I wouldn't pair it with cream, it's too close color wise IMHO. The other colors you mentioned could probably work, but rather as wool trousers. I could also see it work with bottle green cords (if it's a f/w sc) or chocolate brown trousers. For $75 I'd get it, and if I ended up not liking it that much I'd pass it on. You could probably sell it for at least the same amount on eBay.
Edit. Oh yeah, it's a big no to Nantucket reds with this one.