About fashion going around, we were speaking of MA1: for years they were banned of this city, like if they had disappeared from earth, and for several months now : they are out again... But well, i will stick on my crombie next winter. (My wife says i look like a thug if i sport a Bomber jacket...)
I agree about how they can look,but look at Steve McQueen in his? They look very different when worn with an oxford BD Lambswool crew, nice pair of trousers and decent smooths.
That how i've done it for the recent years and have felt comfortable in it.
Put it with a Fred perry and jeans though and you are back to square one.