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Never sacrifice your only suit jacket for the sake of coming up with a new combination. Go to the thrift store and try to find a blazer or sports coat that fits well enough for you to try out the look. Although a great deal at the thrift store, 4 inch wide lapels went out when disco did. Look at not only the lapels width and style , but pocket placement, length of jacket, shoulder build, button placement, and vents.
Look at the Jacket to the right — the lapel widths are within classic standards, the notch lapel style is classic, the patch pocket is a bonus for use with jeans or odd trousers. Want to learn more about what goes into a classic suit jacket style — click here.
Pinstripes, chalkstripes, hard colors like black. So what colors and fabrics work well with dark colored denim? Want more suit fabric ideas to wear with suits — click here to learn more! Get them hemmed if necessary. In this way wearing the jacket is just icing on the cake and simply makes you look more masculine versus looking like a wanna-be rebel.
I like to rock a pocket square, wear one of my hand-made dress shirts, and wear my Lucchese western boots. If you want to see a chart breaking down the difference between a suit jacket and sport jacket click here. Now I know people want a yes and no answer and unfortunately it depends.
What type of jeans are we talking about and where are you going to be wearing this. I mean a suit jacket is made to be worn as a suit and a suit is defined as a jacket and a pair of trouser made from the same fabric. Alright, so the first point is the suit jacket itself. So first off, does it fit you? If it needs to be adjusted I mean take it to a tailor and they can you know help out with a lot of things.
You can only shorten a jacket so much, you can only lengthen a jacket so much. And even actually lengthening is very difficult because there may not be any fabric down there.
It needs to fit you. The front should have 2 or 3 buttons. And if it fits you everything else checks out. Because you can repurpose this as a blazer and the best way to do this is to simply replace the buttons. You can take it to a tailor or a seamstress, this is a very simple — or you can do it yourself. Solid black, this one is harder. I would look to go with a very dark smoked mother of pearl.
Those are a little bit harder to find but talk to a tailor or seamstress and they can help you out. Light gray solid, this falls into the category like the black and you need to be careful. The lighter the gray, the better. Alright, now this is the perfect one.
You want to go ahead and splurge a little bit on the buttons. Other fabrics, case by case basis. That — I would reserve that for those that are a bit more advanced when it comes to style. Alright, point 2; the jeans. But, I — you need to understand you are wearing jeans so when it comes down to jeans, I prefer dark jeans. Whenever your wearing them with a jacket, they just look better in most situations. Although avoid holes, avoid tears. Alright, point 3; the occasion.
I kind of alluded to this when talking about the jeans but you have to understand that this is a casual look. I wear the jean and blazer look to networking events.
Even though I sell custom suits for a living, I really like the nontraditional look it gives me. I set my own schedule. For most occasions and if you want to see — yeah, I live in a very small town.
Thousand people, so and our big town is about an hour and 15 minutes away.
Seriously – you have to be in decent shape to pull off jeans and a jacket – it’s a youthful look and requires a body type whose chest is bigger than the waist. The official Levi’s® US website has the best selection of Levi's jeans, jackets, and clothing for men, women, and kids. Shop the entire collection today. Not every jacket is going to look good with a set of jeans, especially if your sport coat or blazer is a solid color. Fit your coat of choice to a few pairs of jeans. Don’t just throw on any jacket and assume it’s going to work with any denim in your closet or, more likely, on your floor.