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post #16 of 82
That is an unusually arbitrary assortment of examples.
post #17 of 82
Not tooting my own horn, but if you say this doesn't work, then you don't know what you're talking about.
post #18 of 82
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...ley/7-1-10.jpg

Not tooting my own horn, but if you say this doesn't work, then you don't know what you're talking about.

That looks terrible.
























Just kidding.
post #19 of 82
You can find amazing examples of it being done well on this site, I've come across them in WAYWTD and they look excellent. Whenever I do it it looks too plain so I avoid the look. I think if you do it with some fabrics that have a little more texture and substance to them it looks even better, like a flannel wool or a wool cashmere mix.
post #20 of 82
can be done well, those pics are NOT good examples. These are almost all SF people... Here's how you classy it up a little:




















post #21 of 82
^^I don't know how the heck you were able to pull those up so quickly (and mine them from WAYWRN), but most are very good examples.
post #22 of 82
I save some pics here and there usually because they've got something good about them. anything from fit, color or texture combo, certain items i also own but need ideas on how to wear, etc... after 4-5 years i've probably got about 1500 pics saved and a simple search like 'navy blazer' pulls up a bunch of pics.... if anyone wants a pic of them taken down just say the word. PS - I think Gregaz and DocHolliday constantly get spot on fits, but then again it helps to be so slim.
post #23 of 82
The shirt is key. I don't like a plain shirt with the blazer + grey pants combo. Same with "business" stripes or checks with narrow/fine lines.

At a minimum, I think you need a bengal stripe to avoid the office look. Preferably gingham or a fancy stripe like some of the turnbull & asser stripes.
post #24 of 82
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
if anyone wants a pic of them taken down just say the word.

Don't take mine down"”I like them on top.
post #25 of 82
Awesome post, Master-Classter! That is for sure a who's who of WAYWRN, and definitive proof that a blue blazer and grey pants is very much SF approved.
post #26 of 82
I've got a hang-up on blue blazers and grey pants going back to my days at Catholic school and it was our uniform. Damn blue blazer with a crest.

Girls wore plaid jumpers that were even worse. Also had a crest.

Girls had their uniforms "updated" to a green sack-type skirt with a white blouse. I swear they were changed to make them look like Nuns, with the hope some would join the convent.
post #27 of 82
Master-Classter's examples are the sorts of looks I have in mind when I give this classic a big thumbs up.
post #28 of 82
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Originally Posted by bleachboy View Post
Awesome post, Master-Classter! That is for sure a who's who of WAYWRN, and definitive proof that a blue blazer and grey pants is very much SF approved.

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Originally Posted by JohnShaft View Post
Master-Classter's examples are the sorts of looks I have in mind when I give this classic a big thumbs up.

+1. Fantastic post.
post #29 of 82
IMO gray pants look way better than tan/khaki. The tan/khaki look just comes off as terribly yuppie to me, especially if you are also using gold buttons. I would say that I prefer medium to dark gray, though - not light gray.
post #30 of 82
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Originally Posted by RangerP View Post

I think it's a classic look... can't really go wrong IMO.

I think your very wrong with this statement. There are tons of ways to go wrong with this look. There are ways to pull it off like having a pair of pants that arent super baggy and wearing a blazer that actually fits properly. Unfortunately 90% of the people who wear grey pants with a blue blazer dont have a clue and they ruin it for everyone else. Its the same thing with Polo shirts and khaki colored pants. Yea the look may be associated with a few retail companies terrible uniforms, but if you wear pieces that fit properly and flatter your body then you will pull off either look and make it look cool.
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