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Dark Navy Blazer...what slacks

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

  1. Srben

    Srben Well-Known Member

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

    erpet Senior member

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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.
     
  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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

    Don't.
     
  4. Balfour

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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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    ^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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  8. RogerP

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

    Veremund Senior member

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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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  10. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior member

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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.
     
  11. Bounder

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    The darker the pants and the lighter the shoes, the less likely you are to look like a mall cop. If you are wearing a blue blazer, khaki pants and black shoes, you might as well wear a plastic badge as a pocket square.
     
  12. EriQ009

    EriQ009 Senior member

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    Those medium grey trousers will do the trick. Dial in the fit on your jacket and trousers to remove any/all mall cop connotations.
     
  13. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I gotta disagree with this too. It's such a blanket statement that it simply can't hold up to scrutiny. Navy blazer, khakis, and yes, even black shoes, can look good. I've seen it done. It's all about fit, accessories, and detailing.
     
  14. Srben

    Srben Well-Known Member

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    WIWT with my dark navy blazer:

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    I'm hoping the pink shirt and burgundy cap toes comes through for you. I'm a lifetime navy and grey man, and will be until the day I die. So flexible, and yet so classy, too. I hope everyone had an awesome weekend!
     
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  15. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    What is every's thought of pairing slim-fitting navy blazer with slim black watch pants for casual Friday in the office?
     
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  16. JLibourel

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    Seems more appropriate for a Christmas party...to me anyway. However, given what is worn in most offices casually these days, why not go ahead if you like the combo?
     
  17. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Senior member

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    Quote:I would never wear black trousers with a navy blazer, even in brilliant sunlight. In the dark you'd look like you are wearing a strange fitting suit. Stick with grey, khaki, cream and white, maybe even a very pale blue.
     
  18. gringodaddy

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    ^^ black watch patterned trousers, not black trousers
     

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