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Corduroy Sportcoat/Jacket--How to Wear?

post #1 of 33
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Are corduroy jackets strictly casual? I am having trouble picturing one with even a nice pair of chinos. Thoughts?
post #2 of 33
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Are corduroy jackets strictly casual? I am having trouble picturing one with even a nice pair of chinos. Thoughts?


Jeans?

What color one do you own, if you own one?

I am not a fan of them, like the corduroy pants though.
post #3 of 33
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I don't own any yet, but JCrew clears 'em out on occasion (currently in Navy and Chocolate Brown).
post #4 of 33
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Are corduroy jackets strictly casual? I am having trouble picturing one with even a nice pair of chinos. Thoughts?

They go with anything up to about wool flannel. Best of all is a corduroy suit.

I would not worry at all about pairing it with cotton trousers. Just fine.
post #5 of 33
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I don't own any yet, but JCrew clears 'em out on occasion (currently in Navy and Chocolate Brown).

I am not a fan of corduroy suits with the possible exception of one in a brilliant color like orange which would be hip for play time. I dont know why anyone would want a corduroy suit but they do have a following and theyre alright, I suppose.
post #6 of 33
Don't buy one and if one is given to you take it to the local thrift store and hang it on the rack.

To me a corduroy jacket paired with anything but a pair of heavy wool pants, an OCBD, and sported by a man without a PhD in physics screams "douchebag".

However, if pulled off correctly it will scream "late 1970's man", which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
post #7 of 33
It's a great combination with textures- pair it with flannels, an OCBD, suede shoes, and a knit tie.
post #8 of 33
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To me a corduroy jacket paired with anything but a pair of heavy wool pants, an OCBD, and sported by a man without a PhD in physics screams "douchebag".
post #9 of 33
I tried to find a still photo of Lebron before the Cavs/Pistons game the other night but I couldn't. He was wearing a corduroy sportcoat with a shetland v-neck, OCBD, tie, and jeans. The dude almost always looks cool and that night was no exception.
post #10 of 33
I don't know if you were posting that as an exception or an example, but that picture to me is the epitome of my second statement.

That screams late 1970's man. . .

You could get away with that in a bar around my house since people would just consider you "out of touch".

corduroy blazer with jeans, a ballcap, a rugby shirt, typical "frat boy" stuff is liable to get you beaten.
post #11 of 33
i think cord jackets are best worn with jeans.
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
Don't buy one and if one is given to you take it to the local thrift store and hang it on the rack.

To me a corduroy jacket paired with anything but a pair of heavy wool pants, an OCBD, and sported by a man without a PhD in physics screams "douchebag".

However, if pulled off correctly it will scream "late 1970's man", which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Sure can't agree with much of this. To me, a well-made corduroy jacket (from Isaia, Kiton, Borrelli, or some less-expensive lines) that is of canvas construction and stylishly-tailored looks very cool with less dressy wool trousers (tweeds, cavalry twills, flannels) or nice cotton ones, a textured shirt and textured tie (or without the tie). I don't care for the cheap, throw-it-on-a-chair cord jackets; they're usually shapeless and cheesy-looking. But a nice one is definitely not merely "late-70s." I can understand the PhD reference, but would state this differently--to stress that a nice corduroy jacket conjures up an educated and perhaps intellectually-astute man.
post #13 of 33
I would also agree that a crod sportcoat paired with chinos would look fine.
post #14 of 33
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Oh, man, forget it. I'm working toward a PhD (though not in Physics)...
post #15 of 33
Personally, I love corduroy sport coats.

Someone at Styleforum had made a comment on Lex Luthor and his corduroy sport coat. Sadly, I can't seem to be able to find it.

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