Sport coat and jeans??

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Mr_D., Aug 21, 2010.

Sport coat with jeans

  1. Looks good.

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  2. Tacky

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  1. Benproof

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    Lol. You're right - you must have watched this series more than me. I see where you get your inspiration for being grumpy about tweed & jeans :D


    (j/k)

    Thanks - ah yes. I forgot about the Huddersfield supplier for cavalry twill. It seems harder to find in ready-made trousers. I'm not sure how old the pair I have is (probably no where as old as Victor Mildrew though). Really close densely woven cotton fabric. I think this would probably work with tweed. I just need to work out which tweed. Ideally, a tweed jacket like one of those 1960's style french riviera bomber style jackets with the surprising choice of tweed fabric and cinch belts and gussets would work well. Like this:

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    Slightly different from the English hunting tweed jacket style ...
     
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  2. Benproof

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    ...and don't forget the Victor Meldrew herringbone newsboy cap to go with it:

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    Mine usually just watch me lazily until I am done, sometimes even purring. Most of the time I don't even have to hold them, they just sit on my lap while I clip their claws. They would never claw me on purpose, even if they are not in the mood for the procedure.
     
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    You must have a normal cat?

    Mine is a cross between a wild one and a domestic one yet he looks very dapper. He quite likes attacking my wardrobe - just literally finding a jumper to roll around in, and then when I'm not looking, digging his claws into the wool purl stitching and kicking ferociously to disentangle the whole jumper :(

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  5. Mathematicus

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    In my opinion this is a very bad look. The low rise of those jeans make him look as cut in half and the springing-out belt yelds an air of neglet that I dislike. The tie also seems inappropriate to me. If one wants to wear jeans with tweed, better to leave ties and waistcoats in the wardrobe.

    Or, maybe, it would be better to throw jeans into the trash.
     
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  6. Dirk Wainscotting

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    Quite so. The 'half a suit' with jeans look is mind-bogglingly awful.
     
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  7. Edward

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    It's a look I used to do a lot in my university days. I was consciously aping Keith Richards. These days, though, it's a look I'd much more quickly associate with Jeremy Clarkson.
    And frankly, if ever I catch myself trying to look like Jeremy Clarkson, suicide will be the only option.
     
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  9. Benproof

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    Oh my.

    who on earth is that bad dresser? His trousers are falling off him. I'm never going to wear black trousers again now that I've seen him wear those!

    Look at the way he wears rubber soled shoes! I'm never going to wear those either!

    And blazers and shirts! They're so...uncouth! I'm not going to wear those either in case I look like him!

    And jeans...no not JEANS! Blue ones too! Now I'm never going to wear blue jeans either, especially not with JACKETS. I mean...how could I? I would be so insecure and look like this guy who bombed every fabric he touched.

    No, I'm above all of that. Especially tweed and jeans.

    From now on, I'm going to get over myself and I'm going to go around naked.
     
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  10. Dirk Wainscotting

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    You see, this is what happens when a man wears jeans too often. His trousers start to go wrong whenever he wears a suit! Those trousers can't possibly be higher than his pelvis.
     
  11. Benproof

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    Errr....Dirk...this man is not representative of 'ordinary man'!

    He is above ordinary man. He is beneath ordinary man.

    He is all around ordinary man.

    Depending on where your television set and old BBC DVD Topgear video collections are stored.

    Whatever he wears.....whether it be tweed...barbour jackets...blue jeans...Marks & Spencers clothes ... he's guaranteed to sink their stocks and shares just by wearing it. He is one awesome dude.


    Ahem.



    Right before I puke at what I've written, here's some cheap ordinary tweed and jeans set ups from British high street stores like Primark, Burton, Hugo Boss, Sisley

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    This quote from one of the readers of the article sums it up. Here's the article - 2 years old. This thread is even older, so the article is futuristic tweed :)

    http://www.fashionbeans.com/2014/autumn-winter-essential-fabrics-tweed/


    "Nice article. A good tweed jacket rocks! It adds class and respectability to jeans and adds a hint of rebellion to corporate slacks and tie. Rock the tweed!"


    Well said that man!
     
  12. Dirk Wainscotting

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    At least two of those men have not been dragged into sartorial hell. The rest...well the worst is bottom middle.

    Jeans and jacket/waistcoat is a failure and a desperate clinging to some formality in the age of lazy dressing. What galls me is that people mixed and matched and wore sometimes ill-fitting stuff in the 30s/40s/50s because they didn't have much cash. They would have killed for a decent suit or a pair of trousers and jacket. Now you get hordes of twits dressing like everything has accidentally been washed on a massive boil wash at a laundrette and everyone has accidentally taken home other people's washing.
     
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    Please re-read my post. Specifically the part where I write: "I'm not saying that is the case but that's how your posts come across."
     
  14. Capesofwrath

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    How am I responsible for your subjective perception? That’s a bit like someone in a pub who spills a man’s beer and is quick to say sorry. The man whose beer has been spilled then tells him, “ I don’t like the way your apology came across there sunshine,” and decks him. Quite bonkers.
     
  15. MisterCairo

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    You guys know this is about jackets and jeans, right?
     
  16. kronos77

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    Yeah but what is the jacket and jeans look about?
     
  17. Mathematicus

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    I can't still see why people that choose to wear jeans need that everyone recognizes them as good looking, stylish, smart, classy or wathever you want. People keep wearing neckties, waistcoats, handmade neapolitan coats with skinny jeans and chunky boots and want this look acclaimed as some (new?) form of elegance. In the meantime, they repeat it's not formal, but "casual"; if so, why pretending that such a look can achieve the look of a suit?

    I quote Dirk saying that all those are manifestations of lazy dessing and conformism to the masses.

    To me it looks like a young boy playing to be his dad at office: puts on a coat, a tie over jeans and it's done.

    Or even those fashionistas who repeat "today I want to dress fornally" and sport jackets with boring ties and, never missing, skinny short jeans with sneakers. They want to outstand "wearing formally", but without jeans and sneakers they would lose their group identity. God forbid you don't homologate to every other person!

    Do you want to wear jeans, or "stylish jeans" with coats? Fine. You can wear a tailcoat over ripped and washed jeans (they make so "grown man", isn't it?) if you want. Just stop claiming it's a good look.
     
  18. Capesofwrath

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    Actually it’s about sports coats and jeans. But it’s already digressed into suit jackets and jeans which is a horrible look and quite different. Not to mention all the talk about washed out ripped jeans and jackets which no one other than a demented would be celeb or other fashion victim would wear….

    A lot of tilting at windmills going on I think.
     
  19. Benproof

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    I thought it was...but then... I wandered into this forum wearing my pyjamas and flip flops!

    I was wondering somewhere in the back of my mind, why tweed and jeans might have made a cinematic impression on me and found:

    Robert Redford wearing tweed and jeans: https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/...QkGDQJZmY84-vxaWYl88tKeT3F-vklwfdlm6EHbIVtXev

    Cool guy. Even cooler films :) If he can, then so can you. Believe in yourself!

    Interesting how different the styles can be, just by adding an accessory...a waistcoat..a beanie...a fake moustache lol

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    Of course, most of us are civil and gentlemanly enough not to go up to someone to tell them what we really think about their tweed and jeans look:

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    Although I still have yet to get a tweed jacket, I'm wondering about the blind view that it is a throw back to "student days" or even to one's youth, trying to make out like dad:

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    His dad must be as old as Einstein! In which case, an intergenerational look is then being defined by tweed and jeans as being "timeless" and classic.

    The 2 button tweed jacket and jeans look seems to do rather well for men like bean poles:

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    Although this is a look I am consciously trying to shake off, so this is one way to do so - by tightening up with a 3 piece (jeans being the 3rd piece of course :D):

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    I suppose the only challenge I have with the look of jeans and tweed ... is that I'm still wondering if it looks a little smarmy?
    I mean...would you really feel comfortable being served by a waiter who looks like this:

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    ...most likely, you'd be worried about what he put in your drink. But then again, maybe the model is just smirking with satisfaction at wearing a top notch Brunello Cucinelli tweed jacket. Suede shoes ...bleh. The tie is interesting although the Hackett shirt looks like one of those sickenly preppy shirts which need to be deconstructed to fit the look.

    Someone asked about shoes. By far, the majority of the jeans and tweed wearers seem to go for brown chocolate or sand shoes to go with blue jeans.

    Be interesting to see how jeans and tweed wearers actually wear theirs. Although if this thread gets derailed any more, it would be too risque' to post!

    Cheers
     
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  20. Capesofwrath

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    Brown brogues for me.
     
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