wearing a tie with jeans

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  1. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    There's something to that last comment. Or it makes an older guy look like he's really trying to look youthful. Ditto the flipflops....
     
  2. TimothyLeighton

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    I'd go for it. I always find that jeans are a good 'get of jail free' card when it comes to not wanting to turn up somewhere massively overdressed but not wanting to turn up without your precious pocket squares/blazers/french cuffs etc...

    What's totally beyond the pail is jeans, jacket tie, T-shirt.
     
  3. Schnurretiger

    Schnurretiger Senior member

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    It can look good if done in a very youthful, Ivy League way with plaids and tweed.

    http://bp0.blogger.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/.../BGherrJkt.jpg


    I think I would sweat myself to death if I was wearing that outfit! A Tweed jacket, a cadrigan, a shirt, an undershirt... Maybe if it was -40°C

    Yet, I really like the outfit!
     
  4. Maharlika

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    Levi's 501 , a white shirt, striped necktie and a blazer with a pair of Berluti loafers always does the trick. It's a classic!
     
  5. Hard2Fit

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    This usually looks too 'try hard'

    I agree.
     
  6. walzter

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    I wore a navy w/ white pin-dot tie, white shirt w/ blue stripes, Capital E's (the ones I have are fairly skinny and on the side of grey/light blue), and cap-toe oxfords just the other night. It ended up being a bit of a mod look.

    Before assembling I was thinking about fashion rules and what SF might have to say, but I ended up with compliments on the look, so I think it turned out well. The outfit carried no pretensions of being for any other sort of occassion that might have a dress code other than a night out at a pub and then a club.
     
  7. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Or it makes an older guy look like he's really trying to look youthful.
    Educate me, what's the cut off line between youthful and old guy? lefty
     
  8. vitaminc

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    Educate me, what's the cut off line between youthful and old guy?

    lefty


    manopause.
     
  9. mt_spiffy

    mt_spiffy Senior member

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    Right. Jeans are only to be worn by the most beautiful among us. The rest should of us should not wear jeans or trousers of any kind.[​IMG]

    Close. Beautiful women should wear tight fitting jeans or no pants at all. Everyone else . . .
     
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    I'd go for it. I always find that jeans are a good 'get of jail free' card when it comes to not wanting to turn up somewhere massively overdressed but not wanting to turn up without your precious pocket squares/blazers/french cuffs etc...

    What's totally beyond the pail is jeans, jacket tie, T-shirt.



    I agree.

    But, how in the world do you wear a tie with a t-shirt?!
     
  11. WearsTargetClothesSoWhat

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    The answer is yes:

    A casual looking button down paired with a slim knit tie and a pair of slim/skinny jeans with converses or vans will look good.

    Or watch the Soup and Joel McHale.
     
  12. itskub

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    IMO This combo is a good kind of "try hard". Think about it. Youre walking around town or at a concert on a weekend night, you see people with loud club striped shirts, bright polos, and bright ties, 'humor' t-shirts hoping to get attention. A tie will always get you attention (easy opener for girls, they'll try and grab it, ask to wear it, etc). So throwing a slim solid tie onto a normal,cool outfit (dark jeans, white or light button-up) is not a bad idea at all. No need for dress pants or a jacket. Just go with the jeans.
     
  13. lefty

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    manopause.

    Phew... just got in under the wire.

    lefty
     
  14. 76classic

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    Fall-Winter in Michigan....if you are going out to a jazzy spot....jeans with a v-neck sweater & tie is a cool look. If anyone saw CNN Black in America...sort of like what the guy was wearing after they came back from the commercials. A another example would be hip hop artist Common.
     
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    I think one thing about the denim is to be sure it's a dark indigo color, not the lighter stonewashed look. Stonewashed is too casual for the shirt and jacket.
     

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