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Little bit of personal excitement - just had a large range of cloths added to SS.. Dugdale, Ariston, Loro Piana and a couple drapers/holland and sherry ... quite a bit more in casual fabrics and jacketing stuff. 

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Rob will be all like: I don't pop Molly, I rock...... Suit Shop. Boom.
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Its not a look I like - but on looking around I'd clearly be a minority.
Andy Wharhol managed to make it a uniform - I didn't like it much then.

I can see it useful on a "casual Friday" at some places where wearing the jeans* is a signal to the mob that you aren't a snob and the jacket looks smart (and signals you are a snob)

I don't even really tolerate old tweed jackets with jeans. Cord or faded cotton perhaps. A leather jacket or sport coat maybe.

In my grumpy old view its no tailored jackets with jeans, instead - car coats, pea jackets, blousons, Harringtons, field jackets, and so on.

* even though those wearing jeans are from the ascendancy and earn more than you.

The look was very popular in Sydney circa 1976 or so. Some people even wore it as suit jacket and matching vest from a three piece with (shock horror) flared jeans. Used to see it a bit around the Basement with Jazz nerds and in Balmain and Paddo pubs.

Robert Redford does it the best IMMO he pulls off very well. Best Warhol biography is Loner at the Ball The Life of Andy Warhol Fred Lawrence Guiles well worth reading if you can get a copy.
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The old Status Quo look. Aaaaaaaaargh. Aging rock could a beens. Still livin' tha dream, man
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Little bit of personal excitement - just had a large range of cloths added to SS.. Dugdale, Ariston, Loro Piana and a couple drapers/holland and sherry ... quite a bit more in casual fabrics and jacketing stuff. 

the mid blue chalkstripe is enticing.

when does Sydney fitting start?
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Yeah... I think the entire top part of the outfit needs to be as casual as possible. So that's a patch pocket blazer and casual PS - not fancier folded linen.

And conversely, the bottom part, ie the denim, needs to be as formal as possible...

If there's too much contrast between top and bottom in terms of formality then to me it just looks weird...

I'd second these comments, and add to that 'proportion': I suspect I was an offender in my youth (and maybe more recently), wearing a properly fitting jacket with too-slim jeans, resulting in a top-heavy look.

My relative lack of height means 501s aren't for me, but I have been wearing some Swedish 'Denim Demons' from Somedays, and I bought a pair of APC 'New Standards' yesterday which should do the trick, once I get them hemmed...
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I've discovered that I'm finally able to post pictures again, so here's a cross-post of some pictures that I posted yesterday in the "folded up shirt pr0n" thread:
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A few months ago, I ordered three lengths of cloth - two lengths of oxford cloth and one length of sky-blue poplin - from an English maker of shirting fabric, Acorn, and handed them over to my friend Rene, of Deer Style in Brisbane, to have them made into shirts.

I recently received the finished shirts back from Rene and they are lovely.

I’m particularly pleased with the collar roll on the pink-and-white university stripe, oxford cloth shirt. I’d been looking for a similar shirt for a long time and couldn’t find one that I liked or that fitted me well, so when I spotted the cloth on the Acorn website, I decided to have one made.





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I recently inherited some nice vintage pieces from my father's wardrobe. They already fit quite well, but some minor alterations would be needed here and there.

 

So now I'm looking for a reliable alterations tailor in Melbourne. Inner south-eastern suburbs location would be best, but CBD works too.

 

Someone who won't be pissed off if my first job for them isn't a fully bespoke three-piece suit...but can do that too.

 

Price point is not as important as the ability to build a relationship. (no homo)

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Raining a bit today and very grey, so I thought it was time for this shirts first wear to brighten things just a little.






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Coat: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Kamakura
Tie: Henry Carter black crunchy knit
Trousers: MJ Bale
Shoes: Meermin MTO
post #34435 of 57248
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It struck me as an odd mix of the formal and the casual.
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Today:

 

 

 

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Suit: Benjamin
Shirt: Borrelli
Tie: High Tied
PS: Henry Carter
Shoes: Carmina

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Jason: so jealous of those Kamakura BDs, wish they fit me.

Gerry: crispy!
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Yeah... I think the entire top part of the outfit needs to be as casual as possible. So that's a patch pocket blazer and casual PS - not fancier folded linen.
And conversely, the bottom part, ie the denim, needs to be as formal as possible...
If there's too much contrast between top and bottom in terms of formality then to me it just looks weird...
Anyway, it's just my opinion. I know a lot of people love this look, as I said,
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post #34439 of 57248
I think the thing with jeans with jackets these days, is that jeans just aint jeans ...ie there's so many formal and tailored look jeans
Also I think its so easy to get it wrong... ie the points lachy made.

But IMO with the right body and with some sartorial wisdom it works well.
I think a nicely fitting and styled jacket jeans combo looks better than an ill fitting or poorly put together suit combo.

Saying that, Ive been keeping a hawk eye on such combos to see what I think will work, and see some that you have to question.

Ive been watching the block sky high, and have thought that fxh would be dry reaching if he saw some of the stuff the judges wear?...
...jacket, vest and jeans


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For some reason these judges never wear cotton or wool pants, its always jeans. Perhaps they think it makes them look younger?

On one recent episode lately however, I really liked Darrens' black jeans with grey tee & scarf, and his navy coat was fantastic (http://www.theblockskyhigh.com/exterior-rooftop-terrace-foyer-reveals/#more-1369)

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post #34440 of 57248
The right kind of sport coat with the right kind of jeans can look good, but it depends on the combos used.
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