Yes, I've seen combinations like this on photos of working men, including the cuffs on the vaugans, sometimes. They would have been less likely to wear a tie and pin, perhaps, but the overall "feel" of this combo is workwear. The vaugans are really perfect for this jacket which has a highly textured stripe pattern with self-stripes in them. I wear this jacket mostly with either vaugans or some shade of tan trousers and sometimes with the Danish C.D. trews. or other mid/dark grey solids.