The injunction I meant to trash was against blue trousers navy or otherwise. Just wasn't as clear as I could have been.
Curious: how much of the anti-navy trousers sentiment is associated especially with navy worsteds? I have seen people rock linen, wool twill, and tweed/marled flannel trousers in navy and/or dark blue very effectively with brown and grey sportcoats, but they rarely get love even when they are very obviously distinct from orphaned suit trousers. Is it a color thing, an association thing, an "I hate northern lights" thing, or all of the above?
Here's the problem, for me, with navy and grey trousers. In many cases, what are often sold at fine and less fine stores as odd trousers are worsted (just go to Nordstroms). So, I can't help seeing them as orphaned products of a suit nor would many of you. Textured stuff is desirable, and if you are having trousers made, make sure it is more textured (linen or silk mixes for summer stuff, hopsack, fresco; flannels are a no brainer for winter).
Again this is all advice: if you prefer a non "Northen Lights" look, more power to you. I like it myself. But injunctions on these issues are tired and tiresome. Hell, if you have navy worsted trews, wear them (just not here or in WAYWRN of course).
The point of the two pics is (let me be professorial) an existence proof that navy/blue can work.