Jackets & Denims: Menswear Mixtures for Blazers, Sport Coats & Denim

by bigr10published on July 3, 2020

Welcome back to the Gentleman’s Gazette
In today’s video, we’ll discuss how to

best wear Sport Coats, Blazers, and Jeans
as outfits and why those will work best for you

Now there are very different
situational examples where we can

discuss how you might be able to wear
sport coats and blazers with jeans

You can also look at the different times where you might have seen someone at a semi

casual occasion, perhaps, a business
meeting or even going out on a date

Time after time, we’ve seen men pull out
this outfit but only a few do it well

One of my favorite go-to is actually a
burgundy with a light gray checkered blazer I

sometimes wear that with a button-down
shirt usually white, maybe even a light

blue and then a pair of dark jeans and
brown boots I really like going for this,

even though sometimes I wear it out of
season, because the color really

complements my skin tone Now, you might be wondering if you should ever even

pair Blazers or sport coats with your
jeans For more information on that

subject, check out our video here and
it’ll explain everything

Now, let’s figure out the few key things that you need to be able to wear this outfit

appropriately Often, we see men think
that it’s acceptable to wear any kind of

jacket with any pair of jeans; and that
will make an acceptable outfit So, is it

appropriate to wear any pair of jeans
with any kind of a jacket? Now, a jacket

is inherently much more dressy than
jeans Jeans always look much more casual

So, you might be wondering how to best
pair those together Now, in certain

situations this might look appropriate
The main reasons why it would not look

appropriate, are usually due to both fit,
and to the overall formality of the

combination Now, in this video, we’re
gonna go ahead and assume that you

already have a well-tailored blazer or
sport coat, and some great fitting jeans

If you don’t, and you want to find out
more of how to find something that fits

you well, you can check out our jean
guide here and our blazer guide here

Here are the Blazer and Sport Coat details to look for on pairing with jeans Blazers

are not a one size or one style for all
situations item Now, when selecting

details to pair with jeans, you’re gonna
want to look for things that are gonna

casualize the jacket as much as
possible; so you gonna want to look at

fabric weights that are gonna look a
little bit

more warm and less like a suit fabric Now,
fabric weight for your jacket or sport

coat is available in a number of
different densities depending on the

season, and what you’re wearing it, and
what outfit you’re trying to put

together That’s important for both your
temperature, but also for your appearance;

that you pay attention to the overall
breathability and the weight of the

fabric you choose to wear for your
jacket or sport coat You also want to

pay attention to the weather and what
you plan on wearing your sport coat, make

sure that it seasonally matches and
that you are comfortable Now, for example,

today I’m wearing dark denim with a
darker patterned mid-weight jacket; I can

wear this at almost any season
throughout the year I’ve added the light

sweater; it’s not super bulky, but it is
able to be worn or an extra layering

piece adds a little bit of color as well
too Now, mid-weight jackets are

beneficial for a number of reasons, but I
enjoy because I’m able to wear that

almost any season throughout the year
Now, in the summer months, you could try

wearing a linen or a cotton jacket This
will be much more breathable, much more

comfortable for you when it’s warmer
outside And when it gets to be a little

bit cooler outside,
you could try wearing something that’s

gonna keep you insulated, perhaps a tweed
jacket or something a little bit warmer;

this will help the overall outfit to
look much more cohesive in that season

Perhaps, patterns that lay more casual,
things like elbow patches, or contrasting

buttons; different details that will help
casualize the overall outfit with the

jeans Now, in addition, you can also look
for things like patch pockets and

notch lapels
that will help casualize the overall

outfit with your sport coat and jeans
combination For more information on how

to find the differences between Suit
Jackets, Blazers and Sport Coats, check

out our video here And, one of the
easiest ways to know what to look for is

to know what to avoid, and one of the
first things we’re gonna look at is

unnecessary flamboyance Now, here at
Gentlemen’s Gazette, we certainly believe

in you being able to express yourself
and have a great time with your clothing

but we don’t want to cause an accident
on the street Unless the event you are

attending calls for you to be able to
wear a lot of extra flair, it’s usually

best to operate with the philosophy of
less is more Now, overly flamboyant

things that we’re gonna want to avoid,
for example, will be some really large

bold patterns; perhaps something like a
Paisley or something really bold like

that; maybe some really bright neon
colors

or even something in really shiny
fabric It doesn’t really add that nice

polished look that usually are gonna
want to see when you put together your

blazer or sport coat in your jeans
Now, patterns in smaller doses is much

more acceptable; if you try to go
overboard with this, where a lot of

excessive pattern, for example, you run
the risk of becoming much more visually

confusing to people in your presence So,
you should avoid wearing things like an

old pinstripe that maybe looks like
they’re missing their suit pants, and you

should also avoid things like a fast
fashion floral print jacket or something

maybe with a metallic fabric to it
The next thing to avoid will be a poor

fit in your jacket or sport coat It’s
important that you focus on the overall

fit for your body type when selecting
your blazer or sport coat Don’t get too

confused looking at the quality of the
fabric or the costs on the price tag All

of that doesn’t matter if it doesn’t fit
appropriately; It will end up looking

much more sloppy Now, for general
information on how a jacket should be

fitting, check out our video here The
goal here is to casualize your jacket

while elevating and dressing up your
jeans, while still meeting in the middle

so that things complement one another
Let’s avoid different extremes that

maybe make you look like you’re going to
the boardroom or out to a club; that is

not the purpose of this outfit Now, we’ve
covered the top half of the body, now we

can look at the bottom half regarding
the jeans for this outfit Let’s look at

some great jean options that will work
best with your sport coat or blazer Now,

the goal here is to make sure that the
jeans that we’re choosing to wear are

going to look much dressier, that are
going to compliment the jacket in

general Now, what kind of jeans and cuts
and details are you going to be looking

for to be able to wear with your sport
coat or blazer? Now, number one, the

biggest thing is you’re going to want to
make sure that you are paying attention

to your body type and finding something
that fits you appropriately If you’d

like to find the best fit for you when
it comes to jeans, check out our video

here Now, there are a wide variety of
details which you might be able to see

regarding the jeans that you can choose
to wear But don’t get overwhelmed by

those details when selecting something
to be able to match with your blazer or

sport coat Once you’ve selected a fit
that works best for your body type, it’s

important to make sure that you find a sport coat or

a blazer that complements the same style
of denim you decide to wear For example,

you don’t want to wear a slim fit jacket
and really wide-cut jeans In terms of

the details on the jeans themselves, it’s
important to remember that less is more

Jeans by nature are going to look more
casual especially when you have things

like whiskering or certain different
types of embroidery on the jeans Now,

there are three details regarding jeans
that you’re gonna want to avoid when

selecting certain styles to be able to
match with your sport coat or blazer The

first one that we’re gonna talk about is
distressed jeans The first thing

that we’re gonna look at here, is what
distressed jeans usually even look like

One thing that might signify a
distressed Jean is something that’s

heavily detailed, heavily whisker all
over the leg, maybe some holes in the

knees; things like this are not going to
be something that you should be wearing

with a sport coat or blazer This is
usually going to look much better when

you’re out casually with a t-shirt,
perhaps However, when we’re talking

about jeans to be able to be worn with
the Blazer or Sport Coat, we’re usually

not talking about distressed jeans Now,
are there some people that are able to

pull off a look of something with
distressed jeans and sparkles and

blazers? Yes, but typically these people
are looking for more of a trendy look

not necessarily a timeless look The
whole point of having distressed jeans

is to give a very lived-in look to your
outfit However, when you blend this more

casual aspect of the outfit with a more
professional aspect of the outfit being

the sport coat or blazer, the entire
outfit starts to look much more

incomplete
So, for a timeless look, remember, we

should be skipping the distressed denim
when worn with a blazer or sport coat

A great example is if you look at what I’m
wearing today, I’ve got a clean dark washed

pair of jeans on with my blazer; no
frills, no whiskering on there at all, and

it looks quite timeless Now, the second
thing that we’re going to look at as to

what you should be avoiding with jeans
when worn with a Blazer or sport coat,

are jeans that are far too tight Now,
there are some of us like myself who do

enjoy slim or tapered fit to their jeans
The key is to make sure that, number one,

you have got a fit that matches your
body type, and that two, you are finding

something that ideally complements the
overall look of your outfit Now, the

third detail that we’re going to want to
avoid in our jeans when blending them

with a sport coat or blazer is contrast
stitching

Now, there are certain contrast stitching
that is acceptable and actually enhances

the timelessness of your jeans like a
small yellow over a dark washed jeans

which you might be seeing on my outfit
today We want to avoid the really loud

enhanced contrast stitching that you
might see on more trendy jeans For

example, we should avoid a contrast
stitching that is really enhanced and ornate

on the side seams of the jeans, also
certain ornate details on the back

pocket of your jeans as well Now, that
we’ve discussed the issues that we want

to avoid in sport coats and blazers and
also jeans, let’s go over three great

outfit ideas which will help you pull
together and unique outfit with your

blazer sport coat and jeans Now, as we go
through these outfits, we’re going to

start out with the most formal option
and then work our way down to something

a little bit more casual Our first
outfit is going to be a timeless option

which combines dark colors and a unique
way for a really polished and timeless

look This look combines wearing a
dark washed pair of jeans with leather

dress boots and a neutral colored shirt
topped off with a navy jacket Similar

options could also be a gray jacket
with dark washed jeans Now, why this

works? The neutrality of the colors used
in this example, ensure that you appear

professional yet still casual This
would be ideal for a business trip or

local meetings over lunch with colleagues
The second half that we’re going to look

at right now is a smart-casual option
which combines the best of both aspects

of sport coats, blazers, and jeans A
medium wash pair of jeans with a

lightweight sweater and a small pattern
blazer Similar options to use would be a

dark wash pair of jeans and a neutral
color sport coat, maybe with a small to

medium size pattern over on neutral
sweater Why this works, is the outfit

combination plays with the contrast of
both the sport coat and the jeans From

there, using a sweater or cardigan under
the support coat,

this relaxes the entire outfit but still
allows you to appear distinguished

The third outfit that we’re going to
look at right now is the most casual

outfit option on our list

This outfit is made with a dark wash pair of

jeans and white leather sneakers, a bold
colored double-breasted jacket, and a

neutral colored sweater over a patterned
shirt Similar options would include you

swapping out your bold color
double-breasted jacket

for a more pattern blazer or sport coat
Why does this work? This is certainly the

most casual outfit out of the three that
we’ve discussed so far This outfit

allows you to combine a few different
elements of style while still giving you

a single outfit that works in many
situations If you’re curious about

where to shop for jeans to start
building some of these new outfits in

your wardrobe, and maybe you’re curious
about the different price points and

where to select based on your budget, you
can find out more information on our

video about jeans here If you’re
looking for further information about

where to shop for blazers and sport
coats, stay tuned here at the Gentleman’s

Gazette for a future video
So, while pairing a blazer or sport coat

with jeans seems like a very easy thing
to do at first, it’s important to

remember that if the formality of
the ensemble is not working together, overall

you will look mismatched Today’s
video, I’m wearing a sport coat and jean

combination, this includes a really dark
based gray jacket with some really

unique blue and leather gray tones
inside of it, and some really cool Brown

horn buttons, the dark wash jeans are a
slim fit that I got from JCrew, and then

I’m wearing black brogue dress boots To
brighten things up, I’m wearing an

oatmeal-colored sweater over a white
slim fit dress shirt as well My

pocket square pulls it all together It’s
from Fort Belvedere and it’s got some

really unique rabbit motifs and a blue
tone with some really great green

elements to it as well You can find
this pocket square and a variety of many

many others on the Fort Belvedere shop
here

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