is this jacket casual enough to wear with jeans/chinos/cords?

This is my first “navy blazer” -ish addition. It’s a suit jacket, but all cotton. Unlined in the body and back. Kind of has a garment dyed look to it in person. Usually wear 42R but this is a 44R (it’s a slim fit). $2 at the thrift and I dig it, but want to avoid the “mismatched suit” look.
This is the exact jacket: https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens/categories/clothing/blazers/casual-blazers/ludlow-slim-fit-suit-jacket-in-italian-chino/AT050?color_name=navy&colorProductCode=AT050
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Sal
Sal2mo ago
Ya looks great king You can dress it down even further with a more casual shirt, something with a bit of texture or pattern
AAE
AAE2mo ago
Thanks! Good point. Im wearing this vintage BB OCBD which is butteryyy soft and broken in, but it is indeed very white
OceanicEternity
OceanicEternity2mo ago
You could dress it down even more if you swapped out the buttons.
AAE
AAE2mo ago
How so?
OceanicEternity
OceanicEternity2mo ago
Black buttons like that are kind of suit coded as opposed to blazer coded. A lot of blazers have brass buttons. And a lot of sport coats have other things going on like leather buttons.
tmc08130
tmc081302mo ago
You can wear a suit jacket separately as long as it's a casual suit jacket.
AAE
AAE2mo ago
Haha, yes, that is why I’m asking if folks think this jacket is sufficiently casual
tmc08130
tmc081302mo ago
I would say a yes but don't go too far, tucked in shirt with jeans/chinos/cords is fine, but definitely not with t-shirt or untucked shirt, since it has flap pockets and the shoulders seem to be structured, it is still considered to be a formal jacket.
Orlando
Orlando5w ago
the one caveat is that the shoulder style isn't casual enough
AAE
AAE4w ago
Too much structure?
Orlando
Orlando4w ago
Yeah, a natural or softer shoulder would work better But you know, style is personal etc etc.
AAE
AAE4w ago
Yea I see how that would be ideal. But since I got this for $2 and it’s decent quality, I wanted to explore if it was casual “enough” - ie, not immediately standing out like a mismatched suit. Where do you come out on that? I feel like the casual fabric goes a long way
Orlando
Orlando4w ago
Wow $2 what a score! I recall it's a cotton right? That definitely helps a bit if the texture is rougher and the fabric tends to hold onto wrinkles. I think it could work as a blazer with a slightly more formal trouser (menswear uniform), or alternatively you could play into the tension and do something ultra casual underneath like double denim