Dark Navy Blazer...what slacks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Blown01NJ, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior member

    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    May 2, 2009


  2. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior member

    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    This may help a bit. The picture below (Stolen from SF somewhere) is a similar shade to the jacket and pants that I have. My jacket is single breasted and slim 2 button. The shoes are a similar shade. I planned on pairing it with a white shirt with lavender stripes, brown watch/belt and a lavender pocket square. (Or a pink shirt with white square) No tie. Thoughts?


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013


  3. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Likes Received:
    236
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    ^ those pants. They would do fine for you.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013


  4. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

    Messages:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    551
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Location:
    Rhode Island


  5. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield
    10 minutes on Google Images....

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     




  6. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    

    I don't like the combination of this shade of blue and light grey. I feel it would look better with mid/dark grey pants.

    I also don't like light brown shoes with grey pants.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013


  7. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

    Messages:
    850
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Darkened the pants and shoes. This better looking?

    [​IMG]
     


  8. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    
    Yes I think the pants look better. The fit of the jacket also bothers me. It makes his hips look really wide. Shoes are still too light for me. Don't mind me though, I have some very stringent tastes.
     


  9. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield
    The tie is not working. Try a tie with more intense colour(s). It should 'pop' against the jacket and shirt.
     


  10. AdamWill

    AdamWill Senior member

    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    I think you may have lost sight of the fact that that picture is not of the thread poster. He only posted it for reference regarding colors of shoes, trousers and jacket. He wrote "I planned on pairing it with a white shirt with lavender stripes, brown watch/belt and a lavender pocket square. (Or a pink shirt with white square) No tie."
     


  11. Balfour

    Balfour Senior member

    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    143
    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Location:
    Mid-Atlantic
    Agreed on all points:

    I don't find that DB flattering in that picture.

    I don't think the picture posted is 'dark navy', so if your jacket is dark navy the darker trousers would be even more appropriate.

    My tastes are very traditional, so black shoes only for an evening event.

    With blazer and dark grey trousers in the day, very dark brown shoes only in my case. I don't wear suede, but have seen that well-executed.

    No doubt the American posters will now debate how to avoid looking like a security guard for the next five pages - as a Limey, I've never understood this association![​IMG]
     


  12. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

    Messages:
    7,821
    Likes Received:
    6,901
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    lol And a pointless debate it is.
     


  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    10,047
    Likes Received:
    21,100
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Location:
    Texas.
    The answer is easy. Excellent tie, well fitting clothes. Brown shoes. Shirt with a pattern. Any or all of these.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013


  14. AMProf

    AMProf Senior member

    Messages:
    383
    Likes Received:
    262
    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Location:
    RVA
    

    No, no. We will debate whether it can be called a "blazer" if it doesn't have gold buttons.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by