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Curious about suggestions for colors to pair with the following trousers:

 

 

They are a little bit darker brown IRL. The windowpane is in purple and orange and is very muted.

 

For context, my work environment is very casual. Suits, ties and odd jackets are never seen. Previously I was almost always in chinos and an OCBD or similar. Now that I live in an environment that gets quite cold in the winter I've started to add some heavier wool and flannel trousers into the mix. Trying to figure out what types of things would work with these new trousers.

post #25277 of 33196
A burgundy professor's sweater would be top drawer. Navy is safe, of course, and nice greens. I would probably stay away from wet shirts, and stick to light blue, light grey, and light green. I don't know how right I am, but those are my initial thoughts.
post #25278 of 33196

Hi all,

 

Just wanted to know if this navy blue boat shoe will be a good match with the 2 current jeans I have now.

Do leave me your opinion, Thanks!

 

http://shop.vans.com/catalog/Vans/en_US/style/nj8cnv.html?categoryId=123605&colorCode=NJ8ZT0

 

post #25279 of 33196
...yes.
post #25280 of 33196

Girlfriend bought me this 3-button jacket as a gift...we're both students so not the best brand etc but I still like the colour. Just wanted to ask about the fit, is it a bit tight in the chest? Also, why does the vent sort of "flip" outwards and upwards? There's a tailor nearby, any adjustments he can make to it? (Sorry about the image quality, at University and don't have a better camera on me).

 

 

 

 


Edited by punit12 - 12/18/13 at 6:33am
post #25281 of 33196

^That jacket seems too small for you.....for one thing, it's too short.  

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can a grey herringbone sportcoat and a plain white ocbd work as part of an outfit for a nye dinner?

if so, what kind of pants should i wear and/or tie?  i was planning on wearing walnut strands as shoes.

post #25283 of 33196
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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post
 

^That jacket seems too small for you.....for one thing, it's too short.  

 

Ah, damn. She bought it from River Island (a bit like Topman) so their sizes are just S M and L, so the next size up would have been too big. Anything I can do?

post #25284 of 33196
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Well...it occurs to me that in most offices, showing off your ass isn't really necessary and appropriate behavior. But that's just my take on it. Why don't you offer your opinion as to how fitted your pants should be, and why you think that's so?

It's probably worth adding, though, that if you're wearing a suit coat or sport coat, of proper length (which you should be wearing, but I get that in many offices that's just not how it works in practice), your butt will be covered. Thus minimizing the significance of this issue.

Sure! I do play basketball and lift weights, so I do have a lean body. Squats are something I do often so despite my frame, I would say say my legs/butt area are built well. We do tend to walk around the office without our suit jackets or if we're dressed business casual. In a sense, I'm trying to find the middle of not something too inappropriate (butt hugging) and too loose, but something that would receive compliments for being well tailored/fitted.

post #25285 of 33196
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Originally Posted by red81 View Post
 

can a grey herringbone sportcoat and a plain white ocbd work as part of an outfit for a nye dinner?

if so, what kind of pants should i wear and/or tie?  i was planning on wearing walnut strands as shoes.

Depends on the formality of the event. Seedy bar/hardcore show? You're overdressed. Black tie optional? You're underdressed.

 

If the jacket is a very dark gray, wear lighter gray trousers. If it's a very light gray, wear mid-gray trousers. Or: dark tan cotton (twill, moleskin, cord) trousers, the same in navy, or dark jeans.

 

Walnut strands will be okay, but you don't want them to be the lightest part of the rig.

 

Edit: MMoon24, don't aim for compliments. Aim for good fit. If you want the average guy on the street to think your trousers fit well, make sure the bottom end is right: length and width at hem.

post #25286 of 33196
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

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But generally, it's an odd jacket if:

 

- it has a very heavy and/or soft cloth, that would be hard to maintain a crease in trousers

 

- it has cloth of a very strong texture, e.g. a fluffy herringbone or a donegal tweed; there are such suits, but unusual, largely because, as above, the trousers won't keep any shape

 

- it has a very large or bold pattern; exceptions are found, especially as windowpanes are in vogue on all the style blogs, but you're still unlikely to see a gunclub check suit

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Based on above markers, the following jacket might be an odd jacket: thicker, fuzzy fabric and windowpane pattern. I am still not entirely sure though (still strikes me as a possible orphan). I do however feel that, even if this might be an orphan, it is not too obvious and therefore can be worn as an odd jacket. Anyone care to chip in his 2 cents?

 

PS: Sorry for the repetitive questions on odd jackets. I still find it hard to see the difference on lots of occasions

post #25287 of 33196
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Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post
 

even if this might be an orphan, it is not too obvious and therefore can be worn as an odd jacket

 

:nodding:

post #25288 of 33196
YOOX has a lot of suits in cool wool. What does this mean?
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YOOX has a lot of suits in cool wool. What does this mean?

"Cool Wool garments are manufactured from lightweight Merino wool fabrics with a maximum weight of 190 g/m² and a maximum mean wool fibre diameter of 22.5 micron. The fabric/garment surface is clean and smooth. Cool Wool Fabrics and garments carrying the Woolmark are normally 100 per cent Pure New Wool but can include blends of wool with fine animal fibres. For fabrics and garments where wool is blended with other natural fibres (cellulosic or silk), the Cool Wool label is used in conjunction with the Woolmark Blend logo. The inclusion of elastane-type filaments to impart stretch characteristics to the fabric is permitted."

http://www.woolmark.com/innovations/cool-wool
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Originally Posted by maxnharry View Post

"Cool Wool garments are manufactured from lightweight Merino wool fabrics with a maximum weight of 190 g/m² and a maximum mean wool fibre diameter of 22.5 micron. The fabric/garment surface is clean and smooth. Cool Wool Fabrics and garments carrying the Woolmark are normally 100 per cent Pure New Wool but can include blends of wool with fine animal fibres. For fabrics and garments where wool is blended with other natural fibres (cellulosic or silk), the Cool Wool label is used in conjunction with the Woolmark Blend logo. The inclusion of elastane-type filaments to impart stretch characteristics to the fabric is permitted."

http://www.woolmark.com/innovations/cool-wool

With this weight are they suitable for Winter?
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