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+ The Streetwear Suits and Blazers Thread +

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

  1. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, i gotchu. That's also what I said in my post above




    Oh, and re: synth, I agree re: black blazers and denim. I've never felt completely comfortable wearing the two together. But then again, a small part of me is OK with that acura commercial look :embar:
     
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  2. Lionheart Biker

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    I share your thoughts on the tee, looks like it´s choking him a bit. Doesn´t look bad, but would be better with something inbetween that and a slutty neck.
     
  3. gettoasty

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    I agree with Synth

    The denim in question calls for a different jacket like a leather or visible pockets to give the overall more texture and volume
    Also, I too prefer crewnecks
     
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  4. caseyfud

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    They're some J. Crew boots(I'm afraid of wearing them with my ToJ lest I become the man whose date you steal in Drew's "you're wearing a leather jacket, he's wearing a leather jacket" scenario). slightly slimmer than Dr. Martens, but same size/height.
     
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    I can imagine Devoa or some similar brand do some cool selvedge-jeans that would look good with a blazer from (for example) Devoa (but in general I agree with synth tho)
    Also, crewnecks > v-necks
     
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    spacepope thanks for posting that old photo of me on page like... 6. I had forgotten about that fit and I really liked it. Im going to try something like that again soon.

    I also have a nice grey N Hoolywood blazer (peak lapels with silk details) that Im thinking about wearing casually with a loose tee and these super slim Homme Plus black jeans that I have; perhaps with the collar up. I've only worn it quite formally so it'll be nice to get some more wear out of it.

    Pic here (sorry for the filter)

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  7. DLester

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    To each his own, but to me crewneck ts -- the ones with the tiny neck hole -- are awful. Reminds me of IT conference swag.

    Gaping hole roundneck is good.
     
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  8. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    this is a good crew neck

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    casey's is just really too small

    edit: wow did not realize those were all in one picture.
     
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  9. Bam!ChairDance

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    i'd stick that in the u-neck category myself

    still pretty sweet though
     
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  10. ghostface

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    my take on casey's fit: the blazer fits very well. the jeans fit very well. i agree with others re: needing a looser neck opening.

    the biggest issue texture-clash: the blazer is a fine wool, but is being paired with denim and a regular cotton tee. a lot of examples in this thread do the same thing, but i think if you're gonna wear jeans, the blazer should also be a rougher texture-- rough cotton, heavy linen, etc.
     
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  11. Bam!ChairDance

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    i don't agree with this-- often the contrast between smooth wool and rough cotton can be pretty sweet

    with black, though, you deal with not just the smooth texture but also a very stark color that doesn't mesh as comfortably with indigo denim. black denim is different-- it's just as stark, so it works
     
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  12. Distorbiant

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    What about black denim with more of a texture to it? Ie, not overdyed.
     
  13. Bam!ChairDance

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    here's johan lindeberg doing the rough/smooth thing. i like it

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  15. gettoasty

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    I think the problem here is the denim is too much of like 'denimhead' whereas the jacket is trying to be suave

    Your example works well BCD because the dude is not wearing blue denim
     
  16. Bam!ChairDance

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    :nodding:
     
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    ^^^oh, good-- i was just gonna ask if you had any examples in mind. i agree that it looks fine there.

    but-- and this may just be me searching for a post-hoc justification for my intuitive reaction that these pairings often look strained-- i think part of the appeal of this guy's fit is the high-low thing he has going on. he's got the bushy beard, the low neckline, the dangling necklaces. that all gives him a (carefully crafted) nonchalance that makes it more palatable that he's thrown on a shiny wool blazer over the other stuff. because, you know, why not? it's time to par(x)ty.

    so maybe my point is that styling and attitude need to play a bigger role when mixing smooth wool blazers with rougher/cotton textures like that. or something.
     
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    oh, yeah, and i agree that the indigo denim is a bigger issue than are grey or black denim, given the former's workwear connotations.
     
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  19. Bam!ChairDance

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    Dunno, I think in this case the explanation is pretty simple. it works because the tones mesh.
     
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  20. ghostface

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    how dare you? (yeah, maybe.)
     

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