Transition Essential: Denim Jacket

September 13th, 2012

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3. Preppy Business Casual

A beat-up vintage jacket can contrast the stuffiness of a cleaner preppy look. It ads a little character and charm,

The fit of the jacket is very important, especially if it’s vintage. It should be slim through the body and sleeves, hugging the body and hitting just past the waistband.

In my opinion, the seasonal color palette of a man’s wardrobe should subtly reflect that of nature.

Come Fall, start thinking about deeper tones like earthy greens, rich browns, deep blues…

These are the same loafers as the pair in look 2, just brown.

For the price, durability and versatility, Weejuns are among the best values in footwear.

  • Gold Plated hand-engraved shades by Matsuda
  • Denim jacket by Levis Vintage
  • Camel hopsack waistcoat by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston AR A917/9)
  • Brown check plaid shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Navy knit tie by Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Silver collar pin by WANT
  • Forest green cotton suit trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston AR C084/42)
  • Brown Penny Loafers by Bass Weejun x Barneys
  • Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic
  • Nato Striped grosgrain watch strap by Corvus

NEW FEATURE

You can find other looks featuring denim jackets by using the TSB Style Guide.

What do you Want to Wear -> Outerwear -> Denim Jacket

 

 

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

DT

 

Photography by Alex Crawford.

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  • changingman

    I love denim jackets but have been scared to buy one for fear of looking like an 80′s throwback. Thanks for the ideas. Next spring I’ll look into buying one.

  • http://mensstylepoint.com Kevin Gray

    Love the new layout! These looks are all fresh. Where are the socks from in look 3?

  • Mandžukić

    Firstly, congrats on the layout, the new site looks great! I was wondering what alterations (if any) you made to your denim jackets?

    • http://thestyleblogger.com Dan Trepanier

      Thanks!
      No alts to any of these ones. They fit well off-the-rack…I sized down on the vintage one.

      Cheers,
      Dan

  • Bhupy

    Probably my first comment on TSB.

    Only came in to say that I love beard!

    -fellow bearded man

    p.s. love the new site

  • Jimi Brady

    I love the new site, Dan, and this article is a great way to christen it. Beards are cool, too – keep it through Fall if you can. :P

    - Jimi

  • Mondomuzic

    SB aka Suaveignon Blanc!

  • Chad B

    Nice site ….
    And yes this is the season!!!! Cant wait to get it in!!

  • Dave

    I definitely like the new website and all of the new features. Looking forward to checking it out a little more.

  • youngyak

    Like the new website and Dan’s new beard!

  • Johnson

    Good day TSB,

    This is going at a tangent but, I would like to find out what theme you were using on WordPress before the current migration? I tried sending you a message from your contact page and it comes back as failed everytime.

    Kind regards
    Johnson

  • Kien

    Hi Dan, well done on the new site! To help us can you still list the sizing of the items featured (eg Levis jacket size Medium) like it was on the old site? This would be very usefull.

  • https://www.facebook.com/hunter.brodt?ref=tn_tnmn Hunter

    Oh and Dan, I’m loving the new site. It was amazing before (hard for a 19 year old to find influences in Boise, Idaho) but the layout is just so clean now.

  • http://mligon08.blogspot.com Michael

    I like the new site and logo although I kinda miss having all the “looks” on one page rather than having to click “next look”. Also, regarding the ‘vintage’ Denim jacket – is it a true vintage jacket ie. a dead-stock model from the past or at the very least thrifted or is it just a new jacket with a vintage-wash as the ”Shop The Look’ link indicates? I just think if your going to use the term vintage, the item should truly be vintage.

    • http://thestyleblogger.com Dan Trepanier

      Thanks Michael.

      The jacket is vintage, as described on the site. I bought it 5 years ago and worn it hard since. I think it was made in the 70s.

      The Shopping Links are only related items available to achieve look, not necessarily the exact same ones (especially in the case of vintage pieces, for obvious reasons).

      Thanks for reading!

  • cam

    hey dan, congrats on the new site. really like some of the new content. i do miss the archives by the months and years (probably b/c i had every post locked in my memory HA). my only real negative is that its a little busy. maybe too much text? for instance, on the left where you have “Featured” maybe instead of listing everything, you could click “Featured” and then it would display everything featured and then click it again and it would disappear. same thing with “Shop This Look”. i would also bring back your banner at the very top with the pics in grayscale. that shit was hot! keep it up!

    • http://thestyleblogger.com Dan Trepanier

      Thanks for the feedback Cam. Glad you are enjoying the new site.

      All the best.

  • Ali

    Step 1 shouldn’t be “Ditch the Jacket,”
    it should be “Ditch the BEARD”

    • http://thestyleblogger.com Dan Trepanier

      Thanks for your input Ali. I like the beard a lot.

      • cuponoodles

        The beard is atrocious. Really.

        Like Look #3 a lot, though.

      • Daniel

        One of my favorite things about this blog is how gracefully you deal with negative feedback. It shows how comfortable you are with yourself. Really impressive!

      • Ali

        A year later, I redact my statement about the beard. It’s grown on me.

  • Dylan

    Dan, are you still going to include the item by item description as you did in previous posts on the old site?

  • Carlo-Antonio

    Love the site re-design and the beard! Wish I could grow one of those :D. Looks 1 and 2 are my favorite.

  • EL

    Super! I have this jacket from Levi’s and I’ve already been incorporating it into my transitional wardrobe from summer to fall. The cuts on it are so precise and gives a great trim silhouette, no bulk.

    I love this look and I even added in a slim-fit, charcoal grey waistcoat to dapper it up even more.

    The new site is great. Can’t wait to see what’s in store moving ahead!

  • rk

    Nevermind, I was having issues with the site loading on opera (actually just having issues with opera), I can see the featured items now.

    In that case, amazing fits as always and ROCK ON! haha

    -Rk

  • rk

    Hi Dan,

    Those are some beautiful sunglasses you’re rocking in looks two and three, mind sharing what brand/model so I can do soem perusing of my own? Either I’m missing something, or you guys have stopped posting the actual detailed info on the fits; really miss that, always inspired me to check out some new brands, etc.

  • Singh

    Love the last look – serious, playful, autumnal. Also love that Dan is never too ‘cool’ to smile.

  • Chris

    Great post regarding denim jacket substituting the blazer as we transition to Fall…always informative and on pt….continue the great work; new layout for the site is great!

    • http://thestyleblogger.com dan

      Thanks Chris! We’re still working out some of the kinks…I couldn’t wait to put it out

  • Jake

    one second, can we talk about this beard?!

    • http://thestyleblogger.com dan

      My favorite Fall accessory!

  • Alan

    First impression: not *too sure* about the new look. I mean the website, though the same applies to the seemingly Daniel Bryan inspired goat-beard ;-) . I liked the all-black ensemble though, a nice departure from TSB.

    Serious question about fit – should you be able to button the jacket?

    • http://thestyleblogger.com dan

      …give it some time.

      And yes absolutely, you should be able to button it, although it should be slim enough that it’s a little snug.

  • http://www.briimages.com Brian

    The new website looks great Dan! Just one thing, could you maybe go back to posting where the clothes are from? Unless I’m missing that somewhere.

    • http://thestyleblogger.com alex

      Hey Brian, glad you like the new site! There is a column on the left side of the outfit pages that says “featured.” You’ll find the brands of all the clothing there. -Alex C.

      • Ben

        Does this mean that you’ll stop featuring vintage pieces or other clothes where you’re not going to be able to “shop this look”?

        • http://thestyleblogger.com alex

          Ben, absolutely not. Our goal is to try to inspire your personal style, not to get you to buy stuff. The shop this look feature was created as a response to the countless emails and comments we received asking where to buy cheaper alternatives to clothing featured in the post. We’ll definitely keep the vintage coming.

          • http://thestyleblogger.com dan

            Not to mention our new Store will include a vintage department…part of “phase 2″ of our website build out…

  • Anonymous

    Like the new website