wearing a sport coat with jeans

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  1. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    is there like a special kind of jacket? or can you just wear any suit jacket with jeans as long as the colors match?

    i want to try this look but the only jacket i have is from my suit and it looks weird when i tried it on with jeans.

    what are the rules for doing this?
     
  2. Trungtastic

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    Orphaned suit jackets will generally look weird with jeans. Find a sport coat? I dunno what else to tell you
     
  3. Falconer

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    whats the difference? sorry to be a noob; all i've worn are suits.
     
  4. Smahatma

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    Works best with more casual details

    fabrics: texture and pattern are good like tweeds, herringbones, checked patterns, houndstooth; avoid smooth solid and more business like striped worsted wools

    buttons: contrasting color buttons are better for sport coats; self-colored buttons are generally for suits due to their more subdued nature

    Shorter jacket length is good if you're going to be wearing it with denim. Traditionally, suit jackets will be long enough to fully cover your ass and probably be right at your fist knuckes. 2 or 3 inches shorter, hitting probably around your wrist, should generally be good.

    1 button, 2 button, or 3-roll-2 configurations are more ideal than a pressed lapel 3-button.
     
  5. Falconer

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    ^ thanks.

    what is 3-roll-2?
     
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    3-roll-2 is where the lapels on a 3B suit roll naturally down, covering the first of the 3 buttons so as to appear as a 2B.
     
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    hey smathhama, what if you have a more business like sport coat with stripes, what are some combos you could still do?
     

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