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post #16 of 38
Olive is hands down the most underrated and underutilized color. It's essential that any olive-colored item be a flattering cut, as it may otherwise drift into 80's territory. I wear olive 60's Levi's Sta-Prest with just about everything, one of my favorites is with a navy or gray sport coat. I would recommend against most browns since alongside olive they tend to produce a swampy/muddy tone.
post #17 of 38
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Agreed.
Although I must confess I'm still particularly partial to those vulgar 'jumbo cocktail olives'.
Call me a rube if you must.

I like those too, I didn't in the past but I got used to them and really like them now smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Can you post a pic? Olive pants with an olive shirt sounds odd. A white shirt as shown above would look much better. No one mentioned bergundy shoes which I think would also go well.

True, I have a couple of trousers in olive and look very good with burgundy and oxblood shoes.
post #18 of 38
Pairs well with grey, I like olive jackets and light grey pants and olive suits and black ties.
post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by sns23 View Post

Stay away from olive.
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Rainn Wilson (Dwight) from NBC's The Office. IMHO, that show sucked after Steve Carell left in 2011.

I disagree with that poster. Try grey slacks, yellow or white shirt, and matching necktie.Think of Dick Cavett from July 1969 when he interviewed the late Janis Joplin? Cavett have style and I share the same birthday as him while my cousin shares the same birthday as Letterman.
post #20 of 38
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Olive pants with an olive shirt sounds odd. .

Agree and am surprised that this thread isn't full of 10 pages making fun / sarcastic comments of the OP.
post #21 of 38
I wouldn't wear it top to bottom, but olive is a great color.
post #22 of 38
I concur that olive is a great colour. I accidentally realized that my olive slacks go great with a light grey SC that I have.
Edited by othertravel - 5/22/12 at 7:54am
post #23 of 38
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Can you post a pic? Olive pants with an olive shirt sounds odd. A white shirt as shown above would look much better. No one mentioned bergundy shoes which I think would also go well.

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post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

Rainn Wilson (Dwight) from NBC's The Office. IMHO, that show sucked after Steve Carell left in 2011 from the onset.

FIFY.

If one wanted to see a genuine creep see this goon.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Gareth surpassed Dwight. The 'Mercan audience wasn't ready for "Gareth"-type character because it mocked the military - specifically the Territorial Army, which is equivalent to 'Mercan National Guard.

Neither Dwight nor Gareth looked okay in olive.
post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by sns23 View Post

Stay away from olive.
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Really? I thought it would've been SF approved. The haircut really lifts the outfit to a whole new level.
post #26 of 38
Thread Starter 

Appreciate the replies ... you guys are very helpful, and love your sense of humor!

 

Enjoy your weekend.

 

 

 

:-)

post #27 of 38
Please don't wear olive pants with an olive colored shirt.

With olive pants I suggest a blue shirt. (not tan, olive, gold or white) For a jacket choose a true khaki color or brown with some texture or pattern.
post #28 of 38
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Please don't wear olive pants with an olive colored shirt.
With olive pants I suggest a blue shirt. (not tan, olive, gold or white) For a jacket choose a true khaki color or brown with some texture or pattern.

Thanks!

 

 

I have that color jacket now, so I'm set.

 

And I'll be wearing olive sox (OTC Gold Toe) to go with that.

post #29 of 38
I you plan on wearing olive pants and shirt, you should stick to olive as the color for the jacket. And don't forget your helmet and rifle.


If you plan on wearing them seperately, I'd suggest something in the red family.
But be careful, you wouldn't want to look like a christmas tree.

earth tones should be the safer bet for the jacket.

for the shirt, I can't imagine any indoor approved outfit without a rifle over the shoulder and a dead rabbit in the hand.

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ah, you have it. fine smile.gif
post #30 of 38
Khaki, brown, black, gray. Navy too, if the tones are right. Burgundy pairs very well when you're talking ties. Can be worn with either black or brown shoes.

Olive is actually really versatile if you know how to use it. It works with just about everything navy will, except that it plays nice with black. I probably wear my olive khakis more than my khaki ones.

Just please, don't pair olive pants with an olive shirt. For that matter, you shouldn't do that with any color.
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