Originally Posted by Lane
I think it really depends on a each specific jacket in the end. Theres a julius leather that comes with a gun holster.
Some of the more loud julius leathers are just ridiculously awesome and loud, like the fw09 rider.
That was a fun piece, true. I don't even remember anyone on SZ wearing it with the holster.
dont see how you can go wrong with a rick intarsia or moto collar...shit even a stooges. On this site plenty of people incorporate it all the time. Julius demands a little bit more I feel.
Jacket you linked is quite aggressive, treatment, zippers, sleeves... lol
It's aggressive, if you know what you're looking for, but it's not loud. "Alternative" (or whatever) labels aren't really defined by being against the common grain. They're defined by the ability of the masses to identify them as against the common grain. It's not merely a semantic difference, because the average person doesn't know shit about clothes and usually latches onto the most arresting outline of a jacket at the expense of the totality. Usually this is something like Silhouette->hardware->colour->material->cut->lining, in that order.
An RO stooges or scuba is far more grating to their eyes than something like what I linked, even if their actual aesthetic when viewed impartially is closer to the RO. I've worn the Julius to after-hours dinners with legal and administrative professionals stateside and nobody batted an eye, while if I'd worn a stooges I'd have stood out like a leper.
Anyone can be offended by DR lapels, but 95% of people outside of the internet don't know even know what, say, raglan sleeves are, and thus can't bring themselves to care. That's what I mean about the difference between loud and aggressive. You have to train yourself to see aggression, and the vast majority of people you're afraid of offending by wearing Julius simply don't.Edited by modalsaliency - 12/4/11 at 11:36pm