Originally Posted by blue peter
this is more a "random fashion thoughts" question but applies to g2's fit - what's the general opinion on navy blue paired with black (as in blue jacket, black trousers). I'm forever arguing with my wife about it...she says no go, I say go...is it just a lame fashion "rule" or is there something to it...seeing g2's fit, I'm not sure I dig the color combo as much as I thought (fit is great, though!)...also, how about varying shades of one color - I've got several navy EG pieces but in many subtle shades (from varying seasons)...does this work - is it a matter of hitting the right shades...lately I feel more comfortable in the full "suit" same fabric, same shade (season), than I do rocking different shades of blue...
Navy and black are fine together. It's a general rule to make things easy for people, like the black and brown rule, but shape, texture, and color all have nuance and play together to make any combination look good.
I think the biggest thing about blacks and blues/blacks and browns is that they have varying degrees of "warmth." If any of ya'll have dealt with black dye or even done any print design with black, black is never black. There's varying degrees of other colors in it that provide a warmer tone or a cooler tone, and many off-looking combinations come with mixing a warm black with a cool blue or vice versa. Of course, it's not always true, but it's a general guideline, and it gets nitpicky and complex and annoying fast, so most of the time it's just "don't play with black and blue"
I'm a big fan of many varying subtle shades, especially with blues. Again, it all comes down to the "feel" of the colors, as again, not all blues convey the same feeling or idea.
The reason why I think a darker shirt works better in g2's fit is because of the many combinations of colors (navy jacket, black pants, brown shoes, white shirt). They're all kinda pulling at each other for eye attention, while a darker shirt kinda fades into the background and provides a bit of subtlety to tighten up the look. Of course, This could be changed by a black jacket or blue pants, and then a white shirt would be perfect.
That said, this is really, really nitpicky and not a big deal at all
. It's still a great fit, but just my thoughts and preferences.
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