T-shirt and a Sport Coat

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  1. Ryan Graber

    Ryan Graber Senior member

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    So, I've been wearing sportcoat, jeans, and button up shirts matched with a lace up leather soled shoes. (It has been going well)
    I want to try T-shirt and sport coat or something a little more casual than the button up shirt and sport coat, any suggestions.
    I currently have many solid t-shirts in black, white, darker red, bright red, light blue, gray, tan royal blue all cotton (as well as several t-shirts with designs on them, an obvious no).
    For sport coats I have many, but so far none in the solid gray color (I have a black and gray gradient sport coat that I picked up on a whim) and I only have one solid black sport coat.
    Thanks,
     


  2. Zenny

    Zenny Senior member

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    I wear tshirts with sportcoats as long as the coat is very casual. If the jacket is cotton (and sometimes tweed) etc.

    That being said, I'm also young so I also wear graphic tees with jackets, jeans and usually chucks. You've got to make the look work by paying attention to the details, to stop yourself looking sloppy. All my jackets are quite fitted as well.
     


  3. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    T-shirt and sport coat is not good for the collar of the sport coat. Done often the look will make your sport coat collars look nasty.
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    T-shirt and sport coat is not good for the collar of the sport coat. Done often the look will make your sport coat collars look nasty.
    This, and I'm not a fan of the look.
     


  5. oroy38

    oroy38 Senior member

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    I do this sometimes, but only with unstructured, casual jackets (Cords, Chino, etc).
     


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    dboll Senior member

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    I have a friend who does the t-shirt and blazer look often. I am not a fan, but he thinks it looks great and he's young enough that it's not horrible. However, I still think an OCBD or other dress shirt with open collar would look better. The t-shirt and jacket look is kind of in vogue right now so go ahead and wear it if you want to, but I don't think it smacks of that timless style.
     


  7. Bird's One View

    Bird's One View Senior member

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    The t-shirt and jacket look is kind of in vogue right now so go ahead and wear it if you want to, but I don't think it smacks of that timless style.

    It's been "in vogue" more or less constantly since the mid eighties.
     


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    Only if the Tshirt has a color, and I would never take off the sports coat.
     


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    furo Senior member

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    I say go for it, especially if you feel comfortable doing it

    I'd shoot for a casual style sportcoat and stay away from a true navy blazer (i.e. brass buttons)

    Hell, try it with a solid white t shirt as well. If it works for you then rock it

    As for your "lace up leather soled shoes" I'd favor a blucher, and definitely stick to the darker blue jeans or chinos
     


  10. oroy38

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    I forgot to mention that you should probably stray away from graphic t-shirts, and like I said before, stick to very casual coats, preferably unstructured.
     


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  12. Ryan Graber

    Ryan Graber Senior member

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    Thanks for all the input, those pictures where helpful.
     


  13. kuwisdelu

    kuwisdelu Senior member

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    I generally don't like the look, but if you can pull it off like this: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] then go for it.
     


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    BrianVarick Senior member

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    ^Are you kidding? He looks terrible in those pictures[​IMG]
     


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    The look definately works when done well. Pics above? Good looking guys in shitty outfits.

    ETA: OK the Duchovney one is overall SO casual I'll give it a pass.
     


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