I just purchased my first denim jacket, but I'm unsure of how to wear it. Problem is I can't find a straight answer on double denim. Good or bad? How do you recommend I wear it?
There’s no rule to it. Don’t read what GQ or Esquire (sorry friends) say about how you should and should not wear it. Do what you feel. It doesn’t matter what shade of color the denim jacket is, wear it with your denim jeans. Or maybe even a pair of khakis. It’s pretty bad ass to do what you want, don’t conform to anything.
I was wondering what style jean fits well for you? Where do you typically get you jeans?
I tend to lean more towards a Slim Straight cut with a 7.5 (15) - 8 (16) inch leg opening. Lately I’ve been wearing a lot of heavyweight denim. Self Edge has a great collection of brands that do it well. Currently breaking in my 18oz 3sixteen+ 21BSP. I just also recently acquired Imogene + Willie’s Barton cut that I’m excited about.
Couple questions if you don't mind. Which Schott pea coat do you have? The one with or without the leather trim and red lining? If it's a black one, is it hard to wear with jeans or do you use some other bottoms? Lastly, should I wait to cut my jeans after the first wash? I heard hemming wasn't a good idea before the initial wash because it might shrink too much after the wash.
I have the Navy 740N with the gold 13 stars, eagle-anchor buttons. Jeans get bigger and longer overtime because the cotton pulls and stretches. So either way you do it, it’s going to become longer.
Hello, Nate. I saw several pics of you wearing Schott 626 Jacket but it seems that your jacket does not have waist belt. As far as I know the belt is not detachable and that makes me a little bit confused.
I undid the stitching and took the belt off. Then I resowed the stitching.
Hey Nate! I'm thinking about taking it the sleeves on my 618, but I really do not want to mess with the integrity of the jacket. Do you have any recs for someone who can do a good job doing that in NYC? Thanks!
There’s no one I can really recommend. Tailors don’t want to work with leather because you cannot make a mistake. There’s no magic solvent that can eliminate holes once the needle pierces the leather. I do all my tailoring, so I don’t have anyone to blame but myself. I’ve ruin so many items because of this. Stick with what you have. The sleeves will conform to your arms, trust me.
Hey Nate, I love your style and photos you take. You're an inspiration to myself and others. My question is, i plan on getting a 613 but I'm 6'1" average built, what would be a good size or what jacket would you recommend? Thank you and keep up the AWESOME job,style and photos
Stick to your chest size if you’re going to get the 613. It’s hard to recommend one when I don’t know your exact measurements. I highly recommend the 626 because you’re a bit taller. The 613 is cut short.
Hi Nate, I was just wondering if you have any idea where to find slim turtlenecks? I have been on the look for them but I have not much luck. I understand that well made items will cost a bit but if I found a mid range priced one I'd take that. Thanks! c:
Hi Nate, I just bought a 626. Would you recommend I apply a leather protector? If so, which one would you recommend? Thanks in advance, and very informational blog!
Not at the moment. Our jackets get a little treatment before leaving the factory. I like it better untreated and broken in. I’ve had mine for almost three years and it hasn’t touched any leather product. There is one thing though, don’t let it get soaked. The leather will dry and crack. If it does dry, buy conditioner. Any will do. You can find them at a cobbler shop.
Recently acquired the 626. Is it possible to shorten the jacket length about 2-3 inches?
The answer is no. The most you can do, if you’re lucky enough to find a tailor that’s willing to do it is 3/4 of an inch. It is going to be pricey though. You have belt loops that interfere with any lengths beyond that. With two inches, you’ll lose the coin pocket. And with three inches, your side pockets will be cut in half. They also need to take out the zipper and shorten that as well. It is a hard task and the chances of someone completely doing any of that is slim to none. If anything, the classic Perfectos (24” neck to bottom/626 is 26”) would’ve been better because slimming the sleeves is less work.
I know your tired of all the styling questions. I really enjoy your poetry on your other tumblr. I just wanted to know what inspired to get into writing?
I’ve always been ever since my first real English class in school. I read a lot about history as a kid and watched classic films. Learning about so many different cultures made me realize how minute I am within the world. And as I got older, I re-read some of the books to get a different perspective. Growing up, I’ve always wanted to be a journalist. I’ve always excelled well in my English classes and would read 25 books each summer. I was the lead Editor of my High School newspaper and wrote about current events. I’m not sure what made me change my major to Film Direction in college but I thought I could squeeze screenwriting in that. I wish I had stuck with journalism though.
I find that writing relaxes me. I like the flow of words unconventionally. I know there are a lot of flaws in my writing but I want it to be in my voice, my prose. Poetry is like a never ending song. It takes a lot to publicize your inner thoughts but what use would it be if it’s locked away inside your head. I’m also inspired by music. Not just the ones with singing but classical as well.
You can escape with writing. Make up where you are. Travel, live, love. You can be whoever you want to. There are no rules to it. Writing is the greatest invention. I will never stop but I wish I had more time. My “Entries” will be published after every 100 I write.
Hey Nate! Firstly awesome blog, just wondering what your winter plans are for outerwear? Do you just layer up under your schott or maybe switch into some wool or a parka? I'm in the market for a winter coat and need some direction.
I definitely don’t only wear my Perfecto. It’s not warm enough. I have a denim Peacoat from Mister Freedom that I layer over it. That keeps me relatively warm. I have a 32oz Melton Wool Peacoat from Schott as well. I wear that with a long sleeve tee when I go out at night. And my other is a wool topcoat from JCrew for when I try and dress up. I’m not a huge layering guy but it really depends on the weather.
Whenever it smells and are dirty. Putting it in the fridge and febreezing it does not work. Andrew Chen of 3Sixteen and Self Edge told me this and I take his word highly. I’m huge fan of breaking clothes in but lets be real guys, be clean.