Dark Navy Blazer...what slacks

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  1. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    I never understood this until I saw it for the first time on the bailiffs while serving jury duty last month. Perhaps I would avoid this combination if I worked in the legal profession.

    I've always liked the higher contrast of a lighter grey better anyway.
     


  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I do work in the legal profession, and in my neck of the woods navy and greys are common year-round attire for lawyers and judges alike (at least at those levels of court where robes are not required). I pair navy with lighter grey in the spring and summer months.
     


  3. Gentset

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    There are so many options for a navy blazer, hence why it's such an essential wardrobe item. Of course, totally depends on how conservatively you have to dress, but check below photos for a couple of extra options

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  4. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior member

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    My Jacket is really dark navy, almost looks black. The pics above are nice but lighter than my jacket.
     


  5. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior member

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    So here's what I was planning:

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    I measure a 40, but this blazer in a 40 seemed big so I went with a 39 and I still feel the shoulders are a /tad/ wide, but I can live with it.

    Thoughts on the look? I am still debating the color of the shirt/pocket square, and I also have the same pants in a lighter shade I may try.
     


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    I love the colors in this. Do you have burgundy shoes? They should compliment the pink better, imo.
     


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    I would have gone for either lighter trousers or darker shoes, but I think you look O.K. with the chosen combo. SrbenĀ“s burgundy shoe suggestion is also good.
     


  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    (Dark) blue blazer and grey trousers = security guard/attendant etc.

    Don't.
     


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    ^ [​IMG]

    Like this chap:

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    Well, I suppose he is responsible (in constitutional terms) for the security of his nation.

    Or this chap:

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    Well, I suppose he does attend the Queen.
     
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  12. Stiva

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    ^This is an age old debate. Navy blazer (jacket) + grey trousers + tan shoes and belt is a classic combination. So long as - the jacket has a bit of texture in it so it doesn't look like an orphaned suit coat and the pants are a lighter grey so you have enough contrast.

    In the pics you have posted the jacket looks fine (contrast buttons avoid the suit look), but the trousers should be lighter. I would also go a knit tie in a black or French navy, but there are other options.

    See picture from the Manton catalogue below:

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  13. RogerP

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    It is well past time for this sentiment to receive a decent burial.
     


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    +1. But perhaps have your trousers shortened a couple of inches. You have puddles of fabric around your ankles.
     
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  15. Blown01NJ

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    I don't feel like a security guard at all.

    I may try the lighter pants but I think it looks pretty good as is.

    I do have a pink/blue check pocket square that I may substitute for the white one though.
     


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