1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

What goes with "olive"?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SartorialSlackr, May 21, 2012.

  1. SartorialSlackr

    SartorialSlackr Member

    Messages:
    16
    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    I'm doing a crossing on QM2 in Dec, and planning my wardrobe choices.

    Was wondering what color jacket goes well with olive trousers, and an olive-colored shirt?
    I have an off white jacket, almost like a cream color that I wore with the above.

    But since it'll be autumn/winter, want to make sure I pick the right color jacket to complement the trousers.

    Does brown work, or a dark shade of tan?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. mandjo

    mandjo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    49
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Location:
    SF
    A cream of off white jacket is fine. Brown or black for autumn/winter.
     
  3. SartorialSlackr

    SartorialSlackr Member

    Messages:
    16
    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    Thanks!


    So I guess brown shoes and belt go ok with a black jacket?
     
  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,544
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Tan is the only combo I really like. Olive pants are nice, but aren't versatile
     
  5. knoll45

    knoll45 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    47
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Not really into greens/olives. I mostly wear browns, greys, and blues.
     
  6. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,443
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Don't be too worried, few transatlantic passngers will notice clothes over much these - sea travel really is now for the masses.
     
  7. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    482
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
  8. SartorialSlackr

    SartorialSlackr Member

    Messages:
    16
    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Location:
    NJ

    I agree.

    And it's a shame the choices for the right colors are limited for accessories ... brown belt, shoes, sox. (And olive sox)
    But I've seen a guy wear off-white sox with olive trousers. Guess that's an option for spring/summer?
     
  9. SartorialSlackr

    SartorialSlackr Member

    Messages:
    16
    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    LOL
     
  10. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,908
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    

    Cold gin and dry vermouth, if you are uncivilized.
     
  11. sns23

    sns23 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    460
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Stay away from olive.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. rikod

    rikod Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,218
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    

    You can skip the vermouth if you are civilized
     
  13. Cedric

    Cedric Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    301
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    to give u an idea

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Gdot

    Gdot Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    

    Agreed.

    Although I must confess I'm still particularly partial to those vulgar 'jumbo cocktail olives'.

    Call me a rube if you must.
     
  15. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,872
    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
    Can you post a pic? Olive pants with an olive shirt sounds odd. A white shirt as shown above would look much better. No one mentioned bergundy shoes which I think would also go well.
     
  16. Coal_Mining_Polak

    Coal_Mining_Polak Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    676
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Location:
    The Land of 36 S
    Olive is hands down the most underrated and underutilized color. It's essential that any olive-colored item be a flattering cut, as it may otherwise drift into 80's territory. I wear olive 60's Levi's Sta-Prest with just about everything, one of my favorites is with a navy or gray sport coat. I would recommend against most browns since alongside olive they tend to produce a swampy/muddy tone.
     
  17. rikod

    rikod Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,218
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    

    I like those too, I didn't in the past but I got used to them and really like them now :)



    True, I have a couple of trousers in olive and look very good with burgundy and oxblood shoes.
     
  18. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,589
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    Princeton, NJ
    Pairs well with grey, I like olive jackets and light grey pants and olive suits and black ties.
     
  19. doughboysc

    doughboysc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    472
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Greenwood,South Carolina USA
    

    Rainn Wilson (Dwight) from NBC's The Office. IMHO, that show sucked after Steve Carell left in 2011.

    I disagree with that poster. Try grey slacks, yellow or white shirt, and matching necktie. [VIDEO][/VIDEO] Think of Dick Cavett from July 1969 when he interviewed the late Janis Joplin? Cavett have style and I share the same birthday as him while my cousin shares the same birthday as Letterman.
     
  20. rajesh06

    rajesh06 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    365
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    

    Agree and am surprised that this thread isn't full of 10 pages making fun / sarcastic comments of the OP.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by