Posted by menstyleqa on Apr 9, 2012 in Jackets & Coats, Men's Suits | 2 comments
Are suit jackets ok to wear as sport jackets with non-matching trousers? Or can you only do that with blazers?
Depends on the suit jacket. If it’s double-breasted, probably not. A single-breasted jacket can work on its own, but be careful with any three-button jackets that button up fairly high — sport jackets in general tend to button lower, and anything with a short opening is going to look odd paired with casual trousers.
The quality of the fabric also comes into play. Wearing a tweed jacket with khakis or even dark jeans is fine; wearing a superfine worsted in beautiful deep charcoal stands out as more of a mis-match.
So at the end of the day you’re going to have to check the look in the mirror and see if it looks like a relaxed guy in a sports jacket or a man who grabbed the wrong pair of pants for his suit. As a final caution, don’t wear the jacket of a suit significantly more often than the trousers — exposure and wear will slowly fade the dyes, and you don’t want to end up with “matched” trousers that are several shades darker than the jacket!
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