So, some good conversation, as hoped.
That's a really useful compilation, Mr. Six, since the light to mid-toned jacket is something lots of us are drawn to but challenged to pair. Mid-grey and dove grey look good, as I had thought they would, but the greyish green is the surprise winner for me--I think it's a really subtle, pleasing combination.
I'm glad it was useful. I thought that the Air Force blue/grey, brown, and green trousers were the best. The navy is better in person; the photo looks too stark to me. The greys were a little too low contrast even though ...
Sorry, I didn't have time to continue Round Whatever of the Charcoal Trouser Debate. I had to watch LeBron do LeBron things. But I do have this for you ...
It would be great, if Mr. Six is up for it, to have a few shots of that beautiful Formosa with different trouser combinations, for all our edification.
I hate to excuse crap photos, so I'll just say that these are crap photos that I took quickly for myself, but I agree that it might result in some interesting conversation.
This is a lesson for those that claim that grey jackets aren't versatile. Buy a textured and heavily patterned grey jacket and in theory it is even more versatile than navy since you can wear it with like colors. I have never seen someone wear a navy jacket on blue pants that looked good. Grey on the other hand
One more grey on grey example Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
@kulata, Mr. Six's jacket does not grey to me, so unless it's coming in all wrong on my monitor, I think he's not proving that about grey jackets.
Also, I don't think Pliny's last two points have been debunked / are incorrect unless you assume that the word "always" is in there. While some outfits can look good when jacket is lighter than trouser, in a large majority of successful odd jacket fits, the jacket is darker. Contrast helps in most cases too.
... the jacket is actually light brown in person. Obviously the overall effect is grey-ish because of the pattern, though. (Plus, crap photos.) I think that grey sport coats are fine but difficult to do well. I have one that's easier because it's solid grey but textured. This one might be beyond my skills. Or just not totally to my taste. Or just not knocking me out with the trousers that I have available. But I'm going to think about it a bit longer because I want to figure this out for myself.
Mr. Six's trouser variety show convinced me that his jacket would look great with...
dark gray pants. Any disputing this is just religious fervor.
Caustic Man, I can't believe you're letting Noodles' opinion about SuSu sway you at all. No Noodles hate, just suggesting that his aesthetic judgments are hardly the rock of Gibraltar.
As I mentioned above, the navy are better in person because the blue comes through more. You don't think that the photo of navy suggests that charcoal would be too stark?
Thanks, man! I'm curious, which combo(s) did you think worked best?