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post #16 of 49
I think this is how olive/green is done

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post #17 of 49
I have olive fall/winter suit with blue pinstripes. I wear blue shirt and brown shoes combination. Olive is nice change of pace from the everyday blue and grey colors.
post #18 of 49
I like green-based glenn plaids.
Otherwise, not so much.
post #19 of 49
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
I like green-based glenn plaids.
Otherwise, not so much.

Hmmm, I'm thinking that since I have relatively olive skin, it is best to skip it.
post #20 of 49
Am I missing something?

Are people actually saying that Olive is ok?

There's etiquette. There's tradition. Manton has those covered and he still seems fine with it so I will move on to something that is just as important - colouring.

If you wear a suit that costs $100,000 (heaven forbid!) but has the wrong colours for you, then it just looks like a cheap suit.

Olive, as a colour, is repugnant and suits absolutely noone.

The mud colours - olive, burgundy, muddy charcoal, all of them, should never be seen on anyone. Period. Dirt looks dirty. Olive looks dirty.

My opinion.
post #21 of 49
Charcoal should never be seen on anyone? What are we supposed to do, wear navy every day for the rest of our lives?
post #22 of 49
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Am I missing something?

Have you missed the pic I posted above?
post #23 of 49
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Originally Posted by babygreenspots
Hmmm, I'm thinking that since I have relatively olive skin, it is best to skip it.


Although I do not like Olive suits myself, there are a few I consider acceptable. And if chosen properly, and worn with the right accessories, even a man with an olive complexion can wear. You would want to brighten it by attracting the eye away from associating your skin tone with the suit's drab color. A bright shirt and/or a bright tie can make the whole look smarter. I have a very blond friend who looks good in olive. He even got a loden flannel suit (on my recommendation) which looks very good on him.

Truthfully, the olive cotton poplin suit is the best choice and a few shades of linen also work, and even in corduroy. Otherwise, olive is probably best left as a country color. I think of the cheap rtw suit wearer's go to choice as olive/taupe.
post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by Newton
The mud colours - olive, burgundy, muddy charcoal, all of them, should never be seen on anyone. Period. Dirt looks dirty. Olive looks dirty.

What about brown? Isn't mud kinda brown? Is brown also a repugnant color for clothing?
post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by gdl203
What about brown? Isn't mud kinda brown? Is brown also a repugnant color for clothing?
Not if you're a . . .
post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by Newton
The mud colours - olive, burgundy, muddy charcoal, all of them, should never be seen on anyone. Period. Dirt looks dirty. Olive looks dirty.

My opinion.

I'd rock a mod-styled burgundy suit so f*cking hard....
post #27 of 49
I think an olive suit in khaki would do well for going to Africa or somewhere suitably hot.
post #28 of 49
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The mud colours - olive, burgundy, muddy charcoal, all of them, should never be seen on anyone. Period. Dirt looks dirty. Olive looks dirty.

do you mean for suits, or everything? my burgundy tie is one of my favorite things ever.
post #29 of 49
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Originally Posted by Manton
Charcoal should never be seen on anyone? What are we supposed to do, wear navy every day for the rest of our lives?

Manton, you see that I said muddy charcoal.

When you look at charcoal you can see a couple of types. One of these has a more muddy, or brown, feel (I don't know the names) and that is the one that I don't think should be worn. All other types of charcoal, no worries. Mustard is another that belongs to this club of dirty colours. Mustard, olive, muddy charcoal and certain types of burgundy.

As for brown, well, I very rarely see it being worn in a suit, and have never noticed it looking particularly flattering.

Javyn I am referring mainly to suits and shirts. Accessories are more open to interpretation, and is where burgundy and brown find full favour with me. I also have a tie sitting somewhere between red and burgundy which I quite like.
post #30 of 49
Olive coloured suit; only as a summer suit on casual or less formal events.
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