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post #16 of 28
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Matador -- Well, I for one like to pair my jeans/shirt combo with a pair of driving shoes and no socks. The other alternative (not my personal choice, but I think it works) is to go with leather sandals. Sometimes I'll go with a true loafer with a leather sole, but normally I'll reserve that for a casual evening look where driving shoes would look odd. I don't own a pair of rubber soled sneakers or shoes, except to run in. I certainly would never consider pairing anything like that with jeans. Johnnynorman -- With Jantzen, you need to expirement with the measurements. I haven't got it quite right yet. But my latest test (on order now) has my casual shirt measuring 1" larger at the belly and 4" larger at the hip than my dress shirt, with a "form" fitting shirt selection. All the other measurements are the same. The last time I went a bit too wide in the hip. We'll see how this test goes.
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See, this I am not quite understanding, that they are seen as mismatched. Personally, I love to wear dress shirts with jeans, and "accessorize" more or less, with sweatshirts, colored shirts underneath, or loose ties. It could be related to my age, but I think nice quality dark wash jeans like Papers can look very sharp with dress shirts.
what type of shoes do you wear with these outfits? can you see how wearing a dress shirt, tie, jeans, and chuck taylors would look silly (or at least childish)? if you wear dress shoes i would say that those clash with jeans. i'm with j. i have nothing against jeans whatsoever (i wear them with sneakers and t-shirts or sweatshirts on days when i just don't give a sh*t) but they are not dressy at all. touch the fabric, look at the stitching, guys who pair them with dress shoes or sportcoats are lying to themselves.
Well I would have to disagree entirely. I understand your argument, and although I don't at the moment have Chuck Taylor's, I do have Jack Purcells. Nothing drives me more insane than seeing people (mainly college students) who "punk up" their clothes, by putting THE EXPLOITED T-shirts over some checked Ben Sherman button-ups, and then put one of those hideous Von Dutch trucker hats on their poor heads. That was just a side note. I used to think popped collars were tolerable although frowned upon, until recently when people seem to actually abide by it like its some kind of religion. Disgusting. Now they're even worse.
post #18 of 28
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what type of shoes do you wear with these outfits? can you see how wearing a dress shirt, tie, jeans, and chuck taylors would look silly (or at least childish)? if you wear dress shoes i would say that those clash with jeans. i'm with j. i have nothing against jeans whatsoever (i wear them with sneakers and t-shirts or sweatshirts on days when i just don't give a sh*t) but they are not dressy at all. touch the fabric, look at the stitching, guys who pair them with dress shoes or sportcoats are lying to themselves.
I think that some type of casual boot is acceptable with jeans, as are slim cut sportsjackets in a heavier and/or more textured materials. If you've got a shirt and tie on as well, though, you may as well be teaching at MIT, in which case, the jacket should be ill-fitting, or you are an old WASP at a country function, in which case you should be shot. Oh, did I just say that? A perfectly acceptable casual look, I think, is a textured slim jacket (try Dsquared, Cloak, Neil Barrett, Costume National, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, J.Lindeberg (although some of that stuff really bothers me)) over a tee shirt and slim straight or boot cut jeans, with Chucks, Jack Purcells, Rod Lavers, or another classic sneaker. Not something you would want to wear to the office, but good for a night out at a club, say, or hanging around town during the day.
post #19 of 28
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what type of shoes do you wear with these outfits?
For me, it's almost always a pair of black Gucci loafers (leather sole, with nickel bit) or a pair of patent leather loafers (usually Tod's).
post #20 of 28
la guy, i agree with everything you said, the key word being "casual". cristobal, for the life of me i just don't understand what that look is. gucci loafers with jeans is like dress pants with sandals to me. i don't feel you but to each his own.
post #21 of 28
In the newest issue of Hollywood Life (with Paris H. on the cover), Ron Livingston from Office Space/Swingers fame is dressed in what is in many cases the perfect casual outfit, at least IMO. Slim cut navy blazer White dress shirt Slim fit bootcut jeans Gucci loafers/laceups (hard to tell) Simple but if it's all put together well, tough to beat. As far as the topic goes, TRUE dress shirts like we talk about here don't work with jeans, at least for me... I go the JCrew/Banana route when I'm trying for that look, as the shirts are inexpensive and cut much shorter. Re: tucking in... again, it's the length of the shirt that would decide that. I have plenty of shirts- polos, LS dressy shirts, etc. that would look ridiculous tucked in, and plenty that would look ridiculous untucked. There is no rule here IMO...
post #22 of 28
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cristobal, for the life of me i just don't understand what that look is. gucci loafers with jeans is like dress pants with sandals to me.
Yeah, the look's not for everyone. I've liked it since college. What I tend to do is pair up my oldest, most worn-out pairs of loafers with jeans. I tend to wear my newest pairs of Gucci loafers with trousers, they're then ready for jeans when they're a little more broken in and worn. As you say, to each his own...
post #23 of 28
l am almost embarrassed to show these but l got afew photos from my sister today as she was cleaning her house. These would have been taken in my late 20's. Please excuse the semi-preppish dress sense, l was young and it is one of the few photo's l was able to get.    Here was a typical week-end day wear, good smart clothing to meet a friend or go to the shops in. Notice the dark brown antiqued slip-on shoes with black versace pant-jeans. SHIRT OUT WITH BLACK JEANS/PANTS Here's a close up of the shoos. (Top of aussie be-spoke). SHIRT IN WITH JEANS A red gucci shirt (l think) with D&G jeans and handmade Rocco shoes. (Still have those jeans). l look alittle goofy with the shirt tucked in but my trademark is my shoes and my belts. This was pretty much my week-end style for 7 or 8 years in my 20's. Notice the rolled sleeves: very popular at that time, very european. l am more conservative these days but l still can dress pretty hip, especially on week-ends. This certainly beats polo's. Note: in those days l nearly always tucked in my shirts. These days l only tuck in the shirt if it is long. Since my tummy is expanding, l usually leave the shirt hanging out unless l have a jacket to hide the girth of my tummy. How many guys in their teens/20's dress like that?
post #24 of 28
Hey fellas: how about the boots [in my signiture] with wide legged jeans and a black v neck gucci t-shirt [not tucked in]. Smart and understated for any age [if you aren't too fat]. The most comfortable t-shirts l know are gucci's. Much more comfy than Prada and the rest. They never fade either.   l will say [though], it is nice to show off a belt with a nice shirt/t-shirt. Sometimes it is good to have a shirt tucked in, sometimes it is good to have a shirt hanging out. Don't limit yourself to either one. Enjoy variety folks. Note: bulky dress shirts look horrible with jeans. Long shirts look horrible with jeans. Wear finer clothing with jeans [even a fine jumper].
post #25 of 28
Marc, thanks for the laugh. I especially like your "fusion" dressing. It's as though you took cues from Al Pacino's get up from Donnie Brasco (the long leather jacket, tight jeans and slip ons) and from early mid nineties hip hop style (with the jersey long sleeve tee a few sizes small and the cross a few sizes big) and mixed them together in a fevered state. I love it. Definitely a candidate for ultimate makeover. Oh geez, I can't stop laughing. Honestly, that is just great. The red shirt tight jeans with a belt thing looks like you are trying to emulate an early Tom Ford look. But seriously, you need to get a bit more tan, build up a little bit of muscle (not a lot, mind you) and lose the macrobiotic diet to pull it off. Oh, dude, this just made my day.
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Marc, thanks for the laugh. I especially like your "fusion" dressing. It's as though you took cues from Al Pacino's get up from Donnie Brasco (the long leather jacket, tight jeans and slip ons) and from early mid nineties hip hop style (with the jersey long sleeve tee a few sizes small and the cross a few sizes big) and mixed them together in a fevered state. I love it. Definitely a candidate for ultimate makeover. Oh geez, I can't stop laughing. Honestly, that is just great. The red shirt tight jeans with a belt thing looks like you are trying to emulate an early Tom Ford look. But seriously, you need to get a bit more tan, build up a little bit of muscle (not a lot, mind you) and lose the macrobiotic diet to pull it off. Oh, dude, this just made my day.
HAHAHAHAHA. Priceless. Jon.
post #27 of 28
looks like a goth used-cross salesman. someone come up with a caption quick.
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looks like a goth used-cross salesman. someone come up with a caption quick.
"What happens when you get too much moonshine and not enough sunshine." Jon.
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