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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by Balfour View Post

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

I never understood this until I saw it for the first time on the bailiffs while serving jury duty last month. Perhaps I would avoid this combination if I worked in the legal profession.

I've always liked the higher contrast of a lighter grey better anyway.
post #17 of 38
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I never understood this until I saw it for the first time on the bailiffs while serving jury duty last month. Perhaps I would avoid this combination if I worked in the legal profession.

I've always liked the higher contrast of a lighter grey better anyway.

 

I do work in the legal profession, and in my neck of the woods navy and greys are common year-round attire for lawyers and judges alike (at least at those levels of court where robes are not required).  I pair navy with lighter grey in the spring and summer months.

post #18 of 38

There are so many options for a navy blazer, hence why it's such an essential wardrobe item.  Of course, totally depends on how conservatively you have to dress, but check below photos for a couple of extra options

 

Dom

 

 

blazerandtie: 040113 Electric Blue Sienna

maninpink: Summer City Look

post #19 of 38
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My Jacket is really dark navy, almost looks black. The pics above are nice but lighter than my jacket.
post #20 of 38
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So here's what I was planning:









I measure a 40, but this blazer in a 40 seemed big so I went with a 39 and I still feel the shoulders are a /tad/ wide, but I can live with it.

Thoughts on the look? I am still debating the color of the shirt/pocket square, and I also have the same pants in a lighter shade I may try.
post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by Blown01NJ View Post

So here's what I was planning:

I measure a 40, but this blazer in a 40 seemed big so I went with a 39 and I still feel the shoulders are a /tad/ wide, but I can live with it.

Thoughts on the look? I am still debating the color of the shirt/pocket square, and I also have the same pants in a lighter shade I may try.

 

I love the colors in this. Do you have burgundy shoes? They should compliment the pink better, imo.
 

post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by Blown01NJ View Post

..............Thoughts on the look? I am still debating the color of the shirt/pocket square, and I also have the same pants in a lighter shade I may try.

I would have gone for either lighter trousers or darker shoes, but I think you look O.K. with the chosen combo. Srben´s burgundy shoe suggestion is also good.
post #23 of 38
(Dark) blue blazer and grey trousers = security guard/attendant etc.

Don't.
post #24 of 38

^ confused.gif

 

Like this chap:

 

 

Well, I suppose he is responsible (in constitutional terms) for the security of his nation.

 

Or this chap:

 

 

Well, I suppose he does attend the Queen.

post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

(Dark) blue blazer and grey trousers = security guard/attendant etc.

Don't.

This has been disproven countless times on this forum. Sure, an ill-fitting blue blazer, baggy grey pants and square toed black shoes may produce this look, but then again......

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bluesportscoatgreypants.jpg

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navyblazerpurplegreytie.jpg

navysportscoatbluesweat.jpg

navyblazerblueshirtgrey.jpg

= not security guards

(all pulled from this old thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/223715/blue-blazer-and-grey-pants-classic-or-boring/0_100 )
post #26 of 38

Not this again.

post #27 of 38
^This is an age old debate. Navy blazer (jacket) + grey trousers + tan shoes and belt is a classic combination. So long as - the jacket has a bit of texture in it so it doesn't look like an orphaned suit coat and the pants are a lighter grey so you have enough contrast.

In the pics you have posted the jacket looks fine (contrast buttons avoid the suit look), but the trousers should be lighter. I would also go a knit tie in a black or French navy, but there are other options.

See picture from the Manton catalogue below:

post #28 of 38
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

(Dark) blue blazer and grey trousers = security guard/attendant etc.

Don't.

 

 

It is well past time for this sentiment to receive a decent burial.

post #29 of 38
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Originally Posted by Srben View Post

I love the colors in this. Do you have burgundy shoes? They should compliment the pink better, imo.

+1. But perhaps have your trousers shortened a couple of inches. You have puddles of fabric around your ankles.
Edited by Veremund - 5/1/13 at 2:41pm
post #30 of 38
Thread Starter 
I don't feel like a security guard at all.

I may try the lighter pants but I think it looks pretty good as is.

I do have a pink/blue check pocket square that I may substitute for the white one though.
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