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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mariooo View Post

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.
edit:
ah, you have it. fine smile.gif

 

Not to worry.

 

Think I have the correct match so far.

And the only thing I have in "red" are tights, but that's a story for another time.  LOL

Thanks for your input.   :)

post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mariooo View Post

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.
edit:
ah, you have it. fine smile.gif

 

 Thanks for your feedback.

post #33 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mariooo View Post

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.
edit:
ah, you have it. fine smile.gif

Thanks for yor feedback.  :)

post #34 of 38
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post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Please don't wear olive pants with an olive colored shirt.

Unless he's the dictator of Cuba, or something, in which case, olive on olive conveys a very militaresque look that will instill confidence in La Revolucion amongst the proletariat.

In all seriousness, the success of olive really depends on the right use of contrasts. An outfit comprising a bunch of similarly toned olives, taupes, browns, tans, and yellows will buy its wearer a one-way ticket to Schrute Farms. On the other hand, olive counterbalanced by lighter, brighter, paler colors can work wonders. Try lightening up an olive linen suit with some pastel shirts in pink, light lavender, pale blue, etc., for a great summer look.

I own the RLBL olive linen suit pictured on Sr. Figueras in the aforementioned Ralph Lauren ad. While I fall a tad bit short of his handsomeness and physique, and I lack his Latin dreaminess, I have pulled off the suit very successfully at summer weddings and garden parties. Last time I paired it with a pale blue shirt and midnight blue grenadine tie. Have also rocked it with a pale lavender shirt with white contrast collar and deep blue, micropaisley tie. Will be hitting up an outdoor wedding in the dead of central CA summer in the coming weeks, where I plan to pair it with a pink shirt and woven navy tie. Or maybe a pale aquamarine RLBL shirt with black knit tie and a madras pocket square that picks up a hint of the aqua.

The possibilities are out there, and many of them are wonderfully dandified in that very quintessentially spring/summer way. I've found that the trick to olive is livening it up, not drabbing it down.
post #36 of 38

However, since the OP states quite plainly that this will be an autumn/winter voyage the light colors of summer will not do.  With olive slacks . . . a maroon coat would look good.  Depending on the individual's own coloration a shirt in ice yellow if you are dark or grey haired or in a gold tint if you tend toward blond.  And a dark blue tie, methinks.

 

Personally, I would put the olive in the coat and go with grey slacks.  Then just about any shirt except more olive would look good.  And you tie choice would be broader.  And definitely burgundy shoes!

post #37 of 38
for the jacket, i'm thinking camel or any medium to dark warm brown.

consider wearing a solid cream or aqua colored shirt instead of olive, or patterned shirts with brighter colors if you're into that sort of thing.
post #38 of 38

Camel would be good and possibly a pink shirt.

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