+ The Streetwear Suits and Blazers Thread +

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Parker, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Obscured

    Obscured Active Member

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    Have a few general questions, on how to wear a blazer right, for dressier but non formal occassions. Hope I can get some help here. Do you think black slim fitting (skinny) jeans are an acceptable choice for legwear, or are chinos and trousers, the better call? And can I wear a white dress shirt compared with jeans under a blazer, or is it a no Go? Further, how is it about the tee under blazer thing, is the only option there for a crew neck t-shirt, or would a v- neck also good?
     
  2. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Before I think, though not sure to be honest. Have some porter credit so will probably pick up something once sale season comes around
     
  3. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are good and bad versions of each of those options.

    I'd look for photos of the above or try a look out first if you have the items, then judge for yourself what's working and what's not. After awhile you'll know what to do.
     
  4. Obscured

    Obscured Active Member

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    Ok thank you parker, I orientate myself always on fits I see here, but want to create my own fit, so it´s probaly the best way to get the pieces and then post a fit, like you said. One more question... I don`t like sneakers and normal dress shoes for that kind of style, so would fasionable side zip boots a possibility?
     
  5. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    +1 here you have to develop an eye for it. in SWD we have fewer rules to guide us than the folks next door, which is both good and bad. [although re: Obscurs' question, I hate crewneck ts unless the neck is really open. tight neck crewneck ts are awful 1990s stuff] btw Parker I am working on a C+ grade swagjack of this look right here. Apologies, you have been warned.
     
  6. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    I just bought a whole bunch of random blazers - EG, Paolini, Mauro Grifoni, and Transit, on Fok's recommendation. Also pants from OC, Transit, and Mauro Grifoni. I have no experience with any of the brands, but all of it looked interesting enough to buy at yoox prices. Hopefully some of it fits!

    I have really been liking the Barena and Quaranta lookbooks that you guys have been linking to. I can see a lot of that stuff being worn in a really dark, venetian-gothic kind of way; maybe with a cape and a cask of amontillado. Could go well with Ann D and guidi shoes, too, maybe throw in some Sacai and Kolor....
     
  7. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    Tried on both of these yesterday:

    http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-dry-easy-jacket/075584-03-006

    http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/lifewear/men-linen-cotton-jacket/076531-14-006

    Good alternative to random Yoox brands, both fit me 1 size large. I only picked up the linen cotton. Realized today that the right sleeve sort has creasing down the arm, subtly but visible up close, which I tried steaming out to no avail. Just going to let it be and beat it up for work during the summer. It's going to wrinkle a whole lot more.

    The Dry Easy jacket was really good especially since it is a cotton / poly mix. Easily EG copy for cheaper. Collar looks great up, more so than the linen-cotton mix. Dark gray looked the best.

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    Does anyone tailor their sleeve widths? Uniqlo jackets are sort of big on my arms width wise and the length could be shortened.

    The Quaranta I ordered from Yoox is coming in Friday so we'll see how that is.


    Also, any recommendations for gray high neck sweaters? CRISTIANO FISSORE seems pretty good but sort of expensive on Yoox
     
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  8. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    Ha, I have been looking for the same kind of things. Which Quaranta did you buy?
     
  9. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    This one
     
  10. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    Nice! I hope it works out for you - post some pictures when it arrives!
     
  11. Dorje

    Dorje Senior member

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    Picked up a Mauro Grifoni from yoox sample sale, DD from the corner and I have a couple Jey Cole Man blazers in my dream box that are very similar to the MG one if it doesn't work out. I was impressed with a Jey insulated blazer/jacket thing I got from yoox... it was really nice, especially for the price. I should get the MG and DD blazers this week. They will be the first blazers I've ever owned, lol.

    The Dry Easy from Uniqlo looks nice too.
     
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  12. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For such a mass brand, Uniqlo does a good job with their blazers and suits. I've only tried +J era and onward, but seems it seems like they were influenced by the minimal Jil cut for their tailored stuff. The proportions, armhole height, sleeves all seems to reference that. I like that the Uniqlo cut is sort of modern and also non-descript. For the price, it's hard to beat.

    Toasty, I've had sleeves narrowed before. Fairly simple job. The linen jackets seem to fit larger all around than the wool stuff. I bought the olive/khaki version which I like and don't mind the slightly larger size. Also tried the pink and mango, but looked too Miami Vice on me.

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  13. spacepope

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    Went through my gigantic folder of fashun and pulled out some of my favorite stuff. Not strictly suits and blazers but pretty close.

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    Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was a Russian photographer who pioneeredcolo photography in the early 20th century. Plenty of good inspiration through the link.
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    SF's own dantebykiko in Yohji and an old french chore coat (???)
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  14. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    unspoiler that sh*, pope.
     
  15. spacepope

    spacepope Senior member

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    Some more.

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    Too good
    Guy in the back ain't no slouch either
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    Always liked AFL's take on EG
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    Geoffrey B. Small
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    And some Shah and Mail-Moth to wrap it up.
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    I've always really liked Shah's and M-M's fits. I think fabrics and textures are important for a lot of these streetwear suit/blazer looks, more than they'd be in a typical tee/leather fit. I wrote more but I deleted it because it didn't make sense.
     

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