mother of god that orange pants thing is terrible...my point in my earlier post was, I don't suggest you ever wear red shoes or green pants...but if you want to wear those green pants and those red shoes and that patterned bowtie, etc., you should wear them put together into something like this, rather than on their own against a blank canvas.
I guess what I'm saying is, I find it more elegant to have the louder piece "blend" not "pop". Depending on what it is, this can be done without other loud items. Here's a very famous picture of the DoW in a suit that while not bright in color, is loud in pattern. He seems to wear it effortlessly by blending it with the other elements:
1. No ties without a jacket
2, No jackets without a tie
3. No jackets at a place where someone could show up in jeans
4. No suede with worsted
5. No polished calf with tweed
6. No brown with blue
7. No impressing or statement making with tailored wear
8. No blending of fun/sexy and traditional tailored wear
9. Full dress on Halloween
All this talk of grey odd jackets has me confused, angry, and alone. But seriously, can this be paired with something and look good? I've been seeing every gray odd pairing get shot down in this thread.
That is not good for a lot of reasons. Quite “suity” without being a suit. The coat is not variegated enough to be a good gray odd jacket. Coat and trou too close in tone. One other important point. While the coat fits well, to me this is a big advertisement for the benefits of drape. You have somewhat narrow shoulders and a shallow chest. Your hips look bigger than your chest and just barely as wide as your shoulders. Add some drape to that coat and all that gets fixed by magic.
This is very important I would say especially for guys shaped like me and skinny guys. My hips are almost as wide as my shoulders and I am a bit "up-and-down". Recently, I have been getting more chest on my suits and now it actually looks like my body has shape to it. Also, I have been getting fullness in the back in the side seams and next to the armhole. Comfortable.