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The blasphemous odd vest/ jacket thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by size 38R, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I don't agree that its that difficult to pair a sportcoat (primarily patch pocket tweed) with dark denim. Then again, I like navy odd trousers which are pentsa-non-grata on this site.
     
  2. TM79

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    Agreed. I think some tweed jackets and denim can be pulled off, but not much more beyond that.
     
  3. aravenel

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    Rustic tweed is, honestly, the only SC I can imagine working well with denim. I could be convinced otherwise, but that's all I have off the top of my head.

    Black/white herringbone Harris Tweed is what I am imagining in my mind.

    Still, hard to do well.
     
  4. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I've seen odd jackets (often tweed) paired very well with jeans. Agree that this can be done.


    +1.
     
  5. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    worsted jackets and jeans hardly ever looks good.



    black/white herrigbone works in my experience. I also have a grey flannel SC that I think works with dressy jeans and a pair of black loafers.
     
  6. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Your SC *may* work with jeans if it meets the following criteria:

    • Soft construction and drape
    • Relaxed/informal material (cottons, linens, tweeds, textured wools, etc)
    • Obvious SC detailing (patch pockets, double stitching, notch lapel, etc)
    • A cut that allows for it to be worn open/un-buttoned
    • Shorter length that marks it as inherently casual

    If your jacket could EVER be considered formal, looks like it belongs to a suit, or is highly structured, you look like shit.
     
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  7. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Tweed is great but I also like to pair some others with jeans. Corduroy or a really casual cotton, unstructured jacket with patch pockets.

    EDIT...what BB said.
     
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  8. aravenel

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    Ah, things like cotton or corduroy could definitely work well. Was only thinking of wool, but those would definitely work.

    BourbonBasted's list is a good one.
     
  9. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Really? Even this one?

    I think the jacket was a bit tight at the time. Since, I've lost 20 lbs. and it fits pretty well. Hmmm, and the shirt sleeves were about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch too long...[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. msulinski

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    Are those jeans? Also, what are the shoes like? It's tough to see in the pic. From what I can see, it looks like you are wearing a too-tight (as you said) navy suit jacket with black pants.
     
  11. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    It's a two piece Prada navy pinstripe suit. The lighting was off.

    The shoes are Magnanni cognac cap toes. Very similar to these.

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/magnanni-ariel-cap-toe-oxford/3393345?origin=category
     
  12. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I'm confused by your statement of, "really? Even this one?"
    I thought you were trying to show you could pull off an odd jacket and jeans, but you are wearing a suit...
     
  13. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    What about these?


    [​IMG]

    I think the jacket might be a tad too big but there's the tweed/jeans combo I like.

    [​IMG]

    Complimentary colors but what about the shapes?

    [​IMG]

    Yes, it's an odd vest. [​IMG] You have the horizontal and vertical lines.

    [​IMG]

    Cardigan, SC, and casual details. I was wearing jeans in that fit.

    [​IMG]

    I think the casual fabric (corduroy) should go well with denim.
     
  14. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Naw, someone said I don't seems to how to dress. There were a few fits in that pile that had the odd jacket/odd vest and jeans combo.

    I think the combo of odd jacket/vest and jeans could work as long as a casual tie (knit/cotton) is worn. You guys think could silk ties with casual details (whimsical patterns) work with jeans too?
     
  15. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Hey, an odd vest! well done! +1 point![​IMG], lose a point for matching jacket / pants. [​IMG]

    nah, seriously, good to see everybody having a try. good job.
     
  16. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Wow! i really like this one!! fantastic. odd jacket, vest, pants. "tips hat"
     
  17. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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  18. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    let's keep it going!!!!!!!!!!

    Today's odd vest fit.
    [​IMG]
    my favorite hat,
    shirt:Yohji yamamoto
    tie :Burberry
    vest: ??????? an odd one
    Jeans: Kaminari
    Belt: Mont Blanc
    Shoes: Florshiem Gilmores

    wore a jacket but it was too hot. hounds tooth polo S/C.[​IMG]
     
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  19. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    this is what happens when you take dressing cues from Reddit
     
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  20. ballmouse

    ballmouse Senior member

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    Robert Redford carries the SC and jeans look well in Three Days of the Condor.

    [​IMG]
     

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