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post #11026 of 37392
Either can work. Depends on the fabrics, colors, constructions, details.... Impossible to answer without pics.
post #11027 of 37392

Why not cream/tan chinos? I think denim better if not possible.

post #11028 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Yeah I might go with more mid gray. And like I said my situation means I don't go out in daylight much, I pretty much wake up at 5pm except weekends or days off where I am dressed casually.

I was going to get a blue sb suit, but I wanted to get it in a mohair blend. Maybe that's a bit too fancy.

I have a bunch of blue sb jackets, but they are linen or tweed, and since I already have blue db blazers as well as a sb blue check suit (it's a faint check, too), I thought the gap of an sb solid navy suit is not too big of a deal, especially as I don't really need a full rotation of conservative clothes.

Navy SB suit is such a basic staple that it really is a gap that should be corrected. You don't necessarily have to wear a solid suit in a conservative manner. For summer, I actually think a lightweight navy wool / mohair blend could be nice (the mohair blend helps the jacket wear cooler). Just make sure the fabric doesn't have too much of a sheen to it. My summer "navy" suit is actually a RAF blue navy / linen blend (doesn't wrinkle so it works). If I truly must be conservative, I suck it up and wear a navy suit I have in 10 ounce wool.
post #11029 of 37392

Alright alright, so no black db, what about dark brown? I was thinking I could pair it with light linen trousers or cream and it'd be okay.

 

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Yeah, it's just I have or plan to have in blue:

Herringbone Tweed SC

Blue Linen/blend casual jacket x2

Blue Flannel DB

Blue Glen Plaid SB

Blue Check Hopsack SB

Blue Solid Mohair blend

 

So while I don't have a strictly navy solid, I kind of do have a bunch of solid blues in both sb and db, as well as sb suits in the color, so idk.

 

I do agree though I should probably figure out the clothes I have just got now and learn from it before getting more. I am just excited about clothes.

post #11030 of 37392
My issue with the whole navy blazer and jeans look is that a navy blazer occupies a level of formality above that of most odd jackets and below that of a suit. As a result, I find the formality difference between top and bottom to be particularly jarring. I think it is easier to wear tweed and linen (and similar odd jacket fabrics) casually and that a navy blazer looks best with trousers that at least in theory could be worn with a tie. I think cream / tan chinos or moleskins are a better bet here.
post #11031 of 37392
Dark brown DB suit in either flannel or linen could be awesome. I'd do a dark brown linen DB odd jacket but would not do a dark brown DB odd jacket in winter weight.
post #11032 of 37392

Oh and how can I forget I have this thing: 

 

post #11033 of 37392
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My issue with the whole navy blazer and jeans look is that a navy blazer occupies a level of formality above that of most odd jackets and below that of a suit. As a result, I find the formality difference between top and bottom to be particularly jarring. I think it is easier to wear tweed and linen (and similar odd jacket fabrics) casually and that a navy blazer looks best with trousers that at least in theory could be worn with a tie. I think cream / tan chinos or moleskins are a better bet here.

 

Not a blazer. It's an unstructured jacket.

I'm trying to put something together for the challenge and I've seen AAS do the blue jacket blue chino's look well, but I'm not sure how it would work for me. If I had light blue pants, I'd do those, but I don't. I have jeans in a different hue of blue, but I think it would look a little off. I'll have to figure it out in the mornin!

post #11034 of 37392
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My issue with the whole navy blazer and jeans look is that a navy blazer occupies a level of formality above that of most odd jackets and below that of a suit. As a result, I find the formality difference between top and bottom to be particularly jarring. I think it is easier to wear tweed and linen (and similar odd jacket fabrics) casually and that a navy blazer looks best with trousers that at least in theory could be worn with a tie. I think cream / tan chinos or moleskins are a better bet here.

 

I do agree about jeans, I think they go quite well with linen and other differently textured clothing, whereas blazers probably go best with chinos or moleskins. I think linen trousers can probably work alright too. I actually bought 5 pairs of white chinos from Uniqlo just so I can pair it with ALL my blazers. People talk about problems with keeping white clean, clearly the solution is to make sure everyone thinks white trousers are terrible so they go on sale for approx 5.5 pounds a pair.

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Dark brown DB suit in either flannel or linen could be awesome. I'd do a dark brown linen DB odd jacket but would not do a dark brown DB odd jacket in winter weight.
 
Yeah that was silly of me the two are unrelated aside from my own budgetting I was at the same time thinking of getting a summer weight fresco-esque brown db, or linen.

 

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Not a blazer. It's an unstructured jacket.

 

I think if it's darker blue then light blue linen's nice, otherwise looks like denim is the best bet.

post #11035 of 37392
^ Must have missed the unstructured jacket part. Wear with jeans in good health, then.
post #11036 of 37392
Isolation, get a midnight blue suit. It's perfect for what you're describing.
post #11037 of 37392

I'm actually not sure is midnight blue lighter or darker than navy? I've heard contradictory things.

 

Also the french blue I got from Fox was really dark as well, and I was expecting lighter. Wanted to get a more slate-blue kind of patch pocket flannel jacket. All these shades of colors are confusing me.

post #11038 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Isolation, get a midnight blue suit. It's perfect for what you're describing.

You would say that. wink.gif
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The jealousy, it does not suit you so well.

You cray.
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You know you want in on this action, Shugga.

Not if I have to go to Baltimore to get in on it. Stitchy, you should come out to SF.
post #11040 of 37392
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Side question: To wear with a navy jacket (totally casual) navy chinos or jeans? I'm leaning to jeans for this one because two shades of navy together sounds pretty meh.

 

Fuck off.

 

Anything but blue.  And that includes denim, which is in any case the cloth of Satan.  Khaki chinos are obvious, in the dressed down "California Tux" genre, or to make it even more casual, jeans with some kind of colour contrast.  If not the khaki/beige scheme, then either lighter e.g. cream, white, or more contrasting, like terra cotta.  But I don't know what you have in that department.

 

But really.  No blue chinos, no denim jeans. Not with this at least.

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