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which is the more versatile? Navy blue or charcoal chinos?  I'm worried charcoal would be too "dull". thanks.

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Originally Posted by brunost View Post

which is the more versatile? Navy blue or charcoal chinos?  I'm worried charcoal would be too "dull". thanks.

Khaki, stone, olive, or mid gray. Charcoal is a no, navy is optional, but really only if you already have several other colors.
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Thank you! Where do you reccomend buying from? I was thinking about brooks brothers.

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Originally Posted by brunost View Post

which is the more versatile? Navy blue or charcoal chinos?
The "classic" chinos color is khaki (or at least some shade fairly close to it). Navy blue and charcoal can be useful colors for pants, but maybe not the best colors for chinos. Charcoal, in particular, strikes me as being better suited to wool pants. (I would add that I do have both navy, and grey - albeit, not charcoal grey - chinos, hanging in my closet. But I wear khaki chinos and grey wool pants far more often than I wear those odd colored chinos.)
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I'm worried charcoal would be too "dull". thanks.
Nothing inherently wrong with dull colored pants. Not every clothing item need be bright and colorful. For example, something bright and colorful, like a pink shirt, can look much better when contrasted with charcoal pants, than when worn with bright colored pants.
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Thank you! Where do you reccomend buying from? I was thinking about brooks brothers.
Brooks Brothers is one option. If on a tighter budget, Lands' End has some decent pants. If you're looking specifically for chinos, lots of people think highly of Bills Khakis. I don't think of J. Press as a "go to" place for pants, but maybe that's just me. You could shop at O'Connell's (which carries Bill's Khakis, among other pants). You could check out Sierra Trading Post, or L.L. Bean, or J. Crew, or Ralph Lauren, or... you know, there are LOTS of sources for pants, generally, and for chinos, specifically. But I see that you're in Norway, and I have no idea what stores you have in Norway, or which places in the US permit easy shipping to Norway, so little point in my running through a list of the top dozen or two dozen sources.
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Michael
post #18935 of 30494
I wasn't at first, but I am a big fan of Brooks Brothers British Tan chinos. It's a great color and usually my go to for chinos.
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Originally Posted by Baverso View Post

Laundry Troll, I'm not sure how CBD your workplace is, but have you considered a plain-jane navy blazer with horn buttons.

I own a navy blazer with brass (or at least brass colored) buttons. I would consider my office to be cbd, especially among employees at my level. Should I replace the buttons? Also, since I own a navy blazer, what are some good choices for another odd jacket.
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Originally Posted by Laundry Troll View Post

I own a navy blazer with brass (or at least brass colored) buttons. I would consider my office to be cbd, especially among employees at my level. Should I replace the buttons? Also, since I own a navy blazer, what are some good choices for another odd jacket.

Brass buttons are perfectly fine and normal on a blazer- if anything, they're more conservative than horn or matching buttons. I prefer them (well, metal anyway. I replaced the buttons on my current blazer with a set in antique silver), some members on here think they come off as old fashioned and stuffy or whatnot, but they're really fine, even preferable, for the environment you'll be wearing it in.

As for another odd jacket, something in an earthtone. Something in brown or olive would be easy to throw on with khakis, a decent variety of wool trousers, and jeans on weekends. Tweed would be ideal, if that wouldn't be too informal for your workplace. If you go with tweed, gray is also quite useful.
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I am considering a casual vest to wear with jeans and long sleeve open collar shirt.  I'm 60, average to light build.....just thinking of a different look........thoughts
 

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I am considering a casual vest to wear with jeans and long sleeve open collar shirt.  I'm 60, average to light build.....just thinking of a different look........thoughts

 

Sure, if the waiter look is what you are going for.
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I am considering a casual vest to wear with jeans and long sleeve open collar shirt.  I'm 60, average to light build.....just thinking of a different look........thoughts

It depends on what type of vest (down, fleece, pullover, etc.). I don't know where this waiter comment is coming from.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

It depends on what type of vest (down, fleece, pullover, etc.). I don't know where this waiter comment is coming from.

I didn't read that as a coat-type vest--something warn for warmth. I read it was wanting to wear a vest cut similarly to one that would be worn with a three piece suit... In which case that is not a good look IMO.

Nothing wrong with a vest worn as outerwear. Down vests are great.
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I am looking at a pretty simple brown vest at Nordstroms, not down or sweater....1901 cotton with a contrasting chambray back with buckle or their "scotch and soda" vest.  Not wanting to look like a waiter or even trying to be too hip for my age.....

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and that profile picture is willie dixon, not me......

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