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Ideas for successfully wearing a Burgundy Jacket?

post #1 of 16
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I find myself liking the idea of a burgundy jacket but am struggling with what to wear with it. If it's a dark enough hue, maybe dark gray trousers, but then what for a shirt? White seems too waiter like, blue seems odd, and grey would probably be too match-y with gray trousers.

I've done some picture surfing but haven't found any really good examples. I'm interested to hear some ideas and/or see some better examples.
post #2 of 16

One thought, camel/tan, whatever shade of you like to call it for trousers. I have(or had) a burgundy jacket with a bin of pinstripe and have done this.

For a shirt, white with a substantial pattern. Too many possibilities there to go through. But this alleviates your plain white issue.

This look assembled without a tie. 

post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

I find myself liking the idea of a burgundy jacket but am struggling with what to wear with it. If it's a dark enough hue, maybe dark gray trousers, but then what for a shirt? White seems too waiter like, blue seems odd, and grey would probably be too match-y with gray trousers.
I've done some picture surfing but haven't found any really good examples. I'm interested to hear some ideas and/or see some better examples.

Brown moleskin trousers. 

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post #5 of 16
Just kidding, how's this (or is that more plum than burgundy)? He pulls off the white shirt although no one would be paying much attention to what he's wearing if she was next to him.

post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Just kidding, how's this (or is that more plum than burgundy)? He pulls off the white shirt although no one would be paying much attention to what he's wearing if she was next to him.

Hmmm, hadn't thought about a bow tie; plus the white pocket square with the white shirt breaks it up a bit...

ps - the previous pic is exactly what I want to avoid.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

I find myself liking the idea of a burgundy jacket but am struggling with what to wear with it. If it's a dark enough hue, maybe dark gray trousers, but then what for a shirt? White seems too waiter like, blue seems odd, and grey would probably be too match-y with gray trousers.
I've done some picture surfing but haven't found any really good examples. I'm interested to hear some ideas and/or see some better examples.

I've got a burgundy blazer. You "successfully wear it" by slipping both arms into the sleeves such that the jacket buttons at the front side of your torso.

 

As far as color combinations go, go wild man...blue, grey, camel, green, white. Depending on your shirt/tie/etc, you can make it look good with just about any color pants.

post #8 of 16
I would avoid burgundy jackets entirely unless you have dark or olive skin. It rarely looks good on people with fair complexions.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Just kidding, how's this (or is that more plum than burgundy)? He pulls off the white shirt although no one would be paying much attention to what he's wearing if she was next to him.

Hmmm, I'm also thinking that shirt isn't quite white - maybe an ivory or some other subtle off-white.
post #10 of 16

I recently ordered a burgundy blazer. Can't wait for it to come in.cool.gif

 

 

I would wear it with grey,black,navy blue or khaki trousers.

post #11 of 16
I have a burgundy blazer. For shirts, I usually go with a cream color or a light, lilac. Occasionally a light green. Mostly grey trousers, from medium to dark. Khaki should be ok also.
post #12 of 16
Ask the other members of your barbershop quartet what they're wearing with theirs.

Or else dye it blue.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

I find myself liking the idea of a burgundy jacket but am struggling with what to wear with it. If it's a dark enough hue, maybe dark gray trousers, but then what for a shirt? White seems too waiter like, blue seems odd, and grey would probably be too match-y with gray trousers.
I've done some picture surfing but haven't found any really good examples. I'm interested to hear some ideas and/or see some better examples.

Velvet would be nice in this colour and you could wear it for the opera or as a sportcoat.  White shirt and tartan bow tie for the opera and as a casual jacket a paisley shirt or black low roll neck knitted shirt.

post #14 of 16
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I would avoid burgundy jackets entirely unless you have dark or olive skin. It rarely looks good on people with fair complexions.

+1
post #15 of 16
My previous Japanese boss was a very good dresser - generally subdued, mostly grey and navy soporific suits. Occasionally in the winter he would wear a burgundy jacket (not a blazer) and it looked very nice. Grey pants. Darker green or off-colored tie. I didn't get the impression that it was hard for him to pull off, but I suppose that's how it is with stylish men.
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