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gray tweed sport coat with what color slacks?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stylinOnU, May 14, 2010.

  1. stylinOnU

    stylinOnU Member

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    to wear with a tie in a business environment
     
  2. elegantgentleman

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    Solid or near solid black or navy blue is always safe. Something lighter like a tan or beige would work well too. Pants should be fairly subtle since the tweed jacket is the main attraction, IMHO.
     
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    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    beige

    +1. Depends a bit on the tweed though, grey tweed covers everything from Harris tweed to more refined things
     
  5. aj_del

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    cream / off white
     
  6. MyOtherLife

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    Forget black pants. Should you remove your jacket you'll look like hospitality staff with black pants.
    Study the colors in the tweed and choose a colour that compliments accordingly.
    My first choice would be tan, navy blue or tope chinos.
    Explore the world of textures and subtle patterns in the pants. Twill or whipcord are 2 suggestions.
    You could also do rust, forest green or tope without worry. Any colour of jeans will do nicely as well.
     
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    Seriously? A grey SC is IMO only 2nd in matching versatility to a navy blue SC or blazer. [​IMG] Depending on the exact shade of grey the SC is, for the pants you could match with shades of browns, greens, blues, even a darker grey. And for any of these trouser combinations, a white or light-blue based shirt would work.
     
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    It depends a bit on the shade of gray ... but you should be able to find a suitable shade of most any color to go with it ... dark blue, tan, brown ...
     
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  10. Caustic Man

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    I wouldn't wear tweed in a business environment.
     
  11. GuP

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    Why not?
     
  12. TM79

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    Isn't tweed perceived as sort of country/casual? Is that why you'd leave it out of an office environment?

    Uh... asking for a friend.
     
  13. Roycru

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    Sometimes I wear grey flannel trousers with a grey tweed jacket.......[​IMG]
     
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    I have same color jacket with herringbone pattern. I wear mine exclusively with navy blue trousers. I didn’t like the tan/beige combo. You may want to wear a cardigan or sweater vest under the jacket I have a burgundy v neck sweater . And I think it’s a good combo brings out a bit more color.
     
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    Charcoal grey if its a mid to light grey jacket. Really though you can wear almost anything. I would avoid beige and light browns myself though.
     
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    I don't get the lack of love for gray herringbone tweed with tan trousers, personally.

    When I wear my gray tweeds, I tend to wear khaki trousers, cords in a semi-unusual color, or a different shade of gray. I think I'd be willing to wear a similar shade if, like Roycru, I had enough texture contrast going on. I also wear jeans, but that's another story (possibly one written by Louis L'Amour).
     
  17. Caustic Man

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    Exactly. Fine for a casual environment, or if you are a professor, but not in the boardroom or with clients, IMO.
     

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