The denim jacket.
There are very few men who could pull it off and to whom the following facts may not apply but on the whole, men shouldn’t bother with them.
Fact No. 1, Denim on denim for men is a blunder mistake.
Don’t try too hard …
Image, courtesy of Esquire.com
Fashion editors above are wearing denim under blazers, over sweaters and with their Barbour coats. What are they to do when they get warm? I suggest one should never supplement a winter coat with layers of spring attire.
Fact No. 3, Denim shirts make men look hideous. “Note how the coolness that I’m pretty sure this guy possesses is obliterated by his shirt” (Paul Michael Murphy @ Murphblog) …
Fact No. 4, If you can’t resist then do it right; rock the denim jacket with a tee, v-neck preferably. Perhaps a polo if you’re a classic fella and if you’re a special cowboy then style a button up shirt. And don’t disguise it with any extras. Here’s inspiration for the soul …
Fact 5, For women sporting said denim is preferred. Why? Given feminine style and fit, less fabric is used upon construction leaving less room for dull denim to be seen. It’s a reflection of the old adage, less is more. Their jackets don’t look boxy and the elements (buttons, seams, collars, zippers, pockets) show purpose.
For all men: the odds are against you.
With that, I’d enjoy this blazer in dark brown …(Courtesy of The Sartorialist)
Denim sport coat on the streets of Paris complimented by a bow tie, whew …(Courtesy of The Sartorialist)
Do it well on the streets of Milano …(Courtesy of The Sartorialist) Selectism
Long denim jackets and blazers have an exotic appeal. Khakis and v-neck tees compliment them best.