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Color and style sportscoat to go with dark navy trousers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mcfmcf, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. aj_del

    aj_del Distinguished Member

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    Just bought this cloth for a SC. I am thinking of navy flannel trousers to go with it [​IMG]
     


  2. rossyl

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  3. VelvetGreen

    VelvetGreen Senior Member

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    This thread is relevant to my interests - one of my preferred pairs of trousers is a set of navy blue moleskins. I have worn them with green corduroy and grey herringbone wool jackets, and even a Gieves hacking jacket in a rather 'out-there' green and pumpkin-coloured check.

    [​IMG] I find it all actually comes down to your choice of shoes and belt. A good idea, for example, is a brown leather belt with a pair of dark brown brogues. Brown acts as a good 'bridging' colour which allows you to wear a grey/green/tweed jacket on top. The end result is a pleasing tritone earthy/country/naval palate. When it comes to shirts, blue trousers tend to 'demand' a blue shirt, but I would always stick to a stripe pattern or a check at a stretch; plain blue-on-blue doesn't work so well.

    Black shoes necessitate a dark grey or even black jacket for the sake of balance. But you run the risk of looking like a chimney sweep. I have to say I usually avoid wearing black footwear with navy blue trousers for this reason.
     


  4. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Distinguished Member

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    They're navy pants... how hard can it be? Pics below. Otherwise, just picture a navy sportscoat.... what color pants would you wear? now inverse the colors/objects.

    Dark Brown
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    Redish Brown / rust
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    Mid Brown
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    Camel
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    Beige
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    Light Blue
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    Charcoal
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    Light Grey
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  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I know they don't get much love around here, but I have a couple of pair of navy trousers and wear them frequently. I pair them most with these two jackets:

    Tan with cream windowpane
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    Olive glen plaid:

    [​IMG]
     


  6. VelvetGreen

    VelvetGreen Senior Member

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    Master_Classter has just provided pictorial proof of my contribution!
     


  7. The Louche

    The Louche Distinguished Member

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    I have a brown/rust district check coat that looks great with navy trousers. I is baffled why they don't get more love. Probably b/c they can't be worn with the most common of all odd coats - the blazer.
     


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    csoukoulis Senior Member

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    So i have a 2 button sport coat with this cloth that a took a quick detail pic of. just picked up a pair of navy trousers and wondering if this would work woith them. [​IMG]
     


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    Grey or brown sport coats, even seer sucker.

    Agreed, I recently wore a seersucker jacket to a wedding, with blue trousers. Brown would also look good with navy.
     


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  11. bhall41

    bhall41 Senior Member

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    See? The very idea is so removed from your existence that it seems unreal to you.

    What on earth are you talking about? You really are a silly man.
     


  12. MadAboutPlaid

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    Grey or brown sport coats, even seer sucker.

    +1

    I have a chocolate brown sportcoat with a faint blue windowpane plaid that is one of my favorites. Looks great with blue pants and gets a lot of compliments.
     


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  14. bhall41

    bhall41 Senior Member

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    Go back to the Australian Members thread where you belong.

    If that is is supposed to intimidate me you failed miserably. I will not be replying to further provocation from you on this thread as I frankly have better things to do with my time than respond to your inane offerings.
     


  15. Parker

    Parker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm still not sold on navy pants with a sport coat. Somehow I always think gray or tan look better.
     


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