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post #46 of 66
I agree with u. I have a dark blue/light navy pair. Go nicely with the browns
post #47 of 66
ed: I wouldn't totally cuff all my pants if I could, but having them really does even out my build visually. That and I've seen them pulled off well.
post #48 of 66
In cotton they fade. I never like to see a guy in navy wool trousers, especially when I see a guy wearing them with a light or medium brown shoe and that is just wrong.

Some guys think they can break all the rules, but that look never works.

There are too many other shades of gray or brown that are more versatile.
post #49 of 66
Wearing navy trousers as we speak. Put it with a white spread collar shirt, medium/light grey jacket, chestnut belt and shoes.

People are saying nice things about the look, and they don't seem to want anything from me at the moment, so it can't be too bad
post #50 of 66
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Originally Posted by Carey
Some guys think they can break all the rules, but that look never works.

huh? when was that "rule" established? or is it a regional thing?
post #51 of 66
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Originally Posted by gdl203
huh? when was that "rule" established? or is it a regional thing?

To my eye light brown or medium brown shoes look absolutely wrong with navy trousers. I have always thought so, ever since I was a kid. My dad thought so, too and I am sure that colored my opinion.

Glen O'Brien, GQ's Style Guy, has challenged the rule, but think he is way out on a limb here.

It is my opinion, but there is some authoratative opinion in agreement.
post #52 of 66
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Originally Posted by Carey
To my eye light brown or medium brown shoes look absolutely wrong with navy trousers.

Interesting... to me brown shoes and navy trousers are a combination made in heaven. Too much time spent in Italy maybe...

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Originally Posted by Carey
Glen O'Brien, GQ's Style Guy, has challenged the rule, but think he is way out on a limb here.

It is my opinion, but there is some authoratative opinion in agreement.

I understand your opinion but why do you think there's a rule about that? If anything, that would be an exclusively North American rule because we Europeans have absolutely no problem whatsoever with navy pants. As I said earlier, they're a wardrobe staple
post #53 of 66
That is OK with me. I have worn a navy chalk and double pin-stripe suit with my dark brown shoes. When I get a new suit in this color and pattern again, I may pair it with my dark brown suede shoes.

Still light brown and navy looks like you got dressed in the dark.

This isn't regional and maybe discussion needs its own thread.

I like you signature line, is it Ari Gold?
post #54 of 66
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Originally Posted by Carey
That is OK with me. I have worn a navy chalk and double pin-stripe suit with my dark brown shoes. When I get a new suit in this color and pattern again, I may pair it with my dark brown suede shoes.

Still light brown and navy looks like you got dressed in the dark.

This isn't regional and maybe discussion needs its own thread.

I like you signature line, is it Ari Gold?

I guess we'll just disagree on this one

Signature is indeed an Ari quote from Season 2
post #55 of 66
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Maybe this is just me, but I think you guys are thinking way too much about sport coats to go with pants. I'm not saying just go with a shirt and tie, but a cardigan or other sweater can go pretty well with them without the need for a jacket. That said, I'm probably going to get some flat front navy trousers with a cuff.
Maybe this is just me but I can't "totally" envision me wearing a cardigan.

!luc
post #56 of 66
I don't like the navy pants and light brown shoes combination, this looks too italian to me

!luc
post #57 of 66
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Maybe this is just me, but I think you guys are thinking way too much about sport coats to go with pants. I'm not saying just go with a shirt and tie, but a cardigan or other sweater can go pretty well with them without the need for a jacket. That said, I'm probably going to get some flat front navy trousers with a cuff.

Jovan,

The clothes shown in your avatar would pair well with navy colored trousers.
post #58 of 66
Unfortunately that isn't me, Charley. I wish I was as good looking and/or famous as Mr. McGregor. (That jacket is part of a tweed suit, by the way.)
post #59 of 66
OK, this thread convinced me to reconsider my ways. I found a pair of J. Crew navy trousers on deep discount today, so I tried them on. They looked pretty good -- nicely slim-fit. And they looked good with brown shoes. I still felt like an old man, but I'll give them a shot. We'll see how they go with some sportcoats, maybe next week.
post #60 of 66
How it went Doc? I got my first wool Navy odd trousers also... I bought 2 one charcoal and another navy from the Pal Zileri line in super 100's made by Incotex I think... the charcoal are flat fronts the navy one pleat so I cuffed them... and I got a nice jacket with fine "pied-de-poule" pattern in black and white with subtle purple windowpane... together both trousers and the sports jacket look wonderful... I'll post some pics later
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