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In Praise of Gray ... (Spin-Off)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by niidawg3, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    As a spin off on Parker's great thread, i decided to start another thread on GRAY ... second only to BLUE in my opinion as the greatest color a man can wear. Gray is like a canvas, which allows you to paint to your heart's desire (or detriment).

    My personal preference is for mid and light gray ... any variation from stone to charcoal can be a winner also, when done right.

    Some examples to start it off ...
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  2. ndw

    ndw Senior member

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    That jeffreyd suit is so killer. [​IMG]
     


  3. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    I second the light grey favouritism. It seems hard to come by a quality suit in a solid light gray colour though.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    taxgenius Senior member

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    Beaman FTW! [​IMG]

    +1
     


  6. DerekS

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    I second the light grey favouritism. It seems hard to come by a quality suit in a solid light gray colour though.

    I recently snagged a light grey Isaia suit that is the ducks nuts.
     


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    I recently snagged a light grey Isaia suit that is the ducks nuts.

    Where did you find such a treasure?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  9. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    ^^^ I like it! I would have gone with burgundy shoes instead though.
     


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    zerostyle Senior member

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    Here's a question I posted into the quick questions thread, but didn't receive a reply.

    I wear a lot of medium gray pants. I personally hate the way khaki colored pants look, never wear black, and rarely wear navy.

    For a spring/fall lightweight jacket, what would you recommend in a business casual setting? (Collared button down shirt + pants, no suit/tie)

    Charcoal/black? Tan? What style?
     


  11. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Here's a question I posted into the quick questions thread, but didn't receive a reply.

    I wear a lot of medium gray pants. I personally hate the way khaki colored pants look, never wear black, and rarely wear navy.

    For a spring/fall lightweight jacket, what would you recommend in a business casual setting? (Collared button down shirt + pants, no suit/tie)

    Charcoal/black? Tan? What style?


    Can't go wrong with navy/blue in linen. But even better might be something in medium/light brown. I prefer my SC's to have some sort of pattern so brownish with a windowpane pattern is perfect with grey or navy pants.
     


  12. DerekS

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    Where did you find such a treasure?

    under a golden cloud that was guarded by a unicorn. hehehe


    here on B&S actually.
     


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    Macallan Senior member

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    I prefer greys over blues for suits, same applies to odd jackets and trousers; and prefer blues for shirts and casual-wear.

    In terms of suit versatility, cannot beat a single-breasted mid-grey suit.
     


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    Can't go wrong with navy/blue in linen. But even better might be something in medium/light brown. I prefer my SC's to have some sort of pattern so brownish with a windowpane pattern is perfect with grey or navy pants.

    Exactly what I would say! I have a medium brown sport coat with a small blue windowpane pattern that I wear year-round. I get more compliments on that jacket than all my others combined.

    And I love gray (or is it grey?) - you can't have too many pairs of gray trousers.
     


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    I wear a lot of medium gray pants. For a spring/fall lightweight jacket, what would you recommend in a business casual setting? (Collared button down shirt + pants, no suit/tie)
    Achilles mentioned brown and I agree, although I think it works better as an A/W jacket (if looking for season specific colours and medium-blue as a S/S colour). If you wear plain greys, then go for a simple pattern brown or vice versa.
     


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