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Denim jacket: dark jacket / light jeans versus light jacket / dark jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Brigden, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Brigden

    Brigden Senior member

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    Rather than sport the Canadian Tuxedo, I'd like to wear a contrasting denim jacket with jeans. Which scenario looks best / least objectionable:

    Dark denim jacket / light jeans...

    ... or...

    Light denim jacket / dark jeans...

    Keep in mind, light and dark are not extremes.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. nastyandy

    nastyandy Senior member

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    I always went by the rule that when mixing denim, the jacket should be darker than the jeans. However, I think when the hues are close it does not matter so much.
     
  3. headtowall

    headtowall Senior member

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    I think it's better with the jacket darker than the jeans, personally.
     
  4. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    [​IMG] i like my jacket lighter, but its just because the jacket i like is a lighter indigo color than any of my jeans. im sure it would look great with some beat redlines.
     
  5. ang_kangkong

    ang_kangkong Senior member

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    I've seen it worn all sorts of ways, there was a thread about it in sf. It all looked good. Even light/light. Although, I read somewhere (VICE, I think) that at a party, the guy wearing light/light is gonna be a hella good drinker.

    I think that the associations of it being workwear are pretty much gone, especially if you live in the city.
     
  6. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    If you look at what MC says about odd jackets and trousers, they'd definitely tell you to contrast light and dark. They'd also go for dark jacket and light trousers the majority of the time, but that might just be due to the ubiquity of navy and charcoal...?
     
  7. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    Cheap is doing the textbook example of how to pull it off without looking like a hoser. Are those the Grifters?
     
  8. cultpop 0217

    cultpop 0217 Senior member

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    agreed. cheap pulls off the texas tux like no other.

    personally i think it looks best when the bottoms are darker, although there are always exceptions to this.
     
  9. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    Cheap is doing the textbook example of how to pull it off without looking like a hoser. Are those the Grifters?
    yep... those are some almost brand new grifters.
     
  10. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    The only combination that is virtually doomed to failure is light blue jeans (think 1980's) with a blue denim jacket. Lighter on top tends to work more easily, but since the jacket generally shouldn't be buttoned indoors, the shirt underneath a dark jacket can be the focal point. Remember that the focal point should always draw attention to the face.
     

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