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Old 01-21-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Looks fine as long as nothing wacky is thrown in, like a floral shirt, athletic shoes, or some clashing color combination.

IMO, leather shoes (non athletic) are a requirement. Out here in the west, it looks fine with nice boots. This look has been around forever, and advertisements featuring variations of it, crop up every single season. This season the edgy version is probably painted on blazers and highwater skinny jeans revealing bare ankles or mismatched socks. Next season is anyone's guess.

This, like any fashion, could work well, or be entirely butchered.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Looks fine as long as nothing wacky is thrown in, like a floral shirt, athletic shoes, or some clashing color combination.

IMO, leather shoes (non athletic) are a requirement. Out here in the west, it looks fine with nice boots. This look has been around forever, and advertisements featuring variations of it, crop up every single season. This season the edgy version is probably painted on blazers and highwater skinny jeans revealing bare ankles or mismatched socks. Next season is anyone's guess.

This, like any fashion, could work well, or be entirely butchered.
True, it's all in the details. Athletic shoes definitely don't work with a blazer. Some type of casual but slightly dressy shoe is best. And as I said, the jeans need to be softer denim, not the really hard denim, and preferably not super dark, IMO. Plus the shirt should have a collar, but no tie.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I find that people who wear that get-up tend to be......

Yale students, Yuppies, or have rich parents and mooch off their success. if your one of them, your probably all of them.
I find this to be one of the most ignorant statements ever. I'm not trying to pick on you, but you're seriously stereotyping. Some guys just have style.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: California
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My son dresses like this fairly often when he goes out with friends. He has a couple sport coats he likes to wear but the best one IMO is a blue/grey tweed one. He usually wears a tight fitting tee in a solid color under it. It's a little more grown up and dressed up than the usual jeans/band tee or plaid shirt attire he and his freinds tend to go for, and he looks more put together.

People are reading so much into a sport coat with jeans I can only assume they can't afford a sport coat, had their gf stolen by a guy in a sport coat, or maybe their mama was scared by a guy wearing a sport coat when she was pregnant. Seriously guys, it's a fracking sport coat, not a comentary on social issues or life as we know it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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True, it's all in the details. Athletic shoes definitely don't work with a blazer. Some type of casual but slightly dressy shoe is best. And as I said, the jeans need to be softer denim, not the really hard denim, and preferably not super dark, IMO. Plus the shirt should have a collar, but no tie.
This. Classy and sexy, IMO.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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One of our local colleges has a "Black Tie & Blue Jeans" fundraiser every year. Dress suit jacket, black bow tie, blue jeans and cowboy boots are de riguer for the gents!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Are they trying to present an image of some kind I wonder.
Casual but polished, perhaps?

I like the look, on women and men, with any color of jeans. It's versatile and fun.

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I find that people who wear that get-up tend to be......

Yale students, Yuppies, or have rich parents and mooch off their success. if your one of them, your probably all of them.
I imagine, though, that people who cannot differentiate between "you're" and "your" don't "wear that get-up".

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True, it's all in the details. Athletic shoes definitely don't work with a blazer.
Try telling that to David Letterman, LOL; although I haven't watched his show in ages, so he may have given up the sneakers.

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People are reading so much into a sport coat with jeans I can only assume they can't afford a sport coat, had their gf stolen by a guy in a sport coat, or maybe their mama was scared by a guy wearing a sport coat when she was pregnant. Seriously guys, it's a fracking sport coat, not a comentary on social issues or life as we know it.
Heh. That's tellin' 'em!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:00 AM
 
Location: USA
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It's a great look.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I've frequently worn this look since I was 14 (in my 30s), it is fairly simple without looking too dressed up or down. I went to private schools where blazers were required, so I'm used to it. I prefer the way jeans fit to most other pants, plus I like having a jacket in case it is cold or I'm going someplace where a t-shirt is too casual.

Navy blue with a dress shirt (white, blue, or pink), Grey flannel with a dress shirt (white,blue, lilac), Khaki cotton duck/camel or chocolate corduroy (white, blue or brown). I also do short or long T-shirt, spring green, bright pink, baby blue, any shade of Grey, chocolate, or lilac. Mostly dark denim, sometimes tan or grey.

Very versatile especially if you add a sweater. One trend that was short lived, maybe 5 to 10 years ago, was to wear a hoodie under a blazer. I did it, looked kind of stupid, but it was really warm/versatile for Chicago weater
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