Thank you for your constructive input. There are no pants this was bought at Saks and is a stand alone blazer. Still have receipt and may be taking back. Still amazed at the arrogance of some who presume that a pair of pants I own dictate whether I am "ready" for odd jackets.....please.
May be worth taking back to Saks and replacing with something that has a little more versatility. If you want a lighter colored jacket, light blue will match up with most summer colors without showing up as neutral. This gray jacket is a fine looking specimen, but there are only one or two outfits (at best) that you would be able to coordinate into something decent. Hence a previous comment that this is an "advanced players" jacket. What advanced player means is anyone's guess....
The Black Pants / Black Shirt / Black Suit / Black Blazer / Anything Black does not get a lot of love round here hence the criticism over the choice of black pants. By inference, your willingness to wear black pants equates to you having no clue what you are doing. Anyway, this is Styleforum logic for you. Hang around and take the blows and accept that one man's opinion does not necessarily equate to law - opinions are merely opinions. If you are open minded, you can selectively make them count for the betterment of yourself.
Do not forget this is supposed to be a bit of fun and banter. That some people take it so seriously to the point they are rude is a pity.
Welcome to the forum BTW.