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Clouseau

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Yep blue, we called them bleu de travail. Not many chances you’ll see any French (even less real parisiens) wearing one nowadays, like berets.
You can often see me with a baguette 🥖 though if you want to take a picture.
 

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Think a lot of French men of various ages wear a work jacket kind of jacket and it looks great, whether with jeans or dress pants. Not necessarily that classic blue (maybe black or olive), though some do.
 

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Think a lot of French men of various ages wear a work jacket kind of jacket and it looks great, whether with jeans or dress pants. Not necessarily that classic blue (maybe black or olive), though some do.
Tbh don’t see any in my neighborhood. You have smarter versions though, often in cord, more the kind the painters (not house painter) wore. I have a couple.

BTW Hollington is very typical intellectual parisian, they used to have those kind of garments, probably still have.


Edit: just had a look mainly Nehru collars now, not like it used to be
 

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When you say "smarter versions", what makes the style different?
Material, detailing, cut ?…
Here’s an old one I have by Kenzo. Also have a couple by Hollington but they are in the cellar.
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Another brand that was great, but for sack jackets, « Ivy a la française » was JKeydge. Also have a couple.
 

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The Hollingtons you showed look great but seem skewed to Nehru collars this season.

Would it be right that Mont St Michel looks really classic to the point of looking very much like something you would put on doing chores, while others are "smarter" and visibly more dressy? Like you could take the "smarter" ones more readily to a fancy dinner in lieu of a sport coat?
 

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The Hollingtons you showed look great but seem skewed to Nehru collars this season.

Would it be right that Mont St Michel looks really classic to the point of looking very much like something you would put on doing chores, while others are "smarter" and visibly more dressy? Like you could take the "smarter" ones more readily to a fancy dinner in lieu of a sport coat?
Wouldn’t wear that kind of jacket in a fancy dinner.

This is another good brand for chore coats, if you really want one. Vetra (for vêtement travail : work wear).
 

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Closseau, I mean a fancier dinner that is not black tie, glass chandeliers and marble floors. I've seen guys just wear sweaters and turtlenecks, or just long sleeved buttondowns, to fancy restaurants so wonder what types of French work jackets would fit in that venue (probably all of them, given post-covid norms).
 

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Closseau, I mean a fancier dinner that is not black tie, glass chandeliers and marble floors. I've seen guys just wear sweaters and turtlenecks, or just long sleeved buttondowns, to fancy restaurants so wonder what types of French work jackets would fit in that venue (probably all of them, given post-covid norms).
Things are not like they used to be. So yes you can wear what you want.
In the time in the real fancy restaurants, they had a choice of ties for you if you had forgot to wear one…

CLOSSEAU ?

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The last time I went to a jacket and tie requested old school fancy restaurant, I thought I was underdressed with a blazer and pocket square. I was not, though the older diners did make an effort to come in a nice jacket.
 

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The worst American fashion export is streetwear. It's lazy and most of the aesthetic I see do not compliment the male or female figure. It's hard to see streetwear as anything other than a trend that people outgrow. the only thing streetwear gets right is some of the textures can be pleasant.

I tend to judge a fashion style by whether or not it can be timeless. Obviously it's impossible to know now, but I wouldn't hold my breath that streetwear has staying power outside of city dwelling teenagers and tech scene ppl who are revolted by a button up.

end rant lol
 

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The worst American fashion export is streetwear. It's lazy and most of the aesthetic I see do not compliment the male or female figure. It's hard to see streetwear as anything other than a trend that people outgrow. the only thing streetwear gets right is some of the textures can be pleasant.

I tend to judge a fashion style by whether or not it can be timeless. Obviously it's impossible to know now, but I wouldn't hold my breath that streetwear has staying power outside of city dwelling teenagers and tech scene ppl who are revolted by a button up.

end rant lol
Lol, I kind of agree but some streetwear is okay. I can wear the LMSM chore jacket without looking like a counter revolution crypto bro trader or teenager.
 

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Hee's another from Arny's:


 

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