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Old 01-19-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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Have you noticed a certain type of guy who likes to wear this combination?

Are they trying to present an image of some kind I wonder. They are showing that they are both sophisticated and "hip" at the same time, or something like that. They will look like an English teacher who is popular with his female students. Or maybe a working musician. Or just a guy who understands being the underdog, sensitive in that way, while at the same time being successful in some regard. It's not a new phenomenon. I suspect this particular style has probably stayed constant this way since the 70's at least.

No tie of course, but an open necked collared shirt most likely.

What do you think of this style?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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Fine depending on the jean, shirt, shoes, blazer combo.

I wear a modern herringbone blazer/jeans combo and I look nothing like an liberal arts english teacher.

I like to wear different blazers with lots of combos because the help with conceal carry.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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if it's done with a t-shirt then it's a riff on the hip/rocker Miami Vice, David Hasselhoff look, which looks really bad & dated. But with button-up shirts it's just a way of making business casual appear more dressy.

Since the Internet revolution of the 90's and the growing social significance of start-up & tech culture in the business world, the 9 to 5 uniform of men's suits has largely been tossed out the window. Nowadays a guy has to learn to vary his dress, not only depending on his firm & sector, but his position or role, who he supervises, the clients he meets, the geographic locale he's situated in, and whether he commutes by car, train or even bicycle. In my dad's era, you just had to wear one suit and you were set to meet everyone from sales reps to execs to factory foremen. No one would question why you were dressed up.

Today it's not that simple and business casual really encompasses the whole gamut between polos & jeans to ties without blazers. I wouldn't really read into a guy's outfit without knowing his story... it's often much more than wanting to impress ladies or trying to present a "sophisticated" image.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I started wearing this look when Gloria Vanderbilt started making designer jeans in the 70's so pretty much my whole adult life. Navy blazer, jeans and boat shoes or loafers, often with a t-shirt.
The look is still classic today and still so comfortable, particularly traveling.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:45 AM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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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.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I actually like that look, and wear it myself on occasion. It can only be done with a certain type of jeans, and it's important to wear casual leather shoes with it, preferably loafers.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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I the blazer with jeans - so long as the jeans aren't blue. Denim in navy, black, khaki, even a super dark wash. It's casual but nice.

Men don't have a whole lot of fashion choices. I'm not about to knock something that shows a little more effort than ripped jeans and a t-shirt (or flannel shirt).
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I've seen guys do this off-and-on over the years. What makes me laugh is when you see several guys all wearing the "uniform" when they are out together. There is always one or two of them that didn't have a true blazer, and ended up using a black suit jacket instead in order to blend in.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I the blazer with jeans - so long as the jeans aren't blue. Denim in navy, black, khaki, even a super dark wash. It's casual but nice.

Men don't have a whole lot of fashion choices. I'm not about to knock something that shows a little more effort than ripped jeans and a t-shirt (or flannel shirt).
Actually it only works with bluejeans and it shouldn't imply an effort was made. Any other kind of pants and you become Moose, the football jock.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Actually it only works with bluejeans and it shouldn't imply an effort was made. Any other kind of pants and you become Moose, the football jock.
I think it works best with softer denim that's a medium color.
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