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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

As others have said (one or three thousand times), dark blue trousers have (at least) two strikes against them when it comes to odd jackets - they look too dressy and they're a black hole.

They look bad when paired with a jacket because they always look dressy there really aren't any dressy looking odd jackets. Aside from the navy blazer. And if you're going to wear navy trousers with a navy jacket, they should match exactly. And have dark buttons. And it's easier to refer to that combination as a (lounge*) suit.

Plain navy doesn't really blend with anything else. It's too dark. You really have to accept that it's a high contrast look. That doesn't work well with odd jackets. The best odd jacket ensambles are warm and have a nice blend of colors that coordinate well.

Jeans avoid both of those pitfalls. They're obviously unmistakeably and utterly casual. And even when they're very dark, there's either some sheen or some variegation to the color. It's a softer color that's much easier to pair with a vibrant (or even a subdued) tweed,





* Where you at, Sator?

Most men don't are afraid of blue odd trousers because they simply lack imagination to wear them well. The trick as always with trousers is to get a combination where the jacket is same shade or darker than the bottoms. A pair of French navy trousers, paired with rust tweed jacket and navy blue hunting tie on tattersall shirt is a lovely autum combination. Think painting French navy with autumn colours- not navy sigh muddy brow - and you have a winning combination. For some inspiration try this

https://www.google.com.sg/search?client=safari&hl=en-gb&biw=768&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=vBxjUsHKI4WMrgfG5YCADw&q=blue+and+rust&oq=blue+and+rust&gs_l=img.3..0l4j0i5j0i24l4.28929.32002.0.32276.15.15.0.0.0.3.142.1276.11j4.15.0....0...1c.1.29.img..13.2.211.UWB_LLLrOA4
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Originally Posted by Tropicalist View Post

Most men don't are afraid of blue odd trousers because they simply lack imagination to wear them well. The trick as always with trousers is to get a combination where the jacket is same shade or darker than the bottoms. A pair of French navy trousers, paired with rust tweed jacket and navy blue hunting tie on tattersall shirt is a lovely autum combination. Think painting French navy with autumn colours- not navy sigh muddy brow - and you have a winning combination. For some inspiration try this

https://www.google.com.sg/search?client=safari&hl=en-gb&biw=768&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=vBxjUsHKI4WMrgfG5YCADw&q=blue+and+rust&oq=blue+and+rust&gs_l=img.3..0l4j0i5j0i24l4.28929.32002.0.32276.15.15.0.0.0.3.142.1276.11j4.15.0....0...1c.1.29.img..13.2.211.UWB_LLLrOA4

You too can look like a movie poster meme!

http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-hollywood-please-stop.html

post #10653 of 12712
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Originally Posted by Tropicalist View Post

Most men don't are afraid of blue odd trousers because they simply lack imagination to wear them well. The trick as always with trousers is to get a combination where the jacket is same shade or darker than the bottoms. A pair of French navy trousers, paired with rust tweed jacket and navy blue hunting tie on tattersall shirt is a lovely autum combination. Think painting French navy with autumn colours- not navy sigh muddy brow - and you have a winning combination. For some inspiration try this

https://www.google.com.sg/search?client=safari&hl=en-gb&biw=768&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=vBxjUsHKI4WMrgfG5YCADw&q=blue+and+rust&oq=blue+and+rust&gs_l=img.3..0l4j0i5j0i24l4.28929.32002.0.32276.15.15.0.0.0.3.142.1276.11j4.15.0....0...1c.1.29.img..13.2.211.UWB_LLLrOA4

i would not call very many of those shades of blue, navy.
post #10654 of 12712
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post
 

 

Appreciate the feedback.


No problem. Hope it didn't come across as harsh -- as for the third tie, I keep having to tell myself not to buy that type of thing, because they're so hard to pair well, but they have a lot of shelf appeal.

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Nice, Tits. Is that the Despos?
post #10657 of 12712
Wow, that is great. Shoes are dark brown suede?
post #10658 of 12712
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Originally Posted by Tropicalist View Post

Most men don't are afraid of blue odd trousers because they simply lack imagination to wear them well. The trick as always with trousers is to get a combination where the jacket is same shade or darker than the bottoms. A pair of French navy trousers, paired with rust tweed jacket and navy blue hunting tie on tattersall shirt is a lovely autum combination. Think painting French navy with autumn colours- not navy sigh muddy brow - and you have a winning combination. For some inspiration try this

https://www.google.com.sg/search?client=safari&hl=en-gb&biw=768&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=vBxjUsHKI4WMrgfG5YCADw&q=blue+and+rust&oq=blue+and+rust&gs_l=img.3..0l4j0i5j0i24l4.28929.32002.0.32276.15.15.0.0.0.3.142.1276.11j4.15.0....0...1c.1.29.img..13.2.211.UWB_LLLrOA4

French navy isn't a thing.

French blue =/= dark blue (which, incidentally) is what I was talking about

In order for a rust jacket to be as dark as or darker than the trousers, it has to be a lightish shade of blue.
post #10659 of 12712
looking sharp, tits.
post #10660 of 12712
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Nice, Tits. Is that the Despos?

Thanks. Two Despos pieces involved.

Suit - Despos
Shirt - Despos
Tie - Panta
Square - Vanda
Shoes - G&G
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Wow, that is great. Shoes are dark brown suede?
Thanks. They are. St. James in Mole Suede.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

looking sharp, tits.
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post #10661 of 12712
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


French navy isn't a thing.

French blue =/= dark blue (which, incidentally) is what I was talking about

In order for a rust jacket to be as dark as or darker than the trousers, it has to be a lightish shade of blue.


I've heard "french navy" used interchangeably with "junior navy," to refer to a shade lighter than a dark navy (which I've heard called "English navy" in that context), but darker than "blogger blue."

 

Either way, being able to point at colors that look nice together in general is not the same as those colors working in clothes. I mean, the Venetian Bedroom at the Met has a beautiful color scheme:

 

But to wear those colors as, say, a shirt and tie would be terribly bad taste.

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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post


Shoulder lines, sleeve pitch, trouser lines. Lapel roll. Just lovely.
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mktitsworth, you have inspired me to pull out the camera this week when I'm wearing my Despos suit. While the fabric isn't identical, the silhouette will feel familiar to you!

post #10664 of 12712
Chris does amazing work. I've still got a few shirts in the works with him and am hoping to start my next jacket after the first of the year.
post #10665 of 12712
This is a serious question. Can the color purple be considered in good taste?

Here are 3 recent examples from fits I posted. I think they are pretty cohesive, and I was wondering if the simple fact that purple is being used is a disqualifier?






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