Blue blazer and Grey pants? Classic or boring?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    That is an unusually arbitrary assortment of examples.
     
  2. teddieriley

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    Wait, you smell that?
    [​IMG] Not tooting my own horn, but if you say this doesn't work, then you don't know what you're talking about.
     
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    You can find amazing examples of it being done well on this site, I've come across them in WAYWTD and they look excellent. Whenever I do it it looks too plain so I avoid the look. I think if you do it with some fabrics that have a little more texture and substance to them it looks even better, like a flannel wool or a wool cashmere mix.
     
  5. Master-Classter

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    can be done well, those pics are NOT good examples. These are almost all SF people... Here's how you classy it up a little:

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  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    ^^I don't know how the heck you were able to pull those up so quickly (and mine them from WAYWRN), but most are very good examples.
     
  7. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I save some pics here and there usually because they've got something good about them. anything from fit, color or texture combo, certain items i also own but need ideas on how to wear, etc... after 4-5 years i've probably got about 1500 pics saved and a simple search like 'navy blazer' pulls up a bunch of pics....

    if anyone wants a pic of them taken down just say the word.


    PS - I think Gregaz and DocHolliday constantly get spot on fits, but then again it helps to be so slim.
     
  8. sellahi22

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    The shirt is key. I don't like a plain shirt with the blazer + grey pants combo. Same with "business" stripes or checks with narrow/fine lines.

    At a minimum, I think you need a bengal stripe to avoid the office look. Preferably gingham or a fancy stripe like some of the turnbull & asser stripes.
     
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    if anyone wants a pic of them taken down just say the word.

    Don't take mine down"”I like them on top.
     
  10. bleachboy

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    Awesome post, Master-Classter! That is for sure a who's who of WAYWRN, and definitive proof that a blue blazer and grey pants is very much SF approved.
     
  11. Big T

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    I've got a hang-up on blue blazers and grey pants going back to my days at Catholic school and it was our uniform. Damn blue blazer with a crest.

    Girls wore plaid jumpers that were even worse. Also had a crest.

    Girls had their uniforms "updated" to a green sack-type skirt with a white blouse. I swear they were changed to make them look like Nuns, with the hope some would join the convent.
     
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    Master-Classter's examples are the sorts of looks I have in mind when I give this classic a big thumbs up.
     
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    Awesome post, Master-Classter! That is for sure a who's who of WAYWRN, and definitive proof that a blue blazer and grey pants is very much SF approved.

    Master-Classter's examples are the sorts of looks I have in mind when I give this classic a big thumbs up.

    +1. Fantastic post.
     
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    IMO gray pants look way better than tan/khaki.

    The tan/khaki look just comes off as terribly yuppie to me, especially if you are also using gold buttons.

    I would say that I prefer medium to dark gray, though - not light gray.
     
  15. potemkin_city_limits

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    I think it's a classic look... can't really go wrong IMO.


    I think your very wrong with this statement. There are tons of ways to go wrong with this look. There are ways to pull it off like having a pair of pants that arent super baggy and wearing a blazer that actually fits properly. Unfortunately 90% of the people who wear grey pants with a blue blazer dont have a clue and they ruin it for everyone else. Its the same thing with Polo shirts and khaki colored pants. Yea the look may be associated with a few retail companies terrible uniforms, but if you wear pieces that fit properly and flatter your body then you will pull off either look and make it look cool.
     

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