Sports jacket with jeans, easily one of my
favorite clothing combinations.
Three reasons why.
Number one, it’s flexible.
You can dress it up, you can dress it down.
Depending on the sports jacket depending on
the jeans, you can take off the jacket and
simply it’s going to look good.
Two, it’s a step above average.
It’s not like wearing a suit it’s not like
wearing a tuxedo.
This is something that you know people will
look at it and it’s just slightly better.
They don’t know why, but you look like the
man in charge.
And finally, number three, sports jackets,
they build up the shoulders they slim up the
waistline they just make you look stronger
and more masculine.
In today’s video, gents, how to wear a sports
jacket with jeans and look amazing.
Tip number one to wearing a sports jacket
with jeans is to wear the right sports jacket.
So, you don’t want to wear a jacket that is
actually part of a suit.
If you have one suit and it’s navy blue and
you think that I can wear this jacket with
my jeans and look great, don’t do that because
you want to have your suit your go-to suit
ready when you need it.
And if you wear them as separates, what can
happen is they can start to discolor, you
can stain it and you end up ruining your suit.
Just don’t do that, go buy another jacket.
Now, with all clothing, I always talk about
fit, function, and fabric.
That’s your style pyramid.
So, first of the fit, if it doesn’t fit you,
don’t wear it.
You know I’ll link to infographics in the
description where I talk about the fit of
jackets, but first pay attention to the shoulders.
It needs to fit you right in the shoulder
Then, look at the sleeve length, you can actually
get this adjusted, you can actually get the
sleeves even slimmed up.
Look at the jacket length, it can be a little
bit longer if you’re a tall man, a little
bit shorter if you are shorter than average,
but in general you want to make sure that
it just barely covers your buttocks.
And then, you want to look at the overall
fit in the chest and the torso area.
This can times often be adjusted especially
if you’ve nailed it in the shoulders.
Now, there are other things to pay attention
I’ve talked about the actual function of the
jacket and that means the style all those
You want to pay attention to proportions,
you want to pay attention to, you know, the
pockets right here.
These are going to be, you know, if you’ve
got a ticket pocket like I do on this, that’s
going to make it a little bit more casual.
You want to look at the lapels, you want to
be looking for notch lapels.
You can also look for sport lapels.
Those are going to have a little bit of a
tab over here because they are meant to be
The point being make sure the look of the
jacket is going to be on a sports jacket more
sporty more casual.
Now, let’s look at the fabric.
Guys, a wide variety.
I highly advice men first look at blues.
So many different variations of blue.
Obviously, I’ve not a navy blue here.
You can’t see it exactly, but it’s got a small
bird’s eye pattern in this if you were to
get up close, but many different variations
You’ve probably seen me wear this, it’s a
It actually has a little bit of white with
a dark brown with a lighter brown, but from
a distance it looks like a tan.
Now, this gold one which many of you guys
have seen me wear, I love it.
This is actually, again, has a repeating patterns.
When it comes to patterns, normally you don’t
want to look for stripes.
Stripes you would see in a suit they usually
means business, but you can see sometimes
a check, you can see a little bit thicker
or heavier of a fabric, that’s cool as well.
But, pay attention, again, to the fit, to
the function, to the fabric.
Let’s move on to the jeans.
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Tip number two to wearing a sports jacket
Select the right jeans.
That sounds simple, right?
Guys, I still see so many men messing this
up and they do this because they wear jeans
that are way too light in color or they wear
distressed jeans, they wear jeans with holes
Understand that if you’re going to wear them
with a sports jacket, they need to actually
be a little bit dressier.
So, you want to go with dark well-fitted jeans.
Don’t go skinny don’t go loose, you want to
go with a straight cut.
You want to go maybe with a slim cut.
But, those are, you know, you don’t want to
go super skinny on that, it just doesn’t match
Now, when it comes to the fabric, again, you
want to go for a heavier weight denim something
that usually I prefer the indigo.
I think that’s going to match just a wide
range, it’s going to go with all of the blue
various types of sports jackets.
Now, you can easily break it up by bringing
in a tan, by bringing in that gold some of
those maybe an olive green, that’s still going
to look great with the indigo blue.
Now, you can go with grays, you can go with
a dark gray you can go with a black you can
go even with a maroon.
I’ve seen that work really well.
You can go with khaki jeans.
All of these I think are going to be third
or fourth choices after you’ve got one to
two pairs of really good dark blue jeans.
Now, lighter blues, I don’t think work as
well, but one thing to avoid with your jeans
don’t go with anything with a lot of flashing,
you know, sequence on it or anything like
It just doesn’t fit.
Again, with the level of, you know, again,
we’re not formal, but we definitely aren’t
casual with this.
This is going to be a little bit more business
casual and that’s what we’re shooting for
with this combination.
Tip number three.
Bring in the right types of shoes.
So, what you want to avoid are shoes that
are too formal; patent leather, most black
We’re talking Balmoral oxfords.
They are a little bit too dressy for this.
In fact, many laced shoes the only ones maybe
brogues maybe derbys, you can try to be bring
in, but I like to go for loafers I like to
go for a monk-strap.
I really like for you to try to bring in a
I think this is a great time mixing it with
the casualness of the jeans and to bring in
something like this just beautiful.
This is the time to wear the dress boot, a
wide variety of brands out there.
Maybe you want to bring in a Chelsea, you
can do that.
Look at dark browns, look at light browns,
look at oxbloods.
Those are going to be your go-to shoes.
Now, some of you guys prefer black.
The issue with black is it’s almost too formal.
It’s a little bit too harsh of a contrast.
Tip number four.
Wear the right shirts.
So, t-shirts, I think are a little bit too
casual for most people in most situations.
But, maybe if you’re the CEO of a tech company,
you are in great shape you just simply like
this combination and you know how to pull
it off, you’re confident, go for it.
But I think most guys are going to be served
by bringing in a collar.
I think it just looks better in general.
Now, you can do this and still be casual,
bringing in a polo maybe a short sleeve or
a long sleeve.
Some guys are against the short sleeve, I
think in hot weather you can still put it
You can go for a casual button-down maybe
in denim or chambray or a color that, you
know, maybe has a little bit of pattern to
Be careful though once it has brighter colors
or patterns, it’s going to be a lot harder
to match with a little bit more of the formality
of the sports jacket.
So, I like to keep it usually a solid or a
color that has a small pattern that can’t
be seen from a distance and looks like maybe
oxford fabric or something like that.
But, at that point we’re getting into dress
shirts and I think this is where it still
Yes, you can wear the dress shirts with jeans
by slipping the sports jacket over it.
I think for most guys simply looking at whites
looking at small repeating patterns, whites
with blues light blues medium blues, you can
even bring in some darker colors.
Again, whenever you bring in darker colors
you bring in a lot of patterns.
Technically those are no longer dress shirts,
but they’re still called dress shirts.
The point being you’ve got the color and you’re
making sure at this point that the colors
are going to go together.
Now, if you’ve got some patterns in your jacket
don’t worry as long as the patterns don’t
exactly match up you’ll be able to pull it
So, you could have stripes in your shirt,
you could have a glen check in your jacke,
that is perfectly fine.
In fact, you can wear a pocket square which
brings me to point number five, we’re talking
small details and accessories.
Pocket squares, we’re talking neckties, you
can pull off both of those.
I really like at this point that you bring
in a casual necktie, maybe a knitted maybe
a wool or something that has, you know, a
I think that this is the perfect time to bring
Some guys are going to talk about bolos.
Not really my style, but maybe if you’re in
New Mexico you could pull it off.
Now, pocket squares.
This is where you should have a lot of fun.
I like small different patterns like paisleys,
I like dots.
This is where I have a lot of fun in the pocket
square, but make sure to wear a pocket square
even if it’s just a simple square presidential
Other small accessories to pay attention to;
your watch, bracelets, rings, perhaps even
Put a little bit of fun with them maybe bring
in different styles, bring in different colors.
The great thing about the sports jacket with
the jean combination is that you are dressed
slightly above everyone else out there.
So, it’s one of those outfits that you can
have fun with other things you can show your
creative side, you can bring in color and
at the same time you’re going to be dressed
better and more stylish than the vast majority
of people out there.
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