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Dark Navy Blazer...what slacks

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Going to a dinner with a business casual attire. I have a dark navy blazer and I have a pair of light-ish brown shoes linked here:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-air-colton-split-oxford/3068669?origin=keywordsearch&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=1696

I wanted to go with the brown shoe to sort of 'jazz' it up a little, but what trousers with the navy blazer? Dark Grey? Too much contrast with the light brown shoe?
post #2 of 38
Thread Starter 
This may help a bit. The picture below (Stolen from SF somewhere) is a similar shade to the jacket and pants that I have. My jacket is single breasted and slim 2 button. The shoes are a similar shade. I planned on pairing it with a white shirt with lavender stripes, brown watch/belt and a lavender pocket square. (Or a pink shirt with white square) No tie. Thoughts?


post #3 of 38
^ those pants. They would do fine for you.
post #4 of 38

^^what he said

post #5 of 38
10 minutes on Google Images....








post #6 of 38
go visit psg's tumblr
post #7 of 38
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Originally Posted by Blown01NJ View Post

This may help a bit. The picture below (Stolen from SF somewhere) is a similar shade to the jacket and pants that I have. My jacket is single breasted and slim 2 button. The shoes are a similar shade. I planned on pairing it with a white shirt with lavender stripes, brown watch/belt and a lavender pocket square. (Or a pink shirt with white square) No tie. Thoughts?



I don't like the combination of this shade of blue and light grey. I feel it would look better with mid/dark grey pants.

I also don't like light brown shoes with grey pants.
post #8 of 38
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I don't like the combination of this shade of blue and light grey. I feel it would look better with mid/dark grey pants.

I also don't like light brown shoes with grey pants.


Darkened the pants and shoes. This better looking?  

 

post #9 of 38
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Darkened the pants and shoes. This better looking?  



Yes I think the pants look better. The fit of the jacket also bothers me. It makes his hips look really wide. Shoes are still too light for me.

Don't mind me though, I have some very stringent tastes.
post #10 of 38
The tie is not working. Try a tie with more intense colour(s). It should 'pop' against the jacket and shirt.
post #11 of 38

I think you may have lost sight of the fact that that picture is not of the thread poster. He only posted it for reference regarding colors of shoes, trousers and jacket. He wrote "I planned on pairing it with a white shirt with lavender stripes, brown watch/belt and a lavender pocket square. (Or a pink shirt with white square) No tie."

post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post


Yes I think the pants look better.
The fit of the jacket also bothers me. It makes his hips look really wide.
Shoes are still too light for me.

 

Agreed on all points: 

 

I don't find that DB flattering in that picture.

 

I don't think the picture posted is 'dark navy', so if your jacket is dark navy the darker trousers would be even more appropriate.

 

My tastes are very traditional, so black shoes only for an evening event. 

 

With blazer and dark grey trousers in the day, very dark brown shoes only in my case.  I don't wear suede, but have seen that well-executed.

 

No doubt the American posters will now debate how to avoid looking like a security guard for the next five pages - as a Limey, I've never understood this association!smile.gif

post #13 of 38
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No doubt the American posters will now debate how to avoid looking like a security guard for the next five pages - as a Limey, I've never understood this association!smile.gif

 

lol And a pointless debate it is. 

post #14 of 38

The answer is easy. Excellent tie, well fitting clothes. Brown shoes. Shirt with a pattern. Any or all of these.

post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by Balfour View Post

Agreed on all points: 

No doubt the American posters will now debate how to avoid looking like a security guard for the next five pages - as a Limey, I've never understood this association!smile.gif

No, no. We will debate whether it can be called a "blazer" if it doesn't have gold buttons.
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