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Posted in streetwear. My apologies for posting in the wrong section.


Edited by johns87 - 3/9/13 at 3:01pm
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I believe you should ask the members over the streetwear and denim division. They will be able to help.

I have no comment on your enquiry since I am not very good with 'causal dressing-up'
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Did I post this in the wrong section? My apologies... First post fail. If a moderator could move this there, that'd be great :).

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Your need is certainly within the liberate streewear. It will be more efficient if you open a new thread in there.
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That's a casual layer, not anything that belongs in here. I like wearing soft, casual jackets like that when I'm dressing casually, and that looks like it's an okay jacket for that purpose. Throw in on with anything you might wear any other lightweight navy jacket with.

In regards to jeans and shoes, oh boy. You want to be wearing dark wash jeans in a straight cut. Not slim, not baggy, and unlike the bootcut, they won't flare out at the bottom. Much better look, it's simple and classic. American Eagle often has obnoxious branding, make sure to steer clear. If you're looking for simple and affordable, the Levi 514 or 501s (though I've never quite understood how you're supposed to work the shrink to fit ones in terms of sizing), Lee Regular fit, or Wrangler Cowboy cut, but those are much harder to find in stores than the Lees or Levis, most of the Wrangler I've seen distributed is the discount stuff and not made to anywhere near the same standards.

In regards to shoes, skip those sneakers in favor of a classic leather shoe. Brown, not black with denim. A boat shoe or a camp moc. And have a few pairs to rotate- they'll all last much longer. For sneakers, go with more classic designs- Chucks, for example. Clean, canvas design. Or something like the Adidas Campus. Puma makes some nice, simple designs too.
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That's a casual layer, not anything that belongs in here. I like wearing soft, casual jackets like that when I'm dressing casually, and that looks like it's an okay jacket for that purpose. Throw in on with anything you might wear any other lightweight navy jacket with.

In regards to jeans and shoes, oh boy. You want to be wearing dark wash jeans in a straight cut. Not slim, not baggy, and unlike the bootcut, they won't flare out at the bottom. Much better look, it's simple and classic. American Eagle often has obnoxious branding, make sure to steer clear. If you're looking for simple and affordable, the Levi 514 or 501s (though I've never quite understood how you're supposed to work the shrink to fit ones in terms of sizing), Lee Regular fit, or Wrangler Cowboy cut, but those are much harder to find in stores than the Lees or Levis, most of the Wrangler I've seen distributed is the discount stuff and not made to anywhere near the same standards.

In regards to shoes, skip those sneakers in favor of a classic leather shoe. Brown, not black with denim. A boat shoe or a camp moc. And have a few pairs to rotate- they'll all last much longer. For sneakers, go with more classic designs- Chucks, for example. Clean, canvas design. Or something like the Adidas Campus. Puma makes some nice, simple designs too.


I might be able to do straight. I think I still have a pair or two in the closet from a long time ago to be honest.

 

And I do have one problem with those shoes... I've never been a fan of them. I'll do leather but I've never been a fan of many of the classic Adidas, Puma's, etc. But then again, I've never worn them, just like a blazer. It's something I could possibly grow into so who knows. Perhaps I'll head out and see what's out there.

 

I guess while we're talking shoes, what would you recommend for shoes as far as design goes? I've read about square toe and rounded toe and I always forget what they say about which. One of them is a no-no apparently. Can a brown leather shoe go well with dark jeans and a blazer?

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I might be able to do straight. I think I still have a pair or two in the closet from a long time ago to be honest.

And I do have one problem with those shoes... I've never been a fan of them. I'll do leather but I've never been a fan of many of the classic Adidas, Puma's, etc. But then again, I've never worn them, just like a blazer. It's something I could possibly grow into so who knows. Perhaps I'll head out and see what's out there.

I guess while we're talking shoes, what would you recommend for shoes as far as design goes? I've read about square toe and rounded toe and I always forget what they say about which. One of them is a no-no apparently. Can a brown leather shoe go well with dark jeans and a blazer?

Square toe is bad. And yes, a brown leather shoe does go well with dark jeans and a blazer.
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