Leather sport coat: cool or douchebag?

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  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    ordinarily, i would say no. but i just saw the most sublime Cucinelli sport coat the other day. it was a dark brown 3-roll-2 with a matte finish and a slightly pebbled surface.

    i was looking for neither sports coats nor outerwear so i passed, but it looked great
     


  2. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    One of my fiancÃ[​IMG]es psychology profs - whom she describes as being very "Indiana Jones-ish" - wears a leather blazer or a leather vest on occasion.

    His classes tend to be eclectic (e.g. theory of mobs, conspiracy theory etc). And from what I hear, he absolutely pulls it off. For instance, this is was he was wore last week to class (in her words)--

    • Worn but nice leather vest
    • Tweed sport coat
    • Light khaki pants
    • Reddish maroon with green paisley bow tie
    • Gold rim glasses
    • brown loafers

    So, yes. If you've the personality to go with it, sure. Otherwise? May not be a good idea.
     


  3. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    Black will make you look like an elitist douchebag.

    The only time I have ever seen this pulled off properly was in the movie Goodfellas. Ray Liotta had on a brown leather sportcoat when he pistol whipped his girlfriend's neighbor.
     


  4. Zenny

    Zenny Senior member

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    I am young, and in a band, therefore I can pull it off. As long as you don't sport shades with DIOR or D&G on the side, and/or walk around with enough product in your hair to work as a portable gel dispenser.
     


  5. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    So, yes. If you've the personality to go with it, sure.
    also, if you have a unique nickname, like.....let's say, "The Situation", you probably are the right type to pull this off [​IMG]
     


  6. modsquad

    modsquad Senior member

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    It can be made to work in an early 1960s, digging jazz, Miles-Davis-running-errands-on-a-Saturday-afternoon way. I'd say wear it with black slim-fit wool pants and a good knit shirt. Stingy brim hat wouldn't hurt.
     


  7. bowtielover

    bowtielover Senior member

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    Your right this could be better suited for streetwear but the poll might be in reverse. It is not a great look and only so few can pull it off with out looking like a douche.
     


  8. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    I think one can pull it off but it needs to go with your attitude and a complete look. It's very Rock and Roll. I'm with someone else who said "if you have to ask". I wouldn't even THINK about getting a brown leather blazer. I'm only a part time big timer and I can rock it once in a while. This jacket is nice but it needs to be rocked a little harder in the pic. The rest of the outfit doesn't do the jacket justice.
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  9. BareSolid

    BareSolid Senior member

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    Doesn't the bald baddie in 'Total Recall' wear one?
     


  10. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I had one years ago that did not look bad, but it is very hard to get them to look good. I wore mine mostly with jeans and a button down.
     


  11. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    Doesn't the bald baddie in 'Total Recall' wear one?

    Yes. It's black and he looks like a douche.
     


  12. The Contrarian

    The Contrarian Well-Known 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.

    +1
     


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    jabreal00 Senior member

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    Hilarious. This is probably what most people end up looking like who buy leather blazers. My brother is a foreign service officer who was stationed in Ethiopia for a couple of years. He is quite a stylish guy who could pull off the look. We are both the same build and thin. He got a MTM leather blazer for me. It fits well. However, I just haven't found an occasion to wear it. Unfortunately if I ever wear it, it would have to be for a gag factor, Halloween or some costume party of some sort.


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    If you're younger than 21 and rake-thin, it will make you look like one of the Velvet Underground (hopefully not Moe Tucker). Otherwise, no.
     


  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ordinarily, i would say no. but i just saw the most sublime Cucinelli sport coat the other day. it was a dark brown 3-roll-2 with a matte finish and a slightly pebbled surface.


    No to black mobster

    Yes to brown or tan leather especially with classic details or interesting finish.
     


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