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Old 02-13-2020, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Evanston
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I have a couple of nice casual sportcoats that I really enjoy wearing with jeans and boots on weekends. But I'm a mid-40s dad in a suburb, and tend to run with other 40-something dads, most of whom dress WAY more casually and generally avoid wearing sportcoats unless they have to.

I generally find that if I wear a sportcoat to meet friends, or even if I generally look put together at the kids' soccer game, someone will ask why I'm so dressed up. Or they'll seem uncomfortable if we are out somewhere and say something like, "I didn't think I'd need a jacket."

My wife and her friends seem to wear casual blazers all the time...so what do you think? Is this look pretentious?

This is the general gist of what I'm talking about:
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:14 PM
 
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You do you!

It's not that common around here, but there's nothing wrong about being a bit metro. But a sportcoat is too dressy for, say, yard work.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Looks fine to me.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:28 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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It's a good look for a man. Totally normal attire. (Unless you live out in the boonies or something...)

I'd rather a man be overdressed than under-dressed in public.



You're probably just making them feel like slobs by looking nice. Not your problem, lol.
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Old Yesterday, 02:22 PM
 
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I would find it dressy for a soccer game and maybe some other situations, but there's nothing wrong with it. Women wear dresses to events where other women are wearing jeans or shorts. I think that's a great look, so I think you should wear what you like and present yourself how you like.
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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
 
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I have a couple of nice casual sportcoats that I really enjoy wearing with jeans and boots on weekends. But I'm a mid-40s dad in a suburb, and tend to run with other 40-something dads, most of whom dress WAY more casually and generally avoid wearing sportcoats unless they have to.

I generally find that if I wear a sportcoat to meet friends, or even if I generally look put together at the kids' soccer game, someone will ask why I'm so dressed up. Or they'll seem uncomfortable if we are out somewhere and say something like, "I didn't think I'd need a jacket."

My wife and her friends seem to wear casual blazers all the time...so what do you think? Is this look pretentious?

This is the general gist of what I'm talking about:
Other than the context or the occasion, you do you. If anyone is trying to harp on you because of the way you dress (if you're wearing a sportcoat), then they might be jealous that you are putting a little effort into yourself. Do what you want and pay little mind to the haters. As long as you are not hurting anyone in a malicious manner.
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Old Yesterday, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Every man should own a blue sport coat. I wear jackets a lot since it covers a multitude of sins. I prefer a western cut since I wear boots often.

https://www.countryoutfitter.com/men...r/sport-coats/
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Old Yesterday, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I wouldn't wear it in hot weather (that would look pretentious I think), or a trip to the 7/11, LOL - otherwise, who cares?
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Old Yesterday, 05:21 PM
 
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Not at all. I like that look. And think the jeans and boots makes it more casual but with a hint of style!
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Old Yesterday, 07:16 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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I have a couple of nice casual sportcoats that I really enjoy wearing with jeans and boots on weekends. But I'm a mid-40s dad in a suburb, and tend to run with other 40-something dads, most of whom dress WAY more casually and generally avoid wearing sportcoats unless they have to.
More power to you. Who wants to look/dress like the average mid 40s man? Not me.
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