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Blue Blazer for use in the Carribean

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I have just retired from the military and have landed an upper level executive government job in the Caribbean (Cuba). I have conservative suits that I wore in the Northeast and I use them here. I noticed on the islands that clothing that would never be appropriate in the northeast US works here such as cream colored linen pants and brighter colors. I wish to buy a quality blazer to wear with lighter colored trousers such as tan and cream linens. I saw this Blue Blazer and the RLPL tends to fit me very well. Would this Blazer look too bright and clownish on a 53 year old man?

 

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I have just retired from the military and have landed an upper level executive government job in the Caribbean (Cuba). I have conservative suits that I wore in the Northeast and I use them here. I noticed on the islands that clothing that would never be appropriate in the northeast US works here such as cream colored linen pants and brighter colors. I wish to buy a quality blazer to wear with lighter colored trousers such as tan and cream linens. I saw this Blue Blazer and the RLPL tends to fit me very well. Would this Blazer look too bright and clownish on a 53 year old man?

 

 

 

I've moved your thread to the new Menswear Advice Forum, where you'll get more useful advice and where other members with similar questions can benefit from your having asked.  

 

Congrats on your retirement.  I like the jacket and think it will fit in just fine....I have a similar job.

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I think the jacket would be fine almost anywhere. But in the context you describe, it sounds like it would easily do the job for you.

 

As to your "clownish" comment, I think you should wear clothes that you feel comfortable in. Style has a lot to do with confidence, which, in turn, has a lot to do with being comfortable in your clothes. Only you can answer the question of how comfortable you would be in any particular jacket (or any other item of clothing, for that matter). For me, the jacket pictured would be pretty conservative. For you it may not be. But if you like it, wear it like you own it.

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I've moved your thread to the new Menswear Advice Forum, where you'll get more useful advice and where other members with similar questions can benefit from your having asked.  

Congrats on your retirement.  I like the jacket and think it will fit in just fine....I have a similar job.

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Thanks, I really like that Blazer, Sometimes younger men can get away with things an older man cannot. I have enough Navy blue already and am looking for something a little different. Would light grey flannel trousers go good with this jacket and what color shirt? What would be a huge foul to wear with blue?

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Would light grey flannel trousers go good with this jacket and what color shirt? What would be a huge foul to wear with blue?

 

Yep, grey flannel would be great.  A huge foul to wear with blue?  That's the best choice! :)  My closet is made up almost entirely of blue shirts in various fabrics.  Blue, white, and even lavender shirts in solid fabrics and patterns (oxford stripe, micro-check, etc.) will work well with that jacket. 

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