Out & About: Double-Breasted with Jeans
May 5th, 2012
Your slim-fit double breasted suit jacket can also function as a blazer.
Try it with jeans for a very smart casual look that shows you take your tailoring seriously.
Here’s a couple examples.
1. Date Night
White jeans are both versatile and striking. They work with just about anything (including forest green) and always bring a Spring/Summer outfit to a new eye-catching level.
If you haven’t already, I suggest making the investment.
A modern double breasted jacket should be slim through the midsection and have a narrow panel overlap, meaning you don’t have to worry about the old school “never wear a DB open” rule.
2. Cocktail Party
Black suiting fabric holds some widespread associations that are hard to shake – formal events, funerals, ect.
A dark charcoal jacket can look just as sharp, without getting confused with other connotations. It also allows for a nice subtle contrast when paired with black jeans (or trousers) for an evening occasion.
Black jeans aren’t just for punk rockers. Dress them up for an evening cocktail party, theatre show, charity event, etc.
3. Dinner Plans
I love the contrast of the sharp suit jacket against the old beat-up Levi’s here. It’s unexpected, but I think that’s why it works.
The key to wearing jeans with a tailored jacket is making sure the silhouette of the legs corresponds with that of the jacket. I had these vintage Levi’s tapered, to be consistent with the cut of my jackets.
Another reason this works is because the suit fabric is a textured hopsack in a rustic brown, which has that sort of country feel to it.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.