not sure why that is, KJ, but I like to use those hangers with the broad shoulder flare -- keeps the jacket hanging in nice shape.
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Thanks, yeah I should pick one of those up, I think the hangar might just be too narrow for the jacket. It also needs to be dry cleaned.
there are also other brands out there like Barena that have nice jackets but I don't recall anyone in in here wearing them yet.
lastly though, it is quite noticeable that some of the guys in the pics on this thread already have other "non-business-y" aspects in their look such as long hair or epic beard...
I am sure CM would disagree but this is in many ways more challenging than CM suiting because unlike over there, there are no firm rules existing since the dawn of time to fall back on. The main rule here is "look good, don't look like an idiot," and that isn't much to go on for people who have limited exposure to what "looks good."
Also, most people don't have access to blazers or suits that look right when worn SWD style. You can't just grab a pinstriped suit jacket and wear it with jeans and captoes and call it right.
IME some footwear choices are safer to start with e.g. chelsea boots
This thread I can get with
I think it is important to consider suits with less structure when you are trying to channel a street wear vibe. Unless you are supper skinny or 16 yrs old. In that case something like Dior Homme with much structure should work.
Here are a few fits I have posted in the past that IMO can pass as streetwear
Unlike the championed mc and #menswear brands, Most fashion based designers offer suits built for this aesthetic. some other designers that make streetwear friendly suits
I personally like suits with less structure anyways
in winter weights i particularly like the stuff i've seen by barena and EG, such as this:
Edited by robinsongreen68 - 2/14/13 at 9:23am
^ I like that right there, robin. Kind of on the workwear side of the spectrum, but not lumberjack at all.
Nice looks, T1... you know what you're doing. I'm taking notes.
hipster, that looks good to me. Speaking of structured vs. unstructered, I think both can look good. Margiela tends to makes their jackets with a bit wider/sharper shoulders. Sometimes even "pagoda" shoulders. It's not visually soft and relaxed, but at the same time can be worn that way -- esp. with pants with lots of break (dress pants stacking!) and wearing it with no shirt. ;-)
I picked these up pretty recently, and I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of them. I'll probably wear them more often for biz-caz stuff (button down, trousers or chinos, derbies), but I figure they're casual and cardigan-esque enough to go with jeans and a t-shirt.
"Servolo" jacket, which is a wool/polyamide blend and has lined sleeves, no vents in back:
"Baicolo" jacket, which is an unlined jersey cotton material with double vents in back: