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Can a light olive-skinned gent wear a light brown/tan striped suit (by Billy Reid)?

Farmgate

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I am in need of advice...I am thinking of buying a Billy Reid suit. It's light brown/white stripes and at a distance, it looks almost tan or Khaki. This is the cotton suit shown in March GQ, page 191.

If I am light olive skinned: can I wear this suit? Sorry I don't know my "colors". What kind of shirt can I wear as I am olive complected.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions and advice.
 

Northampton Novice

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If you like, you buy. Concerns about looking too tonal can be mitigated by wearing a crisp white shirt with a strong collar or vibrant light blue & a tasteful pocket sq.

The suit color as described is a popular choice amongst olive skinned Mediterraneans & Asians - sub continent.
 

Antonio Centeno

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Post a photo and you'll get a much better reply - in colors though I find most men can wear almost anything if they are confident in it.....I stress the almost though
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