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Sport Coats and Jeans

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by An Acute Style, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I only know of people getting jeans hemmed, tapered or taken in at the waist (this last one I don't recommend). Most alteration people (e.g. your local dry cleaner) aren't very well equipped to alter jeans and take shortcuts or don't have the proper thread and sewing machines to make it look "factory". You might want to contact either Standard & Strange in Oakland or Selfedge in SF, LA, Portland or NYC about tailoring a seat.
     


  2. Badenoch

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    I know it can get some hate but I personally like balmorals with jeans.
     


  3. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Watching the Pitti feed from Florence and seeing more tailored tapered jeans than the super tight stretch skinny jeans on the well dressed guys with tailored jackets. The cuff/turnup with a narrow tapered cuff is most popular.
     


  4. WillingToLearn

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    I ended up turning these jeans up after photo, with the boots probably better with turn up, but could go either way


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  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    edit, wrong thread.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018 at 8:11 PM


  6. Lucido

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    You can't take them in at the back seam like trousers but a tailor can put darts in the waistband to tighten up the fit at the waist. Have the darts put in on the sides rather than the back and they're pretty much invisible.
     


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  8. Patrick R

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    My tailor has cut the waitband and taken them in at the back seam (which gets hidden behind the center back belt loop) and then I’ve worn them into the ground without any ill effects.
     


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    Same.
     


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    Anyone remember when we tailored jeans by wearing a pair of 501s in a hot tub of water and until dried out
     


  11. brillopad

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  12. WillingToLearn

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    Defining the classic sport coat and denim rig right there, well done
     


  13. brillopad

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    Thanks! I was happy with how it turned out. The SC is a large herringbone flannel, which I think works well here. Along with the 60s-style denim and the longwings, I felt like it had a bit of an Ivy vibe to it. As others have said, though, the hardest part to get right is finding the right jeans.

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  15. mossrockss

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    this is technically very very good (maybe perfect?) but feels off to me in some difficult to pin down way. it doesn't excite me at all.

    i suspect my reaction is more about my personal preferences than any quantifiable or meaningful critique i could give.

    but let me just offer: if i had put this outfit together i think i'd try to up the excitement by doing one or both of the following:
    instead of a button-down collar, go cutaway or at least semi-spread.
    instead of a white shirt, go light blue stripe.

    sometimes when i put on an ocbd, i feel like it's very frumpy. other times it feels right at home. when it's feeling frumpy is when i'll go cutaway and it makes me feel better.
     


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