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post #526 of 834
spacepope thanks for posting that old photo of me on page like... 6. I had forgotten about that fit and I really liked it. Im going to try something like that again soon.

I also have a nice grey N Hoolywood blazer (peak lapels with silk details) that Im thinking about wearing casually with a loose tee and these super slim Homme Plus black jeans that I have; perhaps with the collar up. I've only worn it quite formally so it'll be nice to get some more wear out of it.

Pic here (sorry for the filter)

post #527 of 834
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

Also, crewnecks > v-necks

To each his own, but to me crewneck ts -- the ones with the tiny neck hole -- are awful. Reminds me of IT conference swag.

Gaping hole roundneck is good.
post #528 of 834
this is a good crew neck



casey's is just really too small

edit: wow did not realize those were all in one picture.
post #529 of 834
i'd stick that in the u-neck category myself

still pretty sweet though
post #530 of 834
my take on casey's fit: the blazer fits very well. the jeans fit very well. i agree with others re: needing a looser neck opening.

the biggest issue texture-clash: the blazer is a fine wool, but is being paired with denim and a regular cotton tee. a lot of examples in this thread do the same thing, but i think if you're gonna wear jeans, the blazer should also be a rougher texture-- rough cotton, heavy linen, etc.
post #531 of 834
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Originally Posted by ghostface View Post

the biggest issue texture-clash: the blazer is a fine wool, but is being paired with denim and a regular cotton tee. a lot of examples in this thread do the same thing, but i think if you're gonna wear jeans, the blazer should also be a rougher texture-- rough cotton, heavy linen, etc.

i don't agree with this-- often the contrast between smooth wool and rough cotton can be pretty sweet

with black, though, you deal with not just the smooth texture but also a very stark color that doesn't mesh as comfortably with indigo denim. black denim is different-- it's just as stark, so it works
post #532 of 834
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post


i don't agree with this-- often the contrast between smooth wool and rough cotton can be pretty sweet

with black, though, you deal with not just the smooth texture but also a very stark color that doesn't mesh as comfortably with indigo denim. black denim is different-- it's just as stark, so it works

 

What about black denim with more of a texture to it? Ie, not overdyed. 

post #533 of 834
what about it?
post #534 of 834
here's johan lindeberg doing the rough/smooth thing. i like it

post #535 of 834
I think the problem here is the denim is too much of like 'denimhead' whereas the jacket is trying to be suave

Your example works well BCD because the dude is not wearing blue denim
post #536 of 834
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I think the problem here is the denim is too much of like 'denimhead' whereas the jacket is trying to be suave

Your example works well BCD because the dude is not wearing blue denim

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post #537 of 834
^^^oh, good-- i was just gonna ask if you had any examples in mind. i agree that it looks fine there.

but-- and this may just be me searching for a post-hoc justification for my intuitive reaction that these pairings often look strained-- i think part of the appeal of this guy's fit is the high-low thing he has going on. he's got the bushy beard, the low neckline, the dangling necklaces. that all gives him a (carefully crafted) nonchalance that makes it more palatable that he's thrown on a shiny wool blazer over the other stuff. because, you know, why not? it's time to par(x)ty.

so maybe my point is that styling and attitude need to play a bigger role when mixing smooth wool blazers with rougher/cotton textures like that. or something.
post #538 of 834
oh, yeah, and i agree that the indigo denim is a bigger issue than are grey or black denim, given the former's workwear connotations.
post #539 of 834
Dunno, I think in this case the explanation is pretty simple. it works because the tones mesh.
post #540 of 834
how dare you? (yeah, maybe.)
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