501 jean


I saw a tweet by Dappered the other day linking to a story they did about “the perfect navy blazer” by Spiers & Mackey. It was a nice jacket by all accounts, a deep navy, contrasting buttons (but not gold, like mine…), and a modest price. The only issue I took with the blazer was the pictorial, which featured a bearded hipster bro in inky dark blue jeans, the blazer, and double monk strap loafers. Despite wearing jeans and a blazer, he looked like he improvised a suit as there was zero contrast in his jacket and pants. And of course I’m qualified to criticize.

Today I wore an old Brooks Brothers “346” sack blazer I grabbed on eBay a few years back. It’s labeled a “38” but it might be a short instead of a regular. However, the slightly shorter cut with a traditionally loose jacket does have a nice lengthening effect on the legs. I wore a faded pair of Levi’s 501s here to demonstrate how to wear jeans “right” with a navy blazer, but I failed to capture a pic of them. Because taking pictures in the bathroom mirror can be weird. The point is contrast: Jeans and jacket shouldn’t be the same shade of blue.

I did get a picture of these tan bucks by Bass, however. I always forget how comfortable they are, but I generally don’t wear them. Because they have laces. @theunbuttonedlife would understand.

Steal His Look: Thom Yorke 

Ray-Ban Youngster RB3471 32mm Wrap Sunglasses ($125.00) 

Under Armour Men’s Threadborne Siro Tank Top ($27.99) 

Levi’s® 501® Original Fit Jeans White ($59.50) [must be way too long so that they drag underneath your shoes and get filthy] 

Greats The Wilson Shoe Black ($49.00) 

Justine Three-Hand Stainless Steel Watch ($105.00) 

Casual Double Latch Men’s Shoulder Bag ($25.99)


Levi’s Vintage Clothing “The Golden Handshake”

Named after the century-old agreement established by Levi’s and Cone Mills back in 1915, giving the factory exclusive rights to produce the iconic 501s, the upcoming collection is presented through a series of outstanding “vintage” pictures. The original 501 style has been recreated for the collection, along with some other staple pieces from that time.