The sports jacket is one of the best, most versatile items a man can have in his wardrobe. The benefits of this piece of clothing are myriad. First, it enhances your silhouette, broadening and heightening your shoulders, slimming your midsection, and giving you a more masculine appearance overall. Second, it offers a good number of pockets, so you can lighten the load on your trousers and have what you need ready at hand. and third, it affords you the opportunity to be a gentleman; should a lady friend become cold, you can remove your jacket and lend her its warmth.
The main reason the sports coat and jeans look fails is that the two pieces are too jarringly matched. Generally, the jeans are to casual, and the jacket is too formal. The solution is to make sure that top and bottom complement each other.
The easiest part of the equation: choose clean dark, well fitted, trouser-esque denim. Avoid ripped, baggy, faded, and distressed jeans.
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