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What does this Autumnal classic casual look need to elevate it to SF standards?

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Ok, another day, another pair of grey trousers, these also need altering for length but, apart from that, do they look better as part of this outfit than the first pair of (light) grey trousers in the first post?

The jeans are too tapered. This has the following effect:
  • Highlights narrow hips and makes you look too top heavy.
  • Doesn't sit well on the shoes and actually makes the shoes look too big.
Additionally, they're too light and would look better in indigo.
 

Mr Tickle

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The jeans are too tapered. This has the following effect:
  • Highlights narrow hips and makes you look too top heavy.
  • Doesn't sit well on the shoes and actually makes the shoes look too big.
Additionally, they're too light and would look better in indigo.
Sorry, as stated above, I didn't actually mean to post the jeans pic!
 

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Are you talking about the blue jeans? I didn't actually mean to post that pic! I was after feedback on the mid grey trousers in the same post


Nope. Was referring to the slacks.
 

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So the jacket is on the long side. That's not bad, a lot of guys really love long jackets, and I think a long jacket might work pretty nicely on you, especially if you're going for a generally relaxed vibe. But you have to proportion the rest of the outfit accordingly.

I like more relaxed trousers in general, but I think taht, specifically, for that jacket length, more relaxed trousers will create a more coherent silhouette. Geometrically, they might meet the jacket at the hem of the jacket, or at least create a smaller discontinuity. Aesthetically, they might fit an overall more relaxed vibe. In terms of specific aesthetics, a long jacket and relaxed trousers might fit a particular vintage decade, like 50s. Look through mens vintage style by decade (Ethan Wong's blog is the place to do that). If you only read one article, make it this one about proportions and silhouette. You don't have to follow any of the specific silhouettes he likes, but appreciating his though process will at least help you think more critically about proportion and make more coherent outfits.
 

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Oh, another note. The shirt in your first photo... The collar isn't sitting great. It's sitting kind of... forward, closed, small. Maybe opening another button would help it sit better, closer to the jacket, open, more of a frame, more dimensionality.
 

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Oh, another note. The shirt in your first photo... The collar isn't sitting great. It's sitting kind of... forward, closed, small. Maybe opening another button would help it sit better, closer to the jacket, open, more of a frame, more dimensionality.

Yes, this shirt has a rather smaller collar than most of my OCBDs, which are from Drakes and I guess just a different style - the cream one in that first pic is brushed cotton rather than Oxford cloth so I guess it's a different aesthetic but I really like the texture.

Anyway a few small changes - switched to a OCBD (white, unfortunately I don't have a cream) , new shoes which are suede derbies, and threw on a dark olive cashmere scarf to add another layer of colour. Any better? (Unfortunately I still don't have another pair of tailored trousers that are a match for this jacket, despite their noted shortcomings).

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I also decided to make a more casual wear version of the same outfit with the jacket and trousers switched for jeans and a bomber. How does this look?

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Daniel Hakimi

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Yes, this shirt has a rather smaller collar than most of my OCBDs, which are from Drakes and I guess just a different style - the cream one in that first pic is brushed cotton rather than Oxford cloth so I guess it's a different aesthetic but I really like the texture.

Anyway a few small changes - switched to a OCBD (white, unfortunately I don't have a cream) , new shoes which are suede derbies, and threw on a dark olive cashmere scarf to add another layer of colour. Any better? (Unfortunately I still don't have another pair of tailored trousers that are a match for this jacket, despite their noted shortcomings).

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I also decided to make a more casual wear version of the same outfit with the jacket and trousers switched for jeans and a bomber. How does this look?

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yeah, this is an improvement. I still think you could go higher rise / more relaxed with your trousers, but I'm a sucker for relaxed cuts.
 

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yeah, this is an improvement. I still think you could go higher rise / more relaxed with your trousers, but I'm a sucker for relaxed cuts.

I am into relaxed cuts at the moment, too. I am just having difficulty finding trousers that match with this jacket - specifically a grey flannel - in the sort of relaxed fit I want. These aren't too far off - they are actually pretty high rise (hard to tell in the pics I've posted, I know, because of my jacket being done up, and the scarf) although they do need to be hemmed to my length. They are not as relaxed as I would ideally like, though!
Everywhere with trousers I like, and that fit what I am looking for (mid grey, flannel, high rise, relaxed fit, single pleat), and that are in budget, seem to be out of stock at the moment though. I'm scouring ebay daily, too.
 

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