I think it's a matter of confidence and what kind of stuff you are doing. Navy however is so traditionally ingrained as being both the colour of choice for suits and for blazers that it's.. When I think if flannel, I think of Seattle grunge.
Thanks for the writeup. Although our styles are different, I was hoping for a bit of advice if you are willing to jump out of your comfort zone for a second. I am a denim guy at the moment currently breaking in my first pair of raw, which I'm wearing every day. I live in Florida, so looking for things to wear when it gets Florida chilly which is not very chilly You say charcoal may not work well with denim, but was wondering what you thought of a blazer like this with denim? Sorry, the picture of the blazer doesn't show for me - no idea why not.
Those are nice looking jeans. Maybe a direct link to the picture will work. I see it now, thanks! My opinion is that it wouldn't look good over denim, especially dark denim. It's more rock-star than anything, and I wear it as such. But with my pierced ears and medium-length hair, I think it works.
I might look pretentious, but c'mon, a rock star does look pretentious! I've done it in my past here. What's the difference between flannel trousers and the regular wool trousers that came with my suit? When I think if flannel, I think of Seattle grunge. Although when most people especially those without much knowledge of classic clothes say "flannel" they mean as you say, cotton flannel, usually with a plaid pattern.
In this instance I'm talking about solid gray wool flannel. The nice thing about it is that the softness and especially texture of the flannel wool sets it apart from whatever's up top. They're probably one of the best choices for semi-formal trousers in the winter they can be quite warm. The difference between them and your wool suit pants, is that likely your suit is a worsted wool rather than flannel. Worsted wool has a smooth outer surface, unlike the soft texture of flannel.
I just got this and think it would go really well with some gray flannel or wool trousers. Now I just need to find me some! I am a fan of two things not covered by this list, and figure I should bring them up specifically fabrics. I love my tan camelhair sport coat. I can pair it with jeans and a polo for more casual outings, or a button-up, tie and navy slacks for the office. I think of it as an inversion of the classic, and more common, navy jacket with tan slacks.
Plus, it's the only big-name designer brand piece of clothing I own Burberry. I also enjoy my dark brown corduroy sport coat from Old Navy. I worked there for a few years in high school, and was able to pick up a few great pieces as a result. The jacket is actually fairly durable, features surgeon's cuffs, and is fairly versatile. Plus, since I am a more bulky guy, the lack of padding in the shoulders helps me slim down my look a little bit. Does anyone have any thoughts on how age comes into this?
I'm a 23 year old and i think i'd look quite out of place if i showed up with a blazer for coffee. I think you'd be fine at 23 in a casual sport coat to a stranger. Now if you never dress like that people who know you may find it odd but that says nothing about the look just that it's out of character for you. Since i started working a real job 5 months ago i've been able to afford nicer clothes and people have noticed a change in style. It's not that i've actually changed personally, i can just afford new clothes.
Hell my last 2 years of college i think i bought 2 t-shirts and 1 sweater and thats it. I've probably spent more money on clothes in the last 5 months than i have my whole time in college! That's partly because i needed a whole business casual wardrobe and that shit's not cheap. Slowly integrate formality into your wardrobe. I started out with polos and normal button down shirts and jeans, then went sweaters over button down shirts and sometimes chinos, then every once in a while I'll wear a jacket to the office.
Sometimes later I'll wear it while in the office, too. It helps people adjust. I currently work for an IT company and we're all IT or web developers. In fact 'the suits' are the nickname for people that come from DC as they're the only ones in suits. That's one of the more annoying things about entering your mids and deciding to dress better.
All your friends who are still wearing tshirts and jeans and flipflops will comment on your clothes every time they see you for a long time. And it's usually not "you look great" but "what are you so dressed up for?
I'm 20 and thinking of getting some more blazers into my wardrobe, but mostly for the summers when I'm in NYC. I think it's a matter of confidence and what kind of stuff you are doing. I'll be mostly going to restaurants, events, dates, etc. Because I'm 20 and in the city, dating is a bit tricky and I generally lean towards older women just by a few years, It's not like I'm milf hunting. Please get a milf hunting sports coat.
I was going to do a search for milf hunting accessories but that's a terrible idea while i'm at work. Just wear it and you'll be more comfortable and feel more in place. People will get used to it too. This is true for light-skinned, light-haired people. But for those of us with brown or darker skin and black hair, black clothing actually goes quite well as it highlights those features and doesn't wash out our skin tone.
Black trousers and shoes with a black shirt with a charcoal jacket can be a very somber but still nice outfit, suitable for a nice dinner out or at a friend's house. Suitable for a club maybe Show pics of it being pulled off and I'll be amazed. I'd send pics of myself, but I am not in any decent shape.
If I come across something, I'll send it your way. Thanks for the great guide, Syeknom. I'm building the dressier side of my wardrobe, so I'm trying to pick up the most essential items first The next two dressy pieces I plan to purchase are this navy suit and this sportcoat in the effort to build some range colorwise. Is this the right way to think about it?
Or, were you to buy one more suit and one more jacket in the next year, is it better to start with the essential blue blazer? There is a good chance I'm overthinking this. The question is best answered by taking a look at your life and circumstances. What needs do you have for a suit? Do you require them for work? Do you want one or two around for interviews? Do you go to weddings? Buying a suit simply through the virtue of it being dressy is not necessarily the way forward.
However, having one good suit in your wardrobe is a great idea just for those few occasions when they are necessary - it's no fun scrabbling at the last minute to find something to wear to an important job interview, and your red suit won't quite cut it there! Solid navy is a great choice for a first suit and Suit Supply is definitely one the best options in the lower price brackets.
Their Sienna model is very interesting: High button stance, soft sloping shoulders, ticket pocket and a more delicate S's wool all give it a very distinctive look and edge. Personally I think the Siennas are at their best for events rather than office-wear but it's not a bad option in any case. Certainly professional enough for most job interviews, and if you're young and slender it'll work well.
The Ludlow sports coat is in much the same vein - trendy and designed for young, svelte people. Here the lapels are razor thin, the cut-away of the jacket aggressive and the waist slim.
Brown tweed is a great choice for a first sports jacket and it'll serve you well. I wouldn't overthink things with your jacket purchases - there's no need to own a navy blazer I don't actually. Their virtue is their versatility: Thanks so much for such a detailed response!
The suit is actually medium grey, the line is just named "Alfani Red. Again, thanks for giving your opinion on the appropriate occasions for each piece. I think that a lot of the time that premeditated idea doesn't make it from merchandise planning all the way to the website copy.
Can I have you guys' opinion on wearing T-shirts under a blazer? That's what I usually do. You have to go one way or the other on this one. Thanks for your time and advice but I'm wondering is this just a personal opinion of you? So I'm wondering if it really looks that bad.
Yes, it's an opinion that I personally hold, and an opinion shared by many others here as well. That said, you can do it, as it's college and the standards for looking good are very low, but would you wear that look as an adult out to the bar?
I don't think you would, as it just isn't a very fashionable look. You can be fashionable without wearing a blazer, and the look will be more congruous because you aren't trying to "dress down" an inherently dressier item. It depends on where you're from. On the east coast it's laughed at, but it may well be at home in LA. Although many consider it a "bad" look, I personally don't. A solid colour v-neck white for an example doesn't necessarily look bad.
Here are a couple of examples 1 , 2. It is more of a summer look and athletic body structure is preferred. Another casual look could be achieved with a henley underneath.
There is a thread about dressing down a blazer, it is informative and interesting. Do not take all advices here to heart, people tend to have different tastes, likes and personalities. Should I really only wear solid color shirts - of which I own black or white? Can I wear stripes? I'd skip the black shirt. Stripes are okay but with jeans your shirt fabric should be more casual.
Oxford, poplin, or chambray for instance. That's as much so, or more important than color. And brown shoes are a yes. This came at a perfect time. I'm looking for something to get for my dad, who isn't particularly stylish.
I think he has all the basics, but I'd like to try something that could bring it all together. He's short 5'6, I think and not really in shape, but if I wanted to get him something along these lines I think something like 8 in the olives or 13 in the browns , does anyone have any suggestions for where I could find one for a decent price?
Is no one else weirded out by the combination of cargo pants and a blazer? Are cargo pants somehow back in style? Thank you for this. Come on man, tweed with navy! It's not some great crime against fashion to wear them, they just combine with things worse than other colours and look less good. I integrated the ideas here into a Pinterest board I'm building. It's a bit helpful I think to see everything side by side. This guide just gave me about 20 more combinations I would have never thought of in my current closet.
The more wales per inch the smaller the wales have to be, so a wale corduroy has a much finer and less visible texture than an 8-wale corduroy. Two different threads are used to construct the textured weave of corduroy.
Corduroy trousers have been around for over years, and their basic construction has changed little during that time. They are usually cut like blue jeans, with a low waist and wide, un-tapered legs. The softness of corduroy makes them more comfortable though less durable than denim jeans.
Wider wales make a more distinctive, less formal garment. Pincord corduroys in brown, black, gray, or khaki can be acceptable business-casual wear, while wide-wale corduroys in bright colors are a perennial youth favorite.
Corduroys can be dressed up with a pair of good brown dress shoes and a collared shirt and tie, or they can go with soft sneakers and T-shirts for casual weekend wear. Less common than trousers, corduroy jackets have the exact same advantages: Like corduroy trousers, the fineness of the wale divides corduroy jackets into differing levels of formality. Pinwale corduroy is sometimes used as a material for navy blazers in place of the more common serge, creating a softer-edged and textured version of the classic style.
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