This hearkens back to a previous post about uniforms. It seems as though so many have forgotten the importance of being well-turned-out. Casual Friday (and Monday to Thursday)is just another example. This I would like to overhear a conversation between this gentleman and the well-appointed Italian bartender of a previous post.
I disagree with the previous comment about a jean and tie combo not working. In fact, when I first saw this photo I didn't even notice the tie because it was so natural and fit so perfectly with the rest of the look. Maybe if the tie was of a more formal style, then yes, it would be awkward, but this scenario Ã¨ perfetto!!
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Why yes, I believe this is what they meant for casual friday. In my ideal world, at least. I like how the shirt and pocket square compliment his hair color (or vice-versa?). Personally, I'd have gone for a darker shade of jeans for (and maybe a wider leg too) but then this lighter shade also compliments the shirt and hair and helps make the outfit more "summery". I've said it before and I'll say it again, I like the tie-and-jeans look.
Quick question for you. What do you say about mixing navy blue with black? I've always been curious about this because some people say that it's a total no no to mix'em while others definitely don't care at all.
Jeans have come to mean, "I can't think of what to wear, so I'll wear jeans, they look good with anything." The problem is, jeans don't look good with everything. Jeans began as work attire and should have remained there.
Am I the only one alarmed by seeing so many Sartorialist gents in tapered/skinny-ankled pants and jeans? I shudder, especially when I see it with no socks and loafers. Is this look coming back en masse? So uncomfortably 1980s for me — I'm old enough that todays 80's rewinds just aren't appealing.
It's not just an 80s aversion, either. It's a proportion problem — men and women look like top-heavy ice cream cones unless they're careful about their shirt and coat selection.
I'm thinking about tight breeches and narrow calves and ankles in costume history. Men would pair that kind of leg line with longer skirted coats, or with very lean coats, short or long. These made for a balanced look.
Yes, this works – very cool look – but totally reliant on the fact that he's "mature", and has a distinguished and vaguely dangerous air about him (i.e. he's old, looks like he has some money, but could still kick most peoples ass in a bar fight). Same clothes on a middle aged dad, or for that matter a faux-hawked "hipster" wouldn't have the same effect IMO.
There's something about the (right) jeans, white shirt/t-shirt and loafers combo on men that just makes me go slightly weak in the knees…what more topped with a jacket and pocket square…this guy has got it all looking simply mmmm mm.
He looks great of course. I'm about the same age and often wear exactly this combo so I would say that wouldn't I. There's one challenge. Keeping the line of those jeans is not easy when you don't have the waist of a 20 year old any longer! Any criticism I'll put down to a propensity amongst some to find fault with anything and everything.
I think I have fallen a little in love with him. All british men need to take a lesson in 'casual friday' dressing from this man. Yesterday I actually saw a man on his way to work wearing a football shirt, that is casual fridays taken far too far. This chic silver fox has the look nailed perfectly. X
Fridays, in NY finance and law firms,pre 1990s usually meant a worsted suit, or blazer and wool (not khaki)trousers("uniform")Because you were dressed to leave for the country weekend. Khakis came in and then polo shirts with blazers, never jeans! The ONLY pants worn in Miami in clubs and restaurants are jeans.Noone wears jackets. Men in dark suits are either going to court or are in on business and look out-of-place. Without the tie, this would work!
I dunno. Top half looks swell. But, if you're gonna go ahead and cinch up a tie, you might as well wear the whole suit.
Agreed, though â€” "casual fridays" shouldn't mean "hobo." Everything is far too casual these days. Effen flipflops are killing me. How are so many people watching Mad Men and then turning around and looking like schlubs?
In Miami (anywhere Florida actually) Men are wearing F.Flops into restaurants, clubs, shopping, business meetings!!!!! The beach, the pool, THAT's IT!!!!!Especially if your feet aren't groomed. Try boat shoes(sebagos, topsiders), canvas or suede slip ons, cool, casual, cheap at shoe outlets. Please.
Though it pains me to detract from a mature, stylish gentleman, I can never get behind jeans and a sportcoat on a man. It is incongruous. Like "Business up front, party in the back," it does not comine into a style for me. If you want to wear jeans on a casual day, they need a different jacket. Tie is fine.
I'm sorry but I have to disagree with the chorus of approval about the outfit. In comparison with so many of the people you show here who show great imagination in what they wear, this shows none. By that, I mean it's just a formal suit, cutaway collar shirt and tie combination, with a pair of old, ill-fitting Wranglers. Sorry, but this smacks of lazy thinking.
As far as I'm concerned, the answer to your question is "Yes". As always, this gentleman is the ultimate picture of cool. I love the fact that his jeans are so well worn they are actually fraying at the hem. And then the perfectly polished "like a mirror" shoes and the cashmere blaze? He is perfection!
I regularly employed a similar look when I was at college, though my clothes admittedly were usually in some state of disrepair. To me it's close but no cigar. My favorite part is that he seems to have matched the pocket square to the jeans. Also I like the color palette. But his jacket is way too bulky for his jeans. I would have preferred a slimmer fitting single breasted blazer for this kind of look. And even though the more tapered jeans may be kind of fashionable these days, I think they're an unfortunate choice for this outfit. It further emphasizes the bulkiness of his top half, and ends up giving him that sort of ice cream cone shape which was an epidemic back in the 1980's, the last time (to my memory) tapered jeans were this popular. I would totally be cool with a slim straight leg if he is slim enough to pull it off, but it's kind of hard to tell what he's hiding beneath that enormous blazer. =)
Something is wrong with the jeans. They are too worn, a little too short, a little too tapered. the fraying at the bottom? Better jeans would work for me, but these particular jeans fail. On a blog so attuned to fashion detail, this one should be obvious.
He's || <—– oh sooooooo close to successfully pulling this off. Kinda'~sorta' looks like a younger Omar Shariff. If he'd lose the tie, unbutton one or two buttons on the shirt, and had on a single breasted jacket, he'd have nailed it.