Luciano Barbera on NOT wearing jeans. Ever.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by harryx2, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    Interesting. However, I never saw a single jeans that had a good silhouette, i.e., it does no good to any physique, but my statement is biased towards the conservatives.
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I also own no jeans, but I'm not offended when others wear them unless the occasion is inappropriate
     


  3. mmkn

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    ^ Yes, amazing what a little coma can do . . .


    Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?

    Yes, wearing jeans for any occasion.

    versus

    Yes, wearing jeans, for any occasion . . .


    - M
     


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  5. Saturdays

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    Somewhat surprised by that answer.. quite pleased
     


  6. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Is it because he hasn't got a successful denim products diffusion line, unlike most other Italian designer brands? Sour grapes perhaps?

    Evidently Barbera has done jeans, as PocketsquareGuy posted.
     
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  7. Mikael

    Mikael Well-Known Member

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    I've recently upgraded the pants section of my wardrobe to include some wool and twill khakis (used to be a "suit for work, jeans everywhere else" type), and realised that proper pants with a nice rise actually fit me better and are more comfortable than denim. Of course, there is "soft" denim as well, but have worn through too many pairs too quickly to go for those nowadays. So if its selvedge vs wool, I'll go for wool 6 days out of 7.
     


  8. harryx2

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    Same goes for me. When I started having trousers shortened and tightened as I like them, I realized how much more comfortable and versatile they are when compared to jeans. Not that I will abolish jeans entirely, but I do think it's better to own more trousers than jeans.
     
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  9. Mikael

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    My wardrobe has evolved from 80/20 jeans/pants in my mid-twenties to 20/80 five years later. For the future, I see myself owning exactly one pair of denim.
     


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    i disagree, worn fitted selvedge looks great and can last forever
     


  11. Mikael

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    I agree. But: selvedge takes time to break in, and if one only uses jeans 1-2 times a week, it will take a long time to get that worn look. Well-fitting wool trousers look and feel great from the get-go.
     


  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Jeans are fine for lots of occasions, but not my preference.
     


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    wow, come to think of it I havent worn jeans since winter.

    New job is biz cas but no jeans and it being summer I'm in shorts when not working so that makes sense.

    Probably won't go back to them as a wardrobe staple until I get some with an updated silhouette/wash.
     


  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That's like saying that you only need one pair of pants! If you are a fan of subtleties in clothing, in cuts and color and texture, jeans are where it's at. Actually, for me, that's where the real joy in dressing, styling, etc.. takes place.

    Anyway, it seems that SW&D doesn't care. But I think that a lot of guys from that part of the forum would agree, myself included, that jeans are not a good choice for every event. I'm not going to discuss what is appropriate, because I think that propriety is highly overvalued.
     
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  15. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Had a great time in jeans yesterday. :D

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