And this is why this look should be left up experts Â
Â Check out the displays a few season back at Fred Segal Ron Herman, and you'd have see this look, done right. Seriously, this can look good, but if you're a store that lists jeans as a "trend", chances are you'll end up recommending that your customers walk out of the store looking like a wang. Â Problems with the pictured outfit: 1) The turtleneck. Â Right now, the jeans are the only really "casual" (as in streetwear casual) part of the outfit. Â I'm sure that this is a fine gauge turtleneck, blah, blah, blah, but a tee, a hoody, or a partially buttoned, layered work-style shirt would work a lot better here. Â The point is to mix casual and formal, not to substitute jeans for dress pants. Â That is just what happened when I forgot it was non-uniform day during high school, and that was just depressing. 2) The jacket is too boxy, especially around the shoulders, to be paired with slim cut jeans. Â The look is best on lanky hipster types anyway, and this guy is not (although I'm sure that the typical Mark Shale customer has a good 30 lbs on this dude). Â He needs a slim cut blazer, and preferably in a more textured material, like flannel or treated cotton. Â The first part is essential. Â Rogan has a good one, as does Paper Denim. Â Both those jackets were made to be worn casually, and specifically with jeans.) Â The Hugo Boss taken out of context just doesn't work. Â A Dolce and Gabbana would be a world better if you want to go the designer route. Â I have a Ted Baker sample I picked up for $30 that would work better. Â You could also go with the vintage, short, western blazer, but I digress. Â If you insist on the boxier jacket (not all guys are comfortable or look good in fitted jackets - if your BMI is above normal for whatever reason, a really fitted jacket will either make you look sad, or gay-club ready (crap outfits are not exclusive to straight men, and the super buff guy doing this look, imho, is more often a Chelsea boy than anything else.) then go with a jean that doesn't hug as tightly to your thighs. Â Those Paper Denim GTOs should be switched off for some LTDs. Â 3) The shoes. Â Oh why, oh why, is this guy being forced to wear those anklet booties, and in a dark color at that. Â The combination of the dark color and the slim fit make him look like he has very small feet and is perhaps going to a musical. Â You need something more noticieabl on your feet to balance it out. Â Either you need lighter colors or something chunkier. Â I say, go with both if possible. Â I would personally go with a not too chunky, not too slim, sneaker like the Adidas Samoa or Italia. Â If he is going to an "upscale" clue needs a pair of shitkickers, orat least a chunkier boot. Â I have a pair of pretty substantial looking Costume National boots with an inch heel in a medium brown color that work. Â I think that a cracked leather boot or shoe in an even lighter color might even be better. Â Some chukkas, provided that they are light colored and have either a crepe or rubber sole, or at least a stacked heel and not too slim profile, would work as well.