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wearing a tie with jeans

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by grmstrj, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. grmstrj

    grmstrj Member

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    how can this look be pulled off?
     
  2. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    Yes, be careful though. Wear a slim tie.
     
  3. Hans

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    Sure, as long as you wear a jacket.

    Tie without a jacket = BAD, no matter what pants you wear.
    Nice tie with jacket and jeans = great casual look

    As a nice but casual outfit, I often wear a blazer with a shirt and tie and jeans. This also works well with the jacket of a summer suit. Make sure you match this with a nice pair of casual shoes. If you don't have nice shoes, stay at home.
     
  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Flat bottom silk knits only.









    IMHO[​IMG]
     
  5. benjamin831

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    If I just got off work (say, a thursday or friday night), then I have an excuse to be wearing a tie with my jeans.

    However, if its a weekend, I just find it silly to be adorning a tie for casual attire, esp. with jeans.
     
  6. modagg

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    Sure, as long as you wear a jacket.

    Tie without a jacket = BAD, no matter what pants you wear.


    So your never supposed to wear a tie without a jacket, when did this happen?
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Of course you can.
     
  8. modern_leifeng

    modern_leifeng Senior member

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    So your never supposed to wear a tie without a jacket, when did this happen?


    First off, as someone else said, to pull off the look, the tie has got to be a (very) skinny tie.

    I also think its almost necessary not to wear a jacket (ie sport coat/blazer). Sport coat and jeans sans tie, okay, tie and jeans sans sport coat, okay, but when you're wearing a tie and a sport coat, aren't you going for a level of formality beyond jeans? Unless you're working as a tv anchor or something...

    However, since I'm less stylishly daring, I do think it needs some kind of cover, and pairing it with a cardigan or a jacket (something like a barracuda or the more stylish baseball jackets perhaps) helps. Just my two cents...
     
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  9. modagg

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    First off, as someone else said, to pull off the look, the tie has got to be a (very) skinny tie.

    I also think its almost necessary not to wear a jacket (ie sport coat/blazer). Sport coat and jeans sans tie, okay, tie and jeans sans sport coat, okay, but when you're wearing a tie and a sport coat, aren't you going for a level of formality beyond jeans? Unless you're working as a tv anchor or something...

    However, since I'm less stylishly daring, I do think it needs some kind of cover, and pairing it with a cardigan or a jacket (something like a barracuda or the more stylish baseball jackets perhaps) helps. Just my two cents...


    I forgot I was in the mens clothing section so I was thinking black raw jeans and a skinny tie.
     
  10. mafoofan

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    I'm tempted to just say 'no', but I can imagine how it might be done. You need a casual shirt, like an OCBD, a more casual tie (like one with repp stripes), and dark slim-fitting straight leg jeans. Then, maybe.
     
  11. TCN

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    I think it comes off as contrived, unless you do it perfectly and are clamoring for attention or to make a statement.
     
  12. samantha

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    you can, the look is best pulled off if you are young and fit though
     
  13. Hans

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    you can, the look is best pulled off if you are young and fit though
    Right, Samantha. But if you aren't young and fit then you shouldn't be wearing jeans in the first place.
     
  14. Berticus

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    But if you aren't young and fit then you shouldn't be wearing jeans in the first place.
    I don't think that's necessarily true. If you're fit at all, you'll look pretty young. At age 80, you can easily pull off a look of about 40 if you workout intensely 3 times a week and have been fit your whole life. That alone may be enough to pull off the jeans look.

    Personally I think it's a very hard look to pull off. Maybe I'll try it out this afternoon when I get back home.
     
  15. kanye3000

    kanye3000 Well-Known Member

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    make sure its a skinny tie, knit ties work really well for me. Don't forget tie clip
     
  16. A Canuker

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    This look always reminds me of Michael Bolton, don't know why as I've never seen him in a tie but still.
     
  17. citoyen

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    never ever combine a tie with jeans. unless you are perfoming a rock concert in front of >15K people. even then it is difficult. so just let-it-be.

    it may be working for a 16-year old adolescent who is growing into the world of how-to-dress (or how-not-to-dress) by try and error, or a fourth-hand used car salesman.
     
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    I'm tempted to just say 'no', but I can imagine how it might be done. You need a casual shirt, like an OCBD, a more casual tie (like one with repp stripes), and dark slim-fitting straight leg jeans. Then, maybe.

    I see people pull it off all the time. It's very simple. More casual sportcoat, conservative tie (think ivy league rep stripe, wool, or knit), shirt...if someone reading "styleforum" can't figure this out on their own....
     
  19. TheDroog

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    I used to do this all the time. Jeans + dress shirt + tie looks great with a tweed or herringbone sport jacket for a more informal, academic look. With a blue blazer it can be slightly dressier.

    Try it on in front of a mirror and see if you can pull it off.
     
  20. jsherman02

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    To me it is like having whip cream on sh*t. Why even wear jeans? Put a nice pair of pants with the jacket. Why half ass it?
     

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