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^^^ I probably should have added that there isn't anything wrong with that, if it is one's style, but it just doesn't fit into any of my preconceived "Trad" categories.
Id have to go with the second one. No offense, but that blue hat kinda looks like something you would see on a rap or pop artist.
@Caustic Man Put This On posted an article today on how useful are navy trousers. It made me think of our conversation on the "northern lights" effect. Good info, and good to see some support for the idea that they can be pulled off if done with consideration.
Wheat colored slubby herringbone jacket of wool/linen/silk blend. Cotton OCBD, and linen tie in a navy/off white hounds tooth.
Every trad wardrobe has room for navy blazers, blue striped OCBD's, and crested ties. No matter what part of the country you are in.
Here are a few more where I've used the same strategy, all with the same jacket: Olive trousers: Brown trousers: Navy trousers: Navy trousers It may not be for everybody, but I have always felt that these examples work well. I'm certainly familiar with the SF aversion to navy odd trousers, but I personally don't subscribe to the issue with cotton. I see it with wool for sure. On the contrast discussion, relating to the face, and drawing attention upward... ...
I actually find that this coat looks really nice with darker trousers, and pair it regularly with brown, olive, and navy cotton trousers. Hopefully I'm not kidding myself, but I think it looks great, provided that there is balance created by the tie and shirt to keep it from looking bottom heavy.
What do you mean by northern lights? That the coat is lighter than the trousers?
Looking at the photo again, I see that some of those details aren't visible. It has patch flap pockets, and brown horn buttons. It actually came with traditional brass buttons, but I replaced them. It is a quite open weave as well. Teminds me of what some call "basket weave."
In person it looks impeccable. Suit, eh? That's not the first time I've gotten that feedback on this coat, and it confuses me every time. It is a blazer through and through. I haven't ever seen a suit made from a traditional blazer fabric like this. Sounds strange.
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