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post #16 of 26
I agree with Andrew-striped jackets can survive without trousers if they're bold.I suppose alot of this jeans/pinstripes look can be attributed to a popular band from NYC,"The Strokes", who are often seen in that combo.
post #17 of 26
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I agree with Andrew-striped jackets can survive without trousers if they're bold.I suppose alot of this jeans/pinstripes look can be attributed to a popular band from NYC,"The Strokes", who are often seen in that combo.
Bah... and the strokes style can be attributed to the hundreds of LA and NYC kids who were wearing it first... okay elitist mode off.
post #18 of 26
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That the odd pinstripe/chalkstripe jacket is becoming popular at BR and the like is another reason to eschew the look. I try to avoid looking like I take my style cues from the mannequins at BR.
Hipster wear from about 5 years ago - so I wouldn't rock the look now. But I used to wear a pinstriped charcoal flannel jacket of dubious origins with jeans and a (true) vintage tee shirt or hoodie and sneakers (usually Adidas, sometime Nike boots), and it looked fine (and sort of unusualy exceot among a select tribe). If you still like the look, though, a slim cut and proper texture is the important thing - flannel, moleskin, brushed twill, canvas, denim, all good. Worsted wool, not so much. The Strokes did make the look look even better though. Nothing ups your style like being in a rock band.
post #19 of 26
Personally, I think a chalk stripe or very broad pinstripe jacket is a look that isn't seen all that often, at least not in this area, for variety, I tend to do a light blue on navy pinstripe, or something of that sort. I think it matches fairly well with dark high contrast jeans and chelsea boots.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
Bah... and the strokes style can be attributed to the hundreds of LA and NYC kids who were wearing it first... okay elitist mode off.

(a belated) thank you

let us not forget Jeff Beck was wearing the pinstripe jacket & dark jeans combo with the yardbirds circa late 1966 - maybe a year after they were still in their little matching suits.
post #21 of 26
Can't we just agree that no one is entirely original? :P
post #22 of 26
I was thinking you can do the stripes on an odd jacket thing, but have to do it in such a way it just doesn't look like a suit coat. For example, I noted that the current Polo.com display has no windowpanes, but has striped odd jackets, if that's any indicators of trends.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Can't we just agree that no one is entirely original? :P
I was saying that years ago.

(Re: striped coat and non-striped trousers, copied from AAAC: )
I've never liked it. It's always struck me as pre-packaged rebellion, especially since, most of the time, the jacket is purchased at retail without matching trousers.

Plus, I just don't find it aesthetically pleasing - why elongate the torso but not the legs? Personally, I'd much rather a solid or a windowpane.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Can't we just agree that no one is entirely original? :P

Oh sure; I'll bet Beck saw Jagger or someone do it first, and they stole it from a beat poet or dylan, blah blah blah.....but as a 42 yr old I roll eyes when it is apparent a 20-something thinks Green Charlotte Day invented punk rock....not to sound like a bitter old man or hipper than thou or anything. But I hope some youngins today have a clue that everything new is old again.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Nick M
Plus, I just don't find it aesthetically pleasing - why elongate the torso but not the legs? Personally, I'd much rather a solid or a windowpane.

So true. Almost every guy today seems intent to appear slouchy legged in clothing.
post #26 of 26
haha! well said

Actually beck used to wear some real monstrosities but being as he has never had more than 2% body fat it always comes out looking okay....

for a REAL sartorial bad acid trip check out the Zeppelin DVD where Jimmy page plays the Albert Hall in Levis 501s (probably a size 22 waist), white skippie sneakers (sorry - plimsouls), button down shirt and an argyle vest....

He actually was called on that one in intervoews when the DVD was released and had a good laugh at himself! (all the way to the bank, too!).

Sonically speaking that 1970 gig was magic.
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