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questions about olive, beige, and sand colored suit

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I am new to these forums because I have recently become obsessed with suits and shirts. I have worn suits for my job over the past few years and I am still relatively up and coming in my career. I recently decided to expand my wardrobe further which includes the standard suit colors and styles which include a variety of materials and colors which are black, charcoal, navy, dark grey, med grey, grey with blue stripe and med light grey. I feel I have my professional and evening

wear requirements. I recently decided to add a lighter suit to my wardrobe for the warmer months and I tried one on that loved and impulsively purchased. I have never owned a lighter colored suit with my medium grey being the lightest. It is labeled as olive but it doesn't resemble any olive suit I have seen. Can anyone identify the color and style and make some recommendations for shirts and accessories?

 

 

 

 

These are the photos I took before it was sent out to be tailored so I can't post any other pics until june 19th. Any input or opinions would be enlightening and appreciated. If it helps I am a young Asian male with peach complexion with a slim build. Thanks again for your time.

post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Anyone with any input?

post #3 of 9
What does it matter what you call the color?

Wear it with white and light blue shirts, and some dark-ish textured ties. Candy/bengal stripes in light blue with a tussah/grenadine tie in brown/navy would look nice. The material's casual enough, too, you could wear it as a sport coat, as well.
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Thread Starter 

I will definitely look into trying some of those combinations out. I was also hoping to pair the suit with my Cordovan shoes. Another questions is if I should wear darker colored socks to contrast with suit. As for the color, I was just curious and I thought it might be useful info when asking for matching assistance when shopping for ties. I've never owned or worn a lighter colored suit and I am excited to rock it as soon as I get it back so I wanted to have some pairing options ready for the first time I take it out for a spin :)

post #5 of 9
Navy socks. I'd avoid herringbone or other tight patterns.

As for matching assistance with the suit, nothing brightly colored and you should be fine.
post #6 of 9
Solid shirt and larger patterned tie would be safest. Socks have more flexibility; match them with any color on the suit.

When you say "Cordovan" do you mean the color or material (shell)? I'd probably go with a tan pair but an oxblood/burgundy/eggplant color would work.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
I mean the color not the shell as I can't afford those heh. Great advice guys, I am finding this very helpful and look forward to implementing your suggestions!
post #8 of 9
I like a burgundy shoe color on a suit like that. I wouldn't wear shoes lighter than the suit.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I like a burgundy shoe color on a suit like that. I wouldn't wear shoes lighter than the suit.

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