Shade of jeans with a navy blazer for smart casual

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TheDarkKnight, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with a similar hued jacket and jeans, provided the jacket is made of a different material or has some texture or pattern that distinguishes it so it doesn't look like you've just mismatched a suit. I don't have a picture but I am just deciding right now whether to wear a deep blue herringbone pattern wool jacket or a brown Harris tweed with my Japanese indigo selvedge jeans today (over tan Loake 1880 brogue boots).

    Edit: I went for the brown tweed, with a orange, blue and brown striped shirt, a brown waistcoat and brown knitted tie. You'll just have to believe me that this worked!
     
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  2. Zeppelin

    Zeppelin Senior member

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    Err.. but minus the shirt, no?
    Dude with the DB blazer (left one) is Kevin Bacon, right?
     


  3. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    Yeah the denim shirt isn't great. I bought some blue jeans today with reasonable fading for contrast. They seem to go well with the green donegal and the blue tweed windowcheck. I'll post up pictures of the jackets with these jeans and also my brown cords tomorrow
     


  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    the last one of the pics of the OP looks like a disaster.

    The remaining are ok, but the blazers seem quite big for the jeans look.

    Also, don't stand so damn stiff man. Loosen up and stand a bit more natural. It might make the outfits look a bit less poncy.
     


  5. Klobber

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    The last pic dude is way too close to the jean color - I suggest you stick with brown SC or change the jean to contrast the navy jacket. Beige / tan / brown jeans would work so much better with the Navy SC.


    I assume that the OP lives in England, so a lightweight jacket draping in the breeze wont help him if he is queuing up outside a nightclub in late autumn freezing his balls off.

    I agree with you aesthetically quad, a thicker set jacket is about the last thing I would wear here in California, but the Brits get real nasty shitty weather even in summer.
     
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  6. Texastyle

    Texastyle Senior member

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    Just don't do the dad jeans look

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  7. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    yeah.. minus the shirt.
     


  8. cptjeff

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    Gah!

    You don't need new jeans. You need to break in the ones you have. Stonewashed or predistressed jeans will not look good- they'll look stonewashed (way too even a tone- natural jean wear is much more varied) or they'll look like they were distressed in a factory, not on your body. Which would, of course, be true.

    Your current jeans look like a good fit, you just need to wash and wear a few times. They'll lighten up over time, and in the meantime, they look fine with the jackets.
     


  9. utexas

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    Hard to go wrong with brown and blue.

    Just thought I'd add two more examples of navy and denim done nicely, both from WAYWRN :

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    From Victor
     


  10. Klobber

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    Hmmph, I am just not digging jeans and navy jacket.
     


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    +1
     


  12. Master-Classter

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    DarkKnight - don't take this the wrong way but something seems off with the fit of those SC's. I think it's your posture or something. I can't put my finger on it, maybe it's the camera angle? just seems like you're leaning back or something.

    PS - I like the green donegal one the best in terms of styling.

    PPS - I had the VictorSF pic too but didn't post just on principle because I don't like the shape of hist jeans. They were made by his tailor, not a jean maker and IMO it's obvious. They look like work pants made of denim, not jeans.
     


  13. HomerJ

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    Yeah, the jackets do look off in the pics. The fronts of the jacket have an odd overlap to them and they accentuate the width of the hips somehow. Nice backyard.
     
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    I find them easier to combine when they're lighter. I also don't mind lighter washes (when new) as long as they have an even colour.
     


  15. TheDarkKnight

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    Those look great, especially the lower one!
     


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