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Denim, But Not Jeans

Wondering if a blue denim jacket would out of place in Paris. Asking for a friend. :-)
Thanks!

Posted by
8293 posts

Tell your friend it would be perfectly fine.

Posted by
4066 posts

Would it be out of place in Sacramento, your home? While your friend may see well-dressed business people on the streets, the rest will look more or less like California, allowing for a little less interest in sports team logos. Paris is not a giant runway crawling with models. And by the way, jeans are common (and can be expensive.)

Posted by
10403 posts

I know that jeans are common there. I've worn jeans on every trip I've taken, just as I always wear jeans at home. I always try to fit in, rather than look like an obvious American tourist. Denim jackets are popular here, I just didn't know if it would be obviously out of place there.

Thank you for the replies.

Posted by
9436 posts

Andrea, you always dress well and always look nice. You’ll look great in a denim jacket in Paris!

Posted by
2532 posts

Denim never left my wardrobe, so I’m thrilled to strut my 501s in Paris and not be the subject of sneers from the fashionistas. Oh wait, denim is not part of my traveling kit. Hopefully, it’s OK for denim to be worn in America and for dips into Canada.

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10403 posts

Susan, you are so sweet.

Bruce, in 2006 while in Paris for the first time I saw a store with 501's in the window display. They were 99€. That was 12 years ago. A few years ago I went into a Levi's store in Europe. It might have been in London. The only jeans were 501's. It seems they have never gone out of style.

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2532 posts

Thanks Andrea. Now, to work on my haircut to match European styles so as not to be a rube from North America.

Posted by
2017 posts

First time I went to Paris, read on the traveler boards that wearing jeans and white trainers would single you out as American. The weekdays maybe but walking around our neighborhood on Saturday a majority of Parisians below 50 years old wore jeans and trainers-colored and white. Wear what you want-many already will know you are American.

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I say wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. I never understood the thought of NOT wanting to be labeled as a tourist; that's what you are going to be, correct? If you are worried about fitting in....honestly, who really cares? Not trying to be mean but you aren't going to know anyone and vis versa and you will never see the people again.

I am of the age where I don't really care what people think of me. I'm comfortable being ME.........tell your friend to wear whatever they want and enjoy the trip!!!