts for formal for many young people mainly because that's all they have in their closet.

I would have agreed that jeans and running shoes is "bad" until I had to go to physical therapy for ankle problems and needed shoes that were comfortable to walk around in. I remember reading on blogs and such that the right, well-fitted, usually expensive dress shoe can be just as comfortable as sneakers. I've never found that to be true and still don't buy it.
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