Leather sport coat: cool or douchebag?

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  1. davidmross

    davidmross Senior member

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    This may be more appropriate for the streetwear forum, but I'll try here first.

    I have the opportunity to buy a leather sport coat at 60% off. It fits me perfectly and has a nice slim silhouette, two button, with peak lapels. I can't decide with a leather sport coat says Lenny Kravitz rock n roll cool or Ed Hardy douchebag.

    It wouldn't necessarily be an item that I'd run out and buy but I can see the use for it and the discount is tempting.

    Comments?

    Cool or douchebag?
     


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    DGP Senior member

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    This may be more appropriate for the streetwear forum, but I'll try here first.

    I have the opportunity to buy a leather sport coat at 60% off. It fits me perfectly and has a nice slim silhouette, two button, with peak lapels. I can't decide with a leather sport coat says Lenny Kravitz rock n roll cool or Ed Hardy douchebag.

    It wouldn't necessarily be an item that I'd run out and buy I can see the use for it and the discount is making me think about it.

    Comments?

    Cool or douchebag?


    You'll either look like a Russian mobster or a rapist. I guess it's open to interpretation which of the above definitions each corresponds to.
     


  3. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Senior member

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    I think it's one of those items that is so unlikely to be done well (by both the maker and wearer) that if falls into the "If you have to ask..." category.
     


  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    would only work if you're a d&g and versace-wearin' type of fella imo.
     


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    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    If you are a rock star.

    EZ
     


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    Milpool Senior member

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    I'm not saying it is impossible for leather sport coats to look good. . .however, I've certainly never seen one look good.
     


  7. JayJay

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    I'm not saying it is impossible for leather sport coats to look good. . .however, I've certainly never seen one look good.
    +1. I'm not a fan.
     


  8. Huntsman

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    I have two I occasionally wear. The Burgundy Ben Sherman gets a lot of compliments, though.

    ~ H
     


  9. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Douchebag, best to go shiny and black
     


  10. Journeyman

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    I think that it really depends on what you look like, and what else you wear with it.

    I have a friend who has a suede (well, I suppose nubuck) sportscoat. It looks surprisingly good with a casual shirt, jeans and a pair of nice boots. He does have a slightly Al Pacino-esque look, and that may assist him in pulling it off.
     


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    Black = douchebag
    Brown or tan = cool
     


  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    probably not a good look for most people, but theres a big difference from even this, which is not that great, but not terrible ; [​IMG] to this, which is the douchebaggery most of you are referring to : [​IMG]
     


  13. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    Leather outerwear is my favorite type of clothing, and also the easiest to look shitty IMO. Leather blazers always look shitty.
     


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    You'll either look like a Russian mobster or a rapist. I guess it's open to interpretation which of the above definitions each corresponds to.

    lol. definitely agree!

    My advice: Tread carefully.
     


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