HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    What do you think of NOBD's photos?

    It's not a look I go for very often but he seems to do very well with the jeans and blazer/sports jacket.
     


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    I've said this before, but I'll go on record again. SCs or blazers can work with jeans. However, the inherently casual nature of denim demands an equally relaxed SC. This means natural shoulders, patch pockets, a more casual drape, a more rumpled material, etc. You also need jeans that fit properly. Skin tight ball-huggers and a SC will never work, just like dad jeans make for a no-go. The rest of the fit needs to be casual, too: loafers or chukkas, a rumpled shirt (or OCBD) and a playful tie (if you must, though I wouldn't).

    90% of the jacket/jeans combos I see are failures because a dude tries to pair a worsted jacket (or worse, a separate) with structured shoulders and flap pockets with a pair of dark denim that is a size too small. This will always be fail. Always.

    Just as we see unbelievable fails in MC casual, jeans with a SC is not simply tossing jeans on after you get home from the office. It's a completely separate look that demands a totally different thought process.

    To support my points above:
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  3. Louis XIV

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    Haven't you just told us the SC needs to have patch pockets?
     


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    Yep. Still creeps me out.
     


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    Channeling my inner Vox, to quote music in response to a comment:

     


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    Spoo: Assuming that's a suit. Which picture is closer to the actual color?

    Please say the top, because then I give you a :fistbump:
     
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    Is this something that "works" or "doesn't work" in your eyes?


    He gets the closest to making it work that I've see, but I think his fits could be improved by introducing not jeans.

    Admission: I have an unlined, unstructured tan cotton coat from j crew I occasionally wear with jeans. I am ashamed.
     


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    Was too lazy/rushed to think about what to wear today, so defaulted to one of my fairly standard summer business looks:

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    I like this. Swell tie, especially.
     


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    I like this a lot.

    I'd like to see this with a sky blue shirt too. .
     
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    What brand is the bag?
     


  13. sugarbutch

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    Holdfast, that tie is a little bit of happy.
     


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    Didn't mean to say that patch pockets are a requirement, only that they are a casual aspect of a jacket and therefore would be best for complimenting jeans.


    This works in my eyes. Sid is one of the few guys that can carry jeans and a SC because his tailoring is naturally softer and more relaxed. The softer shoulders and bolder pattern of the SC (in a material that is neither rigid nor smooth), matched with the sloppily tied tie and wrinkled shirt all work well with jeans. Again, though, I will not openly condone ties with jeans. That only invites more catastrophe.

    I will admit I am a bit biased, however, as I know his personality and his air of geniality and nonchalance is what really makes his style. Granted I still think he needs to show less ankle.
     
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    I'm afraid the angle from which this picture was taken has something to do with it as well.
     


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