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Who here does not do the jacket/jeans look?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JibranK, May 27, 2009.

  1. JibranK

    JibranK Senior member

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    I'm mainly just curious as to how many don't wear this combination.

    Obviously, by jacket, I don't mean a Harrington jacket, North Face jacket ou cetera - I mean the typical 2/3 button wool/linen/cotton affair.

    Full disclosure: I don't particularly like the look and, thus, don't do it.
     


  2. onix

    onix Senior member

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    I did that a lot when I was in college. I guess for college here, people would consider that to be a bit dressed-up. Shortly after graduation, I practically donate all of my jeans except one, and thus I don't do that anymore.

    Now I looked back at it, I would say, they're alright for younger people...
     


  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i do it. it looks good when you have a slim body though. that is why generally younger guys do it. jacket cant be structured though
     


  4. Butterfly

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    Count me in. That was my university look and I've outgrown it. It's overplayed. I've heard it - probably somewhere on this forum- compared to the mullet; respectable on the top, wild on the bottom... there's some truth in that. Thinking in terms of pop culture, the two characters who come immediately to my mind are Andy Warhol, and Michael J Fox in Bright Lights, Big City. Why don't men wear cuffed wool trousers with denim sportcoats? I don't want to lay it on too heavy though. It can be a fine look when done well, it's just not my thing. I'd rather enjoy the wide range and variety of options in non-jeans trousers.
     


  5. Butterfly

    Butterfly Senior member

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    i do it. it looks good when you have a slim body though. that is why generally younger guys do it. jacket cant be structured though

    Your theory is probably right as far as why older men might be averse to it, but the main reason younger guys in general do it is because the thought of wearing something other than jeans on their legs is a daunting idea. There's strong social and cultural pressure on a college-age white guy to wear jeans.
     


  6. JohnD356

    JohnD356 Senior member

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    i do it. it looks good when you have a slim body though. that is why generally younger guys do it. jacket cant be structured though


    Same here. Not sure how you could go wrong with something like a pair of dark jeans and a tweed jacket.
     


  7. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't do it. I don't find denim very comfortable, so I don't wear it often, preferring khakis, cords and patterned wool trou for casual purposes.

    Even if I did wear denim more, I don't like how it pairs with tailored coats. I don't hate it on others, just don't find it very interesting for me, personally.
     


  8. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    To me it smacks of a kind of young republican/ivy league douchebag aesthetic in general, though I have seen it done well on occasion. Someone here--Holdfast maybe?-- fairly recently posted a combo that looked pretty great, can't recall the particulars though.

    Towards success: casual fabrics and patterns, cotton, linen, etc., suede footwear, maybe chukkas, definitely monks, single, double, what have you.

    Towards failure and douchebag ignominy: hard, dressy fabrics, dressy shoes, eg. balmorals, ironed/creased jeans (punishment for this last offense under any context should be lifetime forfeiture of one's right to wear denim).
     


  9. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I do it. It's fine. I'm under 30.
     


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    Zenny Senior member

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    I think you need to be young to pull it off, and jeans with a dark wash not an acidwash.
     


  11. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I don't do it, but I haven't owned a pair of jeans for many years. I know some people find pairing jeans and, say, a tweed jacket to be kind of cool, but it still seems like a sartorial incongruity to me.
     


  12. Trendy Sing Sing

    Trendy Sing Sing Senior member

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    I don't like it, but I don't mind if other people do it, as long as they wear a BD and not a tee. Tee shirt+ blazer= pretentiousfag
     


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    I do it when I go to clubs, and according to my friends I'm overdressed.

    Also have to consider I'm 24 years old.
     


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    AJL Senior member

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    I know some people find pairing jeans and, say, a tweed jacket to be kind of cool, but it still seems like a sartorial incongruity to me.

    It is, hence the reason it rarely looks good.
     


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    I guess for college here, people would consider that to be a bit dressed-up.

    I do it all the time and I hate it when people ask me why I am dressed up! Dressed up for me starts at wearing a suit. That comment is incredibly irritating!!!
     


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