5 Rules How To Wear A Suit Jacket With Jeans | Pairing Denim And Suit Jackets Successfully

5 Rules How To Wear A Suit Jacket With Jeans | Pairing Denim And Suit Jackets Successfully

5 Rules How To Wear A Suit Jacket With Jeans
Pairing Denim And Suit Jackets Successfully [0:00:00] Hi! I’m Antonio Centeno. I’m the founder of
Real Men Real Style. Today, I’m going to be giving you five rules on wearing a suit jacket
with jeans. Now, I know what some of you guys are thinking. “Antonio, never wear a suit
jacket with jeans.” Well, I’m going to give you five rules that can kind of bend that
rule and hopefully will help you make a smart decision and won’t ruin a suit or look like
you don’t know what you’re doing. Now, guys, before we get into this, I’m going
to ask you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. That way, these videos come right to you and
you don’t miss any of my ghost videos, which I put these out there, and unless you’re a
YouTube subscriber, you’re probably not going to see them because I pull them sometimes
down after 72 hours or 48 hours. These are fun videos, but they’re ones that in a sense
I put out there for the guys that subscribe to my channel. In addition, if you want more information
about men’s style, I’ve put together a great, free e-book, “The Seven Deadly Sins of Style”,
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down there. I interact with people and I really appreciate it when you like these videos.
Okay, so let’s get into this. Rule number one when you’re bringing together
a suit jacket and jeans, this suit jacket, does it actually have a pair of matching trousers?
Are you breaking up a suit, and is this your only suit? Because if that’s the case, do
not try to make this happen. The reason being is it’s more valuable for you to have that
suit than for you to wear that suit jacket as a blazer or as a sports jacket and then
to possibly get it damaged, or to start really liking it, wear it so many times, wash it,
clean it, and all of a sudden, you match it with a pair of trousers and one is darker
than the other. You need to have a working suit in your wardrobe
and you shouldn’t sacrifice your only suit jacket to try to have a new combination. Instead,
I would recommend that you either go to the thrift store or you go out and you buy a proper
blazer or sports jacket. That would be my advice there if you’re breaking up a suit. Now, if this is a suit that you just don’t
wear anymore, the trousers are torn up, go for it. Go ahead and move on to part number
two, and that part is, does the jacket fit? Now, I’m going to link you guys and in the
support article, I’m going to show exactly how a jacket should fit. Let’s just say it should fit right in the
shoulders. It shouldn’t have too much room over. It shouldn’t be too tight there. You
should be able to move your arms back and forth. You don’t have to be able jump up
and knock out some pull-ups. It shouldn’t have wrinkles over on the shoulders. It shouldn’t
have too much room back here. Take it to get it adjusted. If it’s too small or if it’s
way two or three sizes too big, you’re going to want to pass and not try to wear it with
a pair of jeans. However, let’s say it fits you well. Let’s
move on to point number three, and that is, is the style of the jacket timeless? If you
found this in your dad’s closet and he was having a lot of fun wearing this jacket in
the 1970s, we may want to be careful because the lapels may be way too wide. It may have
things on it and the pockets may just be kind of a little bit of a retro-style. We may see
something where there’s embroidery on the pockets or it’s got something on the back,
a big vent or something that just really screams 1980s disco party. Let’s just say that the
style may disqualify this jacket. So is the style timeless? Number four, is the fabric right? Many suit
jackets that are going to be worn with a pair of jeans or they’ve been orphaned actually
have stripes on them, maybe pinstripes. Let’s just say that pinstripes do not make a good
blazer. They don’t look like a blazer. They don’t look like a sports jacket. They look
like an orphaned suit jacket that was a pinstripe suit, so that’s not a good combination. However, if it’s a solid navy blue, if it’s
a solid maybe light gray, if it’s something that’s a tweed, if it was once part of a tweed
suit, that’s a great find and that is the right fabric that you can — because it does
look like a sport jacket. It looks like a blazer and therefore, you’ll be able to wear
it as a suit jacket with jeans. The last thing I’m going to have to say is
make sure the jeans that you are pairing with the suit jacket are right, so you don’t
want to wear anything stonewashed, super baggy, something that doesn’t fit you. Now, again,
in the article, I’m going to show exactly how a pair of jeans should fit on a man. You
don’t want to go, again, for those really baggy ones. You want to go for something that
is going to be of the right length, so make sure you get them tapered where they’re cut
at the bottom. They should be tapered correctly because you want to be wearing these either
with dress boots or with dress shoes. You want to make sure that they’re the right
length, so get them hemmed if necessary. You do not want to wear something also that’s
too light colored. Usually, you’re going to want those jeans to be a very dark indigo,
possibly with something like a selvedge denim, or you’re going to want to go with something
that’s black or a colored denim as well. [0:05:01] Guys, let me know what you think. I would
like to thank Lee Jeans. They’re the sponsor of this video. They’ve made it possible. If
you go check out the article, guys, I’m going to link to some of their jeans. They came
out with a new 101, a very nice selvedge, which I actually wear. Now, I’ve got enough sports jackets and blazers.
I once did and I have to admit, this was maybe five — this was when I was getting out of
the Marine Corps. I had a suit jacket that I recycle and I feel pretty good in it. I
would have to say that I maybe didn’t follow all the rules, but if you follow four or three
out of five, I think you’re going to do pretty well. So guys, let me know in the comments and go
check out Lee Jeans. I’ll link to them as well. Take care. See you in the next video.
Bye-bye. [0:05:53] End of Audio

100 Replies to “5 Rules How To Wear A Suit Jacket With Jeans | Pairing Denim And Suit Jackets Successfully”

  1. Is it just me or did you allready uploaded a similair video a while ago. You basicly told us to get a suitjacket that was navy blue and switch out the buttons to make it more like a blazer.

    Nothing negative intended, I'm just questioning my sanity at the moment =p.

    Great tips though, keep them coming! 

  2. My favorite dress outfit is my suit jacket and jeans. I'm afraid I'm going to wear out the jacket. But I love the way I look/feel in it. 

  3. Hey Antonio, great video you just prevented me from ruining my only suit jacket, thanks! I need a tip, though. I am looking to get and start using a formal vest with pulled up sleeves. I saw Beckham do it and I liked it. Now, is it a good idea? If so, should I wear a tie with the vest at all time? Any suggestions on this idea of mine?

  4. Hows a video to summarize the way to wear a suit jacket/sports jacket with jeans (Recommend us jeans), and then pair that with dress/casual shoes (what type of shoes), and what shirt to wear under the jacket (Recommend us a brand of shirt)……in essence,a video titled "How to dress like Antonio" lol 

  5. Love the channel, recently subscribed. Antonio – could you go over the differences between a suit jacket, blazer, and a sports coat and when each item is appropriate for wear?

  6. Does the color of the sports jacket or blazer matter? Can I just wear any color or only black, grey and navy blue?

  7. I just checked out your website and the images linking to your articles are having really huge text. Sometimes, disturbing the eyes. A proper balance, will make the website look amazing. Also, once an article is opened, the webpage freezes. As if we are viewing a large image where the navigation links to the other pages of the website stop responding.So i need to refresh the browser each time to navigate through the website. Just a tip. Kindly correct me if necessary. Love your videos.

  8. I myself have recently discovered the merits of wearing jeans with a suit jacket. Now the jacket in question is a med plaid but I think it still works well I think.

  9. I think the only  rule that applies to this is: never do it even with the smartest tricks. I think it looks horrible and it reminds me of a small village politician.

  10. My classmate once wore a suit jacket with jeans for finals in highschool. Jacket was black, but is wasn't matte black, it was a little bit shiny. I will never forget that terible combination and to make it even worse, he buttoned all buttons (3). I'm glad I'm subscribed to your channnel so I make less mistakes.

  11. Yeah, I more suit jackets then sports jackets so I always use suit ones. 
    I do have a question, I don't expect you to answer it, you probably have in your other videos, long time subscriber and haven't seen this question. "Am I over doing it, if I wear smart casual to university? Usually the jeans with nice button shirt and suit jacket. Last year I wore a suit I got tailored (my birthday present to myself) and had incredible trouble making friends and getting along with people. I assumed people would be cool with this, but obviously not, any advice. Once again love your videos.

  12. Antonio, your website freezes on the first instance in major modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox. On a refresh it works though. 
    P.S. Hearty thanks for this video. I had this doubt in my mind about jeans and jacket and your video was spot on. 🙂

  13. Your first advice on not breaking up your only pair is the type of detail and dedication that truly stands out, my wardrobe and I are happy to have found your channel a long time ago!

  14. Hey Antonio I'm a recent subscriber and well thank you very much for all the advice I really appreciate it thank you.
    I was given three suits for my birthday:
    1) shiny red suit
    2) shiny grey suit
    3) shiny nave blue suit
    And well I would like to kno what would be a really good occasion for me to wear these suits? Also what type of dress would go good with the suits? And also what neckties would go good with?
    Well thank you very much in advance and thank you for your advice

  15. Hi Antonio

    Those black brogue dress boots (on the video at around 4:40) – they look awesome. Any idea where I can find them?

    Thanks for yet another great video!

  16. Where can I buy dress shirts that allow the use of cuff links? How would I go about wearing cuff links? Do I need to wear a jacket with cuff links?

  17. Mr.Centeno you have helped me choose what jacket to purchase. I am so glad I ran into this video before I made a mistake in coat style. Love your videos man! Btw when are you and Alpha M going to make a video together?

  18. How would a solid Navy DB jacket go with jeans? I'm mainly asking because the matching pants have a huge rip right down the middle of the seat and I pretty much can't wear them anymore.

  19. Antonio,your videos are great and i learned a lot in the past 3 months while watching you.I even bought my first blazer because of your videos (it's a great success,having in mind that i'm 14).Thank you,and keep up the good work!

  20. what are your thoughts on a dark suit jacket with grey denim? for reference, i'm a 6'2, slim/atheltic build guy. we'll say the occasion is for a night out at a nice bar

  21. The suit jacket at 3:10 is giving me this strangely good vibe where, regardless of how different and out of time it looks, it feels just a bit unique and actually kind of cool. Something an eccentric character might wear in a formal setting. What is it, exactly?

  22. I bought a suit jacket about a week ago and used it with a pair of black jeans. Glad to say even before watching this video, i ticked all the boxes 🙂 Good to know my style is on point!

  23. I have a robotics competition and we are doing a shark tank style project we will wear suits would it be OK to wear jeans

  24. I could be incorrect but when he mentions the tweed jacket, I think one in the photo is Mr. Bean's. Or it just looks like it, either way, great video!

  25. Antonio I believe I just had a pitch for a future video.

    Mobile Phones or Cellphones have become a staple of today's life you did a video a while ago about Young men and style. I believe I can ask. What about our phones should we leave them bare without a case? Look for a small hard case to protect it? Or extend our style to our phones? by looking out say a Leather case that folds over the screen and could double as a sleeve for Credit, Debit cards and loyalty cards leaving more space in our wallets. With a rise in contactless payment it could be seen as an idea

  26. I've accumulated suits in past that I've never worn . and I've tried to pair with denim and a tshirt.and I hated it all the times I've tried something wasn't quite right . fit, fabric, jeans etc… or comb. can u pair a cool printed tshirt with black suit jacket and dark jeans with black dress shoes.. kinda a chic look?

  27. Thanks for the video, Antonio. I have a very nice midnight blue suit jacket that I am trying to pair with proper jeans. I have a nice pair of dark blue jeans but am wondering if that's gonna be a no go due to the similarity in color. What do you think?

  28. this video was very helpful and a coincidence. I recently got rid of a pair of trousers from a suit and I've been wearing the jacket. Also, I was at a thrift store outside of Los Angeles and found a very nice tan(ish) jacket that I'm getting tailored and cleaned. Thank you so much for this video!

  29. if i see a guy wearing jeans with a sports/suit jacket, im going to assume that they dont know anything about fashion or what goes together, and that they dont care about how they look. just my opinion

  30. Hi Antonio, I am a beginner with suits and jackets and didn't heard about if a charcoal suit jacket with a dark blue(indigo) pair of jeans can it be good or not ? what ever the answer is, why is it ?

  31. i have a black tuxedo and a matching black satin shirt… please tell me what type and colour of jeans i can wear

  32. I am finally opening up to wearing suit jackets in my wardrobe. NOw, what is it that men are wearing in magazines? Blazers or a suit coat? I went to the store today to by a coat so I can wear with my jeans but didnt want to look ignorant and ask. What is the proper name of the jacket that I am looking for? a blazer or suit coat/ jacket (IDK).

  33. rule #6 when wearing jacket with jeans: You don't. Now that is past 2017, this is a outdated look once pioneered by now outdated celebrities like Usher, David Beckham and Brad Pitt.

  34. еее!) Already a week I'm looking for an answer to the question: can I combine a suit jacket and jeans. Thank you so much!)

  35. Hey your video was helpful.
    I'm a 19 year old guy looking for some pro dress tips for work interviews etc

  36. Antonio Senteno, Aaron Marino, Mayank Bhattacharya. Three people whose video I couldn't resist. You people changed my perspective and understanding of style.

  37. Can i put on a v-neck with my suit jacket and jeans? Ive seen that style on magazines and it looks pretty good what do you think?

  38. Can you tell me what fit this blazer is?
    Thanks 🙂

  39. I've got a black suit jacket and black dress shoes. ( square toe) I'm looking at Lee jeans and a solid color, button up shirt. What color jeans (black?) and shirt? (White, blue?)

  40. Very informative Antonio and I agree about the pinstripes. Replacing the trousers with jeans is a more distinguished way of making a suit less formal for presentation work etc than the cliche of just going tie less. I find that slim fit jeans with a slim fit jacket works the best, and when wanting a more professional look, but which still feels similarly relaxed as jeans and a jacket, I add the waistcoat to comprise the top two thirds of a three piece suit worn as it would be to a job interview. As a result of this, I have actually had no need to own suit trousers for over ten years.

  41. Hi my prom is coming up and I wanted to find out is it fine to wear a black belt with my royal blue suit, because I can't find a tan belt to match my shoes

  42. Is it possible to wear a suit jacket with jeans?

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  43. You did a great job with this video. I love the 5 points you gave. This is great pointers for men and also woman. I had a job where i could wear jeans. Problem was i didn't have any jeans. I am tall and slim. I ordered. 10 pairs jeans online at walmart for 150.00 walmart. I got 7 pairs blue jeans a black gray and white jeans.I had blazers. I google how wear jeans button up heels to work in fall and spring. I was able come up with great combinations. I use your pointers dont mess up suit. Buy a blazer but dont use your only suit. Make sure jeans fit and not baggy. Make sure blazer is timeless. Make sure fabric is nice.

  44. What's your opinion on Miami Vice- Crockett style suits? I live in a very hot climate and always found 80s fashion cool. (Sorry!!)

  45. I don’t know, whenever I see you talking why do I always feel Brian Tracy talking! So weird but I like your videos man!

  46. I have a navy blue suit , as i don't have the suit pants, can you suggest me the type of jeans and color to make it running

  47. My mom just found a old suit jacket in there closet and they let me have in I’m only 13 do I have to follow the rules if I don’t now how to fix it

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